Edinburgh's New town has remained unchanged since it was built 200 years ago and now forms pasrt of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. First designed in 1767, it is the largest complete example of town planning from that period anywhere in the world. A mixture of classical architecture, grand squares and terraces, gardens and secluded lanes, a walk through its streets is a journey back in time to an age of elegance. Charlotte Square is regarded as an architectural masterpiece, and here you can visit the Georgian House and experience high society life from 200 years ago. In nearby George Street, the Assembly Rooms which date from 1787 is still used for concerts, dancing and entertainment. The New Town is also home to the famous Scotland Street, the setting for the series of popular novels by Alexander McCall-Smith.