William Purves Funeral Directors- Oakvale Funeral Home
21st century funeral home opens the doors of its Victorian villa “Oakvale” in the heart of Edinburgh. Heritage enthusiasts can see Oakvale in its modern splendour. Originally conceived as a cathedral, it's build began in the 1840’s. Over the years it's been used as a private residence, a convent and junior school. In 1995 Oakvale settled as a modern funeral home; head office of William Purves, Scotland’s largest group of independent funeral directors.
Visitors can freely visit fully restored period drawing rooms, an ashes library and the garden. Over two floors, we have magnificent reception rooms boasting ornate plasterwork, woodwork, and original fireplaces. There is an original oak staircase lit by a large stained glass window.
Whether you want to sit with a coffee and admire the views of Marchmont, or guide children through our coffin quiz, hunt for the Lego funeral directors, take a selfie in our limousines – there’s something to occupy all ages. There is plenty to see but those with walking difficulties will be limited to the ground floor only. Our mortuary and office spaces will not be open.
Where to find us
- Oakvale Funeral Home
- 106 Whitehouse Loan
- EH9 1BD
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