Meadowbank is about one and a half miles east of the city centre. The Royal Mile and Scottish Parliament are within easy walking distance. The area provides an excellent array of amenities including established schools, banks, a post office, numerous local shops, bars, restaurants and coffee shops. Supermarket shopping is available at Sainsbury’s in Meadowbank Shopping Centre. Recreational facilities include walks in Holyrood Park, Meadowbank Stadium and the reopened Commonwealth Swimming Pool. There are regular bus services to the city centre and there’s easy access to the city by-pass and A1.