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Holiday rentals in Edinburgh – Auld Reekie’s Heritage
Edinburgh has developed itself to a cosmopolitan metropolis, with many landmarks and activities on offer for the many people who choose to discover the city each year. Whiskey-tasting, city tours, museums and many fantastic shopping possibilities: Edinburgh offers something for everyone. Being Scotland’s capital city and with a good proximity to Glasgow and Stirling with many fantastic holiday apartments and holiday lettings available with Holidu, Edinburgh is home to a vibrant history as well as featuring a contrasting Old Town and a New Town, combining Edinburgh’s contemporary style and reminders of its heritage.
The old town still contains a medieval flair with meandering streets, cobblestones and historic buildings. Edinburgh’s new town in comparison with its shopping street of Princes Street features wide roads and neoclassical houses - both parts of town lie directly next to each other, separated by the picturesque Princes Gardens, an idyllic park best visited in the summer. To discover the true beauty of Edinburgh up close, it is best to travel around on foot – most landmarks and attractions lie close to one another. With many fantastic holiday apartments and holiday lettings available with Holidu, there has never been a better time to book your dream Edinburgh break today!
Holiday Apartments in Scotland’s Capital City
Edinburgh offers various events throughout the course of the year, from Hogmanay on New Years’ Eve, the Royal Military Tattoo to the world famous largest arts festival in the world Edinburgh Fringe Festival which take place throughout August. With thousands of performers taking to the streets and to the stage, with performers from the world of theatre, comedy, dance, music, circus, poetry and many more, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a truly unique collection of many people in high spirits enjoying themselves in a city with a fantastic atmosphere. Hikers will be pleased to know that Edinburgh offers the famous hike to the top of Arthur’s Seat, a steep cliff overlooking the city upon an extinct volcano: A truly staggering view to behold -
If you are into fantastic views of both nature and stunning cities, this should be far up on your Edinburgh itinerary. Regarding staggering views of the city, another top vantage point to discover Edinburgh from up high is from the top of Scott’s Monument. Commemorating Sir Walter Scott, this monument is the largest dedicated to a writer in the world and comprises of 287 steps up to the top. If you do happen to find yourself in the middle of Scotland’s famous rainy weather, Edinburgh provides many things to try out and discover come rain or shine. Discover local cosy cafes and pubs to get a literal taste for Edinburgh, famous throughout the UK for its shortbread and local Scottish delicacies, such as Haggis and why not try a, “Wee Dram” of Whiskey.
Top 5 Travel Tips for Edinburgh
1. Edinburgh Castle is the dominant landmark over the city which draws many visitors from all over the world. The castle towers over the city on an extinct volcano and is visible from throughout the city. A visit is certainly worth recommending due to its immense size and attractions – set a day aside to discover this beautiful site. With many holiday apartments and holiday lettings available throughout Edinburgh with Holidu, an outstanding view of Edinburgh castle is never far away.
2. The Camera Obscura is especially exciting for children – located not too far away from Edinburgh Castle, you can experience this 19th century pinhole camera and discover more about perspectives, as well as experiencing optical illusions up close: Tremendous fun for all the family!
3. The fitting souvenir is best found at one place: The Royal Mile. The historic and important street is exactly 1.3 miles in length and connects Edinburgh Castle with the Holyrood Palace, standing right next to the Scottish Parliament. Walk down this street and experience the centre of Edinburgh up close!
4. Edinburgh’s gloomy side not for the faint hearted is featured at the Edinburgh Vaults: View Edinburgh’s dark underground at night with night tours! In the 18th century, these vaults were used as a home for Edinburgh’s poorest and a venue for the black market. The vaults hide many grisly tales and visitors experience many atmospheric themes on the tours. Escape to your cosy holiday apartment in Edinburgh after visiting these eerie vaults available with Holidu!
5. As well as hosting its renowned fringe festival, Edinburgh also hosts the Royal Military Tattoo. With performers from over 48 countries having previously taken part and televised in over 40 countries, the Royal Military Tattoo is renowned not only throughout the UK but all over the world. Taking place throughout August, each set of performances varies substantially to the performances of the previous year, all taking place with the fabulous backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, all lit up and towering over the venue. It is recommendable however to book tickets early if you plan on going – with amazing firework displays and many not only military marches but also dance and well-choreographed performances from groups from all over the world, it is certainly something you won’t forget in a hurry!
FAQ: Frequently asked questions about holiday rentals in Edinburgh
With an annual average price of £174.06, Edinburgh is not a city that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in the United Kingdom.What time of year offers, on average, the best holiday rental prices in Edinburgh?
If it is your aim to save the maximum amount during your visit to Edinburgh, you should travel in March (£136.44 per night on average), November (£141.87), or February (£145.43) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.In which months is it more expensive to rent a holiday letting in Edinburgh?
In 2019, the month that offered the highest average prices in Edinburgh was August, with an average price of £270.26 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of £190.28, and June, with £188.75.Is Edinburgh a good location for a last-minute getaway?
We recommend you to book in advance in Edinburgh as only 32% of the properties are free, following the data observed in 2019.Which months offer the highest availability?
The months when it's easiest to find free accommodation in Edinburgh are June (the average amount of properties that are free reached 59.8% of the total in 2019), April (58.5%), and May (57.75%).Which months is it more difficult to find available rentals?
The accommodations in Edinburgh reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 7.2%. The second most requested month is September, with 10.75%, and third is December with 13.75%.How many holiday lettings does Holidu have in Edinburgh?
We have grouped together the properties from 21 different providers in Edinburgh, so we can provide you with around 4100 properties. You're going to have a hard time deciding which one to go with!