New Homes in Edinburgh
Scotland’s capital of Edinburgh is steeped in ancient history while still being a modern and cosmopolitan city. Discover new houses and flats in Edinburgh for sale now with Barratt Homes.
Offering culture, history, shopping, attractions and festivals, buying new homes in Edinburgh will offer you the ultimate in city living, while still allowing you to escape into the wilds of the nearby Pentland Hills.
Things to see and do
Edinburgh Castle is one of the city’s highlights, standing loftily above Princes Street Gardens. You can take a visit to the Crown Jewels and Stone of Destiny, as well as admiring the magnificent views afforded by its position.
At Multrees Walk is you’ll find luxury designer brands, high street favourites can be found on Princes Street, and George Street is the place to go for boutiques and great restaurants, while the Royal Mile is the perfect place to pick up authentically Scottish goods.
Further attractions include the Museum of Edinburgh, St Giles Cathedral, Real Mary King’s Close and Holyrood Park. The city also has a number of great restaurants so whether you’re looking for Michelin starred cuisine, a cosy meal in a bistro or international fare, you’ll find it here.
Edinburgh’s residents know how to party, and every year you can get involved with fantastic Hogmanay celebrations at New Year and the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival over the summer. These celebrations are world famous and draw visitors from across the globe.
Education in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is home to several schools, including the famous Fettes College, an independent boarding and day school. It’s also popular with university students wanting to study in the city and offers a variety of options including The University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University.
Edinburgh Transport Links
Whether arriving by land, air or rail, Edinburgh offers superb transport links.
If you’re travelling by road, the city has excellent access to the Scottish motorway network, meaning you can reach a number of major cities quickly and easily. It’s just two hours from Aberdeen, three hours from Inverness, four hours from Manchester and two hours thirty from Newcastle. If you would like to take in scenery on your way to Edinburgh, Scotland offers three National Tourist Routes which offer visitor attractions along the way.
The two train stations that serve the city are Edinburgh Waverley in the city centre and Haymarket which lies around a mile west of Princes Street. Regular services from around the country run to Edinburgh, and with the East Coast line being the fastest intercity railway in the UK, trains from London take less than 5 hours.
You can also get to York, Newcastle, Inverness and Aberdeen in around two hours. Glasgow is just a 50 minute train ride away and there is also the option of the Caledonian Sleeper which operates between London Euston and Edinburgh every night of the week.
Edinburgh Airport is your option if you are arriving by air with the airport and offers domestic, national and international flights.