Location, Location, Location – Winchburgh

Location, Location, Location – Winchburgh
Continuing our blog series focusing on some of our fabulous locations across the country, our hotspot this week is Winchburgh, a town in West Lothian, Scotland. 

Located approximately seven miles west of Edinburgh, the small, quiet countryside village of Winchburgh, is home to Glendevon Gate, our exclusive development which, once complete, will include 76 homes, with 13 different styles of contemporary three and four bedroom homes.

Glendevon Gate is part of a £1 billion regeneration project in West Lothian, bringing modern, sustainable living to one of the best locations in Scotland. Nestled between Kirkliston and Linlithgow, Winchburgh has been designated the country’s latest new town with a masterplan that includes a number of new housing developments, five new schools, a town centre, park, retail facilities and a commercial park, as well as associated rail and road infrastructure.  

Winchburgh has been a settlement for over a thousand years, close to Niddry Castle, which gave shelter to Mary Queen of Scots in 1568, after she escaped from Loch Leven Castle. Niddry Castle is now surrounded by a picturesque golf club which has stunning views of the Pentland Hills.

In the 19th century, and like most other towns and villages in the area, Winchburgh had a prosperous oil shale mining industry, the remnants of which form distinctive large red hill forms across the region.

Today, Winchburgh is home to over 2000 people who enjoy the tranquil location beside the Union Canal, which extends between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The canal, woodland areas, parks and beautiful countryside offer escapism for families to enjoy, while remaining within close proximity to Central Scotland. 

Edinburgh Airport is just seven miles away, Fife is a short trip across the Forth Road Bridge, and Glasgow to the west is easily accessible, so whether it’s for work or play, Winchburgh is an ideal central location. Regular scheduled buses to and from surrounding areas are available as well as a railway mainline between Edinburgh and Glasgow which passes through Winchburgh Tunnel, located below the village.

It is an exciting time for Winchburgh, which has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Scottish Property Awards this week, as it evolves with future development, blending the existing village with new homes and improved facilities. Embracing the surrounding countryside, this really is a destination of tranquillity and natural beauty, defining it as the ultimate place to live. 

To see more of Winchburgh, please visit our pinterest board.

For more information on Glendevon Gate and our other developments, please visit our website.