It’s a relaxed pace of life in the New Town. Despite being so close to the city centre, here are lots of side streets leading off the main thoroughfares. The area is popular with families and professionals, keen to live in the beautiful buildings which are brimming with period features.
What to Expect
It’s a 5-10 minute walk to George Street and Princess Street which is ideal for those who love to shop. There is also a Harvey Nichols and designer boutiques along the cobbled Thistle Street.
Restaurants and bars are plentiful. Whether it’s a quick bite to eat or an evening meal, there is something to whet the appetite.
The transport links are excellent. Buses, trams and trains are within close proximity.
What Not to Expect
Don’t expect to be bored! Along with the array of local bars and restaurants, you can take in a film in the privately owned Dominion Cinema with its sofas and reclining seats, or take a trip to the Church Hill theatre for a live performance.
As the bars close at 1am, revellers prefer to use Morningside as a starting place before heading into the city centre to party the night away.
Great Place to Go
INDULGE: Leo's Beanery
INSPIRE: Art Galleries on Dundas Street
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.