Directions to Violet Bank House

From Edinburgh International Airport

Leave the Airport parking and in 1 mile join the main road (A8).
Follow the Edinburgh sign.
In 1.25 miles, at the first roundabout, take the City Bypass South A720 and then, in 0.25 mile, take the first turnoff signed A71 Kilmarnock and West Calder. Stay in the left hand lane to take a second exit off this again for the A71. Merge with a bypass exit road leading up to the Calder Roundabout. Move over to the right hand lane and take the third exit (to the right) and follow the A71 out of town for about 0.5 mile to the roundabout at the Hermiston Park and Ride station. Follow the sign for Currie, Balerno, Heriot-Watt University and A70. Continue for 1.5 miles, past the University straight through two roundabouts to the T junction with A70, which is Lanark Road West. You can see our house from here. Turn left then immediate right into Kirk Gate, then immediately left into our driveway. We are the house on the corner of the two roads opposite the Hope Scott Garage.

If coming by taxi, ensure that the driver brings you via the Heriot-Watt University, this is the shortest route. Total distance 6.25 miles.
If you should miss the turnoff from the City Bypass, continue to the next available exit, and turn back onto the Bypass. Keep going until you reach the Calder roundabout again and pick up the directions again.

From M6 / M74 via A702 from Abington

Take the M6 to Carlisle which becomes the M74 for Glasgow. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, Abington, signposted A702 for Edinburgh. Follow this road to the Edinburgh City Bypass which is the A720. Take the route North and Forth Road Bridge. Exit at the CALDER JUNCTION for A71 Kilmarnock. Turn left and continue on the A71 out of town for about 0.5 mile to the roundabout at the Hermiston Park and Ride station. Then as above.

From M8 link from Glasgow

Follow signs to City Centre and Hermiston Gate. At Hermiston Gate roundabout, follow the (A71) signs for Kilmarnock. Stay in the second lane signed (A71) Kilmarnock round the traffic light roundabout and take the third exit. This will take you exiting off the Bypass and uphill to the left, joining a slipway to the Calder Roundabout above the bypass. At roundabout take third exit (to the right) and continue on the A71 out of town for about 0.5 mile to the roundabout at the Hermiston Park and Ride station. Then as above.

From Glasgow International Airport.

Follow signs for Glasgow and this will be you joining the M8. Continue on the M8 which cuts through the city of Glasgow and follow the signs for EDINBURGH until you reach the end of the M8 at the Hermiston Roundabout (Junction with Edinburgh City Bypass) Travel time will be approximately 1hr 30mins. At Hermiston Gate roundabout, follow the (A71) signs for Kilmarnock. Stay in the second lane signed (A71) Kilmarnock. You will exit the roundabout uphill to the left, joining a slipway to the Calder Roundabout above the bypass. You do not join the bypass. At roundabout take third exit (to the right) and continue on the A71 out of town for about 0.5 mile to the roundabout at the Hermiston Park and Ride station. Follow the sign for Currie, Balerno, Heriot-Watt University and A70. Continue for 1.5 miles, past the University straight through two roundabouts to the T junction with A70, which is Lanark Road West. You can see our house from here. Turn left then immediate right into Kirk Gate, then immediately left into our driveway. We are the house on the corner of the two roads opposite the Hope Scott Garage. Travel time from Hermiston Roundabout is 5 minutes.

From Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

Follow the A77 / M77 route signposted GLASGOW, then follow the M8 signposted EDINBURGH until you reach the end of the M8 at the Hermiston Roundabout (Junction with Edinburgh City Bypass). Travel time will be approximately 1hr 30mins. At Hermiston Gate roundabout, follow the (A71) signs for Kilmarnock. Stay in the second lane signed (A71) Kilmarnock. You will exit the roundabout uphill to the left, joining a slipway to the Calder Roundabout above the bypass. You do not join the bypass. At roundabout take third exit (to the right) and continue on the A71 out of town for about 0.5 mile to the roundabout at the Hermiston Park and Ride station. . Follow the sign for Currie, Balerno, Heriot-Watt University and A70. Continue for 1.5 miles, past the University straight through two roundabouts to the T junction with A70, which is Lanark Road West. You can see our house from here. Turn left then immediate right into Kirk Gate, then immediately left into our driveway. We are the house on the corner of the two roads opposite the Hope Scott Garage. Travel time from Hermiston Roundabout is 5 minutes.

From (Train) Waverley Station, or bus from Bus Station at St Andrews Square

Take the 44 bus, marked BALERNO, on the gardens side of Princes Street or from St Andrew Sq if coming by bus. The buses require exact change of £1.50 for a single journey or £4 a day ticket with unlimited journeys. The bus ride will be around 25 minutes. You will pass, Caledonian Hotel, Haymarket Station area, Ardmillan Terrace, Caledonian Brewery, ASDA, The Blue Goose (pub) Cross Keys (pub) and Tanners (pub). After Tanners the road crosses over (above) the city bypass, in the Juniper Green area. You pass through Juniper Green village, past the, Royal Bank and Juniper Inn on your right and in about 1/2 a mile you will pass a Co-Op Petrol station on your left. There is a bus stop here and your stop is the second one after this. You will soon see more shops on the right hand side, press the bell to stop the bus for the next stop. Our house is directly opposite the Hope Scott Garage on the corner of Lanark Road West and Kirkgate. If you miss this stop, the next one is at the Riccaraton Inn which is about 200m along the road from us.

From Forth Road Bridge, and Stirling area:

Follow signs for Edinburgh, or Glasgow M8 link then follow signs for City Bypass. Continue on City Bypass as above.

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Located In Edinburgh

Violet Bank House,
167 Lanark Road West,
Currie,
Edinburgh,
EH14 5NZ
Phone: 00 +44 (0)131 451 5103
Web: www.violetbankhouse.co.uk