Newington was gifted to the city of Edinburgh in the 12th century by David I. The land was mainly rural until the late 18th century when the South Bridge was built. At the same time as the New Town was in construction, many of the city’s residents decided to move to Newington instead. The large villas on Minto Street and the surrounding areas housed some of Edinburgh’s elite.

NewingtonSouth of Edinburgh’s City Centre, Newington boasts a collection of shops, delicatessens, restaurants, cafes and bars. A popular area for university students, it is close to Edinburgh University, Napier University and Edinburgh College of Art.

The area offers a real mix of properties, from full townhouses to tenement flats. A mix of Georgian and Victorian in architecture, many properties offer their residents period features, high ceilings and generous room proportions.

Restaurants, cafes, delicatessens and bars such as The Edinburgh Bakehouse, Southpour and Isola offer great food and drink. As Newington is close to the meadows, there is plenty of access to green space. If you want a picturesque stroll, a picnic or to take the children to the park, it is the perfect spot.

Newington is a quick journey into the City Centre, with excellent bus and car routes to other parts of the city. If you have a car, many properties in the area have on-street parking. However, a permit is usually required. This can be arranged through the Edinburgh City Council.

There are a number of excellent local Primary Schools, including Sciennes Primary School and St Peter’s RC Primary School. It is in the catchment area for James Gillespie’s High School and St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High School, but is also in easy reach of a number of public schools including George Watson’s and George Heriot’s.

Close to Bruntsfield (EH10), Morningside (EH10) and Marchmont (EH9), Newington is also near the Old Town (EH1).

Properties In Newington

Three bedroom property to let, Nicolson Square, Newington
Non HMO. Available for long term lets from the 1st September. Please check our website for short term and festival availability. A fantastic top floor 3 bed flat in the popular Newington area. In a traditional tenement building, the flat comprises of 3 large double bedrooms, a newly renovated bathro... [MORE]
£1800 /mo (Long Term)
£1800 /mo (Short Term)
£1600 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #11351

Four bedroom property to let, South Oxford Street, Newington
A fantastic 4 bedroom flat located in the busy and popular Newtington area of Edinburgh. the property comprises of 4 double bedrooms, spacious living room, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with electric shower.

The area is host to many local amenities such as shops, cafes and bars. Newington b... [MORE]
£2600 /mo (Short Term)
£2000 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #11365

Three bedroom property to let, Rankeillor Street, Newington
This lovely 3 bedroom property, located in the heart of Edinburgh, offers a homely atmosphere to those who stay here. The property features high ceilings, spacious rooms, double bedrooms, a bathroom with separate additional toilet. This property is surrounded by many cafes, bars and restaurants and ... [MORE]
£1700 /mo (Short Term)
£1700 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #11408

Two bedroom property to let, South Gray Street, Newington
Situated in a quiet area of Newington, just over a mile south of Princes Street and the city centre. This bright and well presented property is within walking distance of local amenities and only a 5 minute bus ride to many Festival venues. Property comprises two double bedrooms, bathroom, fully eq... [MORE]
£1200 /mo (Short Term)
£750 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #2014

Two bedroom property to let, Buccleuch Street, Newington
Fantastic and spacious property located in Edinburgh's Old Town. It is an ideal Festival location, just around the corner form the Pleasance and George Square. This property comprises of two bedrooms, the master bedroom boasts a super king bed and the second bedroom a twin, family bathroom, shower r... [MORE]
£1400 /mo (Short Term)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #8963

Three bedroom property to let, Parkside Terrace, Newington
Very central, sunny, south facing bay windowed first floor flat. Comprising of a large sitting room with fireplace, hall, cloakroom, 1 double bedroom 1 twin bedroom (can be linked to form double bed), 1 sgl bedroom, study, bathroom with electric shower, separate toilet, well equipped kitchen with st... [MORE]
£1850 /mo (Short Term)
£1950 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #7289

Two bedroom property to let, Davie Street, Newington
Situated in a historic converted school building across from the University, this 2 bedroom property can sleep up to 6 people. The accommodation is divided into 2 floors as follows: the ground floor comprises two bedrooms (1 King size with en suite and 1 Double) and patio access; the first floor ... [MORE]
£900 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #8567

Two bedroom property to let, Duncan Street, Newington
Fabulous top floor two bedroom property situated on the south side of Edinburgh.

This modern, bright and airy property comprises of a large living space with dining table, two double bedrooms (although one can be easily converted into a twin) and a well equipped kitchen.

Wireless broadband and ... [MORE]
£1400 /mo (Short Term)
£900 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #4595