Category Archives: Stockbridge

Stockbridge is a highly desirable residential area, but its also home to lots of trendy restaurants, cafes and pubs. There are lots of quirky shopping options here too, so head here if you fancy an afternoon of retail therapy with a difference!


Hamilton’s, like many establishments in Stockbridge, has passed me by until fairly recently. In the seven years or so that I’ve lived in Edinburgh, I’ve kind of stuck around the south side of the city, but since I’ve started this site and following the rave reviews, I find myself going north of Princes Street and heading to Stockbridge more and more often.

After hearing a couple of good words about Hamilton’s, I thought I’d better give it a go. So, one lazy weekend afternoon, Mr. B and I decided to treat ourselves to a spot of brunch.

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The Royal Botanic Garden

Psst! I visited the Royal Botanic Garden in spring, when these pictures were taken. The gardens will be a fair bit different when you visit, depending on which time you go. Rest assured though, the gardens are gorgeous all year around! – The Edinbug

The Royal Botanic Garden, or “The Botanic Gardens”, or just “The Botanics”, are situated in Inverleith Park, to the north side of Stockbridge and around 20 minute walk from the city centre. You can enter either by the West Gate on Arboretum Place, or the East Gate on Inverleith Row. The Botanics are open from 10am, and shut at 6pm during the summer months, 4pm November to January and 5pm during the months of February and October.

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