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George Street

George Street runs parallel to Princes Street and Queen Street, as the central thoroughfare of the New Town. The street is named after King George III. Just like Princes Street, it was first built in the 1700s as a residential street, but later the grand homes were replaced by shops and other businesses. Today, George Street shops are occupied mainly by high-end high street brands. You’ll also find bars, restaurants and chic cocktail bars.