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Little France


City of Edinburgh

New Royal Infirmary being built at Little France, Edinburgh
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

New Royal Infirmary being built at Little France, Edinburgh

A district and former hamlet of S Edinburgh, located on the Old Dalkeith Road 2½ miles (4 km) southeast of the centre of the city, between Craigmillar Castle and the Edmonstone estate. The name comes about because it was here that the servants and courtiers resided, who accompanied Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87), on her return from France. Having remained a small settlement surrounded by green belt for many years, the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh relocated here in 2003.


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