Harburn Hobbies founded in the '30s, is the longest established model shop in Scotland, well stocked with British railway products in N & OO with many models displayed in illuminated cabinets. The shop, situated on the Leith Walk thoroughfare, is 1/2 mile from Waverley Station. Lothian Buses 7 10 12 14 16 22 25 49 & 'Majestic' open top tour pass the door. Parking is available outside (1hr FREE!) and in side streets (Ticket parking). Tram stop is York Place by the Playhouse Theatre, a short walk.
Previously submitted Customer Comments
Dave , Stowmarket -
10 Jan 2020 -
Visit this shop only on cruise ship stopovers or in December 2019 whilst spending Christmas in Edinburgh and Harburn's were only 300-400 yards from my hotel and about the same distance from York Place Tram Terminus. It is an amazing delightful 'Aladdin's Cave' of a shop containing something that you want and often something you never realised that you wanted! The shop management team are very friendly, helpful and love a good chat. Thoroughly recommended and I will revisit them on my next cruise ship stopover in September 2020.
Alan , Mansfield -
08 Aug 2017 -
Not been to the shop but have bought from them several times, they are very helpful and they send your orders out promptly I ordered Thursday items delivered Friday what more could you ask for.
Tommy , Waterfoot , Eaglesham , Glasgow -
15 Jan 2017 -
Visited on Saturday and came out with a few bargain buys......staff very nice and helpful and are happy for you to browse.....First class 5 star plus....
Emmanuel , Paris, France -
06 Aug 2016 -
I had the opportunity to visit Harburn Hobbies during holidays in Scottland (I am French) The shop is nice with a lot of display cabinets showing a lot of models. But what is more important is the contact with the people, I had a question about a gaugemaster device and the answer was detailled and they took quite a lot of time to explain all the details.
So I rated 10 because it is not so usual to find this level of service and people loving to do that.
That was a very good experience with mail contacts following.
Note for Canadians and French readers: the Lady speacks very well french.
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