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Where to stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh overview

Visitors to Edinburgh speak favorably about this welcoming city's castle, historical sites, and museums. Enjoy the entertainment and festivals, and even book a local tour during your stay. You can learn about the local heritage of Edinburgh at top landmarks like Edinburgh Castle and St. Giles' Cathedral. Popular sights like Princes Street Gardens and Greyfriars Kirk won't disappoint.

Where to stay in Edinburgh

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Edinburgh can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 599 hotels in Edinburgh and you can shop as many as 5764 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 55%. We have room prices as low as 9 USD per night and below are the number of hotels by star rating in Edinburgh as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 25 5-star hotels from 45 USD per night
  • • 286 4-star hotels from 66 USD per night
  • • 230 3-star hotels from 46 USD per night
  • • 40 2-star hotels from 12 USD per night

How to get to Edinburgh

Fly into Edinburgh (EDI), 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the heart of Edinburgh.

Train stations include:
  • • Edinburgh Waverley Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km from the city center)
  • • Edinburgh Haymarket Station (0.9 mi/1.5 km from the city center)
  • • Slateford Station (2.5 mi/4.1 km from the city center)

What to see around Edinburgh

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Murrayfield Stadium
  • • Easter Road Stadium
Here are some local attractions:
  • • Our Dynamic Earth
  • • Royal Commonwealth Pool
  • • Edinburgh Zoo
  • • Omni Centre Edinburgh
  • • Gilmerton Cove
The area's cultural scene stands out, and these are some places to visit:
  • • Edinburgh Castle
  • • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • • National Gallery of Scotland
  • • Scotch Whisky Experience
Memorable landmarks include:
  • • St. Giles' Cathedral
  • • Greyfriars Kirk
  • • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • • Scott Monument
  • • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
Here are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir:
  • • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers
  • • Princes Mall
  • • Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre
  • • Gyle Shopping Centre
Top places to visit include:
  • • Princes Street Gardens
  • • Edinburgh International Conference Centre
  • • Arthur's Seat
  • • Gladstone's Land
  • • Real Mary King's Close

When to visit Edinburgh

Wondering what time of year to travel or what should be on your packing list? Here are some average seasonal norms so you'll know what to expect for your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 48°F day, 34°F night
  • • April-June: 63°F day, 37°F night
  • • July-September: 65°F day, 46°F night
  • • October-December: 56°F day, 35°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.20 inches
  • • April-June: 0.24 inches
  • • July-September: 0.28 inches
  • • October-December: 0.24 inches

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