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Edinburgh Residential
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80 Queen Street
United Kingdom
Opening Hours:
Monday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Tuesday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Wednesday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Thursday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Friday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 4.00pm

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Living in Edinburgh


Edinburgh lies on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags which rise from the generally flat landscape of the Lothians. The inspiring capital of Scotland is a city of contrasts, with the atmospheric cobbled streets of the Old Town and the beautiful Georgian terraces and avenues of the New Town, both listed as World Heritage Sites. Dominating the city skyline is Edinburgh Castle, one of Scotland’s most iconic visitor attractions its One O’clock Gun has been fired almost daily since 1861.

A modern, dynamic city, Edinburgh is famous for international festivals; attracting the world’s leading performers to the annual Edinburgh Festival which includes events such as the Edinburgh Fringe, the largest performing-arts festival in the world; the Edinburgh International Festival; the Edinburgh Military Tattoo; and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Over 1 million overseas visitors come to Edinburgh each year making it the second most visited tourist attraction in the UK.

There are a wide variety of attractions to enjoy from museums and art galleries, to great theatres offering excellent shows, historic houses, churches and cathedrals. The Royal Botanic Garden extends over 70 acres, boasting a rich living collection of plants, and is a world-renowned centre for plant science and education.

With plenty of markets, local stores, exclusive bars, vibrant cookery schools and first class restaurants and pubs, Edinburgh offers a great range of eating and drinking experiences. The city has a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a distinctly Scottish twist, offering an amazing shopping experience whether you seek cutting-edge fashion or unique Scottish designed jewellery.

Edinburgh has a diverse range of sport and adventurous activities on offer from climbing and skiing to paintballing and kite surfing. There are a number of great walks in Edinburgh and the Lothians, a wide range of golf courses that include historic links venues, and plenty of off-road mountain biking routes available through the surrounding countryside. Rugby is one of the most popular sports in Scotland; the highlight of the rugby calendar being when Edinburgh hosts international matches played at the mighty Murrayfield stadium.

The choice and quality of schooling continues to excel throughout the region, and with excellent communications by road and rail, and an international airport on the doorstep, Edinburgh remains an extremely popular location.

Property available in Edinburgh

Edinburgh estate agents, Knight Frank, handle a wide variety of property for sale in Scotland ranging from cottages, houses and flats, to country houses, castles, estates and even islands. Our city department handles the sale of gracious Georgian townhouses, elegant period villas of the Victorian and Georgian period as well as contemporary modern housing and traditional City Centre flats in all the renowned prime residential areas of Edinburgh.


Edinburgh city sprawls over a landscape which is the product of early volcanic activity, and later periods of intensive glaciation. During the Iron and Bronze ages, stone settlements scattered the Pentland Hills which overlook the Edinburgh of today. Over time the Castle Rock was most probably used as a lookout post, guarding against invasion from the north. Up until the year 1018, the area was part of The Kingdom of Northumbria and ruled by King Edwin for part of this time. The area became known as ‘Din Eidyn’ translated as ‘Edwin’s Fort’, and over time became ‘Edwinesburch’ and later ‘Edinburgh’.

By the 12th century, Edinburgh was an established settlement, becoming the capital of Scotland in 1437 and gaining city status in 1889. During the Victorian era, Edinburgh earned itself a nickname as ‘Auld Reekie’ due to the smoke from the steam engines and the pollution of the industrial revolution. Today Edinburgh combines both modern architecture, such as the Scottish Parliament, alongside traditional buildings such as the wonderful Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Places of interest

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Royal Mile
  • St Giles’ Cathedral
  • St Mary’s Cathedral
  • Royal Botanic Garden
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Gladstone’s Land
  • The Georgian House
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Royal Observatory
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Scottish National Gallery
  • Holyrood Park
  • The Meadows


Getting to Edinburgh


  • 1, A68, M74
  • From the North M8, M9, M90


  • From London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley East Coast Line


  • Edinburgh International Airport


Local authority

The City of Edinburgh Council
City Chambers
High Street
0131 200 2000

Taxi/chauffeur services

Central Taxis
0131 229 2468

City Cabs
0131 228 1211


Schooling within Edinburgh is renowned on a worldwide basis. Many of Edinburgh’s schools now have a nucleus of students from many countries, including Russia and China.

  • St George’s School
    Garscube Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 6BG
    0131 311 8000
  • Mary Erskine & Stewart’s Melville
    Ravelston, Edinburgh, EH4 3NT
    0131 311 1111
  • Edinburgh Academy
    42 Henderson Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5BL
    0131 556 4603
  • Fettes College
    Carrington Road, Edinburgh, EH4 1QX
    0131 332 2281
  • Loretto
    Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7RE
    0131 653 4444
  • Cargilfield
    37 West Barnton Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 6HU
    0131 336 2207

Bars and restaurants

  • Café Andaluz
    77B George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3EE
    0131 220 9980
  • Centotre
    103 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3ES
    0131 225 1550
  • Castle Terrace Restaurant
    Traditional Cuisine
    33-35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EL
    0131 229 1222
  • The Honours
    58 North Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3LU
    0131 220 2513

Hospitals and Medical practices

  • Royal Infirmary
    Old Dalkeith Road
    EH16 4SA
    0131 536 1000
  • Spire Murrayfield Hospital
    122 Corstorphine Road
    EH12 6UD
    0131 334 0363
  • Edinburgh is home to the Royal College of Surgeons

Theatres and cinemas

  • Festival Theatre
    13-29 Nicolson Street
    EH8 9FT
    0131 529 6000
  • King’s Theatre
    2 Leven Street
    EH3 9LQ
    0131 529 6000
  • Lyceum Theatre
    Grindlay Street
    EH3 9AX
    0131 248 4848
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    18 – 22 Greenside Place
    EH1 3AA
    0844 871 3014