Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Prestonpans

Enjoy the museums and other features of Prestonpans. One of the city's many top draws is its beaches. Arthur's Seat and Palace of Holyroodhouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Prestonpans

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Prestonpans a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Muirfield Golf Course (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (12 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Longniddry Golf Club (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Luffness New Golf Course (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Prestonpans

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Prestonpans. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Arthur's Seat (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Holyrood Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Calton Hill (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Longniddry Bents (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Prestonpans

Fly into Edinburgh (EDI), the closest airport, located 15.6 mi (25.1 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Prestonpans Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Prestonpans?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,941 holiday lettings around Prestonpans. From 168 Houses to 1,690 Flats, 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 Prestonpans?

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 Prestonpans:

  • Leith: 577 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 1,051 holiday homes
  • New Town: 1,117 holiday homes
  • Portobello: 20 holiday homes
  • West End: 833 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 Prestonpans?

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

  • Prestonpans Station: 2,300 holiday lettings
  • Elie Beach: 749 holiday lettings
  • Edinburgh Castle: 2,156 holiday lettings
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station): 2,180 holiday lettings
  • Pentland Hills Regional Park: 2,128 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Prestonpans 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 Prestonpans?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 168 Houses in Prestonpans. Our other popular types of Prestonpans holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,690 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 54 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Prestonpans?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 30 holiday homes with pool available in Prestonpans. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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