Planned as a middle-class suburb in the mid 19th century, Marchmont was originally designed to be filled with terraced and detached townhouses. Superseded by Sir George Warrander, the area is now mainly Victorian four or five storey tenement flats. The home of Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus, Rankin himself resided in Marchmont’s Arden Street while attending Edinburgh University.

MarchmontA popular area for university students, Marchmont is close to Edinburgh University, Napier University and Edinburgh College of Art. Bordering the meadows, it is close to the city centre and has a number of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shops and delicatessens within easy reach.

The architecture in Marchmont is almost exclusive four-storey Victorian and Edwardian tenements built in a Scottish baronial style. Many have period features such as high ceilings, cornicing and fireplaces.

Restaurants, cafes, delicatessens and bars such as Café Artista, Victor Hugo and The Birchwood offer great food and drink. As Marchmont is right on the meadows, there is plenty of access to green space. So whether you want a picturesque stroll, a challenging run, a picnic or to take the children to the park, it is the perfect spot.

Marchmont 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 in the area have on-street parking. However, a permit is usually required. This can be arranged through the Edinburgh City Council.

There are a number of excellent local Primary Schools, including James Gillespie’s Primary School and St Peter’s RC Primary School. It is in the catchment area for James Gillespie’s High School and St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High School, but is also in easy reach of a number of public schools including George Watson’s and George Heriot’s.

Close to Bruntsfield (EH10) and Morningside (EH10), Marchmont is close to Newington (EH9) and the Old Town (EH1).


Properties In Marchmont

Three bedroom property to let, Marchmont Crescent, Marchmont
Beautifully furnished 3 double bedroom (one en-suite) ground floor flat in Marchmont. Flat features three spacious bedrooms, a bright lounge and separate kitchen as well as two bathrooms. Ideally situated within walking distance of the Meadows and festival venues.
£1350 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Area: Marchmont
  • Reference: #7433

Three bedroom property to let, Roseneath Terrace, Marchmont
Three bedroom ground floor flat in a popular central area. Flat features one main double bedroom and two singles along with a large living room, kitchen and dining area. This property has private access to a garden at the back which is ideal for families that require short term accommodation.
£1600 /mo (Short Term)
£1100 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Area: Marchmont
  • Reference: #4690

Five bedroom property to let, Spottiswoode Street, Marchmont
Spacious 5 bedroom property situated in the Marchmont area of Edinburgh. In addition to five large double bedrooms this property boasts two bathrooms, both with power showers and a 37" flatscreen TV with freeview. The property is ideal for a short stay in Edinburgh as it is a short distance from mos... [MORE]
£1900 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Area: Marchmont
  • Reference: #4400

Four bedroom property to let, Spottiswoode Street, Marchmont
Spacious 4 bedroom property centrally located in the Marchmont area of Edinburgh. Within walking distance of the city centre and and the main festival venues. Property comprises of 4 double bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen/livingroom with TV. Ideal for a short term stay in Edinburgh.
£1800 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Area: Marchmont
  • Reference: #2699