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Area guide

Abbeyhill

Abbeyhill lies to the east of the Edinburgh's city centre, approximately one mile from Edinburgh's most famous thoroughfare, Princes Street. This convenient location allows easy access to most of the city centre's amenities including a wide range of shops, theatres, cinemas and bars.

The fashionable East End is within walking distance or is just a few minutes drive or bus journey and is host to a Harvey Nichols store, John Lewis, Armani, Mulberry and other luxury boutique stores including Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein.

The East End is also host to some of Edinburgh's finest restaurants and is within a few hundred metres of a wide selection of bars and nightclubs catering to all tastes and lifestyles. Elm Row and Leith Walk are nearby. Meadowbank Retail Park hosts a Sainsbury's supermarket, TK Maxx store and also other high street stores. Elm Row and Leith Walk are within a short distance and offer an excellent range of shops, bars and restaurants.

 

Baberton

Baberton is located on the western outskirts of the City Of Edinburgh and lies on the left bank of the Water of Leith which provides picturesque walks together with further countryside walks around the Pentland Hills.

Baberton is a prime residential area and boasts a strong village community environment with good local shops and amenities, schooling, golf course, play park and tennis courts. There are regular bus services to and from the City of Edinburgh and the area is well placed for commuting by way of the City Bypass/M9/M8.

 

Balgreen

Balgreen is situated to the west of the city centre and is a popular residential area with good public transport links to the city and surrounding areas. The area has a good choice of local shopping facilities at Corstorphone which is nearby, with a large Tesco supermarket and an excellent choice of shops available at The Gyle centre which is also within easy reach. There is also a large Asda store at Chesser.

The area is well represented with primary and secondary schooling and there are a variety of recreational facilities to choose from.

 

Barnton

Barnton is a well established and sought after residential location on the edge of the City. The area is well served by local retailers including a Tesco Express, Sainsbury's Local, post office, chemist and bank. High street retailers can be found in the nearby Gyle Shopping Centre and Craigleith Retail Park. Excellent schooling at all levels is available locally including Davidson Mains Primary School and The Royal High School.

The area benefits from an excellent bus service to the City Centre and is ideally located for the City Bypass and Edinburgh Airport, making it a popular choice with commuters.

 

Bellevue

The sought after Bellevue district itself has a thriving community and is well placed for access to Edinburgh City Centre and the surrounding areas. The area is well placed for access to a vast variety of local amenities and services including shops and retail outlets being a short walk away on Leith Walk, St James Centre, Princes Street and the Omni Centre which has bars, restaurants, a cinema complex and gym.

There are also well respected schools within the area and leisure and recreational facilities all being near at hand which include the Royal Botanic Gardens. A regular bus service provides ease of commuting in and around the surrounding areas, to the Shore district of the City and to the City Centre.

 

Blackford

Blackford is situated to the south of the city centre and is a popular area with access to a good range of local shopping facilities, banking and postal services and an excellent choice of bars, restaurants, takeaways, theatres and walking at nearby Blackford Hill.

The Cameron Toll Shopping Centre is close by with further shopping facilities including a large Sainsbury's. Newington, Morningside and Marchmont are the neighbouring areas. The area has good public transport services to the city centre and surrounding areas.

 

Blackhall

Blackhall is a sought after area approximately two miles to the north west of the city centre. There are an excellent range of local shopping facilities in the area and Craigleith Retail Park with a Sainsbury's Supermarket is nearby.

The area also has a good choice of recreational facilities and a variety of bars and restaurants are situated in nearby Stockbridge. Primary and secondary schooling is well represented in both the public and private sectors. There is a regular public transport service to the city centre and surrounding areas.

 

Bonnington

Bonnington is an ever popular area of Edinburgh, which lies a short distance to the east of the City Centre.

There is a wide range of shopping outlets on hand in nearby Leith and the vibrant Shore district, where a number of bars, restaurants and takeaways are to be found.

The City Centre itself is only a short journey away and an efficient public transport network operates to most parts of the town and surrounding areas. The City Bypass and main motorway networks are also within easy reach.

 

Boswall

Boswall is a well established and popular residential area approximately two miles to the north of the city centre. Leisure facilities within the area include the Ainslie Park Leisure Centre and Inverleith Park.

Schooling is well represented from nursery through to secondary education.

The area is well served by public transport and also well located for the city bypass and links to Edinburgh Airport.

 

Broomhouse

The Broomhouse area of Edinburgh lies to the west of the city centre, and is well placed for access to everyday amenities. Further shopping and amenities can be found at Sighthill and Corstorphine, both locations being easily accessible, with the Gyle Shopping Centre and the City Centre also both within easy reach by way of good public transport services.

Leisure and recreational facilities in the area include the lovely open spaces of St Margarets Park including tennis courts, Edinburgh Zoo and David Lloyds and Drum Brae leisure centres. Schooling is well represented from nursery to secondary level.

The location is ideal for the commuter as the City of Edinburgh Bypass is only a short drive away and links the main motorway networks and links Edinburgh International Airport.

 

Brunstane

Brunstane lies to the east of the city centre and is a popular residential area. There are good local shopping facilities in the area with an Asda Hypermarket and Fort Kinnaird retail and leisure park being nearby. Musselburgh and Portobello also have good shopping facilities and there is easy access to the city centre with a good public transport service and Brunstane Train Station within walking distance. The area also has easy access to the city bypass.

Schooling is well represented in the area at primary and secondary levels and the area is close to the Jewel and Esk Valley College and within easy reach of the new Queen Margaret University Campus.

 

Brunswick

Brunswick is a sought after area which lies between Leith Walk and Easter Road, both of which are only a short walk away, each providing extensive shops and local facilities covering most everyday requirements.

There are also good primary schools and parks within the area together with many bars, restaurants and local supermarkets etc. With the city centre approximately one mile away, the location is ideal for city commuting and indeed to surrounding areas.

Also within easy reach is Waverley Railway Station with extensive shopping in Princes Street and the St James's Centre. Both the nearby Omni Centre and Ocean Terminal Shopping Centres offer multiplex cinemas together with further bars and restaurants. The vibrant Shore area of Edinburgh with its cosmopolitan restaurants and bars is also within easy reach.

There are excellent public transport links, providing easy access to the city centre and beyond.

 

Bruntsfield

The highly regarded Bruntsfield area of Edinburgh, lies to the south of the City Centre. Bruntsfield is an extremely vibrant and cosmopolitan area of the City, with an excellent choice of fashionable bars, bistros, restaurants, theatres and cinemas all within easy walking distance. The area has a superb range of shopping outlets in the vicinity, supported by the usual banks, building societies and postal services.

An efficient public transport network operates to most parts of the town and surrounding areas. The City By-Pass and main motorway networks are also close by.

 

Buckstone

Situated to the South of Edinburgh, Buckstone provides a desirable residential location. It is ideally located for the commuter whether to the City Centre or to the city bypass.

It is a popular family area with the highly regarded Buckstone Primary School and Boroughmuir High School close by.

Being on the periphery of the City, Buckstone contains many green areas and the Braid Hills are easily accessible on foot. There are several local amenities, including a post office, shops and bank within the area.

 

Cammo

Cammo is a prestigous residential suburb on the City boundary adjoining protected farmland and woodland approximately five miles west of the City Centre.

Local shopping is well served, while a short drive Maybury Road takes you to the Gyle Shopping Centre with many high street stores. Both nearby Corstorphine and Davidsons Mains also have a good range of local shops.

Leisure activities are well catered for with many walks in the area, tennis courts at Barnton and also many golf clubs within easy reach. There is a health and leisure club at Drum Brae augmented by nearby hotel based clubs at Clermiston Road and Glasgow Road. Cammo Walk is in the catchment area for the excellent Cramond Primary School and the well regarded Royal High School. There are also several reputable nurseries in the area.

All of Edinburgh's prestigious private schools are easily accessible. Transport facilities are excellent with regular bus services taking you to and from the City Centre, suburbs and beyond. Road access to the City Centre is straightforward with Cammo being uniquely well positioned for access to the Airport, Fife, the North and the Central Scottish Motorway Network.

 

Canongate

Canongate is a much sought after location on the Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town, next to many of the city's great tourist attractions and within easy walking distance of Princes Street and the City Centre.

With Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament as neighbours, this location also offers easy access to Holyrood Park. A wide variety of shopping facilities are minutes away with larger supermarkets being easily reached.

A fine selection of bars, bistros and quality restaurants are within the immediate vicinity with further entertainment provided by cinemas, theatres and attractions such as Dynamic Earth, The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle. Regular bus services operate to most surrounding areas and the Waverley Station is closeby.

 

Canonmills

Canonmills is a highly popular area of the City. Local shopping amenities are within the immediate area including a Tesco Superstore. Edinburgh City Centre is approximately one mile south and easily accessible by foot or by public transport.

