Edinburgh, UK

Edinburgh, UK

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,482 vacation rentals near City of Edinburgh. From 1,257 apartments to 107 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near City of Edinburgh for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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.