The History of Corstorphine
Back in the 16th Century, Corstorphine was home to an epic castle, home of the Lord Forresters. Now the most famous landmark of Corstorphine is Edinburgh Zoo, home of penguins, pandas and a whole load of other interesting and endangered animals.
Corstorphine remained separate from Edinburgh until the mid-20th century, instead forming a key stopping point on the major route west from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
Now it’s a thriving suburb with a tight-knit community, reflected in the local Scout and Guide groups, community centres, charity shops and a local history trust.
Why visit Corstorphine?
If you’re visiting Edinburgh for the rugby, Corstorphine is a great place to stay with hotels, pubs and restaurants to cater to a range of tastes and budgets. It’s walking distance to Murrayfield Stadium, and there’s several bus links into the city centre for trains or out to the airport if you’ve come from further afield.
Corstorphine’s main thoroughfare, St John’s Road, is crammed with charity shops, cafes and specialist businesses for you to explore. Find some tasty treats to pack for a picnic at the top of Corstorphine Hill, level up your commute with Hart’s Cyclery, or take up a new hobby at GuitarGuitar