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.

Manse Cottage ref: 19206

Corstorphine, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£293-£1097

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3 star rating
Manse Cottage
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On the outskirts of Edinburgh with frequent buses to the city centre, and easy access to Glasgow, Fife and the Borders.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The Shepherd’s Cottage ref: 28772

Dunbar, near Stenton, Edinburgh & Lothians

£431-£1162

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4 star rating
This single-storey holiday cottage with wheelchair access, is situated on a working farm, 20 minutes by train from Edinburgh.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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The Promenade ref: 27017

Portobello, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£792-£3675

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3 star rating
Discover Edinburgh and the surrounding area from this family property, with an enclosed garden and direct access to the beach.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Queenshill ref: 19674

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£470-£1178

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4 star rating
Just 5 minutes’ bus ride from the city centre, this third floor holiday apartment enjoys wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Allanbank ref: UK5040

Penicuik, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£346-£842

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3 star rating
With easy access into Edinburgh and wonderful views, this cottage is also well placed for enjoying walks in the Pentland Hills.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Marchmont ref: CC531128

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£502-£1255

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3 star rating
Position right in the heart of Edinburgh, this period third floor apartment is ideal for those looking to explore Edinburgh Castle or the shops along Prince’s Street.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kings Stables ref: SHHI

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£558-£1222

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3 star rating
This unique, wedge-shaped house, furnished in dramatic Gothic style, is just a few steps from Princes Street gardens and is perfect for visiting Edinburgh.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Newhall Cottages - Spittal Coach House ref: 30952

Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£429-£1143

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4 star rating
With a double sided woodburner, this 18th century farmstead conversion makes a characterful and cosy holiday base.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Campbell’s Close Apt ref: UGF

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£476-£1347

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4 star rating
Delightful, spacious apartment in the heart of the Old Town, Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle a short walk.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Wheelhouse ref: S4481

Near Linlithgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians, Edinburgh & Lothians

£531-£1083

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4 star rating
Romantic former watermill in secluded location and overlooking the River Avon, with your own outdoor hot tub.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Shepherd House Cottage ref: SQW

Inveresk, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£360-£914

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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
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Veleta ref: UK5284

Linlithgow near Edinburgh , Edinburgh & Lothians

£732-£1906

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4 star rating
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Beautifully presented and designed, this holiday home is the perfect base to escape the hustle and bustle of city life - with extensive walks right from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Retreat Cottage ref: 29882

North Berwick, Edinburgh & Lothians

£453-£712

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3 star rating
The perfect base, just a 5-minute walk from the beach and only a 30-minute train journey to Edinburgh.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dunsapie ref: 27910

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£550-£1242

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4 star rating
Ideal holiday location for a family wanting to discover and experience all that the vibrant city of Edinburgh has to offer.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Clayron Cottage ref: 29526

Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

£294-£673

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