Silverknowes is situated in the north-west area of Edinburgh. Originally a farming area, this district began to develop more into a residential sector as the 20th century progressed. By the end of the century, the last of the farm buildings had been removed, signalling the end of centuries of agriculture and farming. Today, the district has booming housing developments and is a popular place to visit for both tourists and locals alike. Nearby attractions include the fascinating Lauriston Castle and the Firth of Forth Promenade. These and many more attractions await visitors in Silverknowes, a welcoming and friendly Scottish community.
- Visit Lauriston Castle: This amazing 16th-century castle in Edinburgh is a tower house featuring an astrological clock and a Japanese Garden, and offers a peek into the old Edwardian lifestyle.
- Explore Cramond Village: Within walking distance of Silverknowes, this village boasts typical old Edinburgh houses, as well as the majestic Cramond House.
- Enjoy Silverknowes Beach: This lovely, sandy beach is a wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the many beachside shops and cafes; visitors can even walk over to Cramond Island at low tide.
To get to Silverknowes, you can use the public transport system of Edinburgh. From the city centre, there are regular bus services to the area; bus routes 16, 27, 29, 37 and 129 will bring you here. The Lothian buses and First Edinburgh buses also operate in the area. If you wish to explore more of the city as you travel to Silverknowes, hiring a car is a good option. You can choose from several car rental companies including Europcar or Auto Europe. City cabs also operate throughout the city.
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