Edinburgh is home to a fair few hidden gems, many of which are its gorgeous mews and lanes. Only a select few are lucky enough to live in these quaint cul-de-sacs and alleys, and you can tell from the cars parked there that they’re among Edinburgh’s elite.
My personal favourites are Carlton Terrace Mews, Royal Terrace Mews, Circus Lane and Dublin Meuse. They’re conveniently located within walking distance of each other so exploring them makes for the perfect leisurely weekend adventure.
Just a few of the things that make these Edinburgh secrets so pretty are the chimneys, multi-coloured doorways and windows, potted plants and the overall super safe and cosy vibe. You get the feeling everyone knows everyone here. They’re like wee villages in the heart of Edinburgh where no one’s going to pinch your laundry if you leave it out overnight.
If you know of any mews and lanes I simply must explore, point me in the right direction won’t you? Thank you.