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A favourite for tourists and locals alike that need some TLC after seeing the sights or a hard days work. Sanctorium is second to none for relaxing massage and provides a wide variety of beauty treatments for the ladies. Our customer service is...more
16 Waterloo Place | Level -01 Princes Street Suites, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, Scotland
The staff was very nice and professional, the treatments were good, but our original appointments were changed, and also over an hour delayed and very long, so do have an open schedule after...
Date of experience: May 2015
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.