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The Spirit of Scotland: Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

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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.


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Place/region: Edimburg, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV Sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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