A Guide to Newington – Edinburgh
Where is Newington?
Set on the South of Edinburgh, Newington is only a 15 minute walk to the City Centre. Surrounded by The Grange and The Old Town, Newington is perfectly situated for families, young professionals and students alike.
What Is There To Do In Newington?
The Old Bell Inn – a wonderful pub serving some of the best grub in Edinburgh. Their burgers are to die for!
Royal Commonwealth Pool – Edinburgh’s only 50m Olympic sized swimming pool with separate diving pool and baby pool. There is also a huge gym and café.
Prestonfield Golf Club – why not test your skills on one of James Braids designed golf courses. Prestonfield have their centenary year in 2020 celebrating snapped putters and lost balls for over 100 years!
August 21 Coffee House – Friendly and relaxing atmosphere with home baking and some cracking coffee too – this is one of our favourites.
What Landmarks Does Newington Have?
Arthurs Seat sit’s to the East of Newington and is Edinburgh’s famous extinct volcano! There are lovely walks to the summit and around the circumference with various Lochs to see on the way. Newington was afforded its very own train station on the Edinburgh Suburban route which was closed down in 1962 and is still visible to this day.
If Newington isn’t for you, what about Morningside?
The Benefits of Living In Newington
Newington is ideally located for access to Edinburgh University, and offers easy walking into city centre. The area has excellent shops and cafes, and transport links to town and beyond. Newington offers some of Edinburgh’s finest scenery and architecture, and affords lovely walks and cycles, and is also close to the Meadows, a popular spot for relaxing and socialising. The Queens Hall is a popular music venue and there are independent coffee shops in abundance along with excellent grocery stores and bars/restaurants. Arthurs Seat is a short walk away offering stunning views over the whole of Edinburgh with Prestonfield Golf Course also a short walk way. Its easy to see why so many people still choose to live and play in and around Newington.
There are many different types of property within Newington, from the original Villas such as those on Minto Street (which are now mostly used as Hotels), the traditional tenement flats of Dalkeith Road to the exquisite conversion of the old Edinburgh teacher training campus at Suffolk Halls. All in all, a great area to look for investment property given the variety on offer.
With a large student population, rent values in Newington have soared in recent years. 3 bed properties are averaging £1950 per month with 2 beds topping the £1100 mark. 1 beds tend to rent very well and are normally snapped up within a couple of days. These rent for £825 on average.
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