Living in Fountainbridge
Fountainbridge stretches from the edges of the city centre to the start of Edinburgh's suburbs, allowing for a wide range of housing and lifestyle options. If you are looking for a home in Fountainbridge, we've compiled essential property market information below and what it's like to live in the area.
Fountainbridge at a glance*
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Fountainbridge lies around half a mile west of Edinburgh City Centre. It stretches from the edge of Grassmarket in the city centre down towards Dalry in Edinburgh West. Along the way, it passes by Tollcross, Bruntsfield, Dalry and Haymarket.
Properties in Fountainbridge reflect the area's rapid change over recent years from traditional tenements to modern housing developments.
James Gillespie's High School
St Thomas Of Aquin's High
St Cuthbert's RC Primary School
Tollcross Primary School
The main University of Edinburgh campus and the Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus both lie close to Fountainbridge.
Fountainbridge 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 Fountainbridge 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. Visit the Megabus website here and the Citylink website here.
The very popular Edinburgh Meadows is located only ten minutes away from the northern border of Fountainbridge. Dalry Community Park is also close to the southern border of Fountainbridge.
Residents in the Fountainbridge area are within walking distance of the nightclubs on the Royal Mile and around Cowgate. There are also quieter pubs in Fountainbridge itself. Residents can also enjoy the many theatres of Edinburgh's West End.
Residents can sign up for a GP at Polwarth Medical Practice, Gilmore Medical Practice or Tollcross Health Centre. There are also several dentists to choose from.
There is a Co-op Food supermarket over in Dalry. Residents of Fountainbridge can also stop by Tesco Express, Sainbury's Local or Costcutter for a smaller shop. There is also a Mediterranean Supermarket over in nearby Dalry.
Acts Church Edinburgh
Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland
Dar Al-Arqam Mosque lies nearby in Lauriston.
Chabad Jewish Community of Edinburgh is also close to where Fountainbridge borders Old Town.