What The Dickins: Independent Shops

The Ultimate Independent Edinburgh Souvenir Guide!
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If you’re visiting Edinburgh for the first time, we’re sure you’ll be on the lookout for gifts and souvenirs to bring home. However, it can be tricky to avoid the tourist trap gift shops. We admit they do stock some fun items and these stores will do in a pinch,…

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Our Homes From Home – St Stephen Street, Stockbridge
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Our Most Loved Collection was designed for homes like this one on St Stephen Street. Guests LOVE staying here and the thing they mention again and again in their glowing feedback is the amazing library of books. Wise Marcus Tullius Cicero said many moons ago that “A room without books…

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6 of Edinburgh’s Best Shops for Chocolate Lovers
Chocolate Edinburgh
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Is there anything more indulgent than treating yourself to a decadent bar of your favourite chocolate? Or perhaps you prefer your chocolate in the form of a scoop of rich ice cream or maybe as a warm chocolate sauce drizzled over a hot waffle… Just thinking about that first bite has got…

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Meet Grow Urban – An Edinburgh Plants & Botanical Goods Shop
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Grow Urban is one of the newest independent shops to open in Edinburgh. Owner Graham Savage previously owned a bakery business in the capital but decided to revisit his childhood roots in gardening and opened Grow Urban in April of 2019. Located on Grove Street in Fountainbridge, this beautiful and…

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Meet Wedgwood The Restaurant – A Chic & Seasonal Scottish Eatery
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When Paul and Lisa Wedgwood were first laying the foundations for their Edinburgh restaurant, they wanted to create something that reflected their own vision for the “Perfect Night Out” – a place where diners could unwind and escape from their normal routines, with exceptional cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. The…

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