About Penicuik

Penicuik is a burgh in Midlothian, Scotland, lying on the west bank of the River North Esk. The town was developed as a planned village in 1770 by Sir James Clerk of Penicuik. It became a burgh in 1867. The town was well known for its paper mills, the last of which closed in 2005. More recently the town was home to the Edinburgh Crystal works.

The town's name is derived from Pen Y Cog, meaning "Hill of the Cuckoo" in the Old Brythonic language (also known as Ancient British and the forerunner of modern Welsh).

Penicuik is home to the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, garrisoned in Glencorse Barracks.

The town is well served with an extensive range of supermarkets and a choice of local shopping providing for everyday requirements. Straiton Retail Park, just a short drive away, offers a more extensive range of shops with all the High Street names including Marks and Spencers, Next and Sainsbury’s. Penicuik has a wide range of sports and leisure facilities, together with hill walking on the Pentland Hills and for the golfing enthusiast the much respected golf course at Glencorse is close to hand Penicuik is twinned with the town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in France.

Whether you are looking for a house, flat, bungalow, apartment, new build or any other kind of property for sale or for rent, ESPC may have the one in Penicuik that you are looking for.

What's your favourite thing about living in Penicuik?

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  • lindamsmith14@gmail.com

    lindamsmith14@gmail.com 07 June 2015

    One of my favourite things about living here is how rural it feels, yet you're half an hours drive from Edinburgh City Centre. We can walk to the countryside within 2 minutes from our house.