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Exhibition details for 12970 - Townscape
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The townscape of the Edinburgh World Heritage Site is outstanding, a result of conscious town planning over centuries.
In the Old Town, organic street patterns have been overlaid with sympathetic 'Improvement Streets' in Flemish or Scottish Baronial style such as Victoria Street or Cockburn Street.
The New Town was developed in several phases and the planned relationships between the wide streets, world-class neo-classical buildings, and open spaces is striking.
The use of local materials for building gives the city a strong sense of place and local identity. Edinburgh street furniture was constructed to an extremely high standard and consequently a large number of original features such as railings, lamp posts, well heads, setted streets and natural stone paving still survive today.

Return to Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site Exhibition.