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City of Edinburgh

Looking for a new home in the city of Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is a capital city, a cultural capital, a focal point for business, industry, and tourism. These are just some of the reasons why Edinburgh is a highly sought-after place to live. With beautiful architecture, dramatic views, and a great history, this is a dynamic place to be if you are looking for a new home. For those living in the city suburbs and slightly further afield, there’s the added benefit of being close to some glorious countryside such as the Pentland Hills Regional Park, as well as to the coast. The city also has great connections to most areas of Scotland, as well as flights and rail links to much of the UK.

Living in City of Edinburgh

Travel and transport

The Edinburgh bypass play an important role in connecting the different parts of the city. It connects with the M8 and M9, which are key routes for commuters. Edinburgh Waverley train station has regular services to Glasgow, Dundee, Perth and further afield to Leeds, Manchester, and London Kings Cross. For travel by air, Edinburgh airport is just over 7 miles from the city centre, offering a wide range of national and international destinations.

Local information

Historic sites include Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Arthur’s Seat, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Cultural events include the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Shopping in the city centre starts with Princes Street, and includes the Kinnaird Shopping Centre and the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, both out from the city centre. The Pentland Hills Regional Park is a stunning landscape to the south of the city, and the famous Forth Bridge at Queensferry is the connection with Fife.


Local schools

Edinburgh boasts a wide range of well-respected schooling for children of all ages, with several featuring among the best schools in Scotland. There’s an excellent choice of nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools, independent schools, and colleges in and around the city. Edinburgh University is world-renowned and Edinburgh Napier University is another educational asset for the city.