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New Town, Edinburgh
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Edinburgh New Town from Edinburgh Castle.jpg
Edinburgh's New Town, viewed from Edinburgh Castle
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland
CriteriaCultural: (ii)(iv)
Reference728
Inscription1995 (19th Session)
Coordinates55°57′22.49″N 3°11′56.14″W / 55.9562472°N 3.1989278°W / 55.9562472; -3.1989278Coordinates: 55°57′22.49″N 3°11′56.14″W / 55.9562472°N 3.1989278°W / 55.9562472; -3.1989278

The New Town is in the central area in Edinburgh, Scotland.[1] Together with the Old Town, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

It was built in stages between 1767 and around 1850. It kept much of its original neoclassical and Georgian period architecture. It is most famous for Princes Street. It faces the Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town.

Edinburgh's New Town, viewed from Edinburgh Castle. Princes Street and the Princes Street Gardens are visible in the foreground.
Edinburgh's New Town, viewed from Edinburgh Castle. Princes Street and the Princes Street Gardens are visible in the foreground.

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