Originally a small outlying village, Stockbridge was incorporated into the City of Edinburgh in the 19th century. Located between the New Town and Comely Bank, its name is Scots stock brig, meaning a timber bridge. The current bridge was built in 1801 and goes over the Water of Leith. Famous by its architecture and its Sunday market, known as the second farmer’s market in the capital, it makes a great attraction for both locals and tourists. Expect to find plenty of artisan, handmade and crafted goods. With many renowned charity shops and plenty of small cafes and restaurants, Stockbridge makes a perfect choice for food lovers and bargain hunters.
Get there on a Sunday with an empty stomach! Trust us on this… it IS hard to resist!