Nearby are Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Park and St. Marks Park. Also within close proximity is the Water of Leith Walkway allowing relaxing walks to the Shore area and cycle runs to many areas of the City.

 

Chesser

Chesser is popular with commuters as it benefits from a short bus journey to the city centre and for drivers, the city bypass is also easily accesible which in turn leads to the central belt motorway network. Shopping facilities in the vicinity include a 24hr Asda Superstore plus a number of specialist local shops. Recreational facilities include The Corn Exchange, Greens Health Club and the Fountain Park Leisure Complex.

 

Clermiston

Clermiston itself offers highly regarded local primary schooling at Clermiston and Craigmount and secondary schooling at the Royal High, a range of convenience shopping together with a variety of leisure and recreational facilities to include outdoor pursuits and sporting complexes to include the Drumbrae Leisure Centre.

In addition the area benefits from a regular public transport service operating to the city centre and the neighbouring suburbs. The City Bypass is within quick and easy reach linking with the wider Scottish Motorway network, making the area an ideal commuter choice.

 

Colinton

Colinton is a highly desirable residential suburb to the south west of Edinburgh. In the centre is Colinton Village which offers speciality shops, local pubs, bistros, art gallery and a Co-op.

The Water of Leith runs through Colinton Dell connecting the area with many surrounding suburbs and provides excellent cycling and walking opportunities through lovely woodland.

Colinton is served by Colinton Primary School, Bonaly Primary School and Firrhill High School. Merchiston Castle School, east of the village, is an independent all-boys boarding school.

There is good public transport directly into the town centre and the city bypass, Edinburgh Airport, Forth Road Bridge and the main motorway networks are also within very easy reach.

It is a conservation area, with examples of significant Edwardian and Victorian houses. It also has a well-recognised connection with the famous poet and author Robert Louis Stevenson, who used to frequently visit his grandfather who was Minister of the Parish Church.

 

Colinton Mains

Colinton Mains is a residential area, well situated for local amenities and also close to the city bypass and the surrounding Edinburgh countryside. It lies to the west of Colinton and is closely tied with neighbouring Oxgangs, as well as the army barracks which are based within this suburb of Edinburgh.

The area offers a large supermarket and smaller retail and leisure options. The area’s schools include Colinton Primary School, Oxgangs Primary School, Braidburn School, which is specifically for children with additional support needs. The secondary school in this area is Firrhill High School.

There is good public transport directly into the town centre and the city bypass, Edinburgh Airport, Forth Road Bridge and the main motorway networks are also within very easy reach.

 

Comely Bank

Comely Bank is a sought after residential area with easy access to Edinburgh city centre which is within walking distance. The area has good local shopping facilities and services together with a good public transport service to Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

The area has a variety of bars and restaurants with further facilities available at nearby Stockbridge and an excellent range of recreational facilities including bars, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and galleries in Edinburgh city centre.

Edinburgh also has excellent shopping facilities and schooling is well represented in the area, in both public and private sectors.

 

Comiston

Comiston is a particularly desirable location approximately two miles south of the city centre. It is a popular choice for buyers as it successfully combines traditional properties with modern local amenities.

There is a range of individual shops including delicatessens, bakers, butcher, fishmongers as well as the larger Waitrose Supermarket and Marks & Spencer Food Outlet.

The area is well located for Napier and Edinburgh University. There is an excellent public transport service to the city centre and the bypass is easily accessible for the motorist.

 

Corstorphine

Corstorphine is a sought after residential area approximately four miles to the North of the City Centre. Corstorphine itself has excellent local shopping facilities with a 24 hour Tesco Supermarket and a good choice of local shops in addition to an excellent range of shops at the Gyle Centre which is nearby.

Corstorphine also has good public transport network providing links to Edinburgh and is within easy reach of the Edinburgh City Bypass providing links to various motorway networks.

Primary and secondary schooling is also available in the area with recreational facilities provided by the Drum Brae Leisure Centre.

 

Craigentinny

Situated within the popular area of Craigentinny, which is to the East of the City Centre. Local shops, banking and post office facilities are available for everyday needs with more extensive shopping close by at both Morrisons at Piershill and Sainsbury's at Meadowbank Retail Park.

The Ocean Terminal in Leith is also within easy distance and offers a wide range of High Street stores along with a multi screen cinema, bars and bistros. Leisure facilities in the area include Craigentinny Golf Course, Meadowbank Sports Stadium, and, the wide-open spaces of Leith Links and Lochend Park. Regular public transport provides easy access to the City Centre and surrounding areas and by road the City Bypass is within easy reach providing links throughout the Lothians and to the Central Motorway Network.

 

Craigleith

Craigleith is an exclusive residential area situated west of Comely Bank and Stockbridge, just two miles from the city centre. Shopping facilities are close by at the Craigleith Retail outlet and there is a Morrison Superstore in Ferry Road and a Waitrose in Comely Bank.

Recreational facilities in the vicinity include Ravelston and Murrayfield Golf Clubs and the Ainslie Park Leisure Complex.

The area is served by both primary and secondary schools in both the private and public sector. An efficient public transport network operates to most parts of the town and surrounding areas. The city bypass, Forth Road Bridge and the main motorway networks are also within easy reach.

 

Craiglockhart

Craiglockhart is a desirable residential area, approximately three miles south west of the city centre, and with easy access to the city bypass. There are good public transport services to the city centre and surrounding areas and a train station at nearby Slateford.

The area has a good choice of primary and secondary schools together with a variety of local shopping facilities with further shopping facilities available at nearby Colinton.

The area boasts some attractive walks along the canal and there is a good choice of recreational facilities in the area.

 

Craigmillar

Craigmillar lies to the south east of the city centre, conveniently placed for access to many local amenities and facilities including the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The area has lots to offer including many local day-to-day shopping requirements. The Fort Kinnaird Retail Park is close by featuring many major retail outlets together with a nearby 24hour Asda supermarket at the Jewel. Cameron Toll shopping centre is nearby and houses a Sainsbury's plus many more.

For leisure and recreational facilities, Holyrood Park is within easy reach providing lovely walks and the Jack Kane Sports Centre and the Commonwealth Pool are nearby. Local schools cater for all age groups with Queen Margaret University easily accessible.

Frequent public transport provides easy access into the city centre and surrounding areas and the City of Edinburgh Bypass is on hand linking the east and west.

 

Cramond

The exclusive village of Cramond is located on the north western outskirts of the City, bordered by the Forth Estuary to the north and the City itself to the south. The area is considered to be one of the City's most prestigious residential suburbs which, despite its charming and peaceful setting, is just three miles from the City Centre and within minutes of the Airport, City Bypass and motorway network.

Undeniably picturesque and of considerable historic interest, the village is well able to cater for the practicalities of day-to-day living, with two supermarkets and at nearby Barnton and Davidsons Mains, as well as a post office and banking service and a wealth of small speciality shops. Schooling is well represented from nursery to senior level, with a nursery available at the nearby primary school.

The area also benefits from a great selection of leisure activities, including a variety of riverside walks and cycle paths, and The Royal Burgess and Bruntsfield Links golf courses. There is also a thriving sailing club at Cramond Harbour.

 

Crewe

Crewe is situated to the north of the city centre with a good choice of local amenities including shopping with a Morrison's supermarket nearby and a variety of shops available at nearby Craigleith and Blackhall. An efficient public transport service operates to the city centre where there is an excellent choice of shopping and recreational facilities, bars restaurants and theatres.

 

Currie

Currie is a much sought after residential area with access to a new primary school. Secondary schooling is also within easy reach as is Heriot Watt University, Riccarton Campus.

The area also has easy access to the City Bypass and the M8 and M9 Motorways in addition to Edinburgh Airport and there are public transport services to the City Centre.

There are some local shopping facilities in Currie and in neighbouring Balerno and Juniper Green with further shopping facilities available in nearby Colinton in addition to an excellent choice of shopping available at South Gyle. The area also is within reach of a variety of recreational and leisure facilities including countryside walks and golf courses and there are excellent facilities of Edinburgh City Centre are also easily accessible.

 

Dalry

Dalry lies to the West of the City Centre and is a popular area with good local shopping facilities and a choice of bars, restaurants and takeaways. Dalry is within walking distance of the City Centre and there is a good public transport service in the area, operating to many parts of the city and surrounding areas.

Edinburgh City Centre has an excellent choice of recreational and shopping facilities. The area is also within easy reach of the Fountain Park Leisure complex with a multi-screen cinema, a bowling alley, a fitness club and a variety of bars and restaurants.

 

Davidsons Mains

Davidsons Mains is a highly sought after residential area, situated to the north west of the city centre with good public transport services to the city centre and surrounding areas. The area also has easy access to the M8 and M9 motorways, the city bypass, Edinburgh airport and the Forth Road Bridge.

