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Charlotte Square

West end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ, Scotland
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Great Square

Stopped here after Breakfast and walked around. While we were there group was taking fly fishing... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
San Marcos, California
Very good hotel

Our stay at Charlotte Square was absolutely amazing! The staff was very nice and everyone was so... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
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Considered to be one of the finest Georgian squares in Britain, this plaza has maintained many of its elegant, old buildings on all four sides.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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West end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ, Scotland
West End
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Stopped here after Breakfast and walked around. While we were there group was taking fly fishing lessons which was interesting to watch.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Our stay at Charlotte Square was absolutely amazing! The staff was very nice and everyone was so friendly! The breakfast was amazing and we loved our room! I highly recommend this hotel and I am certainly coming back again! It is also well located, you...More

Thank Chiara_270985
Reviewed 15 November 2017

A short walk from the end of Princes' Street. Comparable to the crescents and circuses at Bath. worth the effort especially if you link it to a visit to the Georgian House

Thank francophile47
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed as easy walk through the new town and shops to Charlotte Square. unfortunately ours gates were closed but from the road you can see the statue

Thank Dren W
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

At this time Charlottes square is all muddy and closed and nothing to brag about but the area around it has gorgeous Georgian homes with beautiful architecture where the rich and famous used to live. Alexander Graham Bell and Lord Lister lived in one of...More

Thank Olena S
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The architecture here is amazing. In the georgian style. Here it's a bit more spread out and edinburgh gets a completely different feel. I loved walking around Charlotte Square while exploring the "new" town. So easy to walk around edinburgh.

Thank VTJedi
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Tours of the new town of Edinburgh will include this beautiful square, where the finest examples of Georgian architecture are found. The famous architect, Robert Adam, designed this square. The Georgian House is available for tours. Some other houses in this square that were occupied...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a beautiful square in Edinburgh to wander round, although there is quite a bit of traffic. Pop into the Georgian Town House if you get the chance.

Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Even if architecture is your thing, it's of questionable value to trudge over to this area of the city. Yet, guide books play it up as though this were Washington Square in New York City. It's not. Nor is it any of the squares in...More

Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It was wonderful walking around the square and admiring the beautiful architecture expressed in the grand buildings. Sandstone was the predominant material used in the constructs, to superb and lasting effect. Numerous decorative and practical features are to be seen. Fanlights are in place over...More

Thank permia
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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