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Area Guides from Cameron Stephen & Co.


Following across Edinburgh’s coast, along from Leith and Newhaven is Granton. Unlike the areas of Leith and Newhaven, Granton was never a town of it’s own but later came about to fill the housing demands of it’s surrounding areas. It wasn’t until the 1800s when The Fifth Duke of Buccleuch, who owned a lot of the land in Granton, decided to construct a harbour to compete with it’s neighbours Newhaven and Leith Docks that Granton really came to be. Granton has also played home to Quarrying, Car Manufacturing and Gasworks over the years.


On the shore of the Firth of Forth and once on the route of Edinburgh’s old tram line, Granton is easily accessible both by bus and car. Lothian Buses run frequent routes to the area and being a mainly residential and industrial area, parking if usually easy enough to come by.

Places to Visit

Like it’s neighbours Newhaven and The Shore, Granton has it’s very own harbour. Home to the Royal Forth Yacht Club and recently given the green light for a Marina, it looks like Granton’s yachting scene is set it grow.

Edinburgh College
The Granton Campus makes up a quarter of Edinburgh’s College Campuses and provides education in sports, technology, the arts and construction.

Places to Eat & Drink
Known to be the home of best kebab in Edinburgh, Javits Takeaway lights up the main street in Granton with it’s flashy open front, serving your favourite takeaway food, in this family run business.


    6/2 Marine Drive, Edinburgh EH5 1FD

    Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Reception Rooms: 1
    UNDER OFFER Bright and exceptionally spacious ground floor flat in a modern development. Adapted to provide wheelchair access, with mid height light switches and wide, fully opening doors and the communal entrance is shared with only one other proprietor. The accommodation comprises entrance hall with two large storage cupboards, sitting room / dining room / fitted kitchen, with integrated appliances, two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and a bathroom with white suite and corner bath with electric shower fitting over. Residents parking is provided in the underground car park, which also houses the bin and bike stores and there are communal gardens. Overall, this is a superb first time buyer property in an excellent location. There is an extensive local Development plan, details of which can be found here ( Granton is benefitting from a large scale regeneration. There is a new Marina being developed which will include a 5 star hotel and spa and social hub. Only 4 miles from Edinburgh City Centre, there are excellent transport links to the City Centre and beyond, including a direct bus route to Edinburgh Airport. Leisurewise, there are several private gyms and fitness centres, 5-a-side football pitches all nearby as well as Silverknowes and Cramond beaches which are within walking distance. There is a selection of large supermarkets immediately on hand and further shopping options at Ocean Terminal, which is only a short drive away.
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