EDINBURGH'S WEST END
Edinburgh’s West End is often an overlooked area of the city. Packed with independent shops, cafes catering for office workers and trendy bars, this New Town neighbourhood is worth more than a boozy pint before the last train home at Haymarket!
A popular photo spot includes the Georgian Houses at Charlotte Square which is also home to a boutique hotel which boasts of Castle views. Keep reading to find out more about this hidden gem of an area in Scotland’s capital.
The West End leads down to the historic Dean Village which takes you to Stockbridge along the Waters of Leith. A superb alternative day out to the overcrowded Old Town attractions.
GET YOUR BEARINGS
Head along Princes Street to the far end stopping at Shandwick Place.
Behind Shandwick Place you will find the Georgian houses of Charlotte Square lining the private garden.
Two popular streets worth visiting are William Street and Stafford Street.
From here, take a leisurely stroll along the backstreets that make up Edinburgh’s West End Village leading the way to Haymarket Train Station.
GETTING TO WEST END VILLAGE
You can either walk, take a tram or hop on a bus along Princes Street, getting off before Lothian Road and crossing over to Shandwick Place.
Another option is get get off the train at Haymarket and walk along the backstreets, popping into shops and cafes that take your fancy.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION ABOUT EDINBURGH'S WEST END
Click the titles or images below to find out about our favourite restaurants, pubs, things to do in the West End and places to stay.