Destination guide

Travel back in time from your Edinburgh Castle apartment

One of the most beautiful sites in all of the UK is Edinburgh Castle. If you plan to holiday in a B&B in Edinburgh, you should look near Edinburgh Castle. This historic fortress is built upon Castle Rock and is visible from miles around. Thousands of years of history are here for you to explore and appreciate when you stay near Edinburgh Castle. Families love it here because the experience is fun and educational, but anyone who enjoys history and beauty will appreciate a trip to Edinburgh Castle. Many travellers report how fascinating the daily tours of the castle are.


Heritages sites near Edinburgh Castle holiday homes

You can’t stand anywhere in Edinburgh without being able to peer at the hilltop fortress of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle is one of the top heritage attractions in the UK, and it’s no surprise why. With a background that spans centuries and a history that fluctuated between a royal residence and military citadel, parts of the structure date back to the 12th century. One of the most remarkable features is its location on the hilltop, and you can find a holiday cottage with the perfect view. You could appreciate the craftsmanship of the winding walls and sturdy keeps after hundreds of thousands of stones were hauled to their present resting places. Historic is an understatement to describe Edinburgh Castle, and you can experience even more of its past at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Food & drink 

Sample regional delicacies near Edinburgh Castle

The Edinburgh region around the iconic castle boasts authentic Scottish cuisine. No trip to the Scottish capital city would be complete without a heaping plate of haggis served with mashed potatoes and whiskey sauce to taste. You are likely to find an assortment of pubs near your holiday cottage, and you have the chance to sip down authentic scotch. Scottish beers are equally as desirable. If you care for a spot of afternoon tea, you can actually enjoy a meal or have tea time within the compound of Edinburgh Castle.

Essential info

Key facts for your holiday home near Edinburgh Castle

You can get overwhelmed trying to absorb the richness of Edinburgh Castle on your own, so here are some essential facts to maximise your holiday. Edinburgh Castle is, not surprisingly, located in Edinburgh, which is the capital of Scotland and has a population around 500,000. Edinburgh is loaded with amenities that you can find near your holiday home, such as food and emergency services, and public transport is widely available. English is the primary language of communication as you navigate your way about the city. Pack accordingly, as you’ll encounter temperatures that can dip down to freezing in the winter and reach upwards of 30°C in the summer, and, although it rains about 10 days a month, precipitation averages a modest 55 mm per month.

How many holiday rentals are available around Edinburgh Castle?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,652 holiday lettings around Edinburgh Castle. From 1,364 flats & apartments to 249 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay near Edinburgh Castle?

Whether you are travelling with your family or your friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break near Edinburgh Castle:

  • New Town: 900 holiday homes
  • Leith: 421 holiday homes
  • West End: 660 holiday homes
  • Newington: 513 holiday homes
  • Craigleith: 262 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday accommodations available.

Can I rent Flats near Edinburgh Castle?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 1,364 Flats near Edinburgh Castle. Our other popular types of holiday rentals near Edinburgh Castle include:

  • Houses: 249 holiday lettings
  • Cottages: 89 holiday lettings
  • Bed & breakfasts: 4 holiday lettings

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool near Edinburgh Castle?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 26 holiday rentals with pool available near Edinburgh Castle. Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available.

    Can I book a holiday accommodation directly online or instantly near Edinburgh Castle?

    Yes, Vrbo UK offers a selection of 1,652 holiday homes to book directly online and 1,266 with instant booking available near Edinburgh Castle. Don't wait, have a look at our self catering accommodations via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Edinburgh Castle!

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