West End and Haymarket - Edinburgh
Scotland fans spurring on their team
Penguin Parade at Edinburgh Zoo © Kenny Lam
Disembark at Haymarket rail station, a perfect base to explore some of Edinburgh’s best attractions.
Discover Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scottish Rugby, just a short bus trip or walk westbound and experience the electric atmosphere on match days. The stadium also plays host to events and rock and pop concerts.
At the neighbouring Murrayfield Ice Rink, you catch an ice hockey match or hire some skates and take to the ice yourself. On the same route, discover the superb Edinburgh Zoo less than 10 minutes away, a perfect family day out.
Head east from Haymarket towards Edinburgh’s city centre and find quirky shopping streets off the beaten track in the West End.
Edinburgh’s West End is perfect for boutique shopping and there is plenty of eating and drinking options too - all just a few minutes’ walk from Princes Street. Stafford Street and William Street are tucked behind Shandwick Place, the main thoroughfare leading from Haymarket to Princes Street.
These cobbled Georgian streets along with colourful shop fronts, quirky window displays, relaxed, traditional pubs and fabulous delicatessens combine to create a laid-back, bohemian vibe.
Pick up a handmade home accessory from Studio One or a special designer piece from Mulberry Home. Hadeel Palcrafts is a beautiful boutique stocking gifts from the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon helping to bring families out of poverty. You’ll also find exclusive designer clothes galore, quirky jewellery and exquisite, vintage eveningwear.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.