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first time I have been here, if only I had known about it before. Fab coffee shops, art galleries to die for. Quirky antique shop down some stairs. It's a good 15 minutes walk from the West End of Princess Street. It's a real non...More
Thought the place is really nice. It's truly a Scottish dishes. The restaurant is located inside the hotel. We were recommended by our tour guide and yes, we went to try it.
The food was really good. I enjoyed my Haggis and all. The service...More
The West End of Edinburgh is a cute area with boutiques, galleries and gift shops. Plus, there are plenty of places to grab a bite or gourmet meal. Most of the business are small and ran by locals so you get great service as well...More
This is a nice area of town to visit. It's not so heavily populated with tourists and there are fewer merchants who are strictly targeting tourists. There are more *local* establishments and the area has more of a local feel to it than Old Town...More
Date of experience: July 2013
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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.