Destination guide

Historical Portobello will entice you

Enjoy the history and other features of Portobello. Travellers especially like the beaches, seaside and restaurants in this walkable and welcoming city. Arthur's Seat and Palace of Holyroodhouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Portobello

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Portobello a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Our Dynamic Earth (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Muirfield Golf Course (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Gilmerton Cove (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Portobello

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portobello is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Arthur's Seat (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Holyrood Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Calton Hill (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Portobello Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Portobello

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Portobello?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 17 holiday lettings around Portobello. From 10 flats & apartments to 5 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Portobello?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Portobello:

  • New Town: 1,114 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 864 holiday homes
  • Leith: 495 holiday homes
  • West End: 673 holiday homes
  • Newington: 625 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Portobello? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Portobello. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Portobello Beach: 2,199 holiday lettings
  • Elie Beach: 734 holiday lettings
  • Edinburgh Castle: 2,137 holiday lettings
  • Edinburgh Zoo: 2,129 holiday lettings
  • Princes Street Gardens: 1,911 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Portobello listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Portobello?

Yes, of course. offers 10 Flats in Portobello. Our other popular types of Portobello holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 11 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Portobello?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 13 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Portobello. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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