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Old Town Context

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42-44 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PB, Scotland
+44 131 629 0534
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I shopped the store on Victoria Street and the owner and staff were very knowledgeable of the history behind the unique

I shopped the store on Victoria Street and the owner and staff were very knowledgeable of the... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
funlady2016
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Omaha, Nebraska
Overpriced toot pedalled by staff who though they were selling holy relics

Whilst out with some friends visiting Edinburgh today I had the utter misfortune to cross the... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
JoshBeGosh1971
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London, United Kingdom
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Every item at Old Town CONTEXT is handpicked, creating a veritable treasure trove of items you won’t find anywhere else. Harking back to a bygone era of sophistication the collection includes exclusive Scottish designed and made souvenirs, unique gifts and cards - nautical items, vintage flight models, retro toys, traditional games, sporting memorabilia, nostalgic brands and local artwork.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible21%
5 Dec 2016
“I shopped the store on Victoria Street and the owner and staff were very knowledgeable of the history behind the unique”
22 Jul 2016
“Overpriced toot pedalled by staff who though they were selling holy relics”
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42-44 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PB, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

I shopped the store on Victoria Street and the owner and staff were very knowledgeable of the history behind the unique items in this great shop! I purchased two beautiful handcrafted "Solitaire" games for my sons and their families and everyone who visits their homes...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Whilst out with some friends visiting Edinburgh today I had the utter misfortune to cross the threshold of this retail establishment otherwise known to most as a shop. It took no time at all to feel like we had wandered in to someone's secret precious...More

2  Thank JoshBeGosh1971
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

Depending on your interests this nice shop could warrant a 3 or 4 rating. Winding from the High Street of Old Town Edinburgh down to Waverley Train Station, Cockburn Street (pron. Coburn) is lined with shops. In the 70s and 80s they were funky clothing...More

1  Thank Wayne B
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

Some really nice things in this little shop, good fridge magnets and a nice range of metal wall signs

2  Thank Kath B
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Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

I phoned this shop today to ask if they had an item in stock .On the first phone call a lady picked up the phone and put it back down ,so I rang again thinking I had lost the connection as I was ringing from...More

4  Thank carolinesurridge
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

This shop is a refreshing change from the usual gift shops in the touristic centre of Edinburgh! Got a great vintage wall clock at a very reasonable price! Also some very nice, unique gifts! Friendly staff who gave us good advice! Pleased we found it.

2  Thank LuisAn1950
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

I love this shop. The assistants are so nice and helpful. Lots of original and beautiful ideas! Very good value for money. The location is also very good. No "foul smell" when we visited, it was lovely!

1  Thank RachelSpain2014
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

The inventory is boring. I was expecting a trendy 'shorditchy' vintage feel, instead I got a 'nana's damp smelling attic' feel. The smell could have come from some of their uninspiring items, but the whole character of the place was just a little dingy. Cockburn...More

1  Thank James G
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

I came upon this lovely shop whilst wandering down Cockburn Street which I haven't done in quite a while. There is such a great mix of gifts, ornaments an artwork it could actually take care of many Christmas presents! Staff were friendly and helpful which...More

1  Thank EllieA
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