A peripheral district of Edinburgh which lies beyond the A720 Edinburgh Bypass, 5 miles (8 km) southwest of the city centre, Baberton is for the most part still surrounded by agricultural land. Baberton House dates from 1622, although its estate has been broken up. Baberton Cottages lie on the north side of Baberton Road. A short distance to the northeast, the red-pantiled steadings which once formed Baberton Mains Farm have been converted to domestic use. This farm gives its name to a sizeable housing development, which extends to the southeast to meet Juniper Green. Baberton Mains was built during the 1960s by George Wimpey Ltd. and principally comprises neat semi-detached two-storey houses, with a few modestly-sized detached properties. The railway line from Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts passes immediately to the north, while to the south is Juniper Green Primary School.

Baberton Golf Club laid its course out on part of the former Baberton Estate in 1893. Baberton Junction on the Edinburgh Bypass provides access to the district and, via an overpass and the Clovenstone Roundabout, to Wester Hailes.

Baberton Quarry once lay next to the Union Canal, on the opposite side of the Edinburgh Bypass, in a district now called Westburn. It was a source of sandstone but was disused by 1890.

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