The community of Fairmilehead in Edinburgh, Scotland dates back to Roman days. It has been fondly described by the writer Robert Louis Stevenson as a place where two roads meet by a hanging wood. Fairmilehead is no longer as pastoral as in Stevenson’s accounts—the city has come much too close. But visitors can still visit historically important sites like the Caiy Stane, a 2.7-meter Neolithic stone marker protected by the National Trust for Scotland. This charming area was once a holiday retreat for the well-to-do of Scotland, and it retains much history and many scenic nature spaces.
- Take a swing at the Mortonhall Golf Club, which has a championship golf course founded in 1892 and is considered the city of Edinburgh’s oldest continually operating golf course.
- Check out the historic Fairmilehead Parish Church, which was opened in 1938 and is situated by a road junction mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson’s writings.
- Enjoy the natural beauty of this part of Edinburgh and go for a hike in Pentland Hills Regional Park, a sprawling green space with 100 kilometres of marked walking routes.
Fairmilehead is nine kilometres south of the city centre of Edinburgh. It is well connected by motorways, with the A720 (city bypass), A702, and B701 passing right through the community. Edinburgh has a good bus system that can take visitors from the city centre to the outlying communities and suburbs. In Fairmilehead, visitors will find bus stops for routes 4, 11, 15, and 18 located close to the parish church, although driving is the most convenient way to see the attractions in this part of Edinburgh. There are also a few walking and cycling tracks in the area for those looking for recreation.
134 hotels near Fairmilehead
The Best Western Braid Hills Hotel is located in a city suburb close to the Royal Observatory. The majestic hotel is set on a hilltop allowing guests panoramic views over the city of Edinburgh, the... More
Surrounded by the very best Edinburgh has to offer, the Edinburgh City Hotel enjoys a central location in the Old City. The original building housing the hotel dates back to 1873, and it has been... More
Travellers on vacation or business trip in the capital of Scotland find suitable base in the comfortable accommodations of centrally located Ceilidh-Donia Hotel Edinburgh. This cosy value-for-money... More
BEST WESTERN PLUS Bruntsfield Hotel Edinburgh makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers visiting Scotland's capital with its comfortable accommodations blended with quality... More
Kildonan Lodge Hotel Edinburgh invites discerning travellers to charming accommodations with a countryside feel housed in a historic building located two miles south of the city centre. This... More
Business and leisure travellers looking for an ideal base with chic accommodations and accessible location can stay at Staycity Serviced Apartments West End Edinburgh. This stylish property is... More
Offering value-for-money accommodations with accessible distance to the city centre, Blossom House B&B Edinburgh makes for a suitable base for budget travellers looking to explore the city of... More
Prestonfield House Hotel Edinburgh makes for an ideal base for discerning business and leisure travellers visiting Edinburgh with its seamless fusion of old world glamour and opulence with modern... More
With sleek accommodations housed in a 18th century castle that is nestled amidst 50 acres of Scottish estate, Melville Castle makes for a suitable base for discerning travellers visiting this part... More