One of the most striking features of Edinburgh is the way that every area has its own distinct persona – an architectural and social character unlike any other. With every region offering something new and unique, the draw of returning to this beautiful city is amplified by the distinctive experiences offered throughout its many geographical genres.
Located a little over a mile from Waverley Station, the cluster of gorgeous Bruntsfield, Marchmont and Morningside combines an intriguing blend of history and character with a contemporary, bohemian flair. More secluded than the city centre, this charming cultural hub offers a wealth of exciting things to do and see for Edinburgh newcomers and connoisseurs alike. Plan your day and let The Edinburgh Address take you on a tour of the best that Bruntsfield and the surrounding burghs have to offer.
Partake in a round at Bruntsfield Links
There’s very little that is more Scottish than a spot of Golf – and luckily Bruntsfield Links offers you the opportunity to participate in such an endeavour. The club is one of the oldest golfing establishments in Edinburgh and is steeped in heritage.
With the smell of warm bread drifting from the shop doors, visitors to Falko will be enticed by the store’s aroma long before they step foot through the door. This traditional German bakery offers a variety of bread, pastries and alternative delights. Why not head along early and enjoy a delicious Bavarian breakfast, or arrive later in the day for those famous pasties and cakes.
If you’re a fan of chocolate, then Bruntsfield certainly has the shop for you! Specialising in hand-crafted, organic and - most importantly – truly delicious chocolate, Coco has become a haven for sweet lovers since it opened its doors in 2004. Why not pander to your indulgent side and enjoy a visit to their shop on Bruntsfield Place, where you’ll find an array of special chocolate products – with flavours ranging from the traditional to the truly unique! G&T chocolate anyone? Yes please. Alternatively, why not sign up for one of their Chocolate Connoisseur Evenings – where you will learn about the production process and of course taste a sample or two!
Soak up the sun (or rain!) in the meadows
With so many independent shops, cafés and bakeries in Bruntsfield, why not fill your day relaxing in and around one of Edinburgh’s most celebrated public parks. Weather permitting; lay back and bask in this idyllic pasture beneath the shadow of Arthur’s seat. Or if that warm Scottish sunshine fails to materialise, why not take a stroll through this expansive park or enjoy a coffee from one of the many tea shops perched on the park’s periphery.
There are many lovely shops in Bruntsfield and Halibut and Herring is one of our favourites. This fantastic little shop is like a treasure trove for all things beautiful. It’s the perfect place to pick up a unique piece of jewellery, a great cushion or luxurious throw, or a teddy for the little ones. Whether you’re shopping or just browsing, Halibut and Herring is definitely worth a visit!
Fabulous food at Papilio
Oozing with a family friendly atmosphere, Italian restaurant Papilio offers an authentic Italian dining experience - amazing food in a relaxed and cozy setting. Flavour and traditional dishes are at the heart of Papilio's ethos and this lovely little place does not disappoint. Beautiful food without the need for excessive expenditure, Papilio offers Burntsfield diners a truly delicious Italian meal in warm, homely surroundings.
Visit a historic Victorian swimming bath
For swimming and history aficionados alike, Warrander Swim Centre offers the perfect combination of both physical activity and architectural splendour. Situated in a historic Victorian venue, but blessed with modern facilities, the centre offers a gym and swimming experience in gorgeous, distinguished building. Take an afternoon and leisurely enjoy a workout in the gym, a dip in the swimming pool and or some respite in the sauna.
After all this, what better way to end your day than to arrive back at one of The Edinburgh Address’s gorgeous residences.
Boasting beautiful Victorian décor alongside six magnificent bedrooms, The Mansion @ The Grange offers the perfect location from which to base your Bruntsfield stay. This detached house has a vast driveway with parking for up to 5 cars, and a delightful back garden with a summer house, children’s slide and climbing frame. The impressive hallway leads off to an extensive ground floor comprising a gorgeous drawing room, modern dining room with bespoke dining table, family sitting room, children’s playroom and stunning modern kitchen – a true centrepiece to a truly exceptional house.
A beautiful home, in a dynamic area of Edinburgh steeped in vibrancy, elegance and cultural significance – sounds like a fantastic city break to us!
For more information on The Mansion @ The Grange or any other of our properties, please contact The Edinburgh Address on +44 131 202 1188