The History of Leith

October 30, 2006

Edinburgh Guide

Known as the ‘Athens of the North’, Scotland’s capital is one of the world’s great cities.

Its centuries of history can be traced in its stunning and memorable architecture, from the towering medieval heights of the High Street, to the Georgian splendours of the New Town, and more recently with the opening of the new Scottish parliament building, one of the most ambitious buildings of the late 20th century. Between the Old and the New Towns stands the prehistoric castle rock, an extinct volcano now topped by the castle, and forming one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks. for more click here

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