Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows

A stunning lumière display that showcases how the original Georgian New Town looked over 200 years ago.

Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows

About Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows

Edinburgh's New Town, a centrepiece of the city's UNESCO World Heritage area, is 250 years old in 2017.

Edinburgh's Georgian Shadows is an innovative lighting event that will give a glimpse of Georgian residents and highlight important architectural features in the streets of New Town Edinburgh this February and March.

In St Andrew Square a lumière display will tell the story of the New Town plan with a stunning digital fly-through recreating how it looked when first built.

Six historical buildings will come to life through a varied series of creative silhouettes and light projections. Each building will tell a different story of Edinburgh’s past as viewers experience the architectural highlights in a new way and peek into the lives of city’s first inhabitants.

The event will run from February 23 to March 26 2017 and stretch from St Andrew Square to Charlotte Square. This exciting addition to Edinburgh’s calendar of events in 2017 will officially kick off the 250th anniversary of Edinburgh’s New Town a centrepiece of Edinburgh’s World Heritage designations, and be an enchanting addition to the normally dark winter nights.

Time: from 5.30pm - 8.30pm. Each phase of lighting runs for 2 or 3 minutes and will operate continuously for the 3 hours, with a short pause between phases.

It is a signature event of the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology 2017.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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