Slateford is a suburb of Edinburgh which lies east of the Water of Leith. The magnificent Union Canal Slateford Viaduct and the 14 arch viaduct carrying the Caledonian Railway line both cross the area. Houses in Slateford range from first time buyer flats to new-build townhouses.

There are good everyday amenities available locally including banks and small convenience stores as well as a large Asda supermarket at Chesser.

Leisure amenities nearby include Fountain Park Centre and Edinburgh Quay providing with cinemas, gym and restaurants. There is also a popular bicycle route along Union Canal towards Glasgow.

A regular bus service operates to the City Centre and surrounding areas. Haymarket and Slateford Train Stations are easily accessible. The motorist can find easy access to the city bypass via the nearby A71, in turn linking to the wider motorway network, the M8/M9, Edinburgh International Airport and Forth Bridge for routes north.

Area insiders

Take a moment to see what local residents have to say about the area.

Andrew Fulton lives in Slateford and he tells us what he loves about the area:

One of the many reasons I like where I live is the access it gives me to outdoor space – not only the private garden/open space enclosed by the complex at Slateford Green but also the public park close by, the canalside paths and amenity and the Water of Leith. Convenience is another big plus – so close to the city centre (15mins by bus), zone free parking, two supermarkets on my door step and a busy local shopping street close by.