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Kay's plan of 1836

This map clearly shows the contrasting street plans of the Old and New Towns.

By 1836 the New Town as we know it today was almost complete, and the difference with the Old Town was apparent. The medieval pattern of closes and wynds on the Old Town contrasts with the squares and circuses of the classically inspired New Town.

The Nor' Loch is now drained and in its place you can see Princes Street Gardens, and the Mound formed from the earth excavated during the building of the New Town. Just a few years later this area would change again, with the building of the railway and Waverley Station.

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