Edinburgh Neighbourhood Spotlight: Trinity

Trinity Property

Formerly a farmland estate owned by Trinity House in Leith, and once part of the Greater Leith District, this leafy residential area developed as a mansion house district in the 19th century, with many properties being built as second homes to wealthy Edinburgh Newtown residents. Now very much part of Edinburgh, Trinity remains a quiet retreat from the bustling city centre, making it a highly desirable place to live.

Edinburgh Neighbourhood Spotlight: Trinity Property

With neighbouring Wardie to the west and Newhaven to the east, the area of Trinity Edinburgh incorporates quiet residential streets, often grand houses, reputable schools, small pockets of retail, and a smattering of good bars, cafes and restaurants.

With easy access to the city centre following a route that takes in Inverleith Row, Canonmills and the long climb up Dundas Street, it’s just a half hour’s walk to Princes Street. Like the rest of the city, Trinity is well served by the Lothian Bus network.

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One of the alluring features of Trinity is its proximity to the sea and the northerly view across to the Forth of Firth to Fife. The adjoining Newhaven Harbour is a lovely spot comprising a lighthouse, historic fisherman’s cottages and eateries such as the Loch Fyne seafood restaurant and an acclaimed café named Porto and Fi. Moving further west along the seafront, you will find the Starbank Inn and Old Chain Pier bars – two noteworthy establishments serving traditional ales and good pub grub. For the Health conscious, the David Lloyd Leisure Club is also in walking distance with tennis, gym and swimming facilities on offer.

The sleepy suburban streets are lined with varied architecture, ranging from sizeable mansion houses, Victorian terraces, and cottages, as well as many modern developments. Residents of Trinity also have their pick of outdoor space. Victoria Park, and the cycle paths and walkways that radiate from it, are popular with those with young families, cyclists and dog-walkers alike. A stone’s throw away, on the other side of Ferry Road, stand the vast expanses of Inverleith Park and Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Families will also note that Trinity is well served by respected schools such as Wardie, Victoria and Holy Cross Primaries, and Trinity Academy secondary school.

With a variety of housing, good local amenities, and a feeling of tranquility all in touching distance of the city centre, it easy to see why Trinity is one of Edinburgh’s more popular and sought after locations.

Edinburgh offers many wonderful areas to live, and Coulters can support you in finding the neighbourhood that is right for you. Please do contact us if you are considering a move, we’d love to help!

Photo Credit: Boswell House, Wardie, Edinburgh – Kim Traynor


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