The City of Edinburgh is a truly special place and an absolutely essential stop on any visit to the UK and Scotland. Steeped in history, the city's stone turrets, sweeping bridges and rocky edifices make for a magical maze to explore by both day or night. With its magnificent castle, claimed as JK Rowling's inspiration for Hogwarts, winding stone walkways, multiple galleries, theaters, clubs and bars, you'll find enough to keep you occupied for a number of days. Finding Edinburgh vacation rentals in the city center or outskirts is also incredibly easy, and in your Edinburgh vacation home you'll find yourself only metres away from discovering yet another of Edinburgh's ancient secrets.
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Apartments and vacation rentals with a kitchen
Cook up a feast on your next vacation and book a Edinburgh rental with full kitchen.
Apartments With Balconies or Patios
Looking for a home with a balcony? Check out these vacation homes in Edinburgh with their own private patios and balconies.
Vacation homes and rentals with a yard
Looking for vacation homes with a little extra outdoor space? Check out these accommodations in Edinburgh with private yards.
Popular Rental Amenities in Edinburgh
Check above for the most selected filters in Edinburgh and the number of vacation rentals that offer them. HomeToGo's data highlights that "Internet" and "Washing machine" turn out to be the most commonly provided amenities in Edinburgh. You could even find accommodations if you want a rental with a sauna (199 rentals include "Sauna" in Edinburgh) or if you want to spend your vacation in privacy (60 rentals in Edinburgh include "Detached").
Waterfront Vacation Rentals in Edinburgh
Looking for a fantastic beach house rental in Edinburgh?
Use the 'distance to water' filter during your search and find the best waterfront homes for your vacation. There is a variety of vacation homes in Edinburgh that are located within walking distance from the coast. From dog-friendly homes by the beach to waterfront rentals with jacuzzis, the dream accommodation in Edinburgh is out there - discover it today via HomeToGo.
Price and Availability Index in Edinburgh
Vacation Rental Price Information in Edinburgh
This graph displays the average prices for the next twelve months in Edinburgh. The most expensive dates to travel to Edinburgh are in August (8/5 - 8/12). However, in January (1/20 - 1/27), prices decrease to an average of $254 per night.
Rental Availability Information in Edinburgh
This graph shows the vacation rental availability rate for the next twelve months. It is harder to find an accommodation during a week of May (5/25 - 6/1), as 81% of the rentals are booked. The week with the highest percentage of available rentals is in August (8/26 - 9/2).
The Weather in Edinburgh
You can see our climate diagram above. On average, the warmest month is July. No heat wave is expected in February, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 34° low. The rainiest month is June while the driest month is April.
7-Day Weather Forecast in Edinburgh
Accommodations for your vacation in Edinburgh
Breakfast and dinner delights in Edinburgh
Edinburgh not only offers a wide range of international culinary options, it also provides the intrepid traveler with a taste of traditional Scottish cuisine in all its glory. Walking down the Royal Mile, you will encounter many pubs that offer Scottish fare. This will include the famous full Scottish fried breakfast, usually including eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato, black pudding, white pudding, soda bread and haggis. Haggis is also available as part of a full dinner in the evenings, and is a rich meaty dish that will certainly warm your bones after a day spent hiking the hills of the city.
If you prefer a little more variety, then make your way to the Grass Market in the Old Town or to Rose Street in New Town. Both areas offer a range of international restaurants including French, Indian, Italian and Oriental. Most Edinburgh vacation rentals are within walking distance of these areas, so in your Edinburgh vacation rental, you'll never be too far from your next meal.
Get lost in the magic of Edinburgh's history
Edinburgh is literally bursting with sights and activities, which is why it is definitely recommended to schedule a number of days to explore the city fully. Book an Edinburgh vacation rental around the town center to ensure you're never more than a fifteen-minute walk away from the action. First of all, make sure you take the time to visit Edinburgh Castle and enjoy the views from the top. Walking down from the castle, you can walk along the famous Royal Mile, a cobbled pedestrianised road full of traditional shops selling Scottish fudge, kilts, tartan goods and whisky. This area is called the 'Old Town', and we strongly advise you to explore this area by foot. Making your way down to the Cowgate, you'll discover the town's lower, darker layers. Along these winding roads you can take part in guided tours and learn about the city's dark history of witches, famous ghosts and the infamous murdering duo Burke and Hare.
Making your way towards the New Town area, be sure to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Carlton Hill. This hilltop has a host of architectural wonders, including the enormous Grecian style columns of the National Monument of Scotland, the tallest view point in the city at the Nelson Monument and the City Observatory, which includes its own Gothic Tower.
The Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival
Edinburgh is one of the cultural treasures of the UK and no travel guide to the city can ever go without mentioning the annual Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival. Taking place between July and August every year, these two festivals cause the entire city to explode with theater, music, poetry and art. The combination of these two festivals make them the biggest arts festival in the world, with internationally renowned artists traveling in to perform. Every year, over 3000 shows take place with many featuring free admission or with some of the top prices only just reaching £10 or £15. Performances begin at 10am in the morning and continue into the night, so you can watch several in a day if you have the energy! From Shakespeare performed in a tree to comedy performed in caravans, the festival is a truly unique experience. Book your own Edinburgh vacation home early to avoid disappointment, as this time of year is incredibly popular!
Described by Robert Louis Stevenson as 'a hill for magnitude', Arthur's Seat is a relatively easy climb, and offers sweeping city views. It's close to Edinburgh Castle and the city center.
Royal Yacht Britannia
Belonging to the Queen for over 40 years, this yacht now lies anchored in Edinburgh. Explore the many rooms before concluding the tour with tea and cake in the on-board restaurant.
Home to St. Giles' Cathedral and the National Museum of Scotland, the oldest part of Edinburgh beguiles with its architecture, boutiques and outstanding eateries.
Dominating Edinburgh's skyline from its location on Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle looks magical by night. During your visit, take the guided tour and stay for the 1pm firing of the canon.
The city's most iconic street stretches from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. Feast on fish and chips and savour some scotch in a pub along here for a true taste of Scotland's Royal Mile.
Information about vacation rentals in Edinburgh
|🏡 Vacation rentals||7,903 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 45%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$49|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Internet, Washing machine and Non-smoking|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical nightly price for a vacation rental in Edinburgh?
The nightly price of accommodations in Edinburgh starts at $49. If you are looking for a apartment rental, the nightly price is $585 on average. A house rental Edinburgh will cost $670 per night on average.
How many vacation homes are available to book in Edinburgh?
There are currently 7,903 vacation rentals to choose from for your vacation.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Edinburgh?
Usually travelers look for Internet, Washing machine, and Non-smoking when booking a vacation rental in Edinburgh.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Edinburgh?
Yes, currently there are 293 vacation rentals in Edinburgh that allow pets , with an average nightly price of $658.
When is it better to travel to Edinburgh?
If looking for a vacation home in Edinburgh, keep in mind that rainy season is typically in June or July, with April often being the driest.
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