Where to stay around Edinburgh?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 3,332 vacation rentals near Edinburgh. From 2,117 Condos/Apartments to 2,106 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Edinburgh for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Edinburgh?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Edinburgh:

  • Old Town: 1,573 vacation rentals
  • New Town: 1,548 vacation rentals
  • Haymarket: 326 vacation rentals
  • Haymarket: 2,089 vacation rentals
  • Leith: 157 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Edinburgh?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Edinburgh. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Edinburgh Castle: 3,497 vacation rentals
  • The Hub: 3,495 vacation rentals
  • Princes Street Gardens: 3,496 vacation rentals
  • Craigmillar Castle: 3,534 vacation rentals
  • University of Edinburgh: 3,503 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Edinburgh listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Edinburgh?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,117 Condos/Apartments in Edinburgh. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Edinburgh include:

  • Studios: 2,106 rentals available
  • Hotels: 515 rentals available
  • Houses: 160 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Edinburgh?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 112 vacation rentals with pool available in Edinburgh. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    At the crossroads of history and modernity

    A combination of living history and modern life, Edinburgh is a city unlike any other. Scotland's capital is breathtaking at a glance, with its lush rolling hills and spectacular castle. Also in the mix are exceptional museums, brilliant historic sites, and a flurry of independent shopping boutiques that have their own unique vibe. Booking an Edinburgh vacation rental opens a world of possibilities, allowing you the chance to unleash your inner adventurer and tap into hidden treasures that seem straight out of storybooks.

    Retail therapy and a little hot air

    If you're new to Edinburgh, a guided hop on, hop off bus tour exploring the city's hottest attractions is essential. Indulge in some retail therapy at Jenners, the iconic department store whose grand facade resembles a museum. A walk down Princes Street leads you to West End Village, a charming shopping area. If you've booked an Edinburgh vacation rental in August, you may have time to catch the legendary Edinburgh Festival arts celebration. If you're there solely for the scenery, why not book a hot air balloon and take in the sites from above?

    Puppies, pandas, and penguins... oh, my!

    Magnificent Edinburgh Castle beckons from a mere glance at the city's skyline. The imposing historic fortress sits atop the extinct volcano, Castle Rock. On Princes Street, the revered Scott Monument is a 19th-century structure built in honor of Sir Walter Scott. It's a bit of a climb—287 steps to the top, to be precise—but worth it for the stunning views. The National Museum of Scotland offers background on the nation's fascinating history and culture. Right across the museum is Greyfriars Bobby, an adorable Skye Terrier statue that honors one of Edinburgh's most beloved residents. Don't miss the 82-acre Edinburgh Zoo if you're an animal lover.

    From sweat weather to sweater weather

    For a postcard-worthy winter, Edinburgh is pure magic. It's brisk and snowy, which happens to make for some excellent social media photograph opportunities. If you favor the warmth, summer offers reasonable temperatures, topping out at around 70 degrees. You can always pray for a heatwave of course, but in reality mild is as good as it gets. Fall is especially beautiful, what with its lush shades of green, orange, and yellow, and its occasionally whipping winds. You know what that means—you'll need a scarf and a chunky wool sweater, at the very least. Now may be a good time to explore that famed Scottish wool!

    Legendary beauty in the Central Belt

    Located in Scotland's Central Belt, Edinburgh is enigmatic in its beauty. At every turn you'll spot something wondrous: a rocky hill here, a field blooming with spring daffodils there, craggy cliffs looming overhead. The ancient Castle Rock summit may indeed leave you breathless at first sight, and you might find yourself filling up your phone with pictures. If you've booked an Edinburgh vacation rental hoping to splash about a bit, a visit to Portobello offers a sandy beach. The Aberlady Bay, meanwhile, is the ultimate place to glimpse birds and wildlife.