Destination guide

Historical Portobello will entice you

Enjoy the history and other features of Portobello. Travellers especially like the beaches, seaside and restaurants in this walkable and welcoming city. Arthur's Seat and Palace of Holyroodhouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Portobello

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Portobello a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Our Dynamic Earth (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Muirfield Golf Course (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Gilmerton Cove (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Portobello

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portobello is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Arthur's Seat (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Holyrood Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Calton Hill (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Portobello Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Portobello

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Portobello?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 17 holiday rentals around Portobello. From 6 Houses to 10 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Portobello is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Portobello?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Portobello:

  • Old Town: 1,126 holiday homes
  • New Town: 1,197 holiday homes
  • Leith: 611 holiday homes
  • Bruntsfield: 1,769 holiday homes
  • Trinity: 176 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Portobello?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Portobello. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Portobello Beach: 2,338 holiday rentals
  • Edinburgh Castle: 2,287 holiday rentals
  • Pentland Hills Regional Park: 2,260 holiday rentals
  • Braid Hills Golf Course: 2,