Edinburgh property focus: Corstorphine

Lying approximately 3.5 miles west of Edinburgh’s city centre you will find Corstorphine, considered now to be a suburb of the capital.

The area itself is teeming with life. Many small independent shops, charities and eateries make up the main street – the stretch of road acting as a primary route between Edinburgh and Glasgow.


Similar to Canonmills, Corstorphine was originally a piece of dry land located between two lochs – the Gogar Loch and Corstorphine Loch, though both have now been drained.

The first noticed proprietors of Corstorphine came during the reign of Alexander II, around the 13th century. David and Thomas le Mareschall were joined by William de la Roche before the property got sold down between royalty and lords over the years.

Nowadays, and many more properties added later, the area acts as a major route into central Edinburgh

Corstorphine property

Corstorphine offers property buyers the perfect solution of wanting to live near, but not quite in, Edinburgh.

The areas thriving local community helps make Corstorphine a perfect area for first time buyers, families or working professionals. It’s no secret that Edinburgh’s suburban property market is currently highly desired, so homes don’t stay on the market for very long here!

We currently have a property listing in Corstorphine – 52 Tylers Acre Road – this charming 1930s upper villa won’t be around for too long!

Fun fact: Did you know that Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy grew up in Corstorphine.

Food, drink and other amenities

We could not mention Corstorphine without also paying tribute to, arguably, the areas most popular attraction, Edinburgh Zoo! Take the children or your partner along to go and say hi to the UK’s only giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang.

Corstorphine also has one of Scotland’s best-preserved late medieval parish churches, the Corstorphine Old Parish Church. The short tower and spire make it a perfect spot to capture some photos or enjoy a walk with your friends and family.

There are a number of local shops, a Sainsbury’s and a Costa outlet too on the High Street. If you fancy travelling a bit further, you can head along to the Gyle Centre retail park.

Schooling is no problem as there is Corstorphine Primary School for children aged typically between 5 – 12 and Craigmount High Street for secondary school students.

Bus routes in to Edinburgh are well served as you have the option of the 1, 12, 26 and 36 Lothian buses; the Airport bus; Citylink bus from Glasgow; or you could even take the tram!

If Corstorphine sounds like the ideal property location for you then get it touch today! Likewise, if you’re looking to sell a property in Corstorphine, talk to a member of the VMH team here today.