Prestonfield, Edinburgh

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Prestonfield
Prestonfield from Arthur's Seat.JPG
Prestonfield from Arthur's Seat
Prestonfield is located in Edinburgh
Prestonfield
Prestonfield
Location within Edinburgh
OS grid referenceNT275717
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townEDINBURGH
Postcode districtEH16
Dialling code0131
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
Edinburgh
55°56′00″N 3°09′41″W / 55.933472°N 3.161428°W / 55.933472; -3.161428Coordinates: 55°56′00″N 3°09′41″W / 55.933472°N 3.161428°W / 55.933472; -3.161428
Prestonfield House

Prestonfield is a primarily residential suburb in the south of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It lies to the east of the A7 road, as it leaves the city centre, approximately 3 miles south of the centre. It is best known as being home to Prestonfield House, a renowned hotel, and Prestonfield Golf Club. The golf course is the nearest to the city centre.

It lies west of Duddingston and is bounded on its west side by Newington Cemetery. Cameron Toll lies to the south. Pollock Halls of Residence and the Commonwealth Pool lie to the north.

The area was known as Priestfield until the late seventeenth century,[1] a name retained by the parish church, other institutions and several street names.

The area is visually dominated by Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags to the east, which tower above the area.

Notable Buildings[edit]

  • Prestonfield House - Now a hotel
  • Cameron House (1770) for the Dicks of Prestonfield
  • Priestfield Church (1877)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luxury 5 Star Boutique Hotel, Edinburgh | Prestonfield House Hotel". www.prestonfield.com.

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