Abbeyhill, one of the oldest parts of Edinburgh, lies to the east of the City Centre close to the vast green expanse of Holyrood Park, where one can enjoy pleasant walks and fantastic views of the Capital from the top of Arthur's Seat. Areas nearby include Meadowbank and Holyrood. The mix of houses in Abbeyhill includes tenement flats built around the turn of the century, colony houses and new modern developments. The location is ideal for those connected to the Scottish Parliament.

Local shops cater well for everyday needs, retail outlets at Meadowbank Retail Park include a Sainsburys food store and Princes Street is just a short journey away providing further amenities within St James' Centre and Princes Mall. In fact, for the energetic, many parts of the City Centre are actually within walking distance.

Regular bus services provide ease of commuting in and around the surrounding area and swift links to the City Centre.