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.

Bankhead Cottage

3 star rating

Aberdour, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£475-£1419

3 star rating
Aberdour, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£475-£1419

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Oldhamstocks Cottage

4 star rating

Oldhamstocks, By Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£419-£719

4 star rating
Oldhamstocks, By Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£419-£719

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Hawthornbank Cottage

4 star rating

Haddington, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£0-£0

4 star rating
Haddington, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£0-£0

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Rose Lane

4 star rating

South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£445-£1069

4 star rating
South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£445-£1069

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Garden Cottage

4 star rating

Linlithgow, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£379-£859

4 star rating
Linlithgow, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£379-£859

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Shepherd’s Cottage

4 star rating

Dunbar, near Stenton, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£0-£1045

4 star rating
Dunbar, near Stenton, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£0-£1045

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

The Coach House

4 star rating

Ratho, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£445-£1109

4 star rating
Ratho, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£445-£1109

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

The Cottage at Cauldcoats

3 star rating

Near Linlithgow, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£355-£785

3 star rating
Near Linlithgow, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£355-£785

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Eliza Cottage

4 star rating

Haddington, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£395-£1075

4 star rating
Haddington, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£395-£1075

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Clayron Cottage

3 star rating

Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£275-£629

3 star rating
Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£275-£629

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Powderhall Brae

4 star rating

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£595-£1769

4 star rating
Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£595-£1769

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Almond View

4 star rating

Cramond, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£425-£1145

4 star rating
Cramond, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£425-£1145

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Filters Cottage

4 star rating

Linlithgow, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£429-£429

4 star rating
Linlithgow, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£429-£429

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Marchmont

3 star rating

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£465-£1165

3 star rating
Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£465-£1165

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Hayloft

4 star rating

Balerno, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£919-£1209

4 star rating
Balerno, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£919-£1209

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0