To the north of Edinburgh lies Stockbridge, an affluent and vibrant district that retains a village feel that has, over time, been a favourite haunt of poets, writers, artists and musicians. Today, ambitious young professionals occupy the elegant Georgian and Victorian homes and there’s plenty to do for visitors to acquaint themselves with the area. Stockbridge Market, every Sunday afternoon, hosts a rich variety of artisan and handcrafted goods, while the Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Park and the National Gallery of Modern Art are also well-worth a look.