B&B Near Heriot Watt University

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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.