Once a former mining town, Gorebridge offers historic charm, natural beauty, commuter convenience and a great community spirit that make it a peaceful yet well-connected place to live in Midlothian. The town has a well-trodden high street with a clothes shop, hardware store, convenience stores, a supermarket and pub as well as a bowling club, leisure centre, country park and a train station. 

Your new home is just 15 miles south of Edinburgh, making it a very commutable drive or just 25 minutes on the regular ScotRail service.

Living in Gorebridge

Travelling made easy 

Ideally located on the A7, one of the main routes into Edinburgh via Dalkeith. The city centre is about 15 miles away, taking approximately 35 minutes to drive. Edinburgh's ring road, the A720, gives you easy access to all the main A-roads that radiate out from the city, as well as to the M8 to Glasgow, the M9 to Falkirk and the M90 which crosses the Firth of Forth at Queensferry. Edinburgh Airport is less than 20 miles away via the A720, taking about an hour by car. From your new home, let the train take the strain with services taking just 25 minutes into Edinburgh Waverley. Lothian Buses are another option, with a journey time into Edinburgh of around 45 minutes.

Great schools close by

There's a great range of primary schools including, Gorebridge Primary, Stobhill Primary, St Andrews RC Primary and Gore Glen Primary. Secondary schools in the catchment area are Newbattle Community High School and St David’s RC High School in Dalkeith, and Lasswade High School in Bonnyrigg all a short school bus ride away at 4-6 miles away.

Embrace the great outdoors 

Head north east for the Vogrie Country Park with woodland, walking trails, a children's adventure playground and lots of special events throughout the year. To the north west, Gore Glen Woodland Park is a natural woodland with walking trails. For adventures further afield, the Pentland Hills Regional Park is a 20-mile-long range of hills, with reservoirs, walks, bird-watching and amazing views from the peaks. The capital is the place to go for cinema, theatre, eating out and international events such as the Fringe Festival. From your new home in Gorebridge, the seaside is easily accessible from the A1 down to Berwick-on-Tweed and Northumberland.

New houses in Gorebridge

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available, Midlothian and the Edinburgh area including  Musselburgh and Wallyford. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…