Morningside Guide

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at the community in Morningside. We’re going to focus on:

Where is Morningside?
What is there to do in Morningside?
What landmarks does Morningside have?
The benefits of living in Morningside

Where is Morningside?

Morningside is a district in the south west of Edinburgh, Scotland, which centres on Morningside Road, an ancient route from the city to the south west of Scotland and Carlisle. It lies south of Bruntsfield, Burghmuirhead (including Holy Corner, Church Hill, and Greenhill); south-west of Marchmont, and south-east of Merchiston and to the north of Comiston and the Braid Hills.

Notable residents include authors JK Rowling and Ian Rankin with actor Greg McHugh (Gary Tank Commander) adding some comic flare!

What is there to do in Morningside?

Bruntsfield Short Hole Golf Club

“Bruntsfield Links has played a significant part in the historic development of the Game of Golf in Scotland since the 15th century and is one of the oldest existing golfing links in the world.”

Canny Man’s

The Canny Man’s pub in Morningside is an Edinburgh institution established in 1871 and passed down through generations of the Kerr family. It is a free house, as free as the wind as Mr Kerr used to say, therefore it has no connection with any brewery and only sells the best of each brewers produce.

Walking Highlands

This delightful walk combines the wooded nature reserve of the Hermitage of Braid with an ascent of Blackford Hill, giving superb views over Edinburgh. It has a beautiful cafe on the route, known as ‘The Lodge Coffee House’.

Dominion Cinema

Catch a film at Scotland’s last family-run movie theatre. The Dominion Cinema is an independent Streamline Moderne cinema located in the Edinburgh suburb of Morningside. It was opened on 31 January 1938. It was designed by architect Thomas Bowhill Gibson in an Art Deco style.

Doodles Scotland

Shop at Bruntsfield’s famous independent boutiques. Doodles Ceramics is Edinburgh’s longest established “paint your own” pottery studio. You can visit 7 days a week for your creative enjoyment. Booking is highly recommended, especially at weekends and school holidays.

What landmarks does Morningside have?

Morningside landmarks include the Morningside Clock, originally in the middle of the roadway as the clock for Morningside Station (part of the suburban railway line) the elaborately decorated Canny Man’s pub (formerly The Volunteer’s Arms) on the corner of Canaan Lane and the Bore Stane, an ancient monument, adjacent to the former Parish Church in which the Royal Standard of James IV was pitched for the muster of the Scottish Army on the Burgh Muir before the battle of Flodden 1513. The Eric Liddell Centre, named after the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist athlete, Eric Liddell, is in the former North Morningside Parish Church at Holy Corner.

The Benefits of living in Morningside

Noted as one of Edinburgh’s most prestigious areas which is vastly popular with young professionals and family’s alike, given the abundance of superb fine dining, local shops and independent coffee houses, its easy to see why Morningside is so popular. Waitrose, Costa, Starbucks, M&S Food are all within a couple of minutes walk of each other to name but a few.

Most of the housing on Morningside Road is of tenement style, with surrounding streets housing mostly Victorian villas (detached or semi-detached houses), plus a number of notable older buildings. Exceptions are the streets around Falcon Avenue and Falcon Road West which are also tenemented.

Morningside offers investors some of the best capital growths in Edinburgh given the popularity and the variety of people looking to stay within.

Braemore manage a variety of properties within Morningside and have years of experience in helping investors to source the perfect property allowing a brilliant yield and a good capital growth too. Our managed stock tops over 450. Contact us today for a free, no obligation chat about how we can help with either any new investment or any current investment property you may have.