Take 5… Homes in Edinburgh


With Covid-19 restrictions easing, we see the return of festivals and events to the UK, including that of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. To mark the occasion, we take a look at a brief history of the event, and the city that makes it all happen…

The annual Festival, located in the heart of the city at West Parliament Square, runs this year from 6th to 30th of August. It was founded in 1947, when theatre groups arrived (uninvited!) to perform at the Edinburgh International Festival. Due to the response and the success of the movement, the Fringe Society was created in 1958 to formalise the existence of the performers. Today the Edinburgh Fringe is the world’s biggest comedy festival. This year, a whopping 670 live performances will take place at the festival, including open mic nights, concerts and a 1700s haunted underground vault experience for the brave.

Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland since 1437, gaining city status in 1889 with almost 5,000 listed buildings and fascinating architecture, from the medieval Old Town to the classical Georgian buildings of New Town. St. Giles Cathedral, found in Old Town, houses a collection of stained glass windows and two hundred memorials. In recognition of Edinburgh’s rich architectural and cultural city, both the Old and New Towns were awarded the UNESCO world heritage status in 1995.

Here we have picked architecturally outstanding properties that might catch your eye:

Hamilton House, Edinburgh EH3

Hamilton House offers a rare opportunity for contemporary living in the heart of one of Edinburgh and the UK’s most desirable locations.

Drumsheugh Gardens, West End Edinburgh EH3

Grand and spacious 3-bedroom traditional apartment with lift access and a private parking space, situated in a highly sought after address in Edinburgh’s West End.

Glengyle Terrace, Edinburgh EH3

Situated immediately adjacent to the Bruntsfield Links and nestled behind traditional wrought-iron railings, rustic stone steps lead down to the generous private courtyard with a built-in storeroom under the steps.

Station Road, Ratho Station Suburb of Edinburgh EH28

A handsome villa whose accommodation allows flexibility of use throughout and includes a home cinema room and garden gym/office pod.

Alva Street, West Edinburgh EH2

An outstanding newly refurbished and stylishly decorated two bedroom apartment in Edinburgh's West End.

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