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Very centrally located at the heart of Edinburgh, within the prestigious EH1 postal district, 2A Hart Street lies at the eastern end of the City's historic Georgian New Town, a World Heritage site.
Situated within the vibrant Broughton village, with its many interesting bars and restaurants and inspiring shops, the apartment is less than 10 minutes walk from the main Waverley Station (which is served by GNER services from London and elsewhere as well as Virgin Trains and Scotrail) and the Rocco Forte-owned five-star Balmoral Hotel just above it. It is also just a few minutes’walk from the Tram terminus in York Place which brings you direct from Edinburgh Airport.
The flat is just five minutes on foot away from the prestigious John Lewis, Harvey Nichols and Jenners department stores, not to mention the venerable Italian delicatessen and wine store, Valvona & Crolla. There is a Tesco Metro supermarket just a couple of minutes’ walk away. The Omni cinema and entertainment complex (including a Virgin Health Club) and the Playhouse Theatre are also within a five minute stroll. (Most key Festival and Fringe venues are within fairly easy reach, by the way, and taxis are generally easily hailed on Broughton Street or at the top of nearby Leith Walk, where there is a rank.)
Edinburgh's main shopping areas of Princes Street and George Street are likewise very easily accessed on foot, as are the National Gallery of Scotland, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the many lively contemporary commercial galleries of the Dundas Street region, which exhibit the finest works of leading modern Scottish artists.
The always-intriguing narrow streets of the Old Town can be reached in less than 10 minutes via South Bridge, or in less than 15 minutes via a bracing walk up The Mound towards Edinburgh Castle. The tranquillity of the city's famous Royal Botanic Gardens is scarcely further away (downhill) in the opposite direction.
Compared to very many streets in the New Town, the elegantly wide Hart Street is a haven. Located just off Broughton Street, to the south of Forth Street, it is covered with tarmac. (Tarmac is one of Scotland's great inventions so, unlike many roads around here, there is no rude awakening by the sound of rubber tyres – yet another great Scottish invention, by the way – rumbling over the cobbles!)
Hart Street is part of an exquisite Georgian development which was conceived and overseen by Hugh Cairncross in the early 19th Century. Robert Adam (the most celebrated of all British Georgian architects) was in fact Cairncross's mentor.