Edinburgh World Heritage - No.1 St Andrew Square

No.1 St Andrew Square

This building is on one of the most important plots in the New Town plan, intended as a site for a church. However, the wealthy and well connected businessman Sir Lawrence Dundas bought the land first. He commissioned the famous architect Sir William Chambers to build him a grand villa on the site.

The building has elaborate classical features, making it one of the grandest houses in the New Town.

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