She admitted it was "tough" to leave her long-term base at Stockport Metro but added that she wanted to be close to her new husband, who is now working in the Scottish capital.
GB's Keri-Anne Payne misses out on medal
"It just seemed so silly for us to be separate and for me to stay at Stockport with David up here and then only see each other on weekends, when we just got married," admitted Beijing silver medalist Payne.
"I'm still deciding where I'm going to be training but I am so excited about the move to Edinburgh.
"It's something new, it's a complete change and it's one of the most beautiful cities. I absolutely love it."
Payne is unsure whether she will return to open water swimming next year in a bid to reach the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona but will make a decision before the British trials in March.
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