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Retail Therapy

The Best Shopping in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city that is certainly not short on culture, with festivals throughout the year, and plenty of excellent theatre and live music on show. Plus, there’s a wealth of galleries, museums and world-famous visitor attractions to experience. However, sometimes the thing you look forward to most is a simple spot of retail therapy. With a range of luxury, high street and independent shops, markets, and a healthy selection of artisan food and drink shops, Edinburgh is one of the UK’s foremost locations for shopping.

If you’re in need of a fashionable find, or if you’re looking to add a few new items to your wardrobe, the city has many haunts to pick up designer labels. There’s Jenner’s department store, found in the city centre, as well as Multrees Walk, Edinburgh’s home of luxury shopping. There’s also many independent clothing shops dotted about the Grassmarket and the West End.

Artisan Markets and Independent Boutiques

In addition to the permanent shops, Edinburgh is also home to a number of popular markets. There’s Edinburgh Farmers’ Market, which is very popular amongst locals, as well as Stockbridge Market, which also specialises in organic and home-grown food. The Tram Stop Market and Ingliston Market are some of the other popular weekly offerings.

While the markets offer a fine range of food and drink, locals and tourists alike flock to a number of the city’s speciality producers, many of which have a permanent home in Edinburgh. From Cranachan & Crowdie, the perfect place to pick up a gift for a loved one, to Cadenhead Whisky, a must visit if the Scottish capital has awoken a new-found interest in Scotland’s most famous export.

In short, Edinburgh will not disappoint if retail therapy is on your to-do list in the capital. Found mostly in the central areas of the city, some of the best shopping in the city will be uncovered by simply making your way along many of the city’s iconic streets. 

 

'East end of the Grassmarket, Edinburgh' © Kim Traynor | CC License 

Grassmarket copyright 'Generalising' licensed under CC via Flickr
Grassmarket copyright 'Generalising' licensed under CC via Flickr

Shopping Destinations

Enjoy some retail therapy in Scotland’s Best Shopping City.

Edinburgh is a veritable shopper’s paradise, with numerous shopping centres, plenty of luxury shopping outlets, independent markets and much more.

Shopping Destinations
Cheese Selection at North Bridge Brasserie in Edinburgh
Cheese Selection at North Bridge Brasserie in Edinburgh

Food & Drink Shops

Indulge Yourself with Fine Food and Sweet Treats

With the wealth of food-orientated markets, glorious independent shops, and cosy cafes dotted across the city, Edinburgh provides a treasure trove of excellent spots to grab a quick bite to eat after a hard day working your way around the city’s famous streets.

Food & Drink Shops

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