Where to Stay in Edinburgh

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Areas to Stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh at a Glance

Scotland is a beautiful country that boasts the stunning Highland mountains, remote islands, and a rather brusque culture, most notably the Highland Games, haggis, strong whisky and kilts. Edinburgh, the capital, is known for its brisk temperatures, a fair bit of rain and the Summer Fringe Festival that attracts millions of tourists, comedians, actors and musicians to the beautiful historical city. If you love to get out into the fresh air, you absolutely must walk up to Arthur’s Seat for great views over the city and you will be able to find golf courses aplenty. Both the Old and New Town are listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so deserved. The Georgian city is very easy on the eye and holds a lot of character.

Edinburgh Neighborhoods

  • New Town

    the commercial hub, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars aplenty

  • Old Town

    the historical centre, walk the cobbled streets and meander through alleyways

  • Leith

    the docks, foodie haven, romantic evenings watching the sun set

  • Haymarket

    theatrical hub, sports events, the Zoo

  • Bruntsfield

    quaint village-like feel, independent shops

  • Stockbridge

    the bohemian quarter

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