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Location address: United Kingdom, City of Edinburgh
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Dalry (/dælˈraɪ/ dal-RYE) is an area close to the centre of the Scottish capital Edinburgh, between Haymarket and Gorgie. The name Dalry may derive from Dail Ruigh or Dail Righ, Scottish Gaelic for the “Meadow Slope” or “King’s Meadow” respectively. “Field of the heather” from Dail and Scottish Gaelic fhraoich, heather, has also been suggested as a derivation. Dalry is often mentioned along with the neighbouring area of Gorgie to the southwest, and the joint name Gorgie-Dalry is commonly used by the City of Edinburgh Council. Dalry also borders Ardmillan. It has become an increasingly popular residential area in recent years, and has a range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. Princes Street, in central Edinburgh, is ten to fifteen minutes’ walk from the area. Many of Edinburgh’s major employers are also within walking distance.