Bruntsfield is one of Edinburgh's most
desirable places to live, shop, eat and drink. With a string
of exclusive boutiques, jewellers and gift shops amongst delectable
bars, restaurants, cafés and specialist food shops it
has everything you could wish for contained in one convenient
place. Bruntsfield is a destination, somewhere to enjoy spending
the day and the night.
Relatively affluent, Bruntsfield is a
mixture of residential and commercial properties. High quality
tememant housing and large villas amongst shops selling mainly
The many schools and universities located
in and around Bruntsfield attract young families and students
to stay in the area giving it a youthful energy, and the many
churches and centres give the older residents a reassuring
sense of belonging to a real neighbourly community.
The area is home to a number of well known
faces including Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling, Irish comedian
Dylan Moran and Chancellor Alisdair Darling. The late Robin
Cook M.P also lived in Bruntsfield as did writer Muriel Spark,
(author of 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie').
Eric Liddle, the 1924 Olympic runner and
subject of the 1981 film 'Chariots of Fire' also lived in here
and in 1978 The Eric Liddell Centre was set up in his name
in Morningside United Church where he taught bible class. This
church building is one of the four churches at the junction
of Bruntsfield Place, Colinton Road and Morningside Road known
locally as 'Holy Corner'.
Where is Bruntsfield?
Situated just twenty minutes walk from the city centre, Bruntsfield
is south west of Edinburgh Castle, (the city's best known
landmark). Bruntsfield adjoins Marchmont to the east, Merchiston
to the west, Tollcross to the north and Morningside to the
south. See Maps for more information.
Bruntsfield Place is on a main bus route to and from the city
centre. For more information about how to get to Bruntsfield
The wide expanse of greenery
is a magnet to sun worshippers in the summer months, The Links
provides an ideal way to relax between shopping sprees. The
summer months also attract people to the outdoor seating areas
in many of the bars and restaurants.