Penicuik is a big town that offers easy access to both the bustling city of Edinburgh and the fresh air of Pentland Hills Regional Park. Below we've compiled information about the current housing market and listed the local amenities so you can decide if it's for you or not.

Penicuik at a glance*

Average selling price
Median time to sell
27 days
Average % of Home Report achieved
Most popular property type
3 bedroom house

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* Figures are based on properties marketed and sold through ESPC. Home Report valuations relate to properties where the Home Report was available on Figures relate to the 3 month period ending on 29/02/2024

You'll find the town of Penicuik a few miles south of Edinburgh, beside the Pentland Hills Regional Park. The town itself has all the basic necessities, including two supermarkets, some smaller food shops, some big names brands along the high street and the choice of six primary schools and two high schools. There is also a wide range of sports and leisure facilities, together with hill walking on the Pentland Hills and the much respected golf course at Glencorse. 

Penicuik is great for families, with houses being the main type of property available in the area. You can view the houses currently for sale in Penicuik here. Flats are also available in Penicuik, though less common. You can view flats for sale in Penicuik here


Amenities in Penicuik

Below you'll find a list of the amenities available in Penicuik. 


High School
Beeslack Community High School
Penicuik High School

Primary School
Cornbank St James Primary School
Cuiken Primary School
Glencorse Primary School
Mauricewood Primary School
Sacred Heart RC Primary School
Strathesk Primary School

High Education

The University of Edinburgh Easter Bush Campus and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies are both located near Penicuik. 

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Penicuik doesn't have its own train station. However, Lothian Buses run three services in Penicuik: the 37, 47 and 140. The first two take residents into the centre of Edinburgh, via slightly different routes. Then the 140 takes residents around the edge of Edinburgh to Musselburgh. Keep an eye on the Lothian Buses for timetables and other updates

The A701 road passes through Penicuik. It's one of Midtholian's main roads, and runs from Edinburgh to Dumfries. At one point along the road drivers can join the M74, which then joins the M6 at the Scottish-English Border. The A702 runs down Penicuik's north-west border, and also eventually meets the M74 at a different point. 

Active & Outdoors

Beeslack Wood
Glencorse Golf Course
Penicuik Athletic Football Club
Penicuik Leisure Centre
Penicuik Rugby Football Club
Pentland Hills Regional Park

Food Shopping

Tesco Superstore

While there are other smaller food store in Penicuik, these are the only supermarkets. 

Other Shopping

Pencuik Shopping Centre

Residents can also drive to the larger Straiton Retail Park in roughly 20 minutes. 


There are two GPs for residents to choose from: Eastfield Medical Practice and Penicuik Medical Practice. There are also three dentists to choose from and one orthodontist. 


Church of Scotland
St Mungo's Parish Church
Penicuik South Kirk

Roman Catholic 
The Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Other denominations
Destiny Church Edinburgh
Penicuik Baptist Church
St James the Less Scottish Episcopal Church
Penicuik North Kirk