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Barnton Avenue
Barnton is located in Scotland
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district EH
Dialling code 0131
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55°57′45.88″N 3°18′26.69″W / 55.9627444°N 3.3074139°W / 55.9627444; -3.3074139

Barnton (Scottish Gaelic: Baile an t-Sabhail) is a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the north-west of the city, between Cramond and Corstorphine Hill and west of Davidsons Mains. Part of the area was traditionally known as "Cramond Muir" in reference to Cramond to the north.

Notable areas

Barnton Quarry, a former stone quarry in the area, is the (now derelict) site of an underground bunker which, in the event of nuclear war, would have served as the regional seat of government for Scotland from 1961 until its abandonment in 1985.

Barnton Park Lawn Tennis Club is (Barnton Park LTC) situated on East Barnton Gardens.

Bruntsfield Golf Course is situated off Barnton Avenue, accessible via Davidson's Mains.

The Royal Burgess Golf Club, the oldest golfing society in the world, is within the boundaries on Whitehouse Road.

The boundaries follow local large roads particularly along Queensferry road until the Barnton Hotel. The north/west boundary follows Whitehouse until the t-junction at Gameskeeper's road. The north-east boundary follows Gameskeeper road and Cramond Road South until it meets Queensferry road in Davidson's Mains.

There are two schools within the boundaries. The Royal High School, a state comprehensive secondary school, and Cargilfield Preparatory School, an independent preparatory school.

Barnton railway station 1765861
Until 1951 there was a station (seen here in 1962) originally opened by the Caledonian Railway

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