If you are coming by road to Edinburgh from the South, Morningside is
one of the first central urban areas that you encounter, where affluent
suburban homes merge into the tenement flats of the city centre area. Bruntsfield is to the North of Morningside, Craiglockhart and Merchiston are to the West, and Blackford Hill to the East.
Morningside was the location for Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.