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The charming area of Balerno awaits your stay

Learn about the unique charm of Balerno with a stay in a holiday home rental. This romantic city attracts visitors thanks to its shopping and restaurants. Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh International Conference Centre are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Balerno

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Balerno a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Edinburgh Zoo (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Dalmahoy Golf Course (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Baberton Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Midlothian Snowsports Centre (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Balerno

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Balerno is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Princes Street Gardens (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Calton Hill (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Holyrood Park (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Pentland Hills Regional Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Balerno

Fly into Edinburgh (EDI), the closest airport, located 6.3 mi (10.2 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Balerno?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,079 holiday lettings around Balerno. From 174 Houses to 1,826 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 Balerno?

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 Balerno:

  • Leith: 632 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 1,112 holiday homes
  • New Town: 1,180 holiday homes
  • Portobello: 19 holiday homes
  • West End: 885 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 Balerno?

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

  • Edinburgh Castle: 2,287 holiday lettings
  • Kailzie Gardens: 199 holiday lettings
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station): 2,307 holiday lettings
  • Pentland Hills Regional Park: 2,258 holiday lettings
  • Portobello Beach: 2,339 holiday lettings

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 174 Houses in Balerno. Our other popular types of Balerno holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,826 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 51 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 Balerno?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 20 holiday homes with pool available in Balerno. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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