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Destination guide

Historical Portobello will entice you

Enjoy the history and other features of Portobello. Travellers especially like the beaches, seaside and restaurants in this walkable and welcoming city. Arthur's Seat and Palace of Holyroodhouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Portobello

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Portobello a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Our Dynamic Earth (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Muirfield Golf Course (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Gilmerton Cove (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Portobello

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portobello is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Arthur's Seat (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Holyrood Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Calton Hill (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Portobello Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Portobello

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city centre.

Can I find a vacation rental around Portobello?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 17 vacation rentals near Portobello. From 10 flats & apartments to 6 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Portobello for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

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

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 Portobello:

  • New Town: 861 vacation rentals
  • Leith: 407 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 834 vacation rentals
  • West End: 642 vacation rentals
  • Newington: 489 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 Portobello?

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

  • Edinburgh Castle: 1,600 vacation rentals
  • Edinburgh Zoo: 1,606 vacation rentals
  • Heriot Watt University: 1,605 vacation rentals
  • Princes Street Gardens: 1,610 vacation rentals
  • The Meadows: 1,612 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portobello listed on Vrbo UK 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 Flats in Portobello?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 10 Flats in Portobello. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portobello include:

  • Houses: 6 rentals available
  • Studios: 11 rentals available
  • Apartment: 10 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Portobello?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 15 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Portobello. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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