Edinburgh & the Lothians

Enjoy the City, Lothian countryside and miles of sandy coastline...

The magnificent architecture and unique atmosphere of Edinburgh is known the world over; an elegant sophisticated city that draws visitors from around the globe who come to soak up its rich history and enjoy its ascetic grandeur. Beyond the city, the Lothian countryside provides a beautiful setting of rural towns and villages and miles of coastline with fine sandy beaches.

Edinburgh is Scotland's inspiring capital city which is both very historic and extremely cosmopolitan. The city is perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags rising above the rather flat landscape of the Lothians and has a sheltered northern shoreline along the Firth of Forth. The castle dominates the city centre and from its ramparts you can look down on narrow medieval streets, sweeping Georgian terraces and award winning modern architecture. Spend some time in Edinburgh's museums and galleries to learn of the cities fascinating past, or walk down Princes Street for the ultimate shopping experience. The city has no shortage of excellent restaurants, modern contemporary bars and traditional Old Town pubs.

Rural Mid-Lothian is one of the hilliest parts of the region with the Pentland chain to the west and the Moorfoots to the east. Places of interest here include Dalkeith Country Park and Montagu Bridge over the River North Esk, with natural woodland that is home to foxes, deer and a variety of other animals and birds.

East Lothian has forty miles of coastline and picturesque towns and villages that range from traditional seaside towns such as Dunbar and North Berwick to country towns like Haddington, with quaint streets, speciality shops and a good selection of cafés and restaurants. This stretch of coastline from Mussleburgh to Dunbar has plenty of long golden sandy beaches and some very testing top-class links golf courses including Gullane and North Berwick.

Also well worth a visit on this coast is the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick. Here visitors can watch gannets, puffins, seals and dolphins from interactive cameras and take boat trips to along the coast.

Oldhamstocks Cottage ref: SBBU

Oldhamstocks, By Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

£351-£737
0 star rating
Oldhamstocks Cottage
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Ideal family location for visiting Edinburgh, Berwick-on-Tweed, Holy Island, Bamburgh and Alnwick Castles and beaches.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Shepherd House Cottage ref: SQW

Inveresk, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£321-£994
4 star rating
Enjoy Edinburgh city in 20 minutes drive or tge cost from this well equipped cottage in the heart of an 18th-century village.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Newhall Cottages - Spittal Coach House ref: 30952

Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£417-£894
4 star rating
With a double sided woodburner, this 18th century farmstead conversion makes a characterful and cosy holiday base.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Crosswoodhill Wing ref: CC531126

Near West Calder, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£0-£23038
3 star rating
Escape the crowds and stay in this attractive wing of a large farmhouse with useful second living room and peaceful garden with shared woodland and play area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Eliza Cottage ref: 28897

Haddington, Edinburgh & Lothians

£383-£867
3 star rating
This single-storey holiday property will appeal to all tastes, with cycling, golfing, beaches, walking, historic houses and castles all nearby.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Campbell’s Close Apt ref: UGF

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£479-£1177
4 star rating
Delightful, spacious apartment in the heart of the Old Town, Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle a short walk.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Garden Cottage ref: SYS

Linlithgow, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£386-£985
0 star rating
Converted former stable with south-facing terrace and walled garden, just a stones throw form historic Linlithgow, with superb views over the Royal Palace.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Filters Cottage ref: 27228

Linlithgow, Edinburgh & Lothians

£389-£579
4 star rating
A cosy romantic retreat with woodburner and small sitting-out area, centrally placed for Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Wheelhouse ref: S4481

Near Linlithgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians, Edinburgh & Lothians

£531-£1053
4 star rating
Romantic former watermill in secluded location and overlooking the River Avon, with your own outdoor hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Allanbank ref: UK5040

Penicuik, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£299-£785
3 star rating
With easy access into Edinburgh and wonderful views, this cottage is also well placed for enjoying walks in the Pentland Hills.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lakeside Retreat ref: W43010

Innerwick, near Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

£307-£890
4 star rating
Situated on a holiday park with shared use of site facilities with walks from the door and and golf nearby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Clayron Cottage ref: 29526

Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

£252-£656
3 star rating
Enjoy golfing, walking on the coastal paths, beaches and seal spotting from Dunbar harbour.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Small Cottage ref: CC531112

Gladhouse Reservoir near Gorebridge, Edinburgh & Lothians

£284-£604
3 star rating
Newly renovated detached cottage for 4 adjacent to Gladstone Reservoir yet close to Edinburgh
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Spylaw Suite ref: CC537099

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£354-£885
3 star rating
Set on the banks of the river within easy reach of the city centre with its historic castle and plethora of shops.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Captain’s Cabin ref: UK5208

Leith, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£362-£1018
3 star rating
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An ideal romantic retreat for a couple wishing to discover the myriad attractions of Edinburgh and the surrounding area.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI