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Why people love visiting friendly Merchiston

Enjoy the theatre scene and other features of Merchiston. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the bars, gardens and restaurants. Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh International Conference Centre are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Merchiston

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Merchiston a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Edinburgh Zoo (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Braid Hills Golf Course (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Mortonhall Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Merchiston

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Merchiston is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Princes Street Gardens (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Calton Hill (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Holyrood Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • The Meadows (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Merchiston

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 5.6 mi (9 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Merchiston?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 285 holiday lettings around Merchiston. From 265 flats & apartments to 264 studios, 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 Merchiston?

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 Merchiston:

  • New Town: 938 holiday homes
  • Leith: 440 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 905 holiday homes
  • West End: 684 holiday homes
  • Newington: 535 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 Merchiston? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Merchiston. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • FountainPark: 1,729 holiday lettings
  • Edinburgh Castle: 1,728 holiday lettings
  • Edinburgh Zoo: 1,725 holiday lettings
  • Heriot Watt University: 1,723 holiday lettings
  • Princes Street Gardens: 1,735 holiday lettings

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

Yes, of course. offers 265 Flats in Merchiston. Our other popular types of Merchiston holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 264 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 16 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 3 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Merchiston?

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

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