Stockbridge at a glance*
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Stockbridge is located towards the north of the city, next to the New Town and Comely Bank. The actual Stock Bridge was built in 1801 and spans the Water of Leith. Other areas close to Stockbridge include Dean, Inverleith and Fettes. There are a mixture of homes for sale in Stockbridge but the majority are flats.
Houses for sale in Stockbridge tend to be older as there has been very little new build development in the area. Styles of property in Stockbridge include town houses, tenements and colony homes. These are a type of housing found in various parts of Edinburgh. Some consider the colonies to be a village in their won right.
It is a popular area in view of the local services and great central location with Princes Street is a short walk away, if uphill.
We ask people already living in the area to tell us what they think of it. For Stockbridge, this is our own Chief Executive, Malcolm Cannon.
- Favourite watering hole: Hamilton's is a great place to eat with a bright open dining area, good value quality food and a good buzz about the place. It also doubles as a great wine bar/pub. However, the best pub in the area is the Baillie on a Tuesday night when the pub quiz is run.
- Favourite place for eating and why: Stockbridge has a great selection of carry out food outlets from Indian and Chinese to chippies. By far the best is Franco's on Raeburn Place offering great fish and chips, superb pizzas and a friendly service.
- An interesting fact about the area: The Edinburgh Academicals rugby club plays its home games in Raeburn Place and this was the site of the first ever international rugby match (played between Scotland and England in 1871).
- What I love the most: The proximity of Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith makes it simple and quick to get away from traffic noise and the buzz of the city while still being only 10 minutes' walk from the West End.
- Favourite local business: Stockbridge has many high quality local businesses including an award-winning butcher, a top fish-monger, expensive furniture shops, a great cheesemonger and two delis in addition to countless coffee-shops and eateries. It really is the Notting Hill of Edinburgh! Obviously there are a lot of charity shops too but these all have high quality merchandise in them.
- Best kept secret: not telling
- How would you describe the style of properties in the area: Properties in the area, like most in the New Town of Edinburgh are predominantly Georgian and Victorian with very few new build developments.
- Describe the area in 3 words: Chic, beautiful, cosmopolitan.
- Is there anyone famous associated with the area: Sir James Simpson the surgeon who discovered the anaesthetic use of chloroform lived in Stockbridge.