Barnton, Edinburgh

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Not to be confused with Barnton, Cheshire.

Barnton is an affluent district of Edinburgh, Scotland, located to the north-west of the city.

It is home to the Royal High School of Edinburgh; Braehead House, a plain Scots Classical house dating from circa 1700; and The Royal Burgess Golfing Society, one of the oldest golf societies in the world. Barnton Quarry, a former stone quarry in the area, is the (now derelict) site of an underground bunker which, in the event of nuclear war, would have served as the regional seat of government for Scotland from 1961 until its abandonment in 1985.

Until 1951 there was a station (seen here in 1962) originally opened by the Caledonian Railway


Coordinates: 55°57′45.88″N 3°18′26.69″W / 55.9627444°N 3.3074139°W / 55.9627444; -3.3074139