Category:Hunter Square, Edinburgh

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English: Hunter Square is a street and square in the Old Town area of Edinburgh, Scotland. It encloses the south and east sides of the Tron Kirk, which fronts north onto the historic east-west running High Street (Royal Mile), and is bounded to the east by the north-south running street, South Bridge.

The High Street and South Bridge are major traffic routes; Hunter Square forms a minor road on the south side, and a pedestrianised street on the east side. Traffic can only enter the square from South Bridge, and once it has traversed the square it must then turn south down Blair Street.

An open public square is formed by the confluence of the southern portion of pedestrianised section to the east and the space inbetween the south facade of the kirk and Hunter Square, the road. Due to the north to south slope of the ground, a raised area protrudes from the south facade of the kirk, with steps down to street level at its south and west sides.

The square is overlooked to the south and west by tenement buildings, incorporating ground floor shops. Trees are planted in the pedestrianised section between the west facade of the kirk and the tenements to the west.

Street furniture in the square include two classic red telephone boxes on the east side of the raised area, a double-aperture oval red letterbox at the south west corner of the steps, and a blue police box sited where the pedestrianised portion meets High Street. The postbox was one of the two Edinburgh boxes chosen to be painted gold to mark Chris Hoy's gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics (the other being in Hanover Street in the New Town area).


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