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Kingsknowe is a western suburb of Edinburgh, situated close to the city centre. It is best known for its 18-hole golf course, laid out over a site where Oliver Cromwell's army once gathered. During the 1700s, quarrying began in Kingsknowe for millstones. Later, another quarry was opened for stones, which were used extensively during the building of the capital city. Once the quarry was depleted, it was filled up and the area became a park. This suburb makes a great daytrip destination from the bustle of the Edinburgh city centre, offering outdoor recreation and accommodation just outside the city.

  • Enjoy a round of golf on the Kingsknowe Golf Course, and admire playing on its cherry tree-lined fairway in the country where the game was created.
  • Visit the Edinburgh Zoo, which was opened in 1913, and see the world's largest chimpanzee enclosure and its many conservation projects; the zoo is located just a few kilometres from Kingsknowe.
  • Visit the stately Georgian House that dates back to the 18th century, situated in Charlotte Square in Edinburgh and be delighted by the home's antique, original furnishings.

Kingsknowe is easily accessible from the nearby Edinburgh Airport. The Airlink Express train runs every 10 minutes, and stops at Waverley Station within the city. From the station, travellers may take the Lothian bus route 20 to the Kingsknowe suburb. Metered taxis and rental cars are also available at the airport. The Kingsknowe railway station offers a train every hour from Glasgow Central to Waverley Station. From the suburb, take either taxis or Lothian buses into the city centre. Many areas of Edinburgh, including the city centre, are easily explored on foot or with local taxi and bus services.

Hotels in Kingsknowe

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From US$84

1 Holiday Inn EDINBURGH

4 stars
3.8 / 5 4 reviews

132 Corstorphine Road Map

The Holiday Inn Edinburgh is situated on the western outskirts of the city, around three miles distant from the town centre. The hotel has a number of famous attractions on the doorstep including... More

family break
Great hotel perfect location alround great break staff great
7 Aug 2014
From US$85

2 BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 21 reviews

134 Braid Road Map


The Best Western Braid Hills Hotel is located in a city suburb close to the Royal Observatory. The majestic hotel is set on a hilltop allowing guests panoramic views over the city of Edinburgh, the... More

Tour of England and Scotland
Very nice hotel with some lovely views. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
6 Jun 2015
From US$99

3 Novotel Edinburgh Park

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

15 Lochside Avenue Map

Rate includes Breakfast

Novotel Hotel Edinburgh Park provides a suitable corporate and leisure base with its contemporary accommodations and facilities set in Edinburgh Park. After a relaxing sleep at the hotel, tourists... More

Very good
Good hotel location ideal by car and by tram. Nice rooms, good restaurant
6 Jul 2014
From US$75

4 Royal Ettrick Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

13 Ettrick Road Map

Located in a pleasant leafy suburb The Royal Ettrick Hotel Edinburgh is a peaceful haven within walking distance of the old city centre. Guests have a wealth of amenities on the doorstep including... More

From US$70

5 Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor

4 stars
4.1 / 5 10 reviews

Grosvenor Street Haymarket Map

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Situated in the West End, just 200 metres from Edinburgh Haymarket Train Station, the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel Edinburgh is ideally placed for accessing the city's many historical and cultural... More

From US$113

6 The Merchiston Residence

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

4 Merchiston Avenue Map

Stay 5 nights Save 30%

The Merchiston Residence Edinburgh is a grand Victorian property that offers elegant, yet contemporary accommodation. Most of the area attractions, including the stylish area of Bruntsfield, are... More

The perfect stay in Edinburgh
From the moment we walked in, we were in awe of the beautiful apartment, with its lavish crown molding and large windows, blended with modern appliances and contemporary furniture. It was a trek...
30 Dec 2014
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7 Tune Hotel Haymarket

3 stars
3.6 / 5 5 reviews

7 Clifton Terrace Map

Stay 3 nights Save 15%

Visitors in this part of Scotland find convenient base at the well-equipped accommodations and central location of Tune Hotel Haymarket. Patrons at this Edinburgh hotel can first explore well-known... More

Family trip
Visiting from Canada . Hotel was in a great location , central to Princes st , and restaurants and bars nearby . Hay market station just across the road . Visited galleries , Escher exhibition and...
17 Sep 2015
From US$132

8 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre

4 stars
3.8 / 5

34 Bread Street Map

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

A restored 18th-century building, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre features a fusion of traditional architecture, deluxe spaces and modern facilities strategically located in the... More

From US$74

9 Ballantrae West End Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

6 Grosvener Street Map

FREE WiFi included

Housed in a terraced Georgian building, Ballantrae West End Hotel Edinburgh welcomes travellers in a reception hall that features period pieces, inviting atmosphere and high ceilings. This... More

Charming, slightly quirky hotel with high ceilings
I really enjoyed my stay. This is a typical Edinburgh townhouse with a great atmosphere. WiFi was excellent, and considering the age of the building, the plumbing was surprisingly good. If I have...
4 May 2015
From US$134

10 Fountain Court Apartments - Harris

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

41 - 47 Grove Street Map

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With a unique atmosphere, special hospitality and convenient facilities, the hotel offers excellent accommodation that makes you to feel at home. GeneralIf you prefer the quieter side of life, you... More

Overall - Comfortable stay albeit some gliches
(+ ) : Clean, comfortable, pleasant front desk staff, felt safe as property is secured, additional TV (small) in bedroom, our apartment faced the road thankfully not noisy as cars have to slow down...
24 Sep 2014
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