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Merchiston

An affluent residential district of west-central Edinburgh, Merchiston lies to the west of Bruntsfield, between Morningside and Dalry. Merchiston Castle has associations with the Napier family and is now a campus of Napier University. Many of the large Victorian villas have been divided into flats, although one belonging to authoress J.K. Rowling sold for 2.5 million in 2012. Residential infill development in the later 20th C. has detracted from the character of the area.


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