Some local shopping facilities are available in the area and at nearby Cramond and Corstorphine and with additional facilities at The Gyle shopping centre, Hermiston Gait Retail Park and Craigleith shopping centre.

The area has a good choice of recreational facilities with sailing, golf courses and sports clubs and picturesque walks from Cramond village along the River Almond to Cammo. The area is well represented with primary and secondary schooling, both in the public and private sectors.

 

Duddingston

The Duddingston area of Edinburgh lies to the East of the City Centre. Shopping in the area is well catered for with the Fort Kinnaird Leisure and Retail Park, the Asda Superstore at the Jewel and local shopping facilities in Portobello and Musselburgh, which also has a Tesco Supermarket.

The area has good transport links to Edinburgh and surrounding areas and has easy access to the City Bypass. The area also has two train stations, one at Brunstane and one at Newcraighall providing links to Edinburgh City Centre, the Newcraighall Station having park and ride facility.

Schooling is well represented in the area from nursery to senior level.

 

Easter Drylaw

Easter Drylaw district has a thriving community and is conveniently positioned to the north west of the City Centre and is well placed for access to local amenities and services including local shops and retail outlets, primary and secondary schools with leisure and recreational facilities all being near at hand.

There are regular bus services which provide ease of commuting in and around the surrounding area and swift links to the City Centre. The area is also handily placed for Telford College and the Western General Hospital.

 

Easter Road

Easter Road is situated in the popular Leith area of Edinburgh. Leith is situated to the North East of Edinburgh City Centre and offers all usual local amenities and facilities.

The area is well placed for the Forth Ports Business and Commercial Development and the Ocean Terminal Retail Centre together with a wide variety of well regarded restaurants and bars together with a number of leisure and recreational facilities.

The area benefits from a regular public transport operating to and from the City Centre and neighbouring suburbs. The City Bypass is within easy reach linking with the Scottish Motorway Network making the area an ideal commuter choice.

 

Ferniehill

Ferniehill is a popular residential area with good public transport links to the City Centre and surrounding areas. The area also has easy access to the City Bypass and The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

The area is well catered for with primary and secondary schools and there are a variety of recreational facilities available.

There is a choice of local shops and a Morrisons Supermarket on Gilmerton Road. In addition Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, Asda Hypermarket, Fort Kinnaird Retail Park and Straiton Retail Park are all within easy reach providing excellent shopping facilities.

 

Fettes

Fettes Village is an extremely desirable location because of its situation, as it is within close proximity of the City Centre and is very convenient for anyone connected with the Western General and Royal Victoria Hospitals.

Popular schooling is also in the vicinity this includes Fettes College, Edinburgh Academy, Stewarts Melville and Mary Erskine Schools. Excellent shops and facilities are within close proximity.

Stockbridge, Comely Bank and the New Town nearby are renowned for their choice of specialist shops as well as good restaurants, bars and bistros. For a larger shopping trip Waitrose is within walking distance and Sainsburys and Morrisons are within easy reach. Craigleith Retail Park is also within easy reach.

Regular bus services run to the City Centre and various parts of town and there is easy access along Ferry Road to the East Coast, the Forth Road Bridge, the Airport and routes to the West. Leisure opportunities include the Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Park, Modern Art Galleries, various sports grounds, Westwood Health and Fitness Centre, Glenogle Baths and walks along the Water of Leith.

 

Fountainbridge

Fountainbridge is conveniently placed for easy access to the financial sector, Haymarket Railway Station, the West End and the City Centre.

Small local shops are to be found within the area, whilst the City Centre offers the wide choice of bars, restaurants, theatres, galleries and other entertainment establishments expected of a city of this size.

Bruntsfield is also within easy reach and has an excellent choice of specialist shopping. Fountain Park, home to a multi-screen cinema, bowling alley, restaurants and bars is only a short walk away.

 

Gilmerton

Gilmerton has good public transport links to the City Centre and surrounding areas. The area has easy access to the City Bypass, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Straiton Retail Park.

The area is well catered for primary and secondary schools and a variety of recreational facilities are available close-by.

 

Glenlockhart

Glenlockhart is beautifully set, some 31/2 miles south west of the City Centre, close to many areas of open greenery within easy access of Craiglockhart, Morningside and Colinton Village.

Shopping is well-served. A short drive to Colinton Mains takes you to a popular Tesco Supermarket with Petrol Station, near which is a small parade of local shops including a chemist. Not far away at Craiglockhart's "Happy Valley" are a few local shops including a wine merchant.

A little to the north at Chesser is a 24 hour Asda Supermarket. Nearby, Morningside/Bruntsfield offers a Waitrose Supermarket, Marks & Spencer food outlet and a remarkable choice of local and speciality shops including a traditional Fishmongers and Butcher. There is a good choice of recreational facilities all within easy reach. Of several Golf Courses nearby are Swanston, The Braids and Kingsknowe with Edinburgh Merchants within 300 yards.

Not far away to the North at Chesser is a Green's Health and Leisure Centre, next to which is an Indoor Sports Centre with snooker and 5-a-side football. Craiglockhart boasts a Municipal Leisure Centre with extensive Tennis Courts. Morningside has a popular library, the well-loved Dominion cinema, the Churchill Theatre (home to many amateur productions) and a nice choice of bars, bistros and restaurants. Glenlockhart is within very easy reach of all three of Napier University's campuses, most particularly these at Craiglockhart and Morningside, an easy walk away. Two of the city's renowned Private Sector schools, George Watson's College and Merchiston Castle School, are within easy reach.

Regular bus service takes you to and from the City Centre serving many suburbs. Car access to the City Centre is straightforward whilst a short drive South takes you to the Edinburgh City By-Pass and then East to the A1, A68 and A7 or West to the Gyle Business Park and Shopping Centre, the Airport, M8, M9, M90 and Central Scottish Motorway Network.

 

Gorgie

Gorgie lies to the West of the City Centre and is a popular area with good local shopping facilities and a choice of bars, restaurants and takeaways.

Gorgie is within walking distance of the City Centre and there is a good public transport service in the area, operating too many parts of the city and surrounding areas. Edinburgh City Centre has an excellent choice of recreational and shopping facilities.

The area is also within easy reach of the Fountain Park Leisure complex with a multi-screen cinema, a bowling alley, a fitness club and a variety of bars and restaurants.

 

Gracemount

Gracemount is a popular residential area with good public transport links to the city centre and surrounding areas. The area also has easy access to the city bypass.

The area is well catered for with primary and secondary schools and there are a variety of recreational facilities available. There are a choice of local shops and a Morrisons Supermarket on Gilmerton Road.

In addition Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, Asda Hypermarket, Fort Kinnaird Retail Park and Straiton Retail park are all within easy reach.

 

Grange

The Grange district of the City has a thriving community and is well placed for local amenities and services as well as access to Edinburgh City Centre.

Locally there is a selection of shops on nearby Mayfield Road with Cameron Toll Shopping Centre being only a short journey away.

Leisure and recreational facilities can be found at the Commonwealth Pool, Craigmillar Park Golf Course and Blackford Hill and Pond to name but a few.

Regular bus services nearby also provide ease of commuting in and around the surrounding area and swift links to the City Centre.

 

Granton

Granton is a popular and established residential area of Edinburgh, which lies to the north of the city centre. The local area has a thriving community and is well placed to take advantage of a good range of shopping outlets in the vicinity to serve everyday needs, as well as a large Safeway superstore on Ferry Road.

The Ocean Terminal Shopping and Cinema Complex with its high street name stores, bars and restaurants is also within easy reach making this a very popular and convenient location in which to live.

The city centre is easily accessible by car or public transport, where a wider range of amenities can be found. Recreational facilities are well catered for with the Next Generation Health Club close by and the highly regarded Ainslie Park Leisure and Recreation Centre.

Schooling is well represented from nursery to senior level. An efficient public transport network operates to most parts of the town and surrounding areas. The city by-pass and main motorway networks are also within easy reach.

 

Grassmarket

Grassmarket is steeped in history and forms part of Edinburgh's Old Town. The area is well placed for access to all local attractions and amenities in the area including a good selection of specialist shops, many popular bistros and bars, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle along with a wealth of other local attractions and Princes Street is within walking and the Gardens only being a short walk away.

The area is also ideally placed for the new Scottish Parliament building, Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat which make pleasant areas to walk and relax in. In summary a pleasant and exiting area to live within the City of Edinburgh.

 

Greenbank

Wester Hill is a continuation of Greenbank Drive and is very pleasant and exclusive residential development with excellent local amenities which can be found nearby in the Morningside district which offers a vast selection of shops and retail outlets, well respected primary and secondary schools, leisure and recreational facilities all being near at hand.

