Currie, a suburb of Edinburgh in Scotland lies at a distance of 10 kilometres from the city centre. There is recorded evidence that the area was inhabited even in the Bronze Age, lending it an antique charm. Human habitation continued in the area in the medieval and modern times as well and today it is a popular tourist destination. It boasts of diverse attractions ranging from museums to a zoo and gardens. Travellers to Currie are charmed by its quaint ambience and the modern features that have been added along the years however the historical core area has remained unchanged.
- A part of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, the Edinburgh Zoo has a wonderful collection of animals like, koalas, tigers, and rhinos and offers a penguin parade daily.
- Explore the Edinburgh Castle, an impressive landmark near Currie, it is a World Heritage Site and sits atop an extinct volcano, housing several historical structures.
- Tour the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art- Housing whose remarkable collection of 20th century sculptures and paintings by artists like, Picasso and Bacon is a must-see.
Currie is conveniently connected by the public transport system of Edinburgh. The Lothian Buses and First Edinburgh operate buses here with the A70 linking the area. To get here you can take bus route 44, which serves the area. Curriehill station is the nearest station where you will disembark if travelling by train and then you can reach your destination by taxi or even walk down if time permits. Another convenient way to get to this suburb is by taxis and car rental services. National Express coaches offer sightseeing tours which is a good way of exploring the place.
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