Local Attractions

Corstorphine, Edinburgh

Corstorphine is a popular suburb of Edinburgh located around 1 mile west of the city centre and accessed by a frequent bus service along the main A8 route into Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Zoo is situated to the east of Corstorphine, and is the area's largest and most popular tourist attraction.

Corstorphine has lots of bars and restaurants and is only a 3-minute drive (5-minute bus ride) from Thistle Dhu.

Corstorphine is also very close to Murrayfield Rugby Stadium.

Edinburgh Airport

Thistle Dhu is very handy for Edinburgh Airport which is only a 5-minute drive away (same for bus or taxi).


Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland, committed to the highest standards of animal welfare, conservation and environmental education.

In just one day, you can meet over 1,000 wonderful animals in our beautiful parkland setting on the outskirts of Edinburgh. We have some wonderful attractions for you to experience, plus you can also enjoy a wide range of visitor facilities and masses of events and daily activities throughout the year.

Gyle Shopping Centre

Edinburgh's Gyle Shopping Centre offers a wide choice of established national retailer outlets and small specialist shops under one roof in a relaxed environment.

Shops include WHSmith, Next, GAP, River Island, The Disney Store, Boots, Early Learning Centre, Marks and Spencer amongst many more.


Heriot Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is a popular university renowned for its leadership on critical global issues and is recognised throughout the world for the quality of its teaching and applied research capability.

It's campus at Riccarton can be reached in only 5 minutes by car.



Ingliston is the site of the Royal Highland Centre which plays host to festivals, exhibitions and events all year round. We are extremely handy for the RHS being only a 5-minute drive away by car.


Murrayfield Rugby Stadium

Murrayfield is the home of Scottish Rugby, and can be reached in 5-10mins by car and there is also a frequent bus service from right outside Thistle Dhu b&b.


Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show is Scotland's annual farming and countryside showcase. It is held annually at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston over the second-last weekend in June (Thursday - Sunday), the event attracts over 1,000 exhibitors, 4,500 head of livestock, and an annual 150,000 visitors - making it Scotland's most popular summer event[citation needed] and the premier fixture in Scotland's farming calendar. It generates over £200 million in business. Exhibitors compete for the prestige of winning not only a prize ticket, but also for prize money and trophies worth over £1 million. It is the UK's largest agricultural event and the longest lasting one sponsored by new holland .


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