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Edinburgh map - Edinburgh World Heritage site Old and New Towns

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Edinburgh Old and New Towns with this map from Edinburgh World Heritage Trust. For more on Edinburgh things to see and do, read our Ultimate Edinburgh guide.

Edinburgh's Old and New towns were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, in recognition of their international importance. The World Heritage Site is cared for by the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust.

“Edinburgh, capital of Scotland since the fifteenth century, presents the dual face of an old city dominated by a medieval fortress and a new neoclassic city whose development from the eighteenth century onwards exerted a far-reaching influence on European urban planning. The harmonious juxtaposition of these two highly contrasting historic areas, each containing many buildings of great significance, is what gives the city its unique character.” UNESCO

Map copyright Edinburgh World Heritage Trust.

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