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.

The Promenade ref: 27017

Portobello, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£713-£3247
3 star rating
The Promenade
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Discover Edinburgh and the surrounding area from this family property, with an enclosed garden and direct access to the beach.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Torduff Cottage ref: 29374

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£375-£792
3 star rating
Best of both worlds, just 30 minutes’ from Edinburgh, and on the edge of the Pentland Hills Regional Park, with 65 miles of paths to explore.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ashlea ref: SPPZ

Gullane, Edinburgh & Lothians

£389-£936
4 star rating
A 20 minute train ride will take you into the heart of Edinburgh where you’ll be spoilt for choice with attractions for all ages.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Eliza Cottage ref: 28897

Haddington, Edinburgh & Lothians

£357-£864
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

Clayron Cottage ref: 29526

Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

£294-£585
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

Westland Cottage ref: 26090

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£334-£883
3 star rating
Ideal for a couple, this cosy cottage with welcoming woodburner is on a working farm yet on the edge of Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Spylaw Suite ref: CC537099

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£372-£836
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

Goose Cottage ref: CC531006

Drumcrosshall, Bathgate near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£459-£739
4 star rating
Goose Cottage is a converted stone steading situated in the countryside close to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Almond View ref: UK5046

Cramond, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£457-£1080
4 star rating
A unique whitewashed 2 bedroomed B listed property with sea and river views from the open plan living space. Easy access to Edinburgh city centre.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Manse Cottage ref: 19206

Corstorphine, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£293-£1097
3 star rating
On the outskirts of Edinburgh with frequent buses to the city centre, and easy access to Glasgow, Fife and the Borders.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Shepherd’s Cottage ref: 28772

Dunbar, near Stenton, Edinburgh & Lothians

£431-£975
4 star rating
This single-storey holiday cottage with wheelchair access, is situated on a working farm, 20 minutes by train from Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Newhall Cottages - Spittal Cottage ref: 30951

Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£406-£836
3 star rating
A traditional southfacing cottage set in wonderful countryside with fishing and delightful walking available on the estate.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Rowan Cottage ref: 30480

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£366-£1230
3 star rating
This property is located conveniently close to the vibrant city centre of Edinburgh where a wealth of history and culture awaits discovery.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Allanbank ref: UK5040

Penicuik, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£360-£747
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

Links Lodge ref: 30888

Longniddry, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£392-£660
4 star rating
This property is located in Longniddry, and it is only a 20-minute train journey from here to Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI