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.

Campbell’s Close Apt ref: UGF

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£476-£1129
4 star rating
Campbell’s Close Apt
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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 Lodge ref: SQQW

Whittingehame, Edinburgh & Lothians

£414-£1015
4 star rating
In a very secluded setting, within the grounds of a working estate, and accessed by a farm track, lies this charming, detached, holiday cottage which is an original Adam design with Victorian additions
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Eilean Donan ref: CC531130

Kirknewton near East Calder, Edinburgh & Lothians

£393-£824
4 star rating
Looking out onto open farmland, this holiday property is set in a tranquil location, yet it is within and easy train journey to Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Hayloft ref: UK5319

Balerno, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£452-£1035
4 star rating
New!
Perfectly placed for enjoying the surrounding beautiful countryside and the cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cobble Cottage ref: 28388

Cramond Village, Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£367-£878
3 star rating
A cosy pet friendly property for a small family, with harbour views and easy access to the centre of the city of Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Kings Stables ref: SHHI

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£558-£1025
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.
  • 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-£1083
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

Petronella ref: CC531124

Linlithgow, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£659-£1573
4 star rating
Surrounded by 2 miles of grassy tracks, with a homely base, this property is the perfect place for guests looking to escape the 9-5 grind.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Lakeside Retreat ref: W43010

Innerwick, near Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

£374-£799
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

Marchmont ref: CC531128

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£502-£1088
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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Oldhamstocks Cottage ref: SBBU

Oldhamstocks, By Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

£351-£758
0 star rating
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

The Small Cottage ref: CC531112

Gladhouse Reservoir near Gorebridge, Edinburgh & Lothians

£293-£624
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

Brunton Gardens ref: UK5353

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£368-£843
4 star rating
New!
Within a few minutes’ walk of the centre of the historical city of Edinburgh, this apartment is in an ideal location for discovering historical sites, museums, shops and much more.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Newhall Cottages - Spittal Coach House ref: 30952

Carlops, near Penicuik, Edinburgh & Lothians

£429-£959
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

The Snug ref: UK5214

Blackridge, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£369-£648
3 star rating
This first floor apartment is set in a stunning woodland location, equiditant between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT