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Melville Crescent

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Panorama showing the statue in Mellville Crescent in Edinburgh. The crescent is lined with period buildings. In the middle is a statue to Robert Viscount Melville.


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Melville Place lies in the middle of Melville Place, which runs from Queensferry Road west to Manor Place, where the St Mary's Cathedral stands. In the middle stands a statue to Robert Viscount Melville (Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville).

Among the nearby attractions are Randolph Crescent and Great Stuart Street, St John's Church and St Cuthbert Church on the western end of Princes Street Gardens.

Robert Dundas held many important public posts from 1794 to 1830, a Member of Parliament for Hastings in 1794, Rye in 1796 and Midlothian in 1801. Keeper of the Signet for Scotland from 1800. Appointed Privy Counsellor in 1807 and a Knight of the Thistle in 1821, Chancellor of the University of St Andrews from 1814 and First Lord of the Admiralty from 1812 to 1827, and from 1828 to 1830.

Many of the buildings on Melville Street are occupied by offices. The Consulate General of Japan is also here. Just to the south is Gladstone Memorial on Coates Crescent.


Bus: Shandwick Place
Walk: About 1 mile west of Princes Street Gardens, Waverley Station and Edinburgh Tourist Information Centre.

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