A rather prestigious community with humble beginnings, Shandon’s reputation has transformed a lot over the years. Colony-style, row-housing lines the streets of this now sought-out neighbourhood near Edinburgh, Scotland. At its inception in the late 1800s, Shandon was purposed for the working class, or lower-middle class families. Now Shandon is more than just a unique and beautiful residential district, but also holds natural and historical sites for visitors to explore. Old churches and bridges accessorize the architectural landscape, whilst parks and greenways provide vegetation and fauna for relaxation and enjoyment.
- Meander through Shandon’s Harrison Park and enjoy nature and wildlife or catch one of the park’s special events that include nature or arts lessons or demonstrations.
- Canoe the Union Canal or learn about the history of the waterway, including its important use for transportation to Edinburgh, the famous murderers who helped with its construction, or the boathouses and bridges that are part of its landscape.
- Stop by the Caledonian Brewery, or The Caley as locals know it, which is the last of the 19th century breweries that were scattered through Edinburgh and the region.
Just three kilometres from Edinburgh, Scotland, scenic Shandon is conveniently located close to the popular holiday destination. Visitors to the quaint suburb can utilize Edinburgh’s bus system to get to and from the area. Auto travel takes only 10 minutes from the capital via the easily-accessed Western Approach Road. Once in the Shandon vicinity, sightseers can walk or bicycle the pretty cobblestone streets. The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport, only 9 kilometres away, from where visitors can hire a car or taxi for their convenience. Whichever way they approach, they're in for a holiday to remember.
137 hotels near Shandon
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