Our Edinburgh Hotels are located in the Corstorphine area of the city of Edinburgh.
Corstorphine was originally a separate village from Edinburgh, but the growth of the capital, means that it is now a western suburb. The A8, the former main road from Edinburgh to Glasgow, runs right through Corstorphine. The busy High Street (as distinct from St John’s Road, the A8) contains many small, independent shops and superb cafe’s and deli’s.
Corstorphine is an ideal base from which to explore Edinburgh. It is halfway between the Airport and the city centre – easily close enough to walk in to the the city centre, but far enough away to enjoy private free parking and attractions on the outskirts of the city, such as the Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh Zoo and Royal Yacht Britannia.
The highest point on Corstorphine Hill is 162m above sea level and is of one Edinburgh’s traditional seven hills, along with Castle Rock, Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill, Braid Hills, Blackford Hill and Craiglockhart Hill. The seven hills are used for spectacular city wide firework displays on Hogmanay. Corstorphine Hill Tower is a memorial to Sir Walter Scott.
Corstorphine is also home to Edinburgh Zoo, one of Edinburgh’s biggest attractions and some of Edinburgh’s best charity shops. Murrayfield Rugby Stadium and Ice Rink are also nearby, as is The Gyle shopping centre.
Why not book a Shopping Break for the best of both worlds.