Stockbridge Walking Tour, Edinburgh

Stockbridge Walking Tour (Self Guided), Edinburgh

Dive into a bohemian village in the northeast part of the New Town. This is Stockbridge, home to many artists, writers, actors, musicians and poets. As you may expect, the vibe is free and easy and the locals are very friendly. Such is the warmth of the community here that it was voted ‘Great Neighborhood of the Year’ by the Academy of Urbanism.

Although it is only a ten to fifteen-minute walk from the city center, Stockbridge feels a world away with its quaint village charm. There is much to see and do here, including shopping and dining in some fabulous eateries. For those who love a bit of retail therapy, Stockbridge was made for you. There are lots of independent retailers selling clothes, fashions, jewelry and gourmet goodies. Situated among them is a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafés offering hearty, traditional and international cuisines.

If you are in the area on a Sunday, shop in a local favorite, the weekly Sunday Stockbridge Market where the stalls are bursting with fresh produce and the creations of artisan bakers. A visit to Stockbridge wouldn't be complete without looking up and admiring the magnificent tower of St Stephen's Church. Its clock pendulum is said to be the longest in Europe.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Stockbridge Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Stockbridge Walking Tour
Guide Location: Scotland » Edinburgh
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Author: emily
St Vincent's Episcopal Church and St Stephen's Church

1) St Vincent's Episcopal Church and St Stephen's Church

Stockbridge Market Entrance

2) Stockbridge Market Entrance

St Stephen Street, Stockbridge

3) St Stephen Street, Stockbridge

Stockbridge, Raeburn Place

5) Stockbridge, Raeburn Place

Comely Bank Avenue

6) Comely Bank Avenue

Comely Bank Avenue

7) Comely Bank Avenue

1-6 Upper Dean Terrace

9) 1-6 Upper Dean Terrace

4-10A St Bernard's Crescent

10) 4-10A St Bernard's Crescent

St Bernard's Crescent

11) St Bernard's Crescent

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