Scotland’s historic and dynamic capital is now the fastest-growing UK city for house prices. Here's a taster of the kind of homes you can buy there, starting from £295,000.

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  • Edinburgh has outshone Manchester, Birmingham, and even London in Hometrack’s latest UK Cities House Price Index, which monitors house price movement in 20 of the UK’s largest cities.

    The Scottish capital’s property values rose by 6.7% in the 12 months to September, to reach a current average of £219,500. By comparison, London's waning market has left it in 17th place in the property analysis firm's index.

    If you're considering moving to, or making an investment in Edinburgh, we've found plenty of options listed on PrimeLocation, from apartments to castles.

    1. Two-bedroom flat, Edinburgh, for £295,000

    If you’re in the market for an apartment to invest in, this second-floor flat within a converted stone-built house could be ideal. According to the selling agent, it has excellent views, a large driveway, garage and private rear garden.

    Available via Lindsays

    2. Four-bedroom flat, Edinburgh, for £365,000

    This Edwardian top-floor apartment comes with period features, although is in current need of ‘cosmetic upgrading’. With four bedrooms and amazing views (pictured above) it could become a shrewd investment or family home.

    Available via Warners 

    3. Four-bedroom maisonette, Edinburgh, for £415,000

    This end-of-terrace property is in Shandon, one of the Scottish capital's 38 conservation areas. It offers spacious accommodation arranged over two levels, with a bay-windowed lounge and period features throughout.

    Available via Blair Cadell

    4. Four-bedroom end-terraced house, Edinburgh, for £539,000

    Accommodation in this solid and spacious Edinburgh home spans three floors, and includes a conservatory, garage, contemporary kitchen and four double bedrooms.

    Available via Deans Solicitors and Estate Agents

    5.  Four-bedroom detached property, Colinton Dell, Edinburgh, for £650,000

    Redhall Mill Cottage lies in the part of Edinburgh that Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island, called home. The property sits on a 0.25-acre plot which includes a two-storey stable block with water wheel (pictured above) and cobbled yards. 

    Available via Tepilo

    6. Five-bedroom property, Edinburgh, for £765,000

    How about this super-smart Victorian terraced villa? Each room offers an abundance of space. And just look at the fireplaces, skylight and free-standing roll-top bath. Incredible views as well as horse riding, golf and tennis are on your doorstep.

    Available via Hadden Rankin

    7. Two-bedroom apartment, Edinburgh, for £895,000

    If you're drawn to more modern property, this luxury two-bedroom duplex apartment should fit the bill. It's part of the smart conversion of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and offers a roof terrace (pictured above) and two parking spaces.

    Available via DJ Alexander Legal

    8. Nine-bedroom town house, Edinburgh, for £900,000

    Run as a fully-managed guest house until recently, this 19th century home comes with nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms. It offers a prime opportunity to be redeveloped into several residential homes, according to the selling agent.

    Available via McEwan Fraser Legal

    9. Castle, Edinburgh, for £6m

    Why not push the boat out? Sixteenth century Craigcrook Castle, which is three miles from the Edinburgh centre, is on the market for the first time in nearly 300 years.

    During its heyday, the castle played host to prestigous visitors including Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, George Eliot and Hans Christian Anderson.

    Today, it comes with the potential to create a cinema room, gymnasium, self-contained flat and lift to all floors including access to the viewing tower. You'll just need £6m and a heap of ambition.

    Available via Ballantynes

    Which of the above properties would you buy? Tell us by posting a comment below...

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