Luxury care in the centre of Cramond village

Cramond Residence is set in the tranquil village of Cramond, where the River Almond meets the Firth of Forth. Only 20 minutes from the bustle of Edinburgh city centre and a short walk to the shore, it offers a haven for our residents, staff and guests alike. We encourage everyone to explore our lovely surroundings and we arrange regular trips locally.

Relax in the Peaceful Surroundings of Cramond

The River Almond, harbour and the shore are popular destinations for visitors and offer beautiful walks and scenery. When the tide is out, it is possible to walk along the coastal causeway to explore Cramond Island.

Cramond also has a rich history, dating back nearly two thousand years to when the Romans set up camp at the River Almond. The area later gave rise to a number of industries, thanks to the flow of the water from the river which powered a number of mills. The ruins of these can still be found along the water walkways.

What are the local places of interest? 

There are lots of places to visit. These include nearby Lauriston Castle. This 16th century tower house has stunning gardens and grounds overlooking the Firth of Forth.

The Maltings exhibition hall showcases local history from the Roman era and the Dark ages, through to more modern times. While the lovely Cramond Walled Garden is adjacent to the ruins of a Roman Fort and has a children’s play area. Local art galleries include the Blue Easel Gallery and the Little Gatehouse Gallery.

What activities can I enjoy locally? 

Whatever the season you can enjoy a number of activities in Cramond village itself, including bird-watching or taking a walk along the promenade. The waters of the Firth of Forth are ideal for pleasure sailing and include many islands, sheltered harbours and attractions such as the Forth road and rail bridges, Incholm Abbey, Cramond Island and South Queensferry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do residents get out and about?

We encourage everyone to explore our lovely surroundings and
arrange regular trips locally. We also organise trips into Edinburgh and further afield. See our activities page for details.

Are there any good places to eat and stay locally?

Cramond offers a great choice of restaurants, cafes and B&B’s:

  • Cramond Falls Cafe is an old, converted mill on the River Almond that offers food, refreshments and B&B.
  • Miller & Carter Cramond Brig is a steak restaurant in a beautifully restored 18th century coaching housing overlooking the River Almond.
  • Cloudberry Gifts offers unique and quirky gifts alongside some delicious treats.

Is there a local church?

Cramond Kirk is at the centre of the local community and offers a varied programme of events and activities all year round.