Holiday Cottages in Edinburgh

Holiday Cottages in Edinburgh

Self-catering holidays in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city made for exploring, peeling back the layers of history, discovering tucked away gastronomic delights, stumbling across some amazing culture and, if it's festival season, having a great laugh. It's a friendly city, and one of the cultural hotspots in the UK. Holiday cottages in Edinburgh are a great way to experience this world-class city, whether you're looking for a cosy couple's hideaway or something spacious and conveniently located for the festival's main shows.

Visit Edinburgh and you'll discover a city where the streets are brimming with great shops, museums and historic landmarks, as well as top quality bars and restaurants. Travel to Edinburgh during Edinburgh Fringe and you can dial everything up a few notches, as the city comes alive with music, drama and, of course, comedy. If you're looking for self-catering accommodation that has bags of character, then you'll find lots of Edinburgh cottages to choose from all year round.

Even before Edinburgh became the world's best city for festivals, it had an important place in history, as you'll find out when you tour landmarks such as Holyrood royal Palace, which was built in the 16th century. The city itself has a fantastical quality, especially as it is overlooked by the majestic extinct volcano, Arthur's Seat, which is great for a spot of hiking and delivers some of the best views of the city and surrounding countryside.

Cottages holidays are a great way to experience this amazing city. If you're planning a holiday in Edinburgh then make it a home from home trip with some of the best Edinburgh cottages, and explore a city that just keeps on giving, whether you're a fan of culture, history or just having a bonnie old time!

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Frequent questions

  • Is Edinburgh a walkable city?

    Yes, Edinburgh is a highly walkable city. Its compact size and well-preserved historic centre make it easy to explore on foot. The main attractions, such as the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and Holyrood Palace, are within walking distance of each other, and wandering through the charming streets and alleys allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the city's unique atmosphere.

  • Which part of Edinburgh is the best to stay in?

    The best area to stay in Edinburgh depends on your preferences and interests. The Old Town, with its historic charm, proximity to major attractions, and vibrant atmosphere, is a popular choice. The New Town offers a more elegant and upscale experience, with its Georgian architecture and trendy shops and restaurants. Both areas have their own distinct character, so it's worth considering what kind of experience you're seeking when choosing where to stay in Edinburgh.

  • How many days are enough for Edinburgh?

    To fully explore Edinburgh's main attractions and soak in its rich history and culture, a recommended timeframe is around 3 to 4 days. This allows for ample time to visit iconic landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, stroll along the Royal Mile, explore the charming neighbourhoods, and possibly take day trips to nearby attractions like the beautiful Edinburgh Fringe Festival or the historic town of Stirling.

  • What is the best month to visit Edinburgh?

    The best time to visit Edinburgh largely depends on personal preferences and desired experiences, with May, June, and September often considered ideal due to pleasant weather, longer daylight hours, and fewer tourists. August is the best time to visit if you love the arts, as it hosts the Edinburgh Fringe, the world's largest arts festival, spanning three weeks.

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