Calton Hill

Client: City of Edinburgh Council

Calton Hill, in the heart of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site, is a semi-natural wilderness in the middle of the city; a public park; a landmark; a viewing point; a focus of architectural, academic and artistic endeavour; a place of science; a place of remembrance and contemplation; a place of inspiration; and, through its topography, architecture and association with the Enlightenment, a potent symbol of Scottish National Identity. This complex interaction of physical and cultural factors creates a sublime sense of place, justifiably compared with the Acropolis of ancient Greece, which is of international importance.

LDN Architects led a team of exerts including architectural historians, landscape historians, archival researchers, and collections conservators who prepared a Conservation Plan for the landscape, buildings, monuments and collections and set out policies for its future management and development.



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