10th May 2009
Getting Here
Overview Map
The Complete Route
Hi Mum!
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.

Portobello Map
First you'll drive past Portobello...

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 View
The Jewel Roundabout
Milton Link To Portobello Map
Milton Link
to Portobello

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)

Approaching Milton Link View Milton Link View Sir Harry Lauder Road View
Milton Link and Sir Harry Lauder Road

Next you'll arrive at the new Portobello Road junction.
Go straight through these lights onto Seafield Road.

Portobello Junction View Seafield Road View
Portobello Road Junction
Overview Leith Map
Portobello To Leith Map
Portobello to Leith

Follow Seafield road for a couple of miles over a switchback railway bridge,
as it becomes Salamander Street, then Baltic Street.

Next you'll be driving through Leith...

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 View Bernard Street View
Constitution Street Junction

Follow the A199 over the Water of Leith as it becomes "Commercial St".

Commercial Street View
Waters of Leith
North Junction Map
Commercial Street
Leith Map
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 View North Junction A199 View
North Junction Street

Follow Lindsay Road for about a mile past the speed camera (30mph) to Hawthornvale

Lindsay Road View Approaching Hawthornvale
Lindsay Road
Lindsay RoadMap

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!

Lockies Cafe View Lockies Cafe Corner Enter Hawthornvale View Hawthornvale Top View

* cream!

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