Shopping breaks in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is well-known for its historical significance, famous castle, cultural attractions and impressive views over the city and beyond. But we don’t think Edinburgh’s shopping streets get enough credit. Below you’ll find a list of the top places to go during your shopping breaks in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is compact and it’s easy to walk around or hop on the tram if you need a rest. Whether you stay in the Grassmarket, New Town or West End, there are shopping locations across the city both indoor and outdoor. If you’re visiting for a weekend, you’ll have enough time to explore a few different areas, grab a bite to eat, and soak up the city’s unique nightlife. Don’t miss our top picks of places to visit for January sale bargains.

Multrees Walk

The heart of Edinburgh’s luxury shopping, Multrees Walk is hidden behind Harvey Nichols just off St. Andrews Square. With countless designer labels such as Hugo Boss, Swarovski, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors and Kurt Geiger, Multrees Walk is a heaven for any fashionista.

Princes Street

There aren’t many shopping destinations in the UK with better surroundings than Princes Street. With beautiful gardens and an amazing view of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street is Edinburgh’s busiest shopping street. Staple department stores like Jenners and Debenhams are surrounded by some of the UKs biggest retails stores including Primark, New Look, River Island, JD, Office and Urban Outfitters.

George Street

George Street runs parallel to Princes Street lined with high end shops and designer names such as  star studded jewellers Hamilton & Inches and luxury stores LK Bennett, White Stuff, Jack Wills and French Connection. The street comes alive at night with high end restaurants and bars such as Gustos, Browns, Tiger Lily, The Dome and Amarone.

Ocean Terminal

Edinburgh’s waterfront shopping centre including high street shops, restaurants, cafes and a Vue cinema. Take a visit down to Ocean Terminal and take advantage of all the bargains in January sales.

Fort Kinnaird

This shopping centre is a large outdoor shopping venue with nearly 70 popular high street retailers. Just a short bus ride out of town, the fort is packed with favourite shops like Outfit, New Look, Primark, Next and Accessorize right next door to great entertainment and eateries like Odeon, Five Guys, Chiquito, Frankie & Bennys and Nandos.

Book your January Shopping break now.