For centuries, Edinburgh has served as Scotland’s capital, and rightfully so. Not only home to the parliament, significant buildings of neoclassical style add complexity to the skyline, an intricate restaurant scene is ever present and distinctive new and old age neighborhoods create an assortment of experiences. Come and explore a castle, taste some seriously great scotch whiskey, shop the generations-old markets, or to just take in the landscape. You have options when it comes to lodging, partially thanks to Airbnb, and these are the coolest ones in Edinburgh.
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With a cool old age, woodsy vibe, this Airbnb Plus flat has been perfectly accented to have an essence of Hogwarts, much to the delight of Harry Potter fans. To those who don’t know, JK Rowling wrote the book series in this very area, and the apartment itself sits on the road that inspired Diagon Alley. The host has gone to great lengths to make this a subtly unique place to stay, from the super cool poster bed to the hidden cupboard—you’ll have to figure that one out yourself.
Game of Thrones meets modern in this rich stone cottage with a few upscale amenities. This Airbnb Plus has the privilege of calling itself ancient, and the history has been beautifully preserved. Cedarwood countertops, a tower loft bedroom, sprawling gardens with a rose trellis tunnel—this place is nothing short of mesmerizing.
Located in Dean Village, we have another Airbnb Plus with an artistic interior of incredibly unique attributes. The dining area hovers over the cozy living space, and railings add a streamlined touch, seemingly made from no-fuss metal and wire. A kitchen and two bedrooms round out the retreat, which is accessed via a unique entryway off the cobblestone roads of Edinburgh.
Simple and clean-cut, this quaint apartment has one feature that stands front and center—the Edinburgh Castle can be seen as clear as day from the window by the dining table. Old age stone and intricate details can be observed as you sit down with a home-cooked meal made in your full kitchen. The location gets better, as the apartment sits right within the Old Town Grassmarket—don’t worry, they stopped holding public executions at the market centuries ago.
Once part of an old factory, this Stockbridge apartment still holds onto its original feel via industrial touches of metal, and ultra huge windows—the bricked exterior is quite striking as well. If you are coming to Edinburgh in a vehicle, this is a perfect place to stay thanks to the extra parking space available to guests.
Funky yet elegant, colorful yet refined—the refreshing aesthetics of this Grassmarket apartment may be just what you need. Cafes, boutique shopping and a seamless dining scene go hand in hand with the stylish nature of this glistening Airbnb. A private patio with rustic bricked walls and lush greenery extends the getaway into the outdoors.
Once holding the blades of a 1700s windmill, the historic structure is enjoying new life as one super awesome Airbnb in Edinburgh. Snuggle in your second floor bed surrounded by the circular stone walls, or enjoy Scottish pastries and coffee downstairs in the sitting room. Roam the vibrant green grounds or make the short but scenic trek to downtown.
You can live the life of royalty at this historic castle from the 18th century. Multiple rooms are available to book, and everything is ornately decorated with everything from detailed wallpaper, swirly twirly rugs, chandeliers to lavish four-poster beds. The traditional Scottish breakfast is an absolute treat and pleasant start to the day.
This tiny space offers so much more than a hotel room. The separate secluded structure is cozily built from dark woods and exudes a modern, suave appeal that’s free of clutter or unnecessary decor. Guests will find this to be a welcomed retreat, while it’s just minutes from the excitement of Edinburgh.
Sometimes we want to disconnect in a cabin far away, then there are those times when we want to be right smack in the center of it all. This Georgian Edinburgh flat sits amongst all the famed shops, restaurants and cafes, on the most insta-worthy street. Grab a cup of coffee in the morning, hit the ambient bars at night, or just enjoy the airy charm of the apartment.
Peering toward a gorgeous river and classic buildings, this polished apartment in Dean Village sits right on the water. Enjoy the lush greenery and the gentle stream from your private balcony, which nearly hangs directly above. Located minutes from popular markets and shops, guests can experience a serene village environment, similar to the old days. Cobble streets, intricately designed building exteriors and a sprinkle of magic await.