New homes in Fairmilehead
Make the Move
Fairmilehead is an affluent area located on the outskirts of Edinburgh. With easy transport links into the city, new houses in Fairmilehead are popular with commuters and young families looking for a high standard of living within quick reach of the centre.
Fairmilehead benefits from good transport links, with quick access to the City of Edinburgh Bypass and close to the M8 and A702 which connects to the A74(M) further south.
Without traffic, Fairmilehead is a 20 minute drive away from the centre of Edinburgh and there are also regular buses running into the city. Glasgow is just over 50 minutes away by car travelling via the M8, while Stirling is 45 minutes away. Further afield, Inverness is 3 hours away by car while Manchester can be reached in 3 hours 30 minutes.
Edinburgh Airport also provides routes to Europe and beyond.
Places of Interest
Located in Edinburgh, Fairmilehead benefits from the cities many attractions including historic sights, annual events and shopping centres. Cultural favourites include the striking Edinburgh Castle, the National War Museum and the Museum on the Mound, while Camera Obscura and World of Illusions gives a whole new perspective on the city.
Young kids will love visits to the National Museum of Scotland, while older children will enjoy a spooky trip to Edinburgh Dungeons. As the host of the annual Edinburgh Fringe, the city also has lots of theatre venues including Festival Theatre, King’s Theatre and Edinburgh Playhouse.
If you love a spot of retail therapy, head to Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Mile, browse the eclectic shops at Grassmarket, or go high street shopping on Princes Street.
Other places of interest in the local area include Gorgie City Farm, Arthur’s Seat, the Scottish National Gallery and the Scott Monument. If you’re a sports fan, go and watch Hibernian FC play their home games at Easter Road, or Heart of Midlothian FC at Tynecastle Stadium.
If you’re moving to a new house in Fairmilehead with children, it’s worth knowing more about the local education facilities. Buckstone Primary School and Pentland Primary School are both close by, while Firrhill High School is the closest for secondary education.
There are a number of prestigious private schools in the local area, including Cargilfield - the oldest prep school in Scotland, with both day and boarding facilities - and Edinburgh Academy. George Heriot's in Edinburgh is a well-known independent school that inspired JK Rowling’s Hogwarts.
For higher education, The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University are just a short drive away.