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Moredun

When enjoying a holiday in Edinburgh, the capital city of lovely Scotland, Moredun is a popular place to visit. This area in the farmland regions south of the main city centre is a pretty, peaceful, and, in some ways, a nostalgic part of the city that offers visitors a nice snapshot of Scottish life, both modern and from long ago. With a backdrop of lush, green hills, this landscape is dotted with a number of fascinating historical buildings including authentic castles which are very interesting to explore—places sure to increase anyone’s appreciation for early architecture and suburban life.

  • Take a tour of the medieval Craigmillar Castle, located near Moredun, one of Edinburgh’s best preserved castles; it was built in the late fourteenth century and was once home to Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • Travel further north of Craigmillar to explore the Duddingston Loch and Bird Sanctuary southeast of Downtown Edinburgh, a wonderful nature preserve believed to be the birthplace of the sport of curling.
  • Wind-up the kids and let them run wild and free in the green flatlands of Drum Park, located between Ferniehill Drive and Drum St. in Moredun.

Getting to Moredun is fairly easy to do since it is regularly serviced by the city’s public transit. It is located about eight kilometres southeast of Edinburgh’s city centre. Driving is not recommended within Edinburgh, but if you’re trying to get to suburban Moredun quickly, perhaps a car is the best option available. The Lothian Bus Company is the main bus service and has the most routes, of which the 3, 8, and 29 all travel from the city’s centre south to Moredun. Taxicabs are readily available as well and offer travellers another reliable way to get around.

Hotels in Moredun

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From US$215

1 Melville Castle

4 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

Gilmerton Road Map

With sleek accommodations housed in a 18th century castle that is nestled amidst 50 acres of Scottish estate, Melville Castle makes for a suitable base for discerning travellers visiting this part... More

comfortable, clean but basic
Very basic room for a four star hotel but it was clean and comfortable. We slept well although there was a bit of noise from the bar until late. Breakfast was very meaty but there were some nice...
18 Aug 2014
From US$210

2 Prestonfield House Hotel

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

Priestfield Road Map

Prestonfield House Hotel Edinburgh makes for an ideal base for discerning business and leisure travellers visiting Edinburgh with its seamless fusion of old world glamour and opulence with modern... More

From US$142

3 Kildonan Lodge Hotel

4 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

27 Craigmillar Park Map

Stay 4 Nights and Save 5%

Kildonan Lodge Hotel Edinburgh invites discerning travellers to charming accommodations with a countryside feel housed in a historic building located two miles south of the city centre. This... More

great place to stay
very enjoyable few days away, very well looked after at kildonan lodge staff very helpful. ideal area, bus stop right outside never needed to use the car which was safely parked at the rear in the...
5 Oct 2014
From US$112

4 Edinburgh First

3 stars
3.9 / 5 9 reviews

18 Holyrood Park Road Map

Hotel Edinburgh First provides budget-friendly bed and breakfast accommodations suitable for leisure travelers or corporate visitors visiting the Scottish capital. From this Edinburgh property,... More

Great base while house hunting
Had a small hiccup when I arrived as I was given the wrong room. Problem was quickly sorted out with no fuss. The place was great, the food was great, the staff also were great. This is the only...
27 Jun 2015
From US$105

5 Kenneth MacKenzie

3 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

7 Richmond Place Map

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Exploring the city is a breeze with Kenneth Mackenzie Suite as a base. Providing value for money, the property is within walking distance of attractions such as the National Museum of Scotland and... More

dissapointd
we where disappointed. Parking was too far away, could not park near to hotel. no lift. more suited to students or backpackers. Breakfast was good though and so where the staff. way too hot in...
12 Jun 2014
From US$114

6 The Ben Doran Guest House

4 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

11 Mayfield Gardens Map

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The Ben Doran Edinburgh Guest House offers a fresh and welcoming ambience, and all possible facilities to ensure a most pleasant stay. GeneralFor a truly Scottish experience, guests can visit the... More

2 day stay
A good guest house in a ideal location. Bus stop opposite the guest house is ideally placed for trips to Princes Street.
6 May 2014
From US$136

7 Ten Hill Place

4 stars
4.4 / 5 24 reviews

10 Hill Place Map

Ten Hill Place Hotel Edinburgh is set within a stylish Georgian terrace in the New Town and has been redeveloped to provide comfortable contemporary accommodation right in the city centre. This... More

New Year treat 2014
This was purchased for my daughter and her boyfriend so that they could experience the New Year celebrations in Edinburgh. All went well - one oddity, they were asked to pay for all evening meals...
3 Jan 2014
From US$115

8 Hotel Ceilidh-Donia

3 stars
3.8 / 5

14-16 Marchhall Crescent Map

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Travellers on vacation or business trip in the capital of Scotland find suitable base in the comfortable accommodations of centrally located Ceilidh-Donia Hotel Edinburgh. This cosy value-for-money... More

From US$99

9 Masson House Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 10 reviews

18 Holyrood Park Ro Map

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Enjoy cosy accommodations and idyllic location at Masson House Hotel. The accessible property is situated close to popular attractions in the city such as The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle... More

money saver
little bit further out of town, but a money saver, can take approx. 20mins walk to the centre or get the bus right outside. not typical student accommodation, comfy beds, tasty breakfast.
10 Feb 2015
From US$123

10 Salisbury Green Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

18 Holyrood Park Rd Map

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Salisbury Green Hotel Edinburgh offers ideal accommodation and exceptional services for a comfortable vacation. This hotel is placed close to many of the tourist attractions of the city. One of... More

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