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Prestonpans is a small town to the east of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the unitary council area of East Lothian. A census in 2001 recorded that the town had a population of 7,153, but many more have moved to the area since many new houses have been built. It is the site of the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans, and has a history dating back to the 11th century. The town boasts some impressive examples of historical architecture, such as the Preston Tower and the doocot and the local Mercat Cross, which is the only one of its kind in Scotland which remains in its original form and location. The town is also credited for achieving the title of "Scotland's Mural Town" with many wall murals reflecting the town's colourful past.

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If you are looking for travel information of Prestonpans in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. When planning a trip to Prestonpans, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Edinburgh. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Edinburgh for its bountiful attractions like Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirkyard, The Royal Mile on your trip to Prestonpans. A vacation to Prestonpans can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Prestonpans*

  • Pollution Statistics in Prestonpans

    Know the pollution level of Prestonpans before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.57 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 6.48 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.04 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 42.24 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.07 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 44.83 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.52 (Very Low)
  • Prestonpans: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Prestonpans for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Prestonpans.

    • Burglary and Theft 30.9 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.9 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.13 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.57 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25.72 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 32.77 (Low)
    • Attacks 31.37 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.23 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.2 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.15 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.57 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.52 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.48 (Moderate)
  • Living in Prestonpans - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Prestonpans is 194.31 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.15 (High)
    • Climate Index 84.01 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 22.82 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.44 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.99 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 79.38 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.76 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 110.69 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Prestonpans

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Prestonpans

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.23 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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