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Morningside, Edinburgh

The Morningside district is one of the oldest sections of Edinburgh, dating back to the Victorian era. Much of the area’s historic flavour remains to this day, thanks to the town’s small shops, pubs, bakeries, and schools. Since Morningside is largely residential, most of the housing consists of tenements and villas that evoke this same heritage. Along with its small-town charm, this area also offers a movie theatre and several restaurants for visitors to patronise. Book lovers may enjoy strolling by the homes of famous authors, including J.K. Rowling and Ian Rankin.

  • Have a drink at The Canny Mans, one of the oldest standing pubs in Morningside, and get a look at the establishment’s collection of vintage clocks and paintings.
  • Walk by the Morningside Clock, a historic Edinburgh landmark that was originally built for the Morningside Railway Station in 1884.
  • Attend an amateur theatre production at the Church Hill Theatre, built in the 1800s by Edinburgh architect Hippolyte Blanc.

International and domestic travellers who plan to fly into Edinburgh will typically arrive at Edinburgh International Airport, which is about 10 kilometres outside of the city limits. From the terminal, visitors can take the Airlink Express bus service to reach the central downtown district. The local Lothian bus service also runs from the airport to several areas within the town, including Morningside. Bus routes that travel through Morningside include numbers 5, 15, and 38. Since many of the area’s historic sites are located near each other, some guests may be able to reach them on foot from their hotels.

Hotels in Morningside

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From US$124

1 The Merchiston Residence

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

4 Merchiston Avenue Map

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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

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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

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3 BEST WESTERN PLUS Bruntsfield Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

69-74 Bruntsfield Place Map

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Bruntsfield Hotel Edinburgh makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers visiting Scotland's capital with its comfortable accommodations blended with quality... More

Good quality hotel
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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

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5 The Inn Place

4 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

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With tasteful units strategically set a stone's throw away from major attractions, The Inn Place makes for a suitable starting point for exploring the heritage-rich Scotland capital. This Edinburgh... More

Great location
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6 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 36 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map


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7 Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 25 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map


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8 Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

4 stars
4.4 / 5 11 reviews

80 High Street, The Royal Mile Map

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9 The Ben Doran Guest House

4 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews

11 Mayfield Gardens Map


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10 The Angels Share

4 stars
3.9 / 5 9 reviews

7-11 Hope Street Map

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The Hudson Hotel Edinburgh is situated at the West End of famous Princes Street, close to leafy Queen Street Gardens - right in the centre of the city. Business guests are conveniently located for... More

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