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Surrounded by barley fields and overlooking the grey shores of the Firth of Forth, Wallyford is a picturesque little village just seven miles from the city of Edinburgh. Once a coal mining town famous for supplying the coal to Mary Queen of Scots for her own fires at Holyrood Palace, the village has undergone a recent regeneration. Your new home in Wallyford will benefit from a new primary school, a new village centre and community woodland as well as an existing playgroup, library, Post Office, gym and Miners’ social club.

Your new home in Wallyford is very well connected. The A1 can take you to Edinburgh or down to Berwick on Tweed, the furthest north town in England. Not only does it have a railway station with Park and Ride to the capital, it’s on the Edinburgh to North Berwick railway line for easy access to the beach. If you’re looking for a new build, Wallyford is a top choice.

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Living in Wallyford

Living your best life in Wallyford

Wallyford has its own local convenience stores and Musselburgh has the larger supermarkets. Musselburgh sports complex will keep you all fit and entertained, with a huge range of facilities, including a swimming pool and climbing wall. The coast of East Lothian comes up trumps too, with golf courses, seaside towns like North Berwick and Dunbar and plenty of unspoilt beaches along the way.

Easy commutes straight from your new house

Your new home in Wallyford is close to excellent transport links. The A1 can whisk you to the city or along the dramatic coasts of North Berwick and Berwick on Tweed. If you'd like a superfast commute, jump on the train at the park and ride and head into Edinburgh Waverley - it only takes 12 minutes. The A68 is the main route south to Northumberland, via Jedburgh, and the A7 takes you down to Carlisle. If you need to bypass Edinburgh, the A720 connects you with the M8 for Glasgow or the M90 for the Forth road bridge.

Super schools close to your new build in Wallyford

Wallyford Primary School enjoys great facilities including huge playing fields and sports courts, while the Wallyford Learning Campus, a £47.2m new school has now opened its doors to 300 students and 60 teachers and will be at full capacity by 2026. Near to your new home in Wallyford, Musselburgh has additional options for both primary and secondary school education, including a grammar school.

New housing developments in East Lothian

Persimmon has a number of new houses available in Wallyford as well as new builds and new housing developments in East Lothian – including new homes in Dunbar and Musselburgh. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…