5 Things You Need To Know About Currie

5 Things You Need To Know About Currie

Once regarded as the favourite hunting grounds for the Lords and Knights of Edinburgh Castle, today, Currie is a leafy village within a short distance of the Pentland Hills. There are many reasons why Currie is the perfect place to call home, from the easy commute to Scotland’s stunning capital city to its scenic surroundings - we’ve compiled a list of the top five things you need to know about this location.


You’re surrounded by impressive landscapes

The Pentland Hills Regional Park is a living, working landscape that offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Sculpted by glaciers and water, then shaped by people over thousands of years, the Pentland Hills are a special place in Midlothian. With around 10,000 hectares of countryside and over 100 km of waymarked paths, the Regional Park is a perfect place to be active with activities including walking, cycling and even horse riding. There are also a variety of local walking groups, perfect if you’re new to the area and looking to make friends.

The best cup of coffee and breakfast roll is only five minutes away

It’s important to know where your nearest breakfast spot is and The Lea in Currie is only five minutes away from Molly’s. Perfectly positioned as a fuelling station near the Water of Leith walkway, Molly’s serves up delicious, freshly cooked meals and the most impressive cakes.

Pandas are your neighbours!

For a fun day out with the kids, Edinburgh Zoo is only four miles away. The largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland, in just one day you can meet over 1000 animals, including the UK’s only pandas and koalas. There are also a wide range of unforgettable experiences, from a free Hilltop Safari ride to keeper workshops as well as play areas, restaurants and picnic areas.

You can explore a hidden natural asset

The Water of Leith is fully maintained by volunteers, making it one of the most beautiful rivers in the country and a haven for wildlife. Flowing for 24 miles from its source in the Pentland Hills, the river winds its way through the heart of the capital to the Firth of Forth. The river is home to a wide diversity of plants and animals from wild garlic and orchids to brown trout, heron, kingfisher and otter – it’s also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 80 species of bird.

It’s home to one of Scotland’s top golf resorts

Dalmahoy Golf Club boasts a beautiful inland golf course, which has hosted many important Scottish amateur and professional events since 1927. Dalmahoy's East and West courses are representations of everything that is good about Scottish golf as they provide a strong test to all abilities and are as enjoyable as any top championship course you will find. The course offers stunning views across the region, where you can see as far as the Forth Bridges and new Queensferry Crossing as well as over to Edinburgh Castle.


Our latest development, The Lea, offers families a stunning place to call home. With excellent transport links to suit commuters, Edinburgh city centre is within easy reach and local amenities, leisure facilities and schools close by, The Lea will meet the demands of the whole family!

To find out more about the development, visit http://ow.ly/NtFL30f96p2, call 03334 144 621, or speak to a sales adviser at our ESPC showroom on George Street, Edinburgh.