Newington is a very attractive, leafy area in an ideal central position close to Edinburgh University departments and the Scottish Parliament. The area has a great selection of shops to meet every day requirements together with a range of coffee shops, restaurants and bars. The city centre is a mile away. Close by Holyrood Park offers excellent facilities for those who enjoy the outdoors and great views, especially from Arthur’s Seat. Other leisure facilities in the area include The Commonwealth Swimming Pool and, slightly further afield, Meadowbank Sports Centre.