A district of N Edinburgh, Goldenacre lies between Inverleith and Warriston, to the south of Ferry Road. The area is dominated by George Heriot's School's Goldenacre Sports Ground which represents 9.7 ha / 24 acres of greenspace. Here there are pitches for rugby, football, hockey and cricket, together with athletics a pavilion and sizeable grandstand. Several Heriots Former Pupils (FP) teams are also based here.

The Lands of Warriston were purchased by Heriot's Hospital as early as 1707. The name Goldenacre was originally applied only to a relatively small area of land immediately to the southeast of the junction of Ferry Road and Inverkeith Row owned by the Dukes of Buccleuch. The name suggests the land was agriculturally productive, and is shown laid out as a garden, most likely a market-garden or orchard, on Ainslie's map of 1804. This and Heriot's land was let as Bangholm Nursery by the middle of the 19th C. and much the same area is recorded as Goldenacre Nursery by the end of that century. In 1879 development began on the Buccleuch land, around Royston Terrace, extending south to Goldenacre Terrace by 1892. St. James the Less Episcopal Church on the opposite side of Inverleith Row dates from 1888 and is the work of Robert Rowand Anderson (1834 - 1921). The Edinburgh Northern Tramways Company was formed in 1884 and opened the city's first cable tramway operating over a 1½ mile route between Hanover Street in the city centre and Goldenacre.

Goldenacre forms part of the Inverleith Conservation Area.

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