Corstorphine is a western suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland, that is situated a few kilometres outside of the city centre. Corstorphine’s history dates back to the 13th century and there are many ancient buildings representing the architectural styles from that era to the modern day. In addition to the many castles, ruins, and medieval churches, Corstorphine is known as one of the shopping centres of Edinburgh, with many large retail centres as well as small, independently owned shops that draw people from all over the city. This area of narrow cobbled streets offers the best of both modern and ancient Scotland.
- Pay a visit to the Edinburgh Zoo located in the suburb of Corstorphine and you will see a colourful collection of local wildlife as well as creatures from all over the world.
- Explore the creepy grounds of the Corstorphine Parish Kirk in Edinburgh and you will come across the tomb of Sir John Forrester carved into a niche in an ancient stone wall.
- Marvel at the Corstorphine doocot, a stone structure built in the 16th century that is the only thing that remains of the Corstorphine Castle, a stronghold built in the 14th century.
The suburb of Corstorphine is easy to reach from central Edinburgh by private car, public transportation, and even walking. Lothian Buses has several lines that go through Corstorphine, stopping near the centre of the suburb or just outside the Edinburgh Zoo. Edinburgh Waverley Station and Haymarket Station are both within walking distance of Corstorphine. Getting around on foot or bicycle is the best way to see the city, as it will allow you to get a close-up look at the ancient architecture Edinburgh is known for. Those driving cars can find spots on the street to park.
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