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Inverleith Park is a huge park located in the heart of Edinburgh with its paths marked by trees. It is a great escape from the city with a lot of outdoor equipment scattered around the park for fitness enthusiasts. There is also a large children's play park with free access to tennis courts and rugby posts. The pond area is beautiful and sometimes hosts miniature boat races. Inverleith Park has been awarded a Green Flag in recognition of it being a quality green space.
Warriston Cemetery is a 19th-century cemetery and a Category A listed building located in the city of Edinburgh. Spanned across 14 acres (5.7 hectares) of land, the cemetery contains numerous graves of notable Victorian and Edwardian figures, Commonwealth service personnel, World War I and World War II soldiers, to name a few. Nestled in the scenic landscape, it lies within the Inverleith Conservation Area and Local Nature Conservation Site.
St Stephen's Church is an impressive church designed by William Henry Playfair in 1827-1828 and is believed to be one of Edinburgh's most significant Georgian buildings. The 49m (162 ft) high tower has the clock and longest clock pendulum in Europe. The premises of the church were used for alternative purposes like venue for Edinburgh Festival Fringe and hosting dance shows.
This building is the headquarters for the administrative committee for grants for conservation of the Georgian New Town area. There is a fascinating exhibition on the New Town, its fabulous architecture and its history - this visionary urban project began in 1767 and is now recognized as a valuable World Heritage Site. Visitors can delve into a conservation reference library and there are books and magazines for sale.
This former Headquarters of the National Trust for Scotland is a magnificent Robert Adam's designed neo-classical edifice. For a look at the wonderful interior and particularly the early 20th-century drawing room ceiling, an appointment must be made or you can book your place on the annual Doors Open Day. The Edinburgh World Heritage Trust is the place to contact regarding architectural developments in Edinburgh. The Trust awards grants for appropriate repairs to buildings within the designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dean Cemetery is a significant cemetery standing as a part of the Dean Estate. The cemetery is owned and run by the Dean Cemetery Trust Limited and is believed to be an excellent surviving example of a cemetery as it was conceived. The cemetery is home to many monuments, namely, 79th Cameron Highlanders, historian John Hill Burton and war graves World War I soldiers and Commonwealth service personnel. Plots on this cemetery are still available on a competitive price, so check the website for further details.
Step into the early 19th Century and experience a little Georgian opulence. Georgian House has been restored by the Scottish National Trust and filled with period furnishings and wonderful objects. Every detail is faithfully re-created to provide an authentic glimpse into the lifestyle at this Robert Adams designed, New Town house. Fill in the gaps by consulting the guides or be entertained and informed by video programs in the audio visual room.
Dean village has a lost in time feel about it. It is tucked away in a dip below the surrounding city areas and borders the Water of Leith. The settlement dates from the 12th Century and developed around the industry of grain-milling. Today, its tranquility and beautiful architecture, including some wonderfully converted warehouses, makes it a very desirable place to live. Take a charming walk along the Water of Leith, starting at the east and finishing at the west end of the path. Walk along towards the imposing arches of Dean Bridge and then head to the National Gallery of Modern Art.