It is a very relaxed way of life and the area has a real village feel to it. There are lots of nice eateries and coffee shops, not to mention independent outlets, such as a butcher, baker, cheesemonger, fishmonger and florist. There are always people out and about but not in a busy way which is ideal when dawdling along the road looking in the windows of the shops.
What to Expect
There are an array of restaurants and pubs. Stockbridge is popular with couples and young families so there is something for everyone – even the family dog is allowed in some pubs!
The city centre is only a 10 minute walk, but there are a number of buses that go into town.
What Not to Expect
Stockbridge is never quiet as there are always people milling around. For those who like to do their weekly shop, there aren’t any of the big four supermarkets, except for a Waitrose.
You'll Fall in Love With
The village feel. The Water of Leith runs through which is great for walking, running or cycling as the walkway leads to the Leith and Trinity areas of Edinburgh.
There is a fabulous shop called Mirages which has some amazing jewellery. It’s a hidden gem given it’s off a tiny alley on the main street.
Great Place to Go
EAT: Purslane, The Atiquary
DRINK: The Baillie, Hectors, Stockbridge Tap
SHOP: Antique shops
PLAY: Inverleith Park
FITNESS: Glenogle Swim Centre
INDULGE: There is a farmers market every Sunday on the corner of Saunders Street
Bus Route, Tram Stops
24, 29 and 42 buses head into the city centre, and the 36 goes to Leith and Ocean Terminal shopping centre.
There was a shop in Stockbridge called Madame Doubtfire which is where the name for the film Mrs Doubtfire name came from.