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.

Thirlestane Apartment

4 star rating

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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

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£565-£1775

4 star rating
Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£565-£1775

Sleeps: 6 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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£295-£835

3 star rating
Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£295-£835

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 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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£379-£1005

4 star rating
Oldhamstocks, By Dunbar, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£379-£1005

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

7a

4 star rating

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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

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£838-£2445

7a

4 star rating
Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£838-£2445

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

Abbeyhill by Holyrood

4 star rating

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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

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£0-£0

4 star rating
Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£0-£0

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 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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£965-£1285

4 star rating
Balerno, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£965-£1285

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

Carribber Beech

4 star rating

Near Linlithgow, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£585-£1405

4 star rating
Near Linlithgow, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£585-£1405

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Powderhall Brae

4 star rating

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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

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£625-£1689

4 star rating
Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£625-£1689

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

The Snug

4 star rating

Blackridge, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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

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£429-£775

4 star rating
Blackridge, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£429-£775

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

The Store

3 star rating

Port Seton, Edinburgh & Lothians

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

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£520-£720

3 star rating
Port Seton, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£520-£720

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

Goose Cottage

4 star rating

Drumcrosshall, Bathgate near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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

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£589-£1025

4 star rating
Drumcrosshall, Bathgate near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£589-£1025

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

Carberry Tower Estate - Mulberry Lodge

5 star rating

Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£1575-£2249

5 star rating
Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£1575-£2249

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Noisirrom

3 star rating

Blackness, near Linlithgow, Edinburgh & Lothians

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

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Price from

£385-£749

3 star rating
Blackness, near Linlithgow, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£385-£749

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

Eilean Donan

4 star rating

Kirknewton near East Calder, Edinburgh & Lothians

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£409-£1455

4 star rating
Kirknewton near East Calder, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£409-£1455

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Links Lodge

5 star rating

Longniddry, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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

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£549-£1105

5 star rating
Longniddry, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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£549-£1105

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