CorelDraw Map Edinburgh Scotland UK

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland in the United Kingdom, is a diverse and vibrant city with a rich history and a variety of neighborhoods and districts. Here is an overview of some of the city’s main districts and neighborhoods:

  1. Old Town:
    • The historic heart of Edinburgh, known for its narrow, winding streets and historic architecture.
    • Home to famous landmarks such as the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the historic Edinburgh Castle.
    • A hub for tourists, offering numerous shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.
  2. New Town:
    • Adjacent to the Old Town, the New Town is known for its neoclassical and Georgian architecture.
    • Offers a wide range of high-end shops, restaurants, and bars.
    • Home to Princes Street, one of the city’s main shopping streets, and the picturesque Princes Street Gardens.
  3. Stockbridge:
    • A charming and affluent area, just northwest of the city center.
    • Known for its village-like atmosphere, with independent shops, cafes, and a popular farmers’ market.
    • Offers a peaceful escape from the bustling city center.
  4. Leith:
    • Located on the shores of the Firth of Forth, Leith has a distinct maritime history.
    • Rapidly gentrifying in recent years, it offers a mix of modern apartments, historic buildings, and a burgeoning food and arts scene.
    • Home to the Royal Yacht Britannia and the vibrant Shore area.
  5. Bruntsfield:
    • A residential neighborhood with a relaxed vibe.
    • Popular among students and young professionals, with a variety of coffee shops, bars, and boutiques.
    • Adjacent to the lovely Meadows Park, a green space popular for picnics and leisure.
  6. Morningside:
    • Another residential area with a more mature demographic.
    • Known for its elegant Victorian and Edwardian architecture.
    • Offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and cultural venues.
  7. Haymarket:
    • Located to the west of the city center, it’s known for its train station and transport links.
    • A mix of residential and commercial spaces, with good connections to the rest of the city.
  8. Gorgie and Dalry:
    • Located to the southwest of the city center, this area offers more affordable housing options.
    • Home to Tynecastle Park, the stadium of Heart of Midlothian FC.
  9. Corstorphine:
    • Situated in the western part of the city, it’s a popular residential area.
    • Features the impressive Corstorphine Hill, which provides great views of the city.
    • The Edinburgh Zoo is located in this district.
  10. Colinton:
    • Located to the southwest of the city, it’s a quiet and picturesque suburb.
    • Known for its green spaces and the Water of Leith, which runs through the area.
    • Offers a more tranquil living environment.

These are just a few of the many neighborhoods and districts in Edinburgh. Each area has its unique charm and character, catering to a diverse range of residents and visitors. The city’s historic and cultural significance, combined with its modern amenities, make it an attractive place to live and explore.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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