Edinburgh’s New Town, a centrepiece of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage area, is 250 years old in 2017. To celebrate this milestone in Edinburgh’s history, and as a signature event in Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, an atmospheric lumière experience will bring the city’s Georgian past and its residents back to life right alongside their present-day counterparts.
Every evening between 5:30pm and 8:30pm from 23 February until 26 March a trail through the heart of the New Town will highlight its beautiful architecture and immerse you in history. Follow the linkboys on your trail through Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows, and experience the Edinburgh of over 200 years ago.
Beginning at the centre of St Andrew Square, projections onto the Melville Monument will tell the story of the New Town’s origins and take you on a journey through detailed plans of the city’s streets, highlighting key buildings in the Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows trail.
Turn to 24 and 25 St Andrew Square and see the building come to life, bathed in light and filled with the shadows of former residents. Follow the trail to explore the New Town as you’ve never seen it before, alongside the people who walked the streets over 200 years ago, as you follow the trail of Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows.
To find out more have a look at Edinburgh Georgian Shadows