Edinburgh Guide: Morningside

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Just a 15 minute taxi from The Balmoral, one of Edinburgh’s most beloved neighbourhoods can be found, Morningside. A haven of adored bakeries, cafes, pubs, specialist food retailers and beautiful clothing boutiques await.

Hidden Gems 


Bakery: Twelve Triangles 

Twelve Triangles is a scratch bakery which follows traditional baking methods and works entirely with cold/slow fermentation sourdoughs. The bread and pastries available at the popular bakery are completely created and shaped by hand with no additives, no improvers and with flour milled and grown in the UK. Popular for its delicious pastries, Twelve Triangles is a perfect spot for almond croissant and sourdough lovers.

Pub: Canny Man’s 

The Canny Man's pub is described fondly by locals as an Edinburgh institution. Established in 1871, the pub has been passed down through generations of the Kerr family. The pub is known as a free house, meaning it has no connection with any brewery and only sells the best of each brewers produce. Aside from the refreshing beer served at the pub, The Canny Man’s is renowned for its Bloody Mary which has even gained exposure on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen show.


Shop: Hestie 

Hestie is a gorgeous independent shop in Morningside which showcases a collection of high-quality, unique home and lifestyle products. Shop owners Natalie and Ollie are drawn to Boho and Nordic style which can be seen throughout Hestie. Visitors are invited to browse through the wonderful selection of accessories, jewellery, skincare products, books and home fragrances. 

Hermitage of The Braid,
Take a moment to admire the breath-taking views of Edinburgh.

Walk: Wander along The Hermitage of Braid
Enjoy a delightful walk along the Hermitage of Braid and explore the enchanting wooded nature reserve before embarking on a beautiful hike up Blackford Hill. At the top of the hill take a moment to admire the breathtaking views of Edinburgh.

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