Goldenacre

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Goldenacre is an area in Edinburgh, Scotland, lying on and to the south of the Ferry Road, and south of Trinity.

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The area is well-served for local transport, with six bus services provided by Lothian Buses. Destinations include the City Centre, the shopping centre at South Gyle and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France.

Demographics and facilities[edit]

The area is considered to be broadly affluent, and is mostly residential with some commercial activity, especially around the junction of Ferry Road with Inverleith Row, such as branches of several banks, a newsagent, a fishmonger, a dispensing chemist and an off-licence, plus some more specialist businesses such as a fishing tackle shop, and one of the UK's leading stamp shops. There are at least three sheltered housing communities.

It is the home of a small stadium, located within the Goldenacre Playing Fields, which has played a historic role in the development of Scottish rugby union. The Playing Field belongs to George Heriot's School, and encompasses field hockey pitches, rugby pitches, cricket nets and a fenced, floodlit court used for tennis and football, amongst other activities.
There is a local bowling club, Goldenacre Bowling Club Ltd, and the neighbouring district of Inverleith is home to the Royal Botanic Garden, only a few minutes walk from Goldenacre.

There is currently construction on-going in the heart of Goldenacre on the corner of Ferry Road and South Trinity Road. It is still in the early stages, but will ultimately become the Pavilion Apartments by Cala Homes.

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Coordinates: 55°58′13.82″N 3°12′30.25″W / 55.9705056°N 3.2084028°W / 55.9705056; -3.2084028