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Shopping in Edinburgh

Do you like shopping? Well Edinburgh is the place to be! Castle Street is perpendicular to Princes Street and George Street, both offering the best in shopping in Edinburgh for our visitors.  What ever you are looking for there is a wide range of shops to suit every budget.  From luxury stores to chic boutiques and everything in between, here’s a list of our favourite places to shop in Edinburgh: 


  • CASTLE TERRACE Every Saturday between 9am – 2pm, Castle Terrace hosts Edinburgh Farmers’ Market selling fresh, home grown produce.
  • PRINCES STREET Princes Street is one of the world’s most famous shopping streets with a variety of popular department stores and smaller shops. Try our favourite Jenners now owned by House of Fraser, its the “Harrods” of Edinburgh.  Stores to look out for include Debenhams, Zara, Primark, M&S, Apple Store, Boots, Superdrug, Lush, The Body Shop.
  • GEORGE STREET George Street has an impressive range of designer shops, boutiques and contemporary bistros, coffee shops and bars to rest tired feet.  If fashion is your thing then George Street is a must with brands including: Anthropologie, Hollister, Jack Wills, Karen Millen, Jigsaw, Rox Jewellers and LK Bennett.
  • THE ROYAL MILE The Royal Mile and the Grassmarket area is also worth a visit, where there are many quaint and specialist shops waiting to be explored.  Why not pop into Cadenhead Whisky Shop, Cranachan & Crowdie and the Scotch Whisky Heritage which all stock Scottish produce that would be perfect for gifts. For a more modern take on knitwear and accessories, try the quirky Ness Clothing Co which offers fabulous range of ladies handbags designed in Edinburgh and inspired by Scotland.
  • HARVEY NICHOLS If one hit shopping is your style and you’re looking for upmarket items, then head to Harvey Nichols on St Andrew’s Square.
  • ST JAMES SHOPPING CENTRE Located at the end of Prince’s Street and with more than 600 brands under one roof, St James Centre has something for everyone.
OUR QUEENS GUEST HOUSE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED!Due to the pandemic emergency that is affecting the tourist industry, we have sadly decided to make the Queens Guest House inoperative until further notice.

Dear Valued Guest,

After the announcement by the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and subsequent conference from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, we are writing to you letting you know the immediate impact of these announcements.

As you are aware the last six months since the Covid-19 pandemic struck the hospitality and tourism sector has been disproportionately affected. We were hoping that by now we would be seeing restrictions easing and the recovery of the tourism sector. However, this has not been the case; visitor numbers to the city have collapsed. And with further tightening of restrictions, possibly running on for another six months, well into next year, there is no end in sight.

Therefore we have made the difficult but only viable decision, to shut down for the Autumn and Winter period. With the number of infections rising exponentially and little or no sign of recovery in terms of tourist and guest numbers, then there is no way we can remain open and financially viable.

If you have a booking with us, or a voucher to redeem then please contact us in the spring, we are hoping that we can reopen again, on April 1st 2021.

We can imagine that this may be a difficult time for our guests, and this news will not be easy to digest, but currently, there is no viable business or means to remain open. We are hoping things will have significantly improved by April 2021. It also means we and our potential guests have clarity for the winter season and into next year.

Kind regards,


 CVH hotels.