Developed in the 19th century as a mansion house district, many homes in Trinity were originally built as second homes to rich families in the New Town and viewed as a country retreat (despite the fact that Trinity to the New Town is now less than a five-minute journey by car!). The name comes from Trinity House in Leith, which owned the large estate farm the area is now built on.
The area has a number of good local amenities, with local shopping at nearby Craigleith Retail Park and Ocean Terminal. There are a number of supermarkets including Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer within easy reach.
Properties in the neighbourhood are mixed. In addition to the original Victorian mansion homes, there are also modern developments, houses and traditional flats. Green space is easy to find with many properties including gardens and Victoria Park at the centre of the area.
Trinity is within a stone’s throw of the Royal Botanic Garden and Inverleith Park. Nearby Ocean Terminal includes a cinema, gym, shops, restaurants and, of course, the Royal Yacht Britannia.
The area benefits from an extensive cycle path network, providing an easy and picturesque way to get around the city. It is a quick journey into the City Centre with excellent bus links and easy car routes to other parts of the city. If you have a car, many properties have private parking or free on-street parking.
There are a number of excellent local Primary Schools, including Trinity Primary School, Wardie Primary School and Holy Cross RC Primary School. It is in the catchment area for Trinity High School and St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High School, but is also in easy reach of a number of public schools including Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools, St George’s School for Girls, The Edinburgh Academy and Fettes College.