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- Park Circus
While not on the same scale as Edinburgh's "New Town", the Park area of Glasgow is certainly as elegant, although from Victorian rather than Georgian times. With its prime location, high above Kelvingrove Park, many of the houses have terrific views across the Clyde. In turn, the curving terraces and the spires of Trinity College (designed by Charles Wilson) and Park Parish Church (designed by J T Rochead).
Residential development in Park began in 1855 and the central Park Circus, flowing round an area of greenery, was one of Charles Wilson's finest achievements. It was built between 1857 and 1863 and most of the aristocratic houses have columned entrance halls and rich plasterwork. Nearly all have been converted to offices - making car parking in an area designed for horse and carriage a nightmare!
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