Category: Newington

Newington is located South of Edinburgh city centre and is home to The University of Edinburgh, Festival Theatre, and becomes a cultural hub during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Newington is home to a colourful range of independent eateries as well as some of great pubs, bars, and shops.

The Meadows

  One of Edinburgh’s best outdoor spaces with a huge playground for kids, tennis courts and open fields for recreation and relaxation. South of the town centre the meadows consists of several large grassed areas with tree lined pathways. Bordered by … Read More

Category: City Walking, Newington, Old Town, Update, Visitor
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Dovecot Studios

10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT - Map

Forget any preconceived ideas about what ‘crafts’ are and enter a modern space that shows exceptional work. The Dovecot Studios shows the best work from leading craft makers and artists. The building used to be a public swimming bath before … Read More

Category: Arts & Crafts Shopper, Culture, Great Galleries, Newington
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Summerhall Tickets Competition

Summerhallare giving away two pairs of tickets for this unique arts event. One set of tickets for Friday night and one for Saturday! This Weekend! Get Lucky? To win a pair of tickets simply answer this question: Nile has recently … Read More

Category: Culture, Edinburgh Blog, Newington, Update

Scotsman Steps by Martin Creed

104 steps in different marble, this is an inspired and sympathetic public art piece by Turner Prize winner Martin Creed. The enclosed stairs that run from the Scotsman on the bridges down to the Old Town and Waverley Station is … Read More

Category: City Walking, Newington, Old Town, Update, Visitor
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Barney’s Brewery and Beer

1 Summerahll, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL - Map

Proud to be Edinburgh’s only microbrewery, Barney’s brews a range of classic beers alongside the odd special. Barney’s started brewing at Summerhall in July 2012 in time to supply the venue’s Royal Dick Bar for the Fringe, but Barney himself … Read More

Category: Area, Drinker, Newington, Real Ale Pubs, Update
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Union of Genius

8 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN - Map

Edinburgh’s hottest and freshest soup cafe! Situated on Forrest Road this is a sweet place that is serving very good soup with very good bread, it’s reasonably priced and is in our budget food guide. It’s a simple formula and Union … Read More

Category: Budget Eats, Foodie, Newington, Old Town, Update

Bonningtons Eaterie

75 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG - Map

A coffee and sandwich shop using fresh produce serving great food and coffee with enthusiasm. We went into this place as it was the closest sandwich option in our vicinity, we came out knowing we would be back. We ordered … Read More

Category: Area, Budget Eats, Cafe Culture, Foodie, Newington
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Yocoko Noodle Bar Edinburgh

45 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1LL - Map

Yocoko has a simple frontage, simple dining set up and great food at great prices. Situated just over the bridges in Newington Yocoko noodle bar is a great addition to the range of eastern eateries on offer in this part … Read More

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National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF - Map

A world class museum, an amazing building, an abundance of interest and detail for adults and youngsters alike. After a £45 million refurbishment the Museum is a must see attraction, not just in Edinburgh but Scotland and the wider UK. … Read More

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Courtyard Antiques

108A Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PU - Map

Buyer or browser you will enjoy having a good sniff around this antiques warehouse. Located off the main road the small entrance doesn’t suggest much of the size of this place once inside. There is a real mix of antiques … Read More

Category: Curio & Collectables, Newington, Shopper

Mosque Kitchen

35 Nicholson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX - Map

Probably the best budget place to eat in Edinburgh, if you enjoy spicy food. Having been to the Mosk Kitchen many times the food is consistently good. A meal can cost from as little as £3.50 for a vegetarian option … Read More

Category: Budget Eats, Foodie, Newington