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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Craigleith?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 269 holiday lettings around Craigleith. From 18 houses to 242 flats & apartments, 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 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:

  • New Town: 939 holiday homes
  • Leith: 445 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 912 holiday homes
  • West End: 684 holiday homes
  • Newington: 536 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? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Craigleith. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Western General: 1,756 holiday lettings
  • Edinburgh Castle: 1,735 holiday lettings
  • Edinburgh Zoo: 1,737 holiday lettings
  • Heriot Watt University: 1,730 holiday lettings
  • Princes Street Gardens: 1,742 holiday lettings

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

Yes, of course. offers 18 Houses in Craigleith. Our other popular types of Craigleith holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 242 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 9 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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