The area is also well placed for access to the City bypass which in turn leads to all other major routes in and around the City as well as Edinburgh International Airport. There is also a regular bus service which provides ease of commuting in and around the surrounding areas and swift links to Edinburgh City Centre and Princes Street.

 

Hillside

Hillside lies approximately half a mile east of Princes Street. Within the immediate locality on Leith Walk and Easter Road are an excellent variety of individual and specialist shops catering for most requirements together with Banking and Post Office facilities.

The St James Centre, the designer shops at Multrees Walk, Harvey Nichols and the many shops and department stores on Princes Street are all within a ten/fifteen walk.

From nearby London Road and from Leith Walk there is a regular bus service to Princes Street, the West End and many other parts of the city. Leisure facilities in the area include the Playhouse Theatre which hosts many international shows and the Omni Centre with numerous bars, restaurants and multi screen cinema. The area is also conveniently situated for access to the Scottish Parliament.

 

Inch

The popular Inch residential area lies approximately four miles south of the City Centre. The area is well placed for those working in the City Centre or the nearby Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

This area benefits from good transport links to both the City Centre and out with the city via the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass. Within the immediate vicinity of the area are a number of supermarkets, shops and schools, including the Cameron Toll shopping centre , with Straiton Retail Park nearby to meet additional shopping requirements.

 

Inverleith

Inverleith is a sought after area with a mix of residential properties and a good choice of local shopping facilities including Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets. Further facilities are also available at nearby Leith with Ocean Terminal complex providing shopping, restaurants and a multi screen cinema.

The area is only approximately three miles north of the City Centre which has an abundance of recreational facilities including theatres, bars and restaurants. The area also benefits from Inverleith Park and the Botanic Gardens and there is a good public transport service to the city centre and surrounding areas. There are good schools in the area in both the public and private sectors.

 

Joppa

Joppa is a highly desirable residential area, lying between Portobello and Musselburgh, both of which provide excellent shopping centres well able to supply most daily requirements. For more comprehensive shopping, there is a Tesco supermarket in Musselburgh and an Asda superstore just off Milton Road, as well as the extended retail park of Fort Kinnaird.

Schools ranging from nursery through to secondary levels are also conveniently located. Loretto Private School is within close proximity along with Portobello High School and Towerbank and St Johns RC primary schools.

There is a choice of buses travelling along either Milton Road or Joppa Road, taking you into the City centre in approximately twenty minutes. For those who have to travel further afield, the nearest access point to the Musselburgh Bypass is only a few minutes away. This in turn links up to the City ring-route taking you to all parts of Edinburgh and beyond very quickly.

In the other direction, through Musselburgh, lies East Lothian with its many golf courses and sandy beaches. The county town of Haddington, along with the seaside towns of North Berwick and Dunbar are all within easy reach.

 

Juniper Green

Juniper Green is a much sought after conservation area approximately three miles to the south-west of Edinburgh's City Centre, boasting an enviable setting with the Water of Leith and the Pentland Hills in close proximity.

While retaining a strong village community, it has expanded over the years to become a thriving community offering excellent local shops and services, with further shopping available at the Gyle Shopping Centre, Hermiston Gate Retail Park and of course the city centre.

There is a local primary school, with high school facilities available in nearby Currie. This area is convenient for access to Heriot Watt's Riccarton Campus and also Napier University at both Sighthill and Craiglockhart. Juniper Green has its own Bowling Club and Baberton Golf Club is nearby.

Regular bus services provide easy access into Edinburgh's centre and to other areas, while the City Bypass with its links to the central motorway network is easy accessible.

 

Kingsnowe

The Kingsknowe district is a sought after location and is well placed for access to all local amenities. There is a selection of shops nearby, schools, leisure and recreational facilities including the prestigious Kingsknowe Golf Course.

There is also a regular bus service which provides easy commuting in and around the surrounding area and to Edinburgh City Centre.

 

Kirkliston

The village of Kirkliston has a local post office and day to day shopping requirements. Further specialised shopping can be found at the South Gyle Shopping Centre and Edinburgh City Centre both within easy travelling distance.

There are public transport services which pass through the village and travel to Edinburgh and many surrounding areas. There is a primary school within the village with secondary education to be found at South Queensferry, again within easy travelling distance.

 

Leith

Leith enjoys an abundance of amenities including schools, local shops, bars and restaurants, and the Ocean Terminal Complex which also has bars and restaurants, good shopping facilities and a multi screen cinema.

There is also a Next Generation Health Club nearby and the area has good bus services to Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

 

Liberton

Liberton area of Edinburgh is approximately 3 miles south of the City Centre. Local facilities include the Leisure Centre at Gracemount, Hillend Ski Centre, Braids Golf Club and the Braids Golf Driving Range. Shopping Facilities at Cameron Toll and Straiton Retail Park are within easy reach.

The area is served with schooling from nursery to secondary levels. The City By-pass is nearby. There are numerous bus routes providing access to the City Centre and surrounding areas.

 

Little France

The local area is very convenient for all aspects for Edinburgh and is especially well placed for those employed at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary which is within walking distance. There are local shops nearby, leisure and recreational facilities all bring near at hand along with primary and secondary schools.

There is an excellent bus service which provides ease of commuting in and around the surrounding area and links to Edinburgh City Centre. A short journey away is Cameron Toll Shopping Centre where more extensive facilities can be found.

 

Lochend

Lochend is an established residential area lying to the East of Edinburgh City Centre. There is an excellent choice of shopping outlets in the vicinity, with a Co-op nearby, supported by the usual banks and postal services. Further shopping is available at the nearby Meadowbank retail park, with a comprehensive range of shops including a Sainsbury's supermarket.

Nearby Leith offers a huge variety of local amenities including Ocean Terminal shopping mall with an extensive range of retail outlets and multi screen cinema, and the cosmopolitan Shore area, with it's cosmopolitan bars, bistros and restaurants. A variety of leisure and recreational facilities is available at Lochend Park, Meadowbank Sports Centre, Holyrood Palace, Queen's Park and Arthur's Seat, with Leith Links offering leisurely walks and activities right on your doorstep.

An efficient public transport network operates to most parts of the town and surrounding areas. The city bypass and main motorway networks are also within easy reach.

 

Longstone

Longstone is a popular area which lies within easy reach of the city centre. There are a good choice of local amenities and an excellent range of shopping facilities in the area, including a number of supermarkets and The Gyle shopping centre is also closeby.

The area has good public transport links to the city centre and surrounding areas and also has easy access to the city bypass.

The area is also close to a good selection of recreational facilities including bars and restaurants, together with the Fountain Park Leisure Complex at Fountainbridge.

 

Marchmont

Marchmont is a sought after residential area to the South of the City Centre with good local shopping, banking and postal services and an abundance of bars and restaurants. Further shopping facilities can be found in the city centre itself and also at nearby Cameron Toll Shopping Centre.

In addition, there is an excellent choice of theatres, multi-screen cinemas and the Royal Commonwealth Pool. The area is also close to the Meadows which is an attractive public park and is also within walking distance of Arthur's Seat/Holyrood Park.

There is a good local transport service to the City Centre which, in any case, is within walking distance. There is also easy access to the City Bypass and main motorway networks.

 

Marchmont

Marchmont is a sought after residential area to the South of the City Centre with good local shopping, banking and postal services and an abundance of bars and restaurants.

Further shopping facilities can be found in the city centre itself and also at nearby Cameron Toll Shopping Centre. In addition, there is an excellent choice of theatres, multi-screen cinemas and the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

The area is also close to the Meadows which is an attractive public park and is also within walking distance of Arthur's Seat/Holyrood Park.

There is good local transport service to the City Centre which, in any case, is within walking distance. There is also easy access to the City Bypass and main motorway networks.

 

Meadowbank

Meadowbank is a popular area with easy access to the city centre and with a good choice of local shopping facilities. There is a Sainsbury's supermarket nearby at Meadowbank Retail Park and a Morrisons Supermarket at Portobello Road. Meadowbank Sports Stadium is within walking distance as are Queens Park and Arthur's Seat, and the area has an excellent public transport service to the city centre and surrounding areas. The city centre has an abundance of shopping and leisure facilities with an excellent choice of bars, restaurants, cinemas and theatres.

 

Moredun

Moredun is a popular, well established residential area which lies to the South of the City Centre. There is a variety of local shops with a large Morrisons within easy reach on Gilmerton Road. Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, The Fort and Fort Kinnaird Retail Parks are all a short drive away providing an abundance of shops, cafés, retail outlets and restaurants.

Frequent public transport runs to the city centre and surrounding areas with the City By-Pass being easily reached in turn providing links to major motorway networks, the A1 and Edinburgh International Airport proving ideal for the commuter.

The new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary is within walking distance as is Liberton Hospital. The area is conveniently situated for Edinburgh University's King's Buildings. Schooling is well represented in the area from nursery through to senior level. For recreational pursuits there are a number of golf courses in the area and Gracemount Leisure Centre with swimming pool is within easy reach.

