About Newington

Newington is an area approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh City Centre.  The Meadows and Grange lie to the west and Holyroodpark and Prestonfield to the east.  Tzana Jordan, Property Sales Negotiator for ESPC solicitor firm VMH based in the area, tells us more about this great district.


T Jordan 3A little about you

I’m originally from Texas and have been living and working in Edinburgh for the last 6 years - I fell absolutely in love with the City.  It has such a great vibe about it – an international and metropolitan city with such a small-town feel.  I love being in Edinburgh and looking around me to see buildings and monuments that are actually older than the country where I am from!

An interesting fact about the area

The area began to really develop after the South Bridge was built in 1788 because many people living in the New Town area felt that there wasn’t enough privacy, thus the occupants began to develop the Newington area into the small villas and later traditional tenement properties that you still see today.

What I love the most

The Meadows. I really enjoy being so close to the Meadows Park when the weather is amazing and the sun is shining bright so I can relax during my lunch hour with a good book.

Favourite watering hole

The Pear Tree just off West Nicolson Street where you can go along and enjoy the large beer garden.

Beer garden

Favourite local business

VMH Solicitors – of course – not that I am biased!

 

Best kept secret

The Scotsman Steps by Martin Creed.  These are the enclosed stairs that run from the Scotsman Hotel on the bridges down to the Old Town and Waverley Station.  The 104 steps are made of all different types of marble and it’s an excellent public art piece that you can actually walk on!

 

How would you describe the style of properties in the area

The main road going towards the City Centre of Edinburgh is made up mostly of traditional tenement buildings home to the many students attending Edinburgh University as well as commercial premises such as the quirky shops, cafes, bars and restaurants at the ground level.  As you go further out towards the south of the district, the streets become leafier and the properties become larger, more impressive Georgian houses.


Describe the area in 3-words

Festival, university, quirky!


Is there anyone famous associated with the area?

Grant Stott – the DJ for Radio Forth lives locally in Newington.


Restaurant review - Voujon

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Amy Walker, Senior Marketing Executive at ESPC visited Voujon, a traditional Bengali and Indian restaurant at the edge of Newington, with her husband.  Here’s their highlights of the meal.

"Its small frontage makes it look quite unassuming amongst the eclectic mix of surrounding shops.  We went inside to be greeted by very welcoming waiters who politely showed us to our table.  The menu choice was varied with a good mix of classic and more traditional dishes.  

We both agreed the highlight of the meal was the king prawn puri for starters which was delicious.  The tandoori assortment for our main course was also worth noting as all the meats were good quality, full of flavour and well cooked. All the plates were sizable portions and full of substance rather than fillers such as excessive amounts of sauce or salad.  The food was good quality and well-cooked and if you’re thinking of making a trip to try it out for yourself make sure you go hungry to fully appreciate the dining experience!" 

Voujon, 107 Newington Road, 0131 667 5046

Whether you are looking for a house, flat, bungalow, apartment, new build or any other kind of property for sale or for rent, ESPC may have the one in Newington that you are looking for.

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