Barnton is about five miles North West of the city centre. It is ideally situated for access to Edinburgh's International Airport, the Forth Road Bridge, Gogarburn, the city bypass and the M8 and M9 motorways. There are also good public transport links into town. There are good local amenities to serve everyday needs, with supermarket shopping nearby at Davidson's Mains, Corstorphine, the Gyle and Craigleith. Local recreational activities include the Royal Burgess Golf Course, the David Lloyd Leisure Centre and walking or cycling along the Almond River at Cramond.