 

Morningside

The Morningside area of the city is highly sought after and offers a wealth of superb facilities and shops close to the city centre.

Recent additions to the area include Waitrose, Tesco and Marks and Spencer. The area also has a number of delis, health food shops, coffee shops; the family run Dominion Cinema, Church Hill Theatre, banks and postal facilities etc. There are also a number of quality bars, bistros, restaurants and take aways in the area.

There is an excellent public transport service to the city centre and surrounding areas, also close by are Napier University, excellent nurseries, primary schools and secondary schools including George Watson's. Merchants Golf Course is also within the vicinity as are Craiglockhart Tennis and Sports Centre with attractive walks in nearby Craiglockhart Hill and Hermitage of Braid.

 

Mortonhall

The leafy and peaceful residential district of Mortonhall lies approximately three and half miles south of Edinburgh City Centre. Excellent local shopping facilities lie within nearby Liberton with the added amenities Morningside and Bruntsfield only a short drive or bus journey away.

There are a number of supermarkets within the area including those at the larger Straiton Retail Park. The area is conveniently placed for ease of access to both private and state primary and secondary schools, whilst for the commuter the City bypass is readily accessible, providing links to the A1, M8, M9, and Edinburgh International Airport.

The area proves popular with those seeking access to many of Edinburgh's business districts in addition to famous and historical places of interest. First class recreational facilities include several golf courses, Hillend all weather Ski Slope and wonderful walking within the Pentland Hills Regional Park.

 

Muirhouse

The Muirhouse district has a thriving community and is well placed for access to local services and amenities including local shops and retail outlets primary and secondary schools, public parks, the world famous Botanic Gardens being nearby with leisure and recreational facilities all being nearby.

There is also a regular bus service which provides ease of commuting in and around the surrounding area and swift links to Edinburgh City Centre.

 

Murrayfield

Murrayfield is a sought after residential area, on the outskirts of the city centre, with good public transport links to the city and surrounding areas with Haymarket Train Station within easy reach.

The area has a good choice of local shopping facilities at nearby Corstorphine, with a large Tesco supermarket and an excellent choice of shops available at The Gyle centre which is also within easy reach.

The area is also close to the city centre with excellent shopping and leisure facilities including an abundance of bars, restaurants, cinemas and theatres.

The area is well represented with primary and secondary schooling and there are a variety of recreational facilities to choose from, including Roseburn Park, Murrayfield Ice Rink, Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh Zoo.

 

New Town

Edinburgh's New Town has an abundance of shopping, leisure and recreational facilities on the doorstep. In addition to the many museums and art galleries, Edinburgh has the beautiful Princess Street gardens and Royal Botanic Gardens.

There are an excellent range of shops to cater for all tastes and many bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from. In addition Edinburgh has a good choice of cinemas and theatres. Edinburgh has a good public transport service throughout the city and beyond.

 

Newbridge

Newbridge is a small village with some local facilities with further shopping, banking and recreational facilities available at nearby Ratho and Broxburn and Uphall. The village is also within easy reach of South Gyle and Livingston both with an excellent choice of amenities.

The village has a public transport service to the city centre and the area has excellent road links to Edinburgh and surrounding areas, with the M8 and M9 motorways providing links to Edinburgh, the West and to the North.

The city bypass is also within easy reach, as is Edinburgh Airport. Both primary and secondary schooling is available in the area.

 

Newcraighall

Newcraighall is situated to the East of the city centre and is a popular area with excellent shopping facilities available at Fort Kinnaird leisure and retail complex, Asda at the Jewel and Cameron Toll shopping centre.

The area is within easy reach of the city centre and city bypass and benefits from a good public transport service, including a train station.

The area has schooling at both primary and secondary levels and leisure facilities are available at the Jack Kane centre and also the private Bannatyne's health club.

 

Newhaven

The popular residential conservation area of Newhaven lies to the north of the city centre. The area has a thriving community, and is well served by an excellent range of local amenities, including shops and a wide choice of leisure and recreational facilities, including the Next Generation Leisure Centre at Newhaven Harbour.

The city centre is easily accessible by car or by public transport, where a wider range of amenities can be found. Further facilities can also be found at the fashionable Waterfront area of Leith, which has undergone significant redevelopment in recent years, including the impressive Ocean Terminal shopping complex.

Schooling is well represented from nursery to senior level.

For the commuter there is an efficient public transport network which operates to most parts of the town and surrounding areas. The city bypass and main motorway networks are also within easy reach.

 

Newington

Newington is a popular area with a good range of local shopping facilities, banking and postal services and an excellent choice of bars, restaurants, takeaways.

The Cameron Toll Shopping Centre is close by with further shopping facilities including a large Sainsbury's. The area has good public transport services to the city centre and surrounding areas.

 

Niddrie

The established residential Niddrie area of Edinburgh lies to the East of the City Centre. There is a range of local amenities in the area with a wider range available at the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, the Asda Hypermarket and the Fort Kinnaird Retail Park. Schooling is well represented from nursery to senior level. The Edinburgh Royal Infirmary at Little France is also within easy reach.

The area is well served with public transport travelling to the city centre and surrounding areas. The city by-pass is approximately four miles from the area, providing links to Edinburgh International Airport and other major road networks.

 

Northfield

Northfield is a popular residential area approximately two miles east of Edinburgh City Centre. There are excellent local shopping and banking facilities in the area in addition to a Morrisons supermarket at Piershill, a large Asda at The Jewel and Meadowbank Retail Park with a Sainsbury's supermarket.

The area has a good regular public transport service to the city centre and surrounding areas and both primary and secondary schooling is also available close by. The area also benefits from a good choice of recreational facilities including bars, restaurants and takeaways.

 

Old Town

The Old Town area of Edinburgh is one of the most popular areas of the city, close to the city centre and with a good choice of bars, restaurants and shopping facilities together with excellent recreational facilities including theatres and cinemas, galleries and museums.

Cockburn Street is accessed off the Royal Mile and is therefore close to the Castle, the Palace of Holyrood, Dynamic Earth and the National Museum. For parks the city has the well known Princes St gardens, Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags and Calton Hill.

The area is also home to a number of university buildings and has easy access to Waverly Train Station and an excellent bus service throughout the city.

 

Oxgangs

The Oxgangs area of Edinburgh is a popular residential district to the South of the City Centre. The area has some local shopping facilities with additional facilities at nearby Colinton Village and there is a large Tesco Superstore and Morrisons nearby.

The area is well placed for easy access to the City Bypass providing links to the motorway network and there is a good public transport service to the City Centre. The area has a variety of recreational facilities including Hillend Ski Centre, Golf Courses, Craiglockhart Sports Centre and a variety of attractive walks including the Pentland Hills.

The area is well represented for schooling at both primary and secondary level in both the public and private sectors.

 

Parkhead

Parkhead Terrace is located to the West of the city centre and enjoys a variety of local shops to meet day to day needs together with its close proximity to Hermiston Gait and the Gyle retail parks for major high street names such as Tesco, Morrison's and Marks and Spencer's.

The area is very well served by the local public transport system together with Wester Hailes Railway station which links both to the city centre and to the west. The area is close to Napier and Heriot-Watt University campuses and ideally located for Edinburgh Business Park and Gogarburn.

The local area boasts many leisure and recreational facilities including a multi-screen cinema, swimming pool, golf courses, The Union Canal and enjoys ease of access to the Pentland Hills. The area is close to the City Bypass, the motorway network, the Forth Road Bridge and Edinburgh International Airport.

 

Peffermill

Peffermill is a popular and up and coming district situated around 3 miles south from the city centre. It is close to Cameron Toll shopping centre, which has a good range of national retailers, including a large Sainsburys as the anchor store.

Peffermill is a short journey away from the main Edinburgh University campuses, either by bus or bicycle. There are frequent bus services to the city centre, which is a short trip away. The vibrant district of Newington is close by and has a great range of restaurants, public houses as well as the Festival Theatre, Queen's Hall and Commonwealth Pool.

Holyrood Park, which offers endless possibilities for recreational pursuits, or simply feeding the ducks, is a short walk away. The city bypass, which allows access to the A1 south as well as the M8 motorway to the west, is a short drive away.

 

Piersfield

Situated to the East Side of Edinburgh, Piersfield Grove lies off Portobello Road in an area that has proven popular with the residential purchaser for many years. It is well placed to take advantage of an excellent choice of amenities at Jock's Lodge with further shops and banks on London Road with Princes Street being a short drive or bus ride away. In addition, Asda Hypermarket, Meadowbank Retail Park and The Fort Kinnard Retail Complex are all within reach. The surrounding area offers a variety of sporting and recreational facilities including the wide open spaces of Meadowfield and Holyrood Parks, with Duddingston and Craigentinny Golf Courses, and Meadowbank Sports stadium close to hand. The area has a good choice of schools at both primary and secondary level along with a wide and varied selection of nurseries and pre-school playgroups. There is an excellent public transport system operating from the main road, providing regular services to the City Centre and surrounding areas, with the City By-pass easily accessible via the Milton Link, making this an ideal location for the commuter.

