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Merchiston

Merchiston Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland, was built to unite a divided land. The historic castle still stands, as a remainder of the grand estate that has developed into a dual-personality residential area with large mansion-like homes and tenement housing on either side of the town. A stroll down the Hazelbank Terrace will place visitors in the area where famous author J. K. Rowling once lived. Merchiston is considered a literary centre, and has been home to quite a few famous authors. Ian Rankin, Lin Anderson, and Alexander McCall Smith have all been residents of this historic Edinburgh district.

  • Catch a rugby game at Edinburgh’s all-boy Merchiston Castle School, one of the United Kingdom’s top schools for the sport. The school also hosts a children's rugby training camp during the summer.
  • Visit the two Harrison Parks, on the eastern or western side of the city, which borders the Union Canal and features rental rowboats.
  • Visit Merchiston Tower, the original estate castle, located on the grounds of Edinburgh Napier University, to learn more about its former owner, inventor John Napier.

Most visitors to Edinburgh arrive at the Edinburgh International Airport. Taxis are available for hire from the airport or at the Waverley railway station. It takes only 15 minutes to get to Merchiston from the airport, and local Lothian Buses stop at the Castle School and other popular locations throughout the district. Free parking is available in Merchiston for those who are travelling by car. The Union Canal is located just north of Merchiston at Harrison Park, and popular bicycle paths utilise old rail routes to direct visitors to and from various places in Edinburgh, including points throughout Merchiston.

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