Edinburgh selfcatering accommodation, Scotland
Stay in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city
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.
Culture 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. Self-catering accommodation is popular in borders, for a rural vibe, or stay in Edinburgh for the city appeal.
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.