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Amazing city views, modern, perfect for couples
SUPERHOST
Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom
Amazing city views, modern, perfect for couples• Fantastic top floor modern apartment • Panoramic views across Edinburgh • Fully self contained accommodation • Free street parking STOP PRESS! - Leith ranked 4th in world's 50 coolest neighbourhood rankings for 2021 Edinburgh’s Leith has jumped 20 places in the three years since world travel magazine Time Out ranked it as the 24th coolest neighbourhood in the world in 2018
Studio Apartment with Castle View
SUPERHOST
Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom
Studio Apartment with Castle ViewDelightful central Pied a Terre in an attractive, gated and well managed development, close to excellent amenities in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, Grassmarket. Boasts a stunning view of Edinburgh Castle from the rear balcony.
Explore the Royal Mile from a City View Apartment
PLUS
Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom
Explore the Royal Mile from a City View ApartmentGaze out from this cosy flat to spectacular views of Arthur's Seat. Escape to a comfy space featuring a colourful renovated interior, contemporary furnishings, original design touches, and a window bench with rooftop vistas.

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Popular amenities for Edinburgh holiday rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Other great holiday rentals in Edinburgh

SUPERHOST
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Kell's Place
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Central apt. in historic Old Town Edinburgh
PLUS
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Luxurious City Centre Studio Apartment
SUPERHOST
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Cosy, comfy & quiet. 1 bedroom flat by The Meadows
SUPERHOST
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DeanVillage.. river balcony, free private parking
SUPERHOST
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Bijou by the beach
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Contemporary Light Filled Apartment Close to the City Centre
SUPERHOST
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  2. Edinburgh
Edinburgh Haven - a little bolthole in the city.
SUPERHOST
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Delightful ground floor Newington flat
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Sunny 1 bed flat close to the heart of Edinburgh
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Old Town roof top apartment
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Fabulous apartment on the Royal Mile near Castle

Your guide to Edinburgh

Welcome to Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s skyline, with its iconic castle and monuments piling up dramatically across a series of mounts and cliffs, is just one of its many enchantments. This is a city of contrasts, from the Georgian neoclassical formality of its New Town, and the open elegance of its many squares and parks, to the dark magic of its medieval streets and wynds. You can lose yourself in the Old Town’s shadowy cobbled lanes that have been walked for more than 800 years, only to emerge upon the windswept wilderness of Arthur’s Seat, the extinct volcano at the heart of Holyrood Park.

The commercial centre of George Street and Princes Street mixes designer and high street shopping with historic and literary monuments; while the city’s steep hills give way suddenly to a coastline that combines a port, a beach, and a number of golfing links. With an academic institution dating back four and a half centuries and one of the world’s most famous festivals, Edinburgh’s cultural legacy is unmatched. Make sure to check out the city’s culinary offerings, too, with plenty of excellent restaurants and pubs to choose from.


How do I get around Edinburgh?

Edinburgh’s busy international airport (EDI) is only eight miles outside the city. There’s a tram service that departs from the terminal to the centre every 15 minutes — the journey takes 30 minutes. Edinburgh Waverley train station is one of the United Kingdom’s major rail hubs, connecting everywhere from the suburbs to the north of Scotland; a fast train to London takes 4.5 hours. It’s much more pleasant to explore Edinburgh on foot than it is to sit and battle through traffic; the Old and New Towns are only a 15-minute walk apart. But the city is hilly, and when you need a rest there are plenty of buses to take you where you need to go (as well as a 15-stop tram service). Taxis can be hailed in the street, and rideshares are also available.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is a great destination any time of year, but is perhaps best known for the summer festivals that fill its streets, theatres, and concert halls for the entire month of August. The International Festival celebrating music and dance is complemented by the even more colourful Edinburgh Fringe, which commandeers every available space, from pubs to parks, for performances. If you want a quieter experience, try coming in the spring or autumn, when the city’s leafy parks are looking resplendent and there’s always plenty to see in the museums and galleries if the weather turns cold or rainy. Edinburgh looks magical lit up in Christmas decorations each December, while New Year is celebrated in extravagant Scottish style with an annual Hogmanay street party.


What are the top things to do in Edinburgh?

Calton Hill

Arthur’s Seat is where locals go to get some space, but if you want a view of the Seat itself (and much more besides), head to Calton Hill. It offers an incredible panorama of the city and boasts some monuments of its own, including one inspired by the Parthenon. And on April 30 each year it becomes the focal point for the incandescent celebrations of the Beltane Fire Festival.

The Shore of Leith

These 18th-century docks were once Scotland’s chief trading port. Today their industrial and maritime heritage is transformed into a quirky neighbourhood full of flats, cool cafes, and award-winning restaurants. It’s also home to the Royal Yacht Britannia, while the Water of Leith walkway is a peaceful riverside walk that winds back into the city.

Lauriston Castle and Gardens

West of the city, this architectural gem has magnificent views across the Firth of Forth. The house combines its 16th-century tower with a 19th-century manor house and Edwardian interiors. You can admire its exterior for free; its welcoming wooded grounds are open to the public year round.