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Living In Edinburgh



Located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth’s southern shore, Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. 
 
A city of extraordinary variety, it isn’t difficult to see where Robert Louis Stevenson sourced his inspiration for his legendary tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. From the uniqueness of Edinburgh’s Old Town with its rich history and medieval street layout to the planned and elegant Georgian New Town - both UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Edinburgh is deserving of its reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Yet despite the history of the city, Edinburgh exists today as a modern and dynamic capital.
 
In terms of getting around the city, as well as to and from, things couldn’t be easier. The city itself is served by Lothian buses, with services operating both within the city and through to the surrounding suburbs as well. Edinburgh Waverley Station is also one of the busiest railways in Scotland, with services running through to other cities and towns in Scotland, as well as the rest of the UK. Edinburgh also has a tram service which is operational in the city. The line currently runs from Edinburgh airport in the west of the city to York Place in the city centre’s East End. And for those who drive, Edinburgh sits closeby to the M8. A drive down the motorway will see you arrive in another of Scotland’s great cities - Glasgow - in just over an hour. 
 
Edinburgh is also a city where residents are spoilt for things to see and do. Most notably there are the festivals and for many, trying to conjure up an image of Edinburgh without thinking of its festivals is impossible. The Edinburgh International Festival was a concept created by the festival’s founders wanting to bring art, culture, colour and prosperity to post-war Edinburgh, and today tickets sold for Edinburgh’s festivals are exceeded only by the World Cup and the Olympic Games. Edinburgh is also a great location for those who like to eat out - the city has a great blend of street food treats right the way through to Michelin starred restaurants. And for the shoppers of the world, independent shops, as well as high street stores and designer retailers can all be found in the city. 
 
Edinburgh also often ranks highly on lists of safest places to live in Scotland, but more impressively, and as recently as 2015, Edinburgh has also been voted on the world’s list of safest place to live - coming third. Edinburgh is also home to both primary and secondary schools, some which are highly regarded and of an excellent standard. South Morningside Primary School for example has ranked on lists of the top 12 public schools in Britain, as well as one year being named as Scotland’s best school. 
 
Edinburgh is at the top of the list when it comes to quality of life, so find your new home in Edinburgh today!