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

Five bedroom property to let, Lutton Place, Newington
Large, bright and spacious first floor property located minutes away from many festival venues, especially the Pleasance. Property comprises 5 double bedrooms, large elegant living room, kitchen and dining area and bathroom. Access to large shared garden at the rear of the property. This property is... [MORE]
£2200 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #1829

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)
£725 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #2014

One bedroom property to let, Sciennes House Place, Newington
This fully furnished one bedroom flat is ideally located in the beautiful Meadows area of Edinburgh.

Property comprises of south facing, open plan kitchen/living room, double bedroom, as well as shower room and separate WC. A shared garden lies to the rear and the area has on-street parking. The pr... [MORE]
£1000 /mo (Short Term)
£700 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #2172

Two bedroom property to let, East Preston Street Lane, Newington
Attractive 2 bedroom end terrace mew house situated in the popular Newington area of Edinburgh. It has a private car parking space at the front of the property which can be available upon request.

The property is within close proximity to most attractions with convenient bus routes: 0.7 miles away... [MORE]
£800 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #12994

Two bedroom property to let, Causewayside, Newington
This freshly decorated, stylish, contemporary and well equipped 2 double bedroom apartment would be ideal for young professionals. Located in the attractive south side of Edinburgh and is only around a 10 minute bus ride from city centre. Near great local restaurants, bars and antique shops. The op... [MORE]
£2200 /mo (Short Term)
£1190 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #1631

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]
£1350 /mo (Short Term)
£700 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #8963

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

One bedroom property to let, Salisbury Road, Newington
Spacious bay windowed lounge and fully equipped kitchen / dining room. Close to city centre and only a five minute walk to Arthur's Seat and beautiful Holyrood Park and a short walk to the Pleasance Theatre, University of Edinburgh and Festival Hall venues, vibrant bars and restaurants. Stunning vie... [MORE]
£750 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #4660

One bedroom property to let, Sciennes, Newington
Well presented second floor flat, newly decorated to a high standard in a superb central location within walkable distance to city centre and local amenities as well as the university. The property benefits from secure entry door system, reception hall, lounge, with a double sofa bed, kitchen, spaci... [MORE]
£550 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #7504

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 ... [MORE]
£1350 /mo (Short Term)
£900 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #8567

Four bedroom property to let, Rankeillor Street, Newington
A large, airy flat in a great location very close to the Pleasance and other venues. One full bathroom and one en-suite. This is a main door property on two levels with a new kitchen/sitting room and four double bedrooms as well as a box room/study. Power showers in both bathrooms and garden to from and rear.

£1800 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Area: Newington
  • Reference: #2701