Powderhall is a residential area in Edinburgh on the south bank of the Water of Leith. The name appears on a map as early as 1735 but there is no clarity where the name originated from. History records that Thomas Mylne, the city’s surveyor and owner of Powderhall at that time, died there in 1773. After the property passed through a number of hands, a stadium was built there for cycling and athletics in 1870, and later used for greyhound racing. After changing owners a number of times, the property was sold in 1995 for redevelopment as a residential area.
- Visiting Powderhall gives you the advantage of having all the amenities of Edinburgh close at hand so enjoy an evening of socialising at the popular Halfway House Pub in Fleshmarket Close.
- A visit to the spectacular Royal Botanic Garden and Inverleith Park is an enjoyable day outdoors, and both are within walking distance of Powderhall.
- No visit to any of the Scottish capital city suburbs would be complete without a tour of Edinburgh Castle to discover the story and secrets of this impressive ancient castle.
You can reach Powderhall from central Edinburgh by taxi or hired car. Taxis are efficient and easy to locate. Public transport is convenient as the Lothian buses no 8, 22, and 27, leaving from Princes Street in Old Town Edinburgh will transport you to Powderhall. This bus service runs all over the city if you wish to tour the city, and Bus Tracker apps are available for your smartphone. Remember that the bus services use an exact fare system, which means no change will be given, so have the correct amount ready before boarding any bus.
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