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Where to stay

Whether you want to be surrounded by history, close to the shops or a little way away from the city centre crowds, our quick guide to Edinburgh’s main areas will help you decide where to stay. And don’t forget - we’ve plenty of Edinburgh hotels in and around each of these areas.


Along the shores of the Firth of Forth and at the mouth of the Water of Leith, what was once the port of Edinburgh is now a lively place to eat, drink, shop and soak up some culture. Leith is only about a mile from Princes Street, and it’s possible to walk between two along the Leith Walk. This route is famed for its many shops, and some say there’s nothing you can’t buy here. Leith is a great place for tourists to stay as it’s also the home of the Royal Yacht Britannia.


Trendy Stockbridge sits to the north of the city centre on the Water of Leith. It’s popular with hipsters and young professional who appreciate its village-like, bohemian feel. Foodies love Stockbridge because of its delis, coffee shops and the weekly Stockbridge Market which sells delicious artisan foods from local producers. Stockbridge is also where you’ll find the Royal Botanic Garden.

Looking for a hotel in Edinburgh?

Whether it's the city centre, next to Edinburgh Castle, or Princes Street, or on the outskirts of town, we have the right hotel for you. Flying in for a business trip and we've hotels next to Edinburgh Airport. And if you're looking for a family-friendly hotel for a weekend break we have those aswell.