2013-07-18

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland - United Kingdom (UNESCO WHS)

UNESCO #728; © Photo: Ian Mills
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UNESCO #728; © Photo: Colin Baxter

"Edinburgh has been the Scottish capital since the 15th century. It has two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress; and the neoclassical New Town, whose development from the 18th century onwards had a far-reaching influence on European urban planning. The harmonious juxtaposition of these two contrasting historic areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives the city its unique character." In: UNESCO
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