Edinburgh is full of elegant streets, historic lanes and quirky mews. It isn’t surprising that the heart of our city – The Royal Mile was voted ‘Britain’s second prettiest street’, coming behind The Shambles, York. The Cullen Property team have an interestingly varied selection of Edinburgh’s favourite streets, and The Royal Mile did not make the list!
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- Circus Lane, Stockbridge. The quaint mews, St. Stephens Church and the abundance of greenery and flowers makes this street very picturesque!
- The Shore, Leith. The Shore has some fantastic bars and restaurants all looking out to the Water of Leith, which is a great escape from the city's hustle and bustle.
- Victoria Street, West Bow. Considered Edinburgh’s most colourful street, Vistoria Street is full of life, vibrance, independent shops, award-winning restaurants and is home to The Wizard of the West Bow! (The Granary restaurant should be on everyone’s Edinburgh to-do list!)
- Melville Drive, The Meadows. This is a beautiful sweeping street along the Meadows, lined with trees on either side, and is one of the most popular open spaces in Edinburgh - a perfect spot to get caught up in the Summer BBQs! (Interesting fact – Did you know The Meadows used to be Borough-Loch and was one of the main water supplies for Edinburgh’s Old Town?)
- Ann Street, Stockbridge. This is one of Edinburgh's most desirable addresses, and has been named as one of the six most exclusive streets in the UK.
- Cockburn Street, Old Town. This street is full of beautiful architecture, history and an eclectic blend of shops and bars - the perfect street to sum up Edinburgh.
- Duddingston New Road. Who knew you could drive around the top of a distinct volcano? Well you can! The views from Arthur’s Seat across Edinburgh are simply breathtaking.
- Heriot Row, New Town. Did you know this is the street where Robert Louis Stevenson was brought up? Heriot Row is Georgian, grand and dignified - a prestigious Edinburgh address, less than a five-minute walk into the centre of town with access to shared private gardens which opened in 1826.
- Princes Street, New Town. Edinburgh’s modern day high street is lined with popular clothing shops on one side and Edinburgh Castle on the other. Did you know that there is an order of Parliament that states no more buildings can be erected on the South side of Princes Street as we want to preserve the incredible view of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street Gardens and The Scott Monument?
- The Grassmarket, Old Town. There is an energy and buzz which surrounds the Grassmarket with the abundance of restaurants, bars, hotels and hostels. However, it wasn’t always as ‘lively.’ The Grassmarket used to be the site of public executions. You may have heard of Maggie Dickson, Burke and Hare – Walk The Grassmarket Historic Trail to learn about The Grassmarket's gruesome past!