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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$104

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
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6 Jun 2015
From US$111

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$140

3 The Dunstane

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 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

Review
Strange hotel layout - spread over two locations. Staff not attentive.
5 Jul 2015
From US$98

4 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

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5 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
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6 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
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7 Tune Hotel Haymarket

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

7 Clifton Terrace Map

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Everything very good!
Everything very good! This we pay and this we get was ok! That's all!
15 May 2015
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8 Edinburgh Marriott Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 8 reviews

111 Glasgow Road Map

Rate includes breakfast

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9 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$185

10 Fountain Court Grove Executive Apartments

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

121 Grove Street Map

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With its comfortable accommodations and prime location in the heart of Edinburgh, Fountain Court Grove Executive Apartments Edinburgh makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers.... More

Weekend break
The apartment was lovely have no complaints what's so ever, apart from the hot water tank running out of hot water my partner had to have a cold shower and the cold reception from a member of...
19 Jan 2015
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