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Edinburgh Vacation Rentals

Edinburgh Travel Guide

Walking through the historic city center of Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh is like entering a time machine back to the medieval era. The city has a Medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town, which are both made up of winding streets lined with historic buildings.

Things to Do in Edinburgh

Top things to do in Edinburgh include exploring Edinburgh Castle, which dates back to the 12th century and is home to Scotland’s crown jewels, visiting Arthur’s Seat, which is a peak in Holyrood Park that offers panoramic views of the Scottish countryside, and finding out more about Scottish history at the Museum of Scotland.

Meanwhile, if you like shopping, head to the 'Royal Mile' which is packed with boutiques and shops selling traditional Scottish souvenirs, such as whiskey, shortbread and tartan kilts.

Best Places to Stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a compact city and the best place to stay is in the historic center, so you are within walking distance from the main sites.

Best Time to Visit Edinburgh

It can get really cold in Edinburgh, so the best time to visit is in the summer months of July and August, when the weather is warm and in general, sunny. Bring an umbrella however, as it can rain even during the summer months.

Price and Availability Index in Edinburgh

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Edinburgh is in August, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Edinburgh is in the high season in August. Edinburgh has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Edinburgh tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Edinburgh tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The Weather in Edinburgh

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Edinburgh. The warmest months in Edinburgh are June and July, when temperatures reach 83 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 16 ˚F. The wettest month in Edinburgh is January with 3.46 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 0.61 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Edinburgh

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, Homeaway, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. Edinburgh has 12,456 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to Edinburgh can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $9.77 per night. On average, a place to stay in Edinburgh will cost you $130 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Edinburgh, then you can choose from over 5,374 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 1,014 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 93 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Edinburgh by car, be sure to choose from 3,394 accommodations that provide parking. We have 37 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 569 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Edinburgh accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 7 providers, including 4,879 places to stay from Airbnb, 433 accommodations from Homeaway and 198 places to stay from Agoda.

7,762 of our accommodations in Edinburgh have been reviewed and rated. 71% are rated excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 3,650 places to stay right now.