Living in Broughton
With easy access to the city centre and some of Edinburgh's best green spaces, it's no surprise Broughton is a popular place to live. If you are looking for a home in Broughton, you've come to the right place.
Broughton at a glance*
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The nearby Calton Hill provides superb views over the city. The Royal Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park are both within walking distance and the remains of many old railway lines provide pleasant walks and cycle paths.
Houses in Broughton are mainly traditional tenement flats but recent years have seen the emergence of a number of modern developments.
Drummond Community High School
St Thomas Of Aquin's High
Broughton Primary School
St Mary's RC Primary School (Edinburgh)
The University of Edinburgh is roughly a 30-minute walk away.
Broughton is close to Waverley Train Station where residents can take a train to other areas of Edinburgh, Scotland and the UK. Visit the ScotRail website to find out more.
Near Waverley Train Station there is an Edinburgh Tram stop, where residents can take a tram right out to Edinburgh Airport or Ocean Terminal in Leith with a generous selection of stops along the way. Visit the Edinburgh Trams website for more details.
Lothian Buses run numerous buses through Broughton or nearby, making it easy to travel to other areas of Edinburgh or the Lothians. Visit the Lothian Buses website for more details and to download timetables.
Edinburgh Bus Station is also only a short distance away, where residents can travel to other parts of Scotland the UK via Megabus and CityLink. Visit the Megabus website here and the Citylink website here.
Broughton is home to some small patches of green space, however the expansive Holyrood Park and Royal Botanic Gardens lie not far from the area's boundaries.
Broughton is home to a generous selection of bars, restaurants and pubs, as is nearby Stockbridge. If you're looking for a night out, you're within walking distance of the numerous bars and nightclubs around the Royal Mile and Cowgate.
Residents can sign up for a GP at Brunton Place Surgery or Annandale Medical Practice. As for dentists, residents can stop by Annandale Medical Practice, Eyre Medical Practice, or GP-Plus Private Healthcare.
There isn't a supermarket in Broughton, but you will find a Tesco Express and Sainsbury's Local in the area.
Broughton St Marys Parish Church
Bridge Family Church
Canonmills Baptist Church
Capital City Church International
New Life Christian Fellowship
Annandale Mosque and Shahjalal Mosque And Islamic Centre are within Broughton itself.
The Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation is more than a 30-minute walk away, but only a 15-minute car drive.