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Historic Musselburgh will entice you

Enjoy the history and other features of Musselburgh. This city is welcoming and relaxing, recognized for its gardens, golfing and restaurants. Arthur's Seat and Palace of Holyroodhouse 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 Musselburgh

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Musselburgh a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Muirfield Golf Course (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Butterfly and Insect World (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Gilmerton Cove (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Musselburgh

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Musselburgh is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Arthur's Seat (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Holyrood Park (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Calton Hill (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Dalkeith Country Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Musselburgh

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 12.6 mi (20.3 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Musselburgh Wallyford Station, Musselburgh Station and Newcraighall Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Musselburgh?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,149 house rentals around Musselburgh. From 162 Houses to 1,873 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Musselburgh is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Musselburgh?

Whether you're travelling 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 Musselburgh:

  • Old Town: 1,153 vacation rentals
  • New Town: 1,222 vacation rentals
  • Leith: 632 vacation rentals
  • West End: 899 vacation rentals
  • Newington: 673 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Musselburgh?

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

  • Musselburgh Station: 2,366 home rentals
  • Newcraighall Station: 2,377 home rentals
  • Musselburgh Racecourse: 2,416 home rentals
  • Queen Margaret University: 2,364 home rentals
  • Musselburgh Wallyford Station: 2,395 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Musselburgh 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 Musselburgh?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 162 Houses in Musselburgh. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Musselburgh include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,873 lodging choices
  • Villas: 5 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 78 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Musselburgh?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 35 vacation homes with pool available in Musselburgh.

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