EXPLORE EDINBURGH’S NEW TOWN
Edinburgh’s New Town is considered to be the masterpiece of city planning and was developed in the 18th century when the ‘Old Town’ became crowded. Today New Town is known for shopping on the two most iconic streets Princes Street and George Street and Braid Apartments is located a few minutes walk from both!
Easily reachable from Edinburgh Airport via the tram, Braid Apartments by Mansley are located just off bustling George Street minutes’ walk from the best eateries and the finest shopping area in town. From our apartments it will take you minutes to reach Edinburgh’s Princes Street and its beautiful Gardens and Castle.
We’ve put together a list of things to do and places to visit during your stay at Braid Apartments!
1. GEORGE STREET – BARS AND RESTAURANTS, DESIGNER SHOPS
The City’s most stylish area is located just a 3 minute walk from Braid Apartments by Mansley. Featuring designer shops and the luxury department store, Harvey Nichols. Trendy bars, chic nightclubs and award – winning restaurants, George Street is a destination not to be missed.
2. PRINCES STREET – SHOPS
With spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street is the main high street destination in Edinburgh for shopping. Treat yourself or your loved ones whilst perusing the popular fashion shops, large department stores and traditional gift shops.
3. EDINBURGH ROOF TOP BUS TOURS
Featuring a range of itineraries, you can visit some of Edinburgh’s most popular sights and attractions on these 5 Star bus tours, visiting Holyrood Palace, Royal Botanic Gardens, Royal Yacht Britannia and you can discover the history of Edinburgh’s Old Town. With live guides, multi – language commentary, and disabled access available, this is an experience for everyone to enjoy.
4. EDINBURGH GIN DISTILLERY
Home to Edinburgh Gin, you can take a tour at Edinburgh Gin Distillery & Visitor Centre situated in the West End. Named one of the Top 20 Visitor Attractions in Edinburgh, you can learn about the heritage of gin and history of production, explore this fascinating distillery and have a taste too!
5. EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE
Hosting spectacular musicals and concerts from all around the world, Edinburgh Playhouse is a grand theatre located in the heart of the City Centre. Look out for what’s on when you are staying in Edinburgh, as this magnificent venue really is remarkable!