Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city that offers a wide range of opportunities for those who are looking to buy a home. The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is the country’s most populous city and hosts many attractions including world-class shopping districts, beautiful architecture, and rich culture. If you’re interested in finding out more about this beautiful Scottish destination, read on!

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Best places to live in Edinburgh

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Town houses in Edinburgh

Areas to consider in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has many different areas that are worth considering when choosing where to live, including:

The City Centre – always a good option because there are plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from as well as easy access to public transport links.

Leith – has properties with a lot of character, excellent travel links to the rest of Edinburgh and is an up-and-coming area to look out for. Leith is also famous for its fantastic marina and being a hub for Edinburgh’s nightlife.

Prestonfield –  boasts stunning views over Edinburgh Castle across open countryside and is home to the oldest house in Edinburgh, Prestonfield House. This area is becoming increasingly popular for families and professionals alike due to its proximity to the city centre. It is also home to a number of good schools, making it an attractive area if you are looking at property with children in mind or have young family members.

Grange – has a village-like feel and some of the best local amenities within easy reach; it’s more affordable than other areas but still offers excellent access to public transport links and short commutes into the town centre. The Grange is a good option for those looking to settle down in Edinburgh, as the area has excellent local amenities and transport links are also convenient. It can be found north of The City Centre on the other side of Holyrood Park.

Morningside – provides excellent commuter links into the city centre but also benefits from being just minutes away from Bruntsfield Links golf course which hosts international tournaments every year. The area has beautiful Victorian properties which are typically family homes due to their size and there are also excellent local schools in the vicinity should you be looking for somewhere to raise a family.

View over Edinburgh at night

Transport links in Edinburgh

As you might expect from Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh has excellent transport links. The city’s airport is the main regional hub for Lothian and Edinburgh. You can also find a few international flights from here each day too, so if you’re looking to travel abroad, this could well be your best option.

Then there are the railways which run throughout Scotland in general but have been significantly improved by both Network Rail and ScotRail over recent years – plus it has never been easier or cheaper to get cheap train tickets when planning ahead online with our website!

The cheapest way around Edinburgh might just be on foot where you’ll no doubt stumble upon some hidden gems along the way that will add up together to make one great experience of living in this lovely capital city.

Edinburgh Castle

What is there to do in Edinburgh?

Much like any capital city, Edinburgh has a lot to offer its residents and visitors alike. The major attractions like Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland or the Royal Yacht Britannia might be great places to visit but you could also consider checking out some local galleries such as the Scottish Portrait Gallery or pop into one of the many museums dotted throughout the city for an educational experience that is sure to satisfy your inner history buff!

If you love art and literature then make sure not to miss visiting the Writers’ Museum which will give you an insight into how writers work while taking in their surroundings at home.

If nature is more your thing then there’s no shortage of parks in Edinburgh, or if you are feeling even more adventurous,  you can go for a trip out of town and explore some of the many forests that dot the wild and ancient Scottish countryside.

 

Reviews in Edinburgh

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Great place to live!

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Review Date Jul 2024

The building is in great location on a quiet area, close to parks and good restaurants, bus stop and grocery stores.

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Almost everything here is great, the flat, the common areas, the gym and good maintenance of the building. The furniture (bed, desk, chairs, and dining table) are quite nice but the only thing that can be improved is the quality of couch in the flat. It is poor quality and should be replaced for better comfort.

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I wish I had sat on the couch and the bed to try the quality. The mattress is good quality but the couch is not.

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yes, my wash and dryer was not working properly and they replaced it right away

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Fantastic value, unbeatable location and great building management

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Review Date Jul 2024

The local area has everything you need in terms of restaurants, shops and public transport links, you can arrive on princes street by walking ~15mins. There’s free parking available within walking distance.
Generally no noise issues

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Plain modern design that is very easy to personalise. We have a bring me box for safe and reliable parcel delivery. The building is managed well – weekly cleans of communal areas and an responsive host who helps us to fix/replace things whenever necessary.

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I can’t think of anything at the momentt, my stay has been as accepted

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Quickly replies to emails and sends the appropriate person to help fix the issue.

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Review Date Jun 2024

I was a really keen walker so love that everything was so close and the canal was great for running!

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I really liked the cleanliness of the building and the fact everything i could need or want to go to was in walking distance – loads of light in the apartment and never really needed to use the heating. guys on the desk were always friendly and helpful.

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canal is near here and great for a walk or run rather than going on streets

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didnt have any issues but always someone around if need anything

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Great base for the city!

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Review Date Jun 2024

what an amazing complex, it was close to everything in the city and some great little eateries nearby

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i really enjoyed my time here as it was close to everything i needed. I could work in the space downstairs and then head out at lunch or in the evening with everything just a walk away – weather permitting! The staff are really helpful and will really miss them and all the facilities in the building

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nothing – i rented elsewhere before and this was much better

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any requests can be put through an app and the guys are super quick at getting back

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Manager Response

Hi Ger,

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review and I am delighted to read your feedback about the nieghbourhood, I will be sure this is shared with the team.

All the best,

Simon