Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, is a beautiful, fascinating city, known
as the 'Athens of the North'. Edinburgh has a romantic, violent history and
wonderful architecture and culture. Self catering accommodation in
Edinburgh varies from New Town flats to terraced houses. Edinburgh is a great place to rent a vacation home in Scotland and there is a wealth of self-catering flats and houses to rent in Edinburgh.
When The Edinburgh
Festival and the Fringe are on (mid August to early September), is an
exciting time to be in Edinburgh on holiday in self catering acommodation; the streets are full of people
and entertainers and there are shows everywhere. Make sure you book your holiday
accommodation in Edinburgh early as all the best flats and houses are booked up well in
advance. You might be lucky and find late availability self catering flats
but failing that there are plenty of guest houses, hotels and bed and
breakfast in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is dominated by its castle - allow lots of time and if possible go
on a clear day so you can see the lovely views over the city and beyond.
There is so much history to absorb it is hard to take it all in. Edinbugh
Castle is a 'must see' if you are spending your holiday in Scotland.
Leading down from the castle is the Royal Mile, the heart of the Old Town
with many fascinating houses and museums to visit as well as St Giles
Cathedral. At the bottom is Holyrood Palace and the new Scottish Parliament
building. The New Town starts with Princes Street, and north of it lie the
18th century crescents and squares with their elegant houses and flats (many
are available to rent as self-catering holiday flats and houses). Walk around the New
Town in Edinburgh to take in the stunning architecture. There are lots of holiday cottages in Edinburgh to rent in the Georgian New Town as well as Edinburgh 's Old Town.
Edinburgh has many art galleries and museums - all are worth visiting but if
you only have time for one then perhaps The National Gallery of Scotland is
the one to explore. There are also plenty of parks and gardens in
Edinburgh, and the Botanic Gardens are spectacular. Leith has now been
developed and has lots of excellent restaurants and wine bars on the
waterfront. You can also visit Royal Yacht Britannia which is berthed in
Leith. Edinburgh has a range of holiday accommodation and so many historic
sights that you won't have time to visit everything! Edinburgh is a popular
desination for short breaks so if you are looking for weekend self catering
accommodation then try here. If you want to spend Hogmanay in Scotland then
Edinburgh, with its Hogmanay Festival, is a great place for New Year. Whatever type of holiday cottage, flat or house to rent for a vacation of short break in Edinburgh then you will find it here. Press here to view self-catering accommodation Edinburgh.