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- Ramsay Garden

Ramsay Gardens

Adjoining the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, Ramsay Garden is not a garden at all but a collection of houses in a delightful jumble of different architectural styles, conceived in the 18th century with 19th century additions. The development takes is name from Allan Ramsay Snr, who started out as a wig-maker but became a poet and bibliophile. His "Goose-pie" house is an octagonal shape while the flat created by Sir Patrick Geddes, the father of town planning, has a 360-degree panoramic view.

Many of the houses built in Ramsay Garden were originally intended as student accommodation. But today they are highly prized and sell for large sums of money.

See also Places to Visit - Ramsay Gardens for more information and illustrations.

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