 

Pilrig

Pilrig lies approximately two miles north east of the City Centre. Local shops on Newhaven Road/Bonnington Road sell most everyday requirements, while supermarkets are available at Canonmills (Tesco) in one direction and Leith (Scotmid) in the other, together with more extensive facilities.

Regular bus services run to the City Centre and to most parts of town and there is easy access to Ferry Road to the East Coast, the Forth Road Bridge, the City Bypass and motorway links beyond. Recreational facilities in the vicinity include a swimming pool with Pulse Centre, Pilrig Park, walks along the Water of Leith and Lethem and Victoria Parks.

 

Pilton

Pilton Loan is situated within the popular residential area of Pilton close to good local day to day shopping requirements. There is a large Morrisons store nearby on Ferry Road and further specialised shopping can be found at the Craigleith Shopping Complex and the City Centre both a short distance away.

There are regular public transport services which travel to the City Centre and many surrounding areas. Schooling can be found at primary and secondary levels within the vicinity. For leisure requirements, The Ainslie Park centre provides a variety of sporting opportunities.

Many pleasant and picturesque walks can be taken through the nearby Royal Botanical Gardens, Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith Walkway with cycle path.

 

Portobello

The popular area of Portobello is located to the east of the city centre. It is a good location for commuters with easy access to the City Centre, A1, Edinburgh City Bypass and major motorways.

There are many leisure and recreational facilities located nearby including the beach and promenade, swimming pool/fitness centre and all weather football pitches.

Portobello boasts a wide range of high street stores and smaller independent shops, Kinnaird Retail Park is also located close-by for more specialised shopping.

The local schools within the area are well regarded for both primary and secondary levels.

 

Powderhall

Powderhall Brae is within a 15-20 minute walk of the Edinburgh's main retail and commercial thoroughfares of Princes Street and George Street. The area offers all the convenience of City Centre living combined with the benefit of good local amenities at Canonmills.

There is an array of high quality restaurants, bars and shops in the surrounding area, especially on Broughton Street, at the nearby Omni Centre (which among other offerings has a multi screen cinema and a health centre) and at the St James shopping Centre. A Tesco Superstore is a very short walk away on Broughton Road.

There are also regular bus services to all parts of the City from nearby stops including the No. 36 to Leith and the Nos. 8, 23 and 27 to Princes Street and to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Waverley Railway Station and St Andrews Square bus station are also within walking distance.

The delightful open spaces of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park are within close proximity as is the impressive Water of Leith Walkway/Cycle path.

 

Ratho

Ratho is a picturesque village lying to the north west of Edinburgh, offering the benefits of a peaceful rural location yet is still within easy reach of the city. Within the village itself are several shops providing for daily requirements. More extensive shopping can be found nearby in both Corstorphine and the Gyle Shopping Centre.

The village is also well placed for a variety of leisure and recreational pursuits. The Bridge Inn, a local gastro pub overlooking the Union Canal, is within walking distance, while the Edinburgh International Climbing Centre and golf courses at Ratho Park and the Dalmahoy Country Club are a short drive away. There is a primary school in the village and the village is located within the catchment area of Balerno High School.

A regular bus service operates from the village into the centre of Edinburgh, with Ingliston and Hermiston Park & Ride, as well as Curriehill Train Station providing further public transport options. The city bypass and M8/M9 motorway networks are also within easy reach. The village is therefore very conveniently located for those who are required, perhaps in connection with their job, to travel throughout the region.

 

Ratho Station

Ratho Station itself is a very popular commuting base and is well placed for all local amenities and services including a selection of local shops which cater for everyday needs, a primary school, leisure and recreational facilities all being within the area.

A further benefit is the ease of access to the City bypass and main motorway networks which in turn lead to all major routes in and around the City, north and south, Edinburgh International Airport and Edinburgh City Centre. Edinburgh Business Park and the Gyle Shopping Centre are also just a short journey away making this ideal for employees from these areas.

 

Ravelston

Ravelston is a desirable and highly sought after residential area situated approximately 1.5 miles to the north west of Edinburgh's centre. The location allows easy access into the city yet is also conveniently placed for the City Bypass, Edinburgh International Airport and central Scotland's motorway network.

Leisure and recreational facilities in the area include golf courses at Ravelston and Murrayfield, several sports clubs, an ice rink, easy access to walks along the Water of Leith, Ravelston Woods and Corstorphine Hill, extensive local cycle paths and the renowned Murrayfield Rugby Stadium.

Craigleith Retail Park, including Sainsbury and Marks & Spencer, is located at the foot of Craigleith Crescent. The area is popular with families with excellent schools in both state and private sectors easily accessible.

 

Redhall

Redhall lies west of the City Centre. There are local shops catering for day-to-day requirements with an Asda Superstore at nearby Chesser. The Gyle Shopping Centre is only a short drive away and offers an extensive range of high street stores including Next, Gap and Marks & Spencers.

Leisure pursuits available include Kingsknowe Golf Course, Craiglockhart Sports Centre and Greens Health Club. Schooling for all age groups is well catered for.

A regular public transport service operates to and from the City Centre with the City By-pass within close proximity giving swift and easy access to major motorway networks and Edinburgh Airport.

 

Restalrig

The popular residential area of Restalrig is located on the east side of the city, with excellent public transport services to most parts of Edinburgh close by. The area has a number of shops for day to day requirements, with a range of specialist and general shops, restaurants and pubs shopping available at the nearby Meadowbank Retail Park & Ocean Terminal.

There is a variety of leisure & recreational activities in the vicinity, including Meadowbank Sports Centre & Craigentinny Golf Course. For the outdoor enthusiast, Leith Links offers leisurely walks and activities, and the scenic Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park are nearby.

Local schooling is available at both primary and secondary levels. Regular bus services provide access to the city centre and surrounding areas and the city bypass is about two miles away, which provides links to Edinburgh International Airport and other major motorway networks.

 

Roseburn

Roseburn is a popular address to the west of the City Centre and provides a wealth of amenities on the doorstep, a Sainsburys supermarket on Westfield Road and further retail facilities in nearby Corstorphine.

Recreation pursuits in the area include walks and cycles along the Water of Leith Walkway, Murrayfield Stadium, Ice Rink and Edinburgh Zoo.

The area is well placed for walking to Haymarket Railway Station, The West End and The City Centre.

 

Royston Mains

Situated to the North Side of Edinburgh, Royston Mains Avenue is an area made up of similar style properties that have proved popular with the residential purchaser. Excellent local shopping and banking facilities are available on hand to provide for every day requirements and there is a choice of two Morrisons supermarkets located nearby at Ferry Road or the Waterfront Broadway. In addition there is a large Asda hypermarket in Newhaven.

 

Saughton

Saughton is a well established district of Edinburgh which lies to the west of the city centre. The area is well placed to take advantage of a variety of shopping outlets in the vicinity, with further facilities available at the Gyle Complex and at Hermiston Gait, both of which are within easy reach. Leisure-wise the choice includes a swimming pool, a multi screen cinema, and there is a health centre, bank and post office.

Schooling is well represented from nursery to senior level, with Heriot Watt and Napier Campuses for the more mature student.

The area is also convenient for those connected with the Edinburgh Business Park and the Royal Bank Headquarters at Gogar.

An efficient public transport network operates to other parts of the city and surrounding areas. The city bypass and main motorway networks are also easily accessible, whilst for those seeking an alternative method of transport there are railway stations at Wester Hailes and South Gyle.

 

Shandon

Shandon is a Conservation area of Edinburgh, which lies in the southwest side of the city, approximately 3 miles from the city centre. Shandon is well served with local shops, Asda Superstore, bars and restaurants, with leisure facilities available at the Fountainpark Leisure Complex on Dundee Street.

Craiglockhart Sports & Tennis Centre in Colinton Road also near the Harrison Parks, Union Canal and Edinburgh Quay. Good schooling can be found at primary and secondary levels within the vicinity, George Watson's College and Rudolf Steiner School.

The area is also convenientl for access to Edinburgh Business Park, South Gyle Station and the city by-pass which provides links to Edinburgh Airport and other major road networks. There are regular public transport services by which to travel to the city centre and many surrounding areas.

