Portobello Guide

Where is Portobello?

Portobello is a coastal suburb of Edinburgh in eastern central Scotland. It lies three miles to the east of the city centre, facing the Firth of Forth, between the suburbs of Joppa and Craigentinny. Although historically it was a town in its own right, it is officially a residential suburb of Edinburgh.

What Is There To Do In Portobello?

Portobello Beach – This award winning beach is the jewel in Portobellos crown with miles of sand, its easy to see why this is such a popular part of the area….when the sun is out.

Findlay’s Butchers – Multi award winning family run butchers.  Folk come from all over Edinburgh to shop here.

Portobello Arcades – Air hockey anyone?  Skittles?  Penny Arcade? There is loads to do here.  Brilliant to keep the wee ones entertained on a “dreich” day.

Leith to Portobello Cycle Route – Get on your bike!  Starting at the wide grasslands of Leith Links, take the cycle path along the north edge and across the modern bridge at Seafield Place.  This popular cycle route has, in recent years, been upgraded and widened along a section of Seafield Road, making it suitable for shared use by pedestrians and cyclists leading on to the Portobello Promenade

What Landmarks Does Portobello Have?

There are many hidden gems in Portobello from “The Pillars of Argyll House” which are beautifully decorated 18th century Corinthian style pillars that formed part of the old main house to the art deco George Cinema which is still there to this day although many developers are keen to knock it down and build flats.  The Police Station was originally built as a town hall and stands to this day on the High Street with its clock tower keeping the locals right. 

If Portobello isn’t for you, what about Newington?

The Benefits of Living In Portobello

Portobello has become increasingly popular with tenants who work in Edinburgh as access directly into the heart of the city is quick and easy, yet Portobello has the vibe of a seaside town.  There is a large selection of property in the area from the traditional stone tenement flats, new build apartments overlooking the Firth of Forth to the huge Georgian houses set to the East of the area.

With an ever-increasing population, rent values in Portobello have gone up in recent years.  3 bed properties are averaging £1750 per month with 2 bedroom flat topping the £1100 mark.  1 bedroom flat tend to rent very well and are normally snapped up within a couple of days.  These rent for £750 on average per month.*

Braemore have a very strong presence in the area with over 150 properties under management.  Not only that, we offer free investor advice and a free rental value/property health check.  Reference this article and receive 1 month free management on us!

Check out the property below which was let recently** in the area:

*Average property prices correct at the time of publishing (pre-Covid)

**Recent at the time of publishing