Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Craigleith

The area's history and culture are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Craigleith. This welcoming and walkable city entices travellers with its bars and restaurants. Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh International Conference Centre are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Craigleith

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Craigleith a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Edinburgh Zoo (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Bruntsfield Links Golf Course (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Royal Burgess Golf Course (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Craigleith

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Craigleith is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Princes Street Gardens (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Calton Hill (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Holyrood Park (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Inverleith (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Craigleith

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 5.2 mi (8.3 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay around Craigleith?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 351 holiday lettings near Craigleith. From 29 Houses to 314 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Craigleith for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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 Craigleith:

  • Leith: 595 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 1,051 holiday homes
  • New Town: 1,110 holiday homes
  • Portobello: 19 holiday homes
  • West End: 839 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 Craigleith?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Craigleith. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Western General: 2,174 holiday lettings
  • Edinburgh Castle: 2,168 holiday lettings
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station): 2,196 holiday lettings
  • Pentland Hills Regional Park: 2,141 holiday lettings
  • Portobello Beach: 2,230 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Craigleith listed on HomeAway 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 Houses in Craigleith?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 29 Houses in Craigleith. Our other popular types of Craigleith holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 314 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 6 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Craigleith?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Craigleith. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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