 

Sighthill

Sighthill is a residential area to the west of the City Centre. Local amenities include a chemist and newsagent at Sighthill Shopping Centre. Also nearby is an ASDA store at Chesser as well as further shopping facilities at Hermiston Retail Park and the Gyle Shopping Centre. For commuters, Calder Road is one of the City's main arteries providing quick and easy access to the City Bypass, M8, M9 motorway network and Edinburgh Airport. There is a train station at Edinburgh Park with direct links to the City Centre and the West, and there are frequent bus services to and from the area. Also nearly are Stevenson College and Napier University's Sighthill Campus and there is schooling at primary and secondary level within easy reach.

 

Slateford

Slateford is located to the south west of Edinburgh City centre and offers local primary schooling, a range of convenience shopping to include a recently opened branch of Asda, together with a variety of leisure and recreation facilities to include the Fountainbridge and Greens Leisure Complexes.

Although the City Centre is within walking distance a frequent public transport service operates to and from the centre together with the Business and Commercial areas. The Slateford Rail Station is close by and offers a regular commuter service into the City Centre and the West Lothian Towns.

 

South Queensferry

South Queensferry is a great location to live just on the outskirts of Edinburgh City Centre being an approximate nine mile journey with good road, rail and bus links.

South Queensferry has a good selection of local amenities and services including local shops and supermarkets, well respected primary and secondary schools with ample leisure and recreational facilities within the area.

South Queensferry sits on the shores of the Firth of Forth and the famous Forth Bridges. Edinburgh City Bypass is also easily accessible which in turn leads to all other major routes in and around the area and to Edinburgh International Airport.

 

Southhouse

Southhouse is a popular residential area close to Gracemount, Gilmerton and Liberton with an excellent choice of local shopping facilities including a Morrisons supermarket on Gilmerton Road, Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, Asda Hypermarket, Fort Kinnaird Retail Park and Straiton Retail Park, all within easy reach. Fort Kinnaird also has a multi screen cinema, restaurants and a ten pin bowling alley.

The area is well catered for with both primary and secondary schooling and there is a wide variety of recreational facilities available including Gracemount Leisure Centre.

The area has good public transport links to the City Centre and surrounding areas and also has easy access to the City Bypass.

 

Stenhouse

Stenhouse is situated to the west of the City Centre and has good public transport services to the City Centre and surrounding areas. The area is also within easy reach of the City Bypass and links to the M8 and M9 motorways.

There are some local shopping facilities in the area with further shopping available at nearby Corstorphine and the Gyle Shopping Centre and the area has the usual local amenities including schools, post offices and a variety of recreational facilities including a golf course and Murrayfield Stadium.

 

Stockbridge

Stockbridge is a very popular area close to the City Centre. It has excellent local shopping facilities including many interesting and unusual shops and numerous bars and restaurants.

Recreational amenities in the locality include the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park and there is a swimming pool and gym within walking distance on Glenogle Road. There are pleasant walks along the nearby Water of Leith and the main business centres of the City are within easy walking distance.

Regular bus services operate to the City Centre and surrounding other areas.

 

Telford

Telford Road lies north west of the city centre next to the Western General Hospital. The area has an excellent range of shopping facilities, is well represented from nursery to senior level schooling.

 

The Inch

The Inch is a popular residential area to the south of the City Centre with an excellent choice of local amenities including shopping and recreational facilities. The area also has a good choice of public transport services to the City Centre and beyond and is well represented with primary and secondary schooling.

The Inch is close to the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre with easy access to the City Centre and also has easy access to the City Bypass. The area is also close to the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

 

The Shore

The highly regarded Shore area of the City boasts a waterfront rich in history, overlooking the picturesque Water of Leith. The area is host to a wide range of amenities and a fabulous range of unique shops, Michelin starred restaurants and upmarket pubs.

The Shore has been radically transformed into vibrant community of quality apartments and penthouses since the Tall Ships visited over the last few years, and is much sought after by professionals and investors alike. The area is easily accessed either by car or by public transport. The Scottish Government is now established in the dock area, as is the former Royal Yacht Britannia.

A short walk away is Edinburgh's flagship shopping and cinema complex the Ocean Terminal and there is a wide selection of bars, restaurants and bistros. There is also the benefit of a regular bus service which provides ease of commuting in and around the surrounding areas and through Edinburgh City Centre and Princes Street which are only a short journey away.

 

The Wisp

Conveniently situated south of Edinburgh City Centre, The Wisp is a established residential area, and is particularly convenient for access to the new Royal Infirmary. There are regular bus services into Edinburgh City centre which is also within easy driving distance.

The location is also particularly convenient for access to Musselburgh, Joppa and East Lothian. Local shopping is excellent, with the shopping centres at Cameron Toll, Fort Kinnaird and Straiton all being within easy reach. The Edinburgh City Bypass, with its links to the motorway system and Edinburgh Airport is reached in a matter of minutes.

 

Tollcross

Tollcross is a popular area with a good range of local shopping facilities, banking and postal services and an excellent choice of bars, restaurants, takeways. The area is also close to a variety of cinemas and theatres and is within walking distance of the city centre with further shopping and recreational facilities.

The Fountain Park Centre is also within easy reach. There are a variety of schools in the area and good public transport services to the city centre and surrounding areas.

 

Trinity

Trinity is one of the City's most respected and highly sought after residential areas bordered to the north by the Forth Estuary and to the south by the City itself. It has character and maturity and comprises a wide variety of substantial housing styles set within large attractive gardens.

Throughout the area, there are clusters of local shopping facilities, banking and Post Office services, in addition to which the City Centre lies little more than two miles away and is readily accessible by bus or car. Neighbouring Goldenacre, Comely Bank and Stockbridge, all offer an eclectic mix of leisure and shopping facilities including a large branch of Morrisons.

Very nearby are both Starbank and Victoria Parks, as are the Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Park and the picturesque village and harbour of Newhaven. Leith's fashionable waterfront restaurants, cafes and bistros are also readily accessible, as is Ocean Terminal.

 

West End

Edinburgh's prestigious West End is within easy reach of the City Centre. There are convenient local shopping facilities at Haymarket, with a large Sainsburys at Blackhall, another at Murrayfield and a Waitrose at Comely Bank.

Excellent schools in the area include St George's School for Girls, Stewart's Melville, Mary Erskine College and Roseburn Primary School. There are numerous bus services into the City Centre and Haymarket Railway Station is within walking distance.

Recreational facilities include pleasant walks along the Water of Leith and Corstorphine Hill, Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh Zoo. The area also has access to the extensive and well maintained Douglas Gardens for a modest annual fee.

There are also two of Edinburgh's most impressive churches nearby, St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral with its three spires dominating the skyline, and the twin-domed Palmerston Place Church. There is good access via Corstorphine Road to the City Bypass, airport and motorway routes north and west.

 

West Pilton

The West Pilton district has a thriving community and is situated to the north west of Edinburgh City Centre, with local amenities and services including shops, primary and secondary schools, leisure and recreational facilities all being near at hand.

There is also a regular bus service which provides ease of commuting in and around the surrounding area and swift links to the City Centre.

 

Wester Hailes

The established area of Wester Hailes, which lies to the south west of the City Centre, is a popular location for commuters with easy access to the City Bypass and Central Motorway Network. There are also good public transport links to the City Centre. The airport is also approximately four miles away.

There is a wide range of local shopping facilities including the Wester Hailes Shopping Centre, whilst the Gyle Shopping Centre and Hermiston Gait Retail Park are approximately two miles away.

This area also benefits from close proximity to an Odeon Cinema complex and the Wester Hailes Education Centre where facilities include a swimming pool, dance studio, gymnasium, multi purpose sports hall, soft play area, squash courts, outdoor training area and grass pitches.

 

Willowbrae

The Willowbrae area is situated to the East of the City Centre with excellent public transport services to the City Centre and surrounding areas. The area also has easy access to the City Bypass and there are a good range of local shopping facilities including supermarkets with Sainsbury's at the Meadowbank Retail Park, Morrisons on Portobello Road and the Asda Hypermarket at the Jewel. The area has some recreational facilities including Meadowbank Sports Centre and Holyrood Park is also within reach. The City Centre itself boasts a superb range of leisure and recreational facilities including excellent shopping facilities.

 

Independent reviews from

Rated 4.94 based on 251 reviews

  • Very friendly helpful service, did what they said they were going to do when they said they'd do it. Straightforward process in the marketing of my house and getting it to closing date stage.
    Denise, Edinburgh, 24 February 2018
  • Jim, Kim and Lorraine.Thank you so much from start to finish you have been amazing. Nothing was to much of a bother you were always very reassuring and professional. You were in contact weekly for updates and communicated everything so well. Even when I contacted yourselves you got back to me right away to put my mind at ease. Thanks again for everything onwards and upwards to my new beginnings.
    Jayne Brockie, 8 February 2018
  • Throughout the whole process I was well looked after. Jim was lovely, quick and efficient with the original assessment of my house and made things happen very quickly. Kim was wonderful! Reassuring me at every stage and giving me the best advice. I trusted her completely and really did get the best price for my house. 5 star experience! Second time I have used McDougal Mqueen to sell a house and it certainly won't be the last!
    Ashleigh, 16 February 2018
  • Jane gave us fantastic advice, was supportive, proactive, professional and very easy to communicate with. Could not recommend her more highly.
    MKB, 25 January 2018
  • A very positive & simple experience to sell my first home - I dealt with both Caroline & Andrea and both were helpful, patient and very quick to keep me informed of any progress with the sale. Thank you both!
    Louise, 18 May 2018
  • Process was straight forward and the staff had to deal with 2 clients as a power of attorney was also in place. My mother would have struggled with the process as most of the communication was via email, however written/ mail was an option.
    Fiona Dick, 22 February 2018
  • Brilliant! Absolute pleasure to deal with. The McQueen Legal team deliver exactly what they promise and more. Highly recommended for residential property transactions.
    Shona Harrower, 7 November 2017
  • Just a short note to say Thank You the entire Property Team at McQueen Legal and especially Angela, Wendy, Leigh and Lynne for helping us get our flat sold. We found them to be knowledgeable and professional throughout the process of selling(still in the process of buying with them too!). We especially appreciated that they took the time to listen to our concerns and answer our many questions. We highly recommend them.
    P&S, 2 April 2018
  • As a first time buyer, Lynn made the process very clear to me from the outset, provided a clear of understanding of what was required of me and kept me regularly updated on what stage the proceedings were at. Reliable, helpful and friendly - I would recommend Lynn to anyone looking to move house.
    Patrick Jack, 29 January 2018
  • Julie dealt with my house sale , she was very efficient and helpful. I found McQueen legal very efficient and well informed with my sale . Will be using again for my next house purchase whenever that may be
    Claire, 1 November 2017
  • Extraordinary, extremely efficient, outstanding service and very informative and hands down the best solicitor I've ever dealt with. I would most definitely recommend to my friends and other family members who are looking for a solicitor.
    Owen, 26 January 2018
  • I don't have a bad word to say about the service we received. Kirsty was dedicated, patient and very knowledgeable about the current market. In light of this, as first time buyers, we were given realistic advice on how to proceed in a competitive market. Thank you very much for all you've done.
    Sam Walker & Sophie Milner, 5 May 2018
  • Would recommend this company to others as I received a 5* service from Wendy from day one she made everything so easy for me from the viewing right through to handling the offers. It was an outstanding service!! Thank You
    John Pearce, 22 May 2018
  • Kirsty and Fiona were extremely helpful and proactive, which made our first time buying experience easy and enjoyable. They were in touch throughout the process, with clear explanations and as mentioned above - great proactivity. We recommend their services very highly.
    Agata and Tim, 13 April 2018
  • As I didn't have much experience of putting offers on property and navigating the system, it was really helpful having Kirsty's help. She was quick to respond to emails and very clear about what information we needed to provide.
    M Yandoli, 4 May 2018
  • Fantastic service from the initial pre-sale valuation throughout marketing and continuing towards conclusion of sale. Personal service from Angela, Wendy & ongoing from Solicitor Dianne Ripoll.
    Mrs Maguire, 12 April 2018
  • Selling my Mum's house was made easy thanks to Fiona. I was kept informed every step of the way and the work that I had to do was minimal. On the day of completion Dorothy was also very helpful. Thank you.
    Louise, 8 June 2018
  • We found the staff to be very helpful, keen to support and respond to any questions being asked. They provided a proactive, professional service, giving best advice and keeping us fully informed on progress at all times. Overall, it reduced the stress, increased confidence, resulting in a successful completion. We would certainly recommend them.
    Craig and Debs, 13 May 2018
  • Fast, efficient sale of our house. Our 5 bedroomed property sold in only 3 weeks. A fraction of the time we expected. Wendy, in particular, was always on hand to deal with any queries, helped by Yvette. A very professional team. I would highly recommend them.
    Margaret S, 22 November 2017
  • The process from start to finish was very satisfying. The staff at the penicuik branch were really helpful would recommend them 100% .thanks again. James @marina
    james Ramage, 8 February 2018
  • Nadia was friendly, courteous, a consummate professional. Delighted to have her deal with our transaction. Would recommend her wholeheartedly and hope to have business dealings with her in the future.,
    T and J Dewar, 3 November 2017
  • Julie has been phenomenal in helping out to our sale of properties or buying..and also any advice we needed .Julie has always been there on the other side of the phone. I would strongly recommend Julie for her professionalism
    G muir, 29 January 2018
  • This was my first house purchase and Lynn was excellent at reassuring me and keeping me updated with the progress. She would always respond to any questions I had straight away and nothing was too much bother. A really great service provided
    Ross, 29 January 2018
  • Great levels of service and an attention to detail! Really recommend to anyone looking to sell a property. Thumbs up!
    Super, 19 June 2018
  • I would thoroughly recommend McDougall McQueen when selling a house. Each step of the process was dealt with by Caroline and Andrea, professionally and I was kept informed every step of the way. I was in a position where I had never sold a property and as such all my questions were answered promptly. Thank you. Louise
    Louise, 10 April 2018
  • Excellent service from Mary McQueen, Jane Yarrington and Pamela McKeand. The purchase was under considerable time pressure and had to complete in under 6 weeks. McDougall McQueen provided an efficient and quality service from initial enquiry, home search and completion of the purchase. Highly recommended...
    Ryan Davidson, 12 April 2018
  • I couldn't fault the help we had from Kirsty. She knew what she was talking about and her help and advice was invaluable. She was always very prompt in responding and I'm sure that that was key to our quick success in securing a property. Thank you so much.
    Polly, 20 April 2018
  • As a first time buyer Tracey was always quick to respond to me and help out where she could. Buying a flat is daunting and there is so much to learn so she made it easier for me to understand. 5* Service. Thank you so much for all your help.
    Isla Mc, 24 April 2018
  • Found yvette very helpful. She was always cheery when talking to me over the phone. Always kept me updated from start to finish with the sale of my property
    Marion, 22 February 2018
  • Kirsty McBain has made our first time buy a breeze and I would highly recommend her to anyone. She's very pro active and gets the job done properly and fast.
    Connor and Shannon, 13 April 2018
  • Lynn, provided us with great service throughout our homebuying experience. She was always super quick to reply to any queries and provided guidance where it was needed. Would highly recommend Lynn McDougall McQueen :)
    Rebekah Tod and Euan Pringle, 28 February 2018
  • The staff were excellent. Regular daily updates. Friendly and very helpful with great advice. I would fully recommend this team to assist you in selling your property.
    Mr, 20 June 2018
  • My whole selling/buying experience has been dealt with by a 1st Class Team - any questions/queries answered with confidence and reassurance. A truly Professional Team who all knew exactly what was happening - and they were always happy to listen and give advice. A very confident and welcoming team. A truly Professional Team who I would recommend to all family and friends. Thank you all for an 'easy' move.
    Mrs S Dalkeith, 25 June 2018
  • I received a superb, professional service for two remortgages. Almost as importantly, the service given had a light, personal touch which I found immensely reassuring. Thank you to everyone involved.
    Tom Downey, 11 May 2018
  • Very helpful staff in getting documents sorted and help in purchasing the property. Took a long while in dealing with seller and their agent but Kirsty and Pamela persevered and got the property for me in the end. Thank you very much.
    Moiz, 7 May 2018
  • Very happy with the service and professionalism shown by all the staff at McDougall McQueen during the sales process of my father's property. The dread quickly disappeared with a friendly and efficient service, with everything being communicated clearly, and everything done on time with zero delays.
    Alex MacD, 1 February 2018
  • absolutely outstanding service, reasonable price, no hidden cost, prompt contact to arrange viewings, no delay for the people interested in our flat and for us to set the convenient time for it , sold very quickly. On the purchase side again excellent service - all process went smoothly and on the day of purchase we GOT our keys AT 10.00 AM! This make our life much easy and for our kids . Big thanks for all the team!
    Krystyna, 15 May 2018
  • Jane was for us our best support. Her's proactive and professional approach provide us all necessary details to obtain the desired result. Jane was patient with us; encourage us to move forward and finally she prove her's ability to deal with us as a new customer. We strongly recommend her as a solicitor!!! All the best, Jane. A BIG THANK YOU, AGAIN! Alina &Marian
    Alina&Marian Onita, 10 April 2018
  • Thanks to Andrea, Caroline and all the team at McDougall McQueen. Very efficient, professional and friendly service from the sales team. The team's excellence was reflected in our very fast sale - 8 days from going on the market.
    Colin, 2 February 2018
  • Was really happy with all aspects of getting house onto the market. All questions answered and attention to detail was excellent. Was kept informed with regard viewing and notes of interest and offers received.
    brian/ailean, 16 April 2018

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