Tucked away just behind Shandwick Place, the West End Village is one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems. At the very heart of the village lies both William Street and Stafford Street, where the colourful, stylish boutiques and some much-loved pubs and bars combine to create a bohemian feel to this part of Edinburgh. This is a delightful area to explore for both locals and visitors alike.
Discover an area where Georgian splendour meets modern architecture.
From artisan bread to organic vegetables, tantalize your tastebuds at the weekly Farmers’ Market.
Choose from 5-star hotels to budget-friendly accommodation, all just a stone’s throw from the city centre.
Explore the West End
Getting to the West End
William Street and Stafford Street are both within easy walking distance of the city centre.
The area is well served by public transport options. If travelling by bus, Lothian Buses routes 3, 25, 31 and 33 will drop you off on the area’s main street, Shandwick Place on a regular basis. Haymarket Train Station, which has services from across Scotland, is close by, and the Airlink 100 bus to Edinburgh Airport has a stop directly outside the station. Running from Newhaven to Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh Trams stop at stop between Atholl Crescent and Coates Crescent and are conveniently placed to get you into the heart of the action quickly and easily.
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