Edinburgh might be a historic capital with ancient castles, churches and cobbled streets, but it is also a cosmopolitan city. Shopping in Edinburgh, you’ll find designer boutiques, high street brands, shopping malls and charming souvenir stores. There are stylish independent stores in Grassmarket, handmade crafts and local produce at the weekly markets. After that, visit hundreds of fashion shops, restaurants and cafes at large Edinburgh shopping centres including The Gyle and Ocean Terminal.
Guide to Shopping in Edinburgh
You’ll find many shops a short walk from our central hotel in Edinburgh, so you won’t be carrying your bags far.
Take a quick stroll from Parliament House Hotel to Princes Street, one of the UK’s most picturesque shopping streets. Shops are on one side of the street and across the road you’ll see the verdant green park with colourful flowers. Then, make your way along Princes Street and you’ll enjoy views of Edinburgh Castle sat atop a volcanic rock. On Saturdays, head to Edinburgh Farmer’s Market off nearby Castle Terrace.
You’ll find familiar High Street names in Princes Street, from Debenhams and House of Fraser, to Marks and Spencer and Apple Store. From mid-November to early January, go shopping on Princes Street’s German Christmas Market in Edinburgh. Here’s you’ll find a street lined with stalls and cosy wooden cabins. It’s the perfect time to book a Christmas break at Parliament House.
Lined with Georgian architecture, George Street is one of the most magnificent streets for shopping in Edinburgh. While you walk past the Assembly Rooms and The Dome, you’ll find chic boutiques including Jack Wills, Karen Millen, and Jigsaw. Then, after some retail therapy, take a pit stop in one of the modern bars and restaurants.
The Royal Mile has become one of the most famous streets in Edinburgh. This is due to its variety of shops, museums, cafes, pubs and restaurants and picturesque Old Town setting. It’s made up of four streets including High Street, Castlehill, Lawnmarket and Canongate, and connects the Palace of Holyrood House and Edinburgh Castle. While walking along the street, you’ll see historic buildings like St Giles’ Cathedral and Parliament Hall. Then, pick up a tartan scarf from Ness Clothing Co, or pop into Cadenhead Whisky Shop, Scotland’s oldest whisky bottler. Finally, nip down one of the many narrow cobbled alleyways where there are plenty of independent shops and souvenir stores.
Dotted with numerous designer stores, Multrees Walk is all about luxury. You can splash out at Louis Vuitton, Mulberry and Links of London. Next, head to Scotland’s only Harvey Nichols store for high-end designer items like Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs and Gucci.
Stay and Shop in Edinburgh
Enjoy our special Edinburgh Shopper offer at Parliament House Hotel. This will leave you with more money to spend on gifts, a new wardrobe or special souvenirs. Our hotel is so close to the city’s plethora of shops, you just need to decide where to start shopping in Edinburgh first.BOOK NOW