The Companion Guide to Edinburgh and the Borders

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Mai 2001



Edinburgh is one of Europe's most elegant and cosmopolitan cities, the Old Town rebuilt on the medieval street plan after being burned down by the English in 1544, and the eighteenth-century classical New Town more extensive than anything else of its kind in Europe. Edinburgh was the capital of an independent kingdom for more than two hundred and fifty years, and it has the air of a capital, with buildings where kings were born or where some of their more prominent subjects were assassinated, streets once trodden by Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and a rich artistic life that comes into exhilarating full flower in August with the Edinburgh Festival.Edinburgh is also the gateway to some of the most spectacularly beautiful country in Britain: lying southward is the romantic landscape of the Borders, where Alexander Youngson is an admirable guide to the ruined abbeys, the castles that have withstood countless sieges, and the great houses still owned by families 'that the Flood could not wash away'.A.J. YOUNGSON is former chairman of the Fine Art Commission for Scotland.


Part 1 Edinburgh: the castle; the Royal mile I; the Royal mile II; Hollyrood House and the Abbey; from the Cowgate to the Meadows; from the university to George Square; Princes Street; the Mound; the Calton Hill; from Charlotte Square to St Andrew Square; Queen Street to the Moray Estate; the northern New Town; the Dean Bridge, Dean Village and the western New Town; Stockbridge and the Botanic Gardens; outer Edinburgh, west; outer Edinburgh, south; from Holyrood House to Craigmillar Castle; Cramond, the Forth Bridge and Hopetoun House; Leith. Part 2 East Lothian. Part 3 The borders: the borders - and to Peebles and the Tweed via Eddleston; to Kelso and the Tweed via Lauder; to Berwick-upon-Tweed via Gifford and the Lammermuirs; to Berwick-upon-Tweed via the coast; from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Kelso; from Kelso to Melrose; from Melrose to Peebles; from Peebles to St Mary's Loch and Selkirk; from Selkirk to Hawick to Jedburgh; the deep south - Carter bar, west and east.


This is an essential guide for understanding Edinburgh and the Borders(...)The Companion Guides are more than guide books. They are armchair travel books as well, full of fascinating anecdotes that make entertaining and informative reading. Edinburgh and the Borders is no exception. It is a comprehensive and all-inclusive resource. BRITAIN EXPRESS.COM Ideal companion for any visitor; residents will realise how much they take the city for granted. Beautifully produced updated edition of a classic guide. THE DAILY YOMIURI A revised, updated version of a classic by the historian of Edinburgh's New Town. NORTHERN HISTORY
EAN: 9781900639385
ISBN: 1900639386
Untertitel: 'Travel'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2001
Seitenanzahl: 460 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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