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Staying in Edinburgh

Let us inspire your trip to the Festival City

Kind of a big deal...

Edinburgh's Festivals are among the biggest arts celebrations on earth! 

During August, Edinburgh's population more than doubles with visitors - so, we recommend you book accommodation as early as possible.

If you're looking for somewhere to stay, there are plenty of choices - here are some suggestions.

Hotel finders
Skyscanner and Trivago both offer handy search engines and price comparison functions for accommodation.

There are plenty of Airbnb properties in Edinburgh. You can also find options for self-catering accommodation through VisitScotland

Partner Hotels
We have partnered with a number of hotels that offer premium accommodation during the International Festival:

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – Caledonian
Princes Street

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
1 Festival Square

Alternative Accommodation

Below are some links to a number of other accommodation options, and Festivals Edinburgh offer a useful guide to finding somewhere to stay in the city as well.

Edinburgh Festival Camping 
Camping in the City of Edinburgh with easy access to all festival venues.

Pollock Halls
Accomodation on the campus for The University of Edinburgh.

Hostelling Scotland 
Choose from three affordable youth hostels in Edinburgh city centre.

Travelodge Edinburgh Hotels
Choose from 10 local budget hotels in the heart of Edinburgh and surrounding areas with affordable rooms and convenient links to the city.

An urban concept designed to give travelers a central location and quality sleeping environment at a low cost.

Accommodation in Glasgow 
The City of Glasgow is only a 50 minute train journey from Edinburgh city centre. During August, Scotrail offers an extended service so that you can stay in the Festival City into the evening. Glasgow city centre is 20 minutes from Glasgow International Airport.

Travel Information

Travelling here?

Find out how to get here and how to get about in Edinburgh!

Edinburgh's Attractions

There's more to Edinburgh than the festivals. The city is not only surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, it is also the home to castles, palaces, museums and beautiful gardens. 

These sites might help inspire your trip to the Festival City. 

Visit Scotland
A one-stop shop for all things Scotland! You can also find tips on where to visit if you want to venture further afield. 

A comprehensive guide to what's on during your stay in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh City Council |
For local information on public transport, parking or any major disruptions.

Edinburgh Spotlight
A website run voluntarily by locals featuring all there is to do in and around the capital city. They also have a great Facebook page, where they frequently post beautiful pictures of Edinburgh!