Charles Church

Edinburgh and the Lothians

Discover what living in one of our new homes in Edinburgh and the Lothians is like. Use our guide to the key cities, famous landmarks, special landscapes and things to do as your starting point.

This relatively small region of Scotland enjoys all the benefits of having the country’s capital at its heart. With its great connections, Edinburgh and the Lothians is an ideal and inspiring region for you to find your new home.

Edinburgh puts history, culture and tourism, hand in hand with business and industry. East Lothian is home to Scotland’s famous Golf Coast, Midlothian claims the Pentland Hills National Park, and West Lothian hosts the great motorway links between Edinburgh, Glasgow and Falkirk and across the Forth from Queensferry to Dunfermline.

Our developments in the Edinburgh and the Lothians

Edinburgh and the Lothians’ counties

As well as the area covered by the city and suburbs of Edinburgh, the region is divided into the three counties of East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian. East and West Lothian have the shores of the Firth of Forth in common, while Midlothian has the high ground of the Pentland Hills Regional Park.

Cities in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Edinburgh calls the city shots, but the region’s main towns; Falkirk, Gorebridge, Linlithgow, Livingston and North Berwick are important regional centres too.

Landmarks in Edinburgh and the Lothians

The Falkirk Horses, ‘the Kelpies’, are the largest equine sculptures in the world, towering 30 metres above the Forth and Clyde Canal. Edinburgh Castle commands landmark status too, with panoramic views over the Scottish capital. The iconic Forth Bridges – the Forth Bridge, Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing – make a dramatic statement too.

Landscapes in Edinburgh and the Lothians

The Firth of Forth brings the waters of several Scottish rivers to the North Sea and it’s very much a part of the landscape here. Inland, the Pentland Hills are on the horizon south of Edinburgh and to the east, the coastline is a 40-mile landscape of beaches and harbours.

Things to do in Edinburgh and the Lothians

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival tops the entertainment bill with an annual extravaganza of street theatre, music, dance and art. The Falkirk Wheel and the Falkirk Horses are a day out that will grab your attention and of course, there’s always a round of golf to be had in East Lothian.