Mum's coming up for a visit and needs instructions, so here are loads (Thanks Google Maps
Fortunately though, driving through Edinburgh to Hawthornvale is pretty straightforward
since it's more-or-less a straight road with, I think, only one left turn.
At the very end.
You'll approach Edinburgh from the south along the A1,
You will pass the Edinburgh Bypass (A270) turnoff and continue along the A1,
Follow the A1 straight over the first roundabout you come at 'The Jewel',
where there's a giant Asda.
The Jewel Roundabout
Next you'll arrive at the Milton Link junction.
Here the A1 turns left, but you will go straight through these traffic lights
on the A199 "Sir Harry Lauder Rd" -
a big curve of dual carriageway
with a speed camera on it (limit 40mph)
Next you'll arrive at the new Portobello Road junction.
Go straight through these lights onto Seafield Road.
Portobello Road Junction
Portobello to Leith
Follow Seafield road for a couple of miles over a switchback railway bridge,
as it becomes Salamander Street, then Baltic Street.
Go straight through the traffic light junction crossing Constitution Street,
following the A199 from Baltic Street to Bernard Street.
(this is a slight bear away to the right).
Constitution Street Junction
Follow the A199 over the Water of Leith as it becomes "Commercial St".
Waters of Leith
Waters of Leith
Go straight through the the traffic lights at North Junction Street
where the A199 becomes the A901 "Lindsay Road".
Ocean Terminal and the Royal Yacht Britannia are on your right.
North Junction Street
Follow Lindsay Road for about a mile past the speed camera (30mph) to Hawthornvale
Turn left onto Hawthornvale at the red*
Lockies Cafe - just after the turquoise fencing on the right.
Follow Hawthornvale to the top.
Find somewhere to park!