Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Craigleith

The area's history and culture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Craigleith. This welcoming and walkable city entices travelers with its bars and restaurants. Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh International Conference Centre are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Craigleith

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Craigleith a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Edinburgh Zoo (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Bruntsfield Links Golf Course (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Royal Burgess Golf Course (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Craigleith

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Craigleith is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Princes Street Gardens (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Calton Hill (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Holyrood Park (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Inverleith (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Craigleith

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 5.2 mi (8.3 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Craigleith?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 371 vacation rentals near Craigleith. From 30 Houses to 330 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Craigleith for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Craigleith:

  • Old Town: 1,118 vacation rentals
  • New Town: 1,192 vacation rentals
  • Leith: 635 vacation rentals
  • West End: 889 vacation rentals
  • Merchiston: 406 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 Craigleith?

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

  • Western General: 2,307 vacation rentals
  • Edinburgh Castle: 2,307 vacation rentals
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station: 2,328 vacation rentals
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station): 2,329 vacation rentals
  • Portobello Beach: 2,361 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Craigleith 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 Houses in Craigleith?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 30 Houses in Craigleith. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Craigleith include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 330 rentals available
  • Cabins: 9 rentals available
  • Cottages: 9 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Craigleith?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Craigleith. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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