‘Old town charm. A great area to wander through behind the castle. So many quirky shops running alongside the cobbled streets. Plenty of cafes to stop and watch the world go by.’
– Grassmarket Tripadvisor Review
Shopping on Victoria Street
Victoria Street is a steep street of cobbles, which winds up from the Grassmarket to George IV Bridge, near the Royal Mile. With its unusual shape and collection of quirky shops, its often said to be the idea behind Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter series. JK Rowling wrote most of the books while living here in Edinburgh and took inspiration from all around her. Indeed, there are now two wizarding shops on Victoria Street, Museum Context and The Boy Wizard, which sell Harry Potter merchandise. Other shops include I J Mellis (traditional cheesemonger) John Kay’s (antique shop) and The Whisky Shop (whiskies and other spirits).
Shopping in Edinburgh
So why not come along and experience this fabulous area of Edinburgh for yourself? You will be sure to have a wonderful time surrounded by history as you enjoy some retail therapy. Check out Parliament House Hotel’s latest shopping breaks and special offers and book your shopping break in Edinburgh today.