Holiday Cottages in Edinburgh & the Lothians
Edinburgh and the Lothians offer a unique blend of sophistication and relaxation. You can find a wide range of self-catering properties in Historic Edinburgh and the Lothians region – everything from a Georgian townhouse in the city centre to a quiet holiday cottage in the rolling countryside. Iconic landmarks, world class galleries, museums, famous international festivals, outstanding architecture and shopping – Edinburgh can boast them all!
With Edinburgh Airport on the outskirts of the city and regular train services on the East Coast Line, getting to Edinburgh is easy. If you wish to escape or avoid the city, this area offers a good range of outdoor pursuits, wildlife watching opportunities, beaches and walks. With farmer’s markets, great restaurants and many local drinks to choose from, your self-catering break in Edinburgh and the Lothians is bound to be a great one! Whether it’s for a short break or a week-long getaway, live like a local in Scotland’s capital city and surrounding area and enjoy a fabulous self-catering break with everything you could wish for, and more!
Loved by Locals
Seabird Centre & Bass Rock
Bass Rock - biggest Northern gannet colony in the world, home to over 150,000 gannets at the season's peak. Also home to shags, guillemots and razorbills, with seals hauling up on the rocks below. The Bass was also once used as a state prison, the conditions being particularly gruesome.
Pentland Peaks hiking route
A spectacular walking route over the summits taking in some of the most famous Pentland peaks with views to the Moorfoots, Edinburgh, the Forth & the Highland mountains. The route winds up from Eastside over the Kips, Scald Law & Carnethy finishing at Flotterstone pub for a well earned pint!
A Covenanter RIP
Tramp the Pentland Hills in search of the Covenanter's Grave. Follow sheep paths in this wild, almost desolate landscape, maybe disturb a grouse. At NT077523 you'll light upon the Covenanter's Grave, a stone erected in 1841 in memory of a covenanter buried after the battle of Rullion Green 1666.
Gullane Golf Course 1
Gullane Course No 1
Established in 1884. Carved into ancient links turf, pot bunkers, wispy grasses & smooth-running greens - unique challenge for serious golfers. Great views of Edinburgh, Firth of Forth, Fife & beyond. Every hole has a distinct character. Average green size 550m Sq. 124 bunkers.
Play on the oldest short-hole golf course in the world for free
Believed to be the oldest short-hole course in the world, the Bruntsfield Links course was created in 1895. You play for free, just bring your own clubs and balls, or you can hire them at the Golf Tavern on the edge of the links. Enjoy lovely views over the meadows towards the city centre.
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