Living in Belford
Belford is a quieter area of Edinburgh city centre that borders the suburbs of Edinburgh. If you are looking for a home in Belford, you've come to the right place.
Belford at a glance*
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Belford lies in the heart of the West End of Edinburgh close to historic Dean Village and within easy walking distance of Princes Street and close to the city's main business and financial centres. Properties in Belford include traditional tenement flats, mews houses and Victorian villas.
First class shops and amenities are located within the West End, Princes Street and George Street and nearby Stockbridge has a Waitrose supermarket and a fine selection of specialist shops, bars and restaurants.
Broughton High School
St Thomas Of Aquin's High
St Mary's RC Primary School
Flora Stevenson Primary School
Stewart’s Melville College, an independent all-boys school, is just outside Dean Village.
Belford doesn't have its own train station, however, residents are within walking distance of Haymarket Train station where they can take a train to other areas of Edinburgh, Scotland and the UK. Visit the ScotRail website to find out more.
Near Haymarket Train Station there is an Edinburgh Tram stop, where residents can take a tram right out to Edinburgh Airport or Ocean Terminal with a generous selection of stops along the way. Visit the Edinburgh Trams website for more details.
Lothian Buses run several buses through Belford or nearby. All the routes run into the city centre, but to different areas of Edinburgh when travelling out of the city centre. Visit the Lothian Buses website for more details and to download timetables.
Edinburgh Bus Station is also only a 30-minute walk away, where residents can travel to other parts of Scotland the UK via Megabus and CityLink. Residents can also get a train or tram to the Bus Station if they don't want to walk. Visit the Megabus website here and the Citylink website here.
Belford is home to the National Galleries of Scotland, which is surrounded by green space. The Water of Leith walkway also passes through Belford.
Belford is slightly quieter than other areas in Edinburgh city centre. You'll find bars however in the nearby Haymarket and in the centre of Edinburgh itself.
Residents can sign up for a GP at West End Medical Practice or YourGP. As for dentists, residents can stop by Integrated Dentalcare or Stafford Street Dental Care.
There isn't a supermarket in Belford, however you can find a Sainsbury's Local, a Tesco Express and M&S Simply Food.
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Palmerston Place Church
Rhema Christian Centre Church
Dar Al-Arqam Mosque is a 30-minute walk from Belford but a 10-minute car drive.
Chabad Jewish Community of Edinburgh is a 20 to 30-minute walk away.