B&B Near Heriot Watt University

By | 9th June 2017

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B&B Near Heriot Watt University

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Newmills House Bed and Breakfast is very convenient for Heriott Watt University and Edinburgh Airport.


By car or bus, Newmills House is about 25 minutes (7 miles) from the centre of Edinburgh, and is situated in the village of Balerno. The regular buses run every 10 minutes between Balerno and Edinburgh. There are numerous taxi companies and taxi ranks in Edinburgh city centre – please ask us for a recommended telephone number.

Distance from Newmills House

By air:

– Stirling 45 minutes

– From Edinburgh airport – 10 minutes

– Glasgow 45 minutes

– From Glasgow airport – 60 minutes

– Perth 1 hour

-Inverness 3½ hours

– Carlisle 2 hours

– Newcastle 2½ hours

From GLASGOW and the West

Follow the M8 to Exit 3 Livingston. “Fly over” Livingston on the A899 until the “Lizzie Bryce Roundabout” and then take the A71 towards Edinburgh. After 2 miles (at traffic lights) turn right towards Kirknewton, pass the village and continue for 1 mile to the A70 where you turn left towards Edinburgh. Then follow A70 to Balemo and continue as per B below.

From the North

Cross the Forth Road Bridge and immediately filter left onto the A8000 then follow signs for M8 to Edinburgh. A

At the end of the M8 take the centre lane marked City Centre, A71.

Swing up to the roundabout (with traffic lights) and turn right to Kilmarnook on the A71 (A).

After 400 yards, turn left to Currie.

Pass Heriot Watt University on your right and turn right at the top of the hill at “T” junction. (A70) Proceed for about 1 mile and turn right into Newmills Road 200 yards after Balerno boundary sign.

From the South and East

Take the by-pass and exit at A71 (Kilmarnock).

Follow the instructions at A above.

From CARLISLE and the South West

Turn off the M74 at Abingdon and head for Biggar.

Turn left in Biggar on B7016 heading for Carnwath.

At Carnwath turn right onto A70 (NB right and 200 yards, first left following signs). This is the “Lang Whang” and after some 15 miles or so you will arrive at Balerno. (B)

Pass the 30 mph sign and Balerno boundary sign, continue for about ½ mile down a hill until you arrive at some traffic lights. Do NOT turn right.

Continue for almost 400 yards and Newmills Road is the first on the left. Our home is the second on the left.

From Edinburgh City Centre Follow signs for the A70, Lanark. The journey is normally about 20 minutes and is about 8 miles from the centre. Newmills Road is 200 yards after the Balerno boundary sign on the right, Newmills House is first on the left in Newmills Road, entering through an open entrance with a substantial yew hedge.