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Torphin

Someone referred to Torphin as "Edinburgh's hidden gem," and they were justified in doing so with the historic area's beautiful houses, nestled amidst rolling hills, 100-year-old golf course, restaurants, bars, and other attractions. The suburb gets its name from Torphin Hill, a massive mound that has a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. The name, itself, is derived from "torr fionn," a Scottish Gaelic term that means "white tor." The iconic Water of Leith winds its way opposite the suburb, whilst Juniper Green is a short stroll to the north. The interesting Warklaw Hill is also part of this suburb.

  • Start your tour of Edinburgh's hidden gem by visiting its western side, a largely rural area that is home to a small number of beautiful, mid-20th century bungalows, and one of the area's biggest draws.
  • Visit the Torphin Hill Golf Club, a historic course, just outside Edinburgh, which celebrated its centenary in 1995; because it is elevated, the facility offers superb views of the surrounding countryside, which extend as far as the eye can see.
  • Visit the northern slope of Warklaw Hill, once mined for its valuable rocks, and now partly occupied by the Colinton Community Compost.

Torphin is a scenic suburb of Edinburgh, just south of beautiful Juniper Green, and lying on both the east and west sides of the Edinburgh City Bypass. Visitors can get to this lovely neighbourhood by bus; Lothian operates a regular, efficient service to the area. Another option is to use a hired car; a large number of companies offer excellent services at a relatively reasonable rate. Those who are not familiar with Edinburgh's and Torphin's layout may be better served by taxi; these are easy to get in the city.

Hotels in Torphin

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From US$85

1 BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 21 reviews

134 Braid Road Map

FREE WiFi

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$100

2 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$61

3 Tune Hotel Haymarket

3 stars
4.0 / 5 3 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

Covetousness
Our trip was around highland. TUNE was 5th accommodation but it's worse than the rest. Location closed to Haymarket station but far from attractions. Hotel staff (some) was not nice (late afternoon...
31 Aug 2015
From US$111

4 The Dunstane

4 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

4 West Coates Map

Rate includes breakfast

With its rich history and proximity to the city centre, The Dunstane gives travellers accommodations that have the perfect combination and charm and convenience. Just minutes from Princes Street,... More

Business Stay
The room was beautiful and I loved the historic character of the facility. The staff was also wonderfully charming. The bed was unfortunately not very comfortable, but I only had a single room.
17 Jul 2015
From US$87

5 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$87

6 Apex Haymarket Hotel

3 stars
4.5 / 5 19 reviews

90 Haymarket Terrace Map

Top Westend Choice!

The Apex European Hotel Edinburgh provides comfortable affordable accommodation in the West End of the city. Hotel guests are well placed for visiting city attractions such as famous Princes Street... More

great base to see edinbourough
very close to restaurants, and transport .the staff were very helpful and friendly.We saw the castle and golden mile with all the buskers and shops.
5 Aug 2014
From US$146

7 The Merchiston Residence

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

4 Merchiston Avenue Map

Stay 5 nights Save 15%- Non Refundable

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
From US$94

8 Edinburgh Capital Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 34 reviews

187 Clermiston Road Map

Stay 2 nights and SAVE 15%

Featuring an idyllic hilltop location and value-for-money accommodations, Edinburgh Capital Hotel for travellers looking to escape the hustle of the Scotland capital. Apart from marvelling at the... More

8th stay this year
We use the Capital Hotel regularly as the centre for our business stays while on Edinburgh. The staff are always welcoming and helpful. The rooms are well equipped and comfortable, with all the...
5 Jun 2015
From US$131

9 Edinburgh Marriott Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 8 reviews

111 Glasgow Road Map

Rate includes breakfast

Edinburgh Marriott Hotel recently underwent a 2.5 million refurbishment which, along with its close proximity to Edinburgh International airport ensures its popularity with holidaymakers and... More

Family holiday
It was a fantastic stay in Marriot hotel,can recommend to friends
11 Aug 2014
From US$114

10 Fountain Court Apartments - Grove

4 stars
4.6 / 5 10 reviews

123 Grove Street Map

20% Off

Fountain Court Apartments Grove Street Edinburgh comprise a selection of one and two bedroom luxury accommodation units located right in the centre of Scotland's capital city. The apartments could... More

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