Friday 9 April 2010

Moray Place, Edinburgh

One of the finest addresses in Edinburgh's New Town, Moray Place is a grand circle of monumental Georgian terrace houses that curve gracefully around a cobbled road that encircles a well-tended communal garden. Made from fawn stone, stained black in places, each of the austere, imposing houses has five floors, enormous sash windows, a basement courtyard and black iron railings. Many have neo-classical columns and arched ground floor windows. Most of the houses are now divided into enormous maisonettes, but one or two are still completely intact. 7/10