Our Neck of the W oods
Roderick Murray reveals some of the key attractions that make Edinburgh a unique home
You have the grandness of Edinburgh all around about you. There are all these big, grand, amazing spaces.
When you own a house in New Town, you get a key to the private gardens. You can’t even see some of them. One of the private entranceways—you wouldn’t even know it’s there. There’s a wall and a little door and you go through it and then you’re in this amazing garden. You have a key and it’s like a secret world.
A five-minute walk away, it’s small and cute with a village feel. It’s got these great little shops. Cheese shops and fish shops, little bars and restaurants. This vibrant community is on our doorstep, and it’s really flourishing.
It’s really easy to get into the country in Edinburgh, so if you want to get away, you really do get away.