West End and Haymarket

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    Just minutes from Edinburgh's city centre, covet eclectic items in the cobbled shopping streets of the West End or discover great family days out just a few minutes from Haymarket.


    Just a few minutes from Edinburgh’s city centre, the newly-refurbished Haymarket Railway Station provides an ideal base for exploring some of the capital’s best attractions, with a wealth of popular bars, restaurants and quirky shopping streets nearby.

    Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scottish Rugby, is just a few minutes away by bus or a short walk for those wishing to soak in the electric atmosphere on match days. The stadium also plays host to special events, such as rock and pop concerts and the Edinburgh Kiltwalk.

    At the neighbouring Murrayfield Ice Rink, visitors can catch an ice hockey match or hire some skates and take to the ice themselves. For a fun family day out, there’s no better option than the superb Edinburgh Zoo: less than 10 minutes away, it’s home to the UK’s only koalas and giant pandas, plus a host of other colourful creatures and attractions.

    West End

    Edinburgh’s West End is perfect for boutique shopping and also offers a fantastic range of eating and drinking options, all just a few minutes’ walk from Princes Street. Tucked behind Shandwick Place, the main thoroughfare leading from Haymarket, these picturesque cobbled streets boast stunning Georgian buildings and a quiet, laid-back atmosphere.

    The charming colourful shop fronts and quirky window displays of Stafford Street and William Street are sure to tempt shoppers, who can peruse exclusive designer clothes, quirky jewellery, exquisite eveningwear and more. High quality restaurants, delicatessens and cafés can be found on and around Morrison Street and Dalry Road, all offering excellent dining options in a relaxed, bohemian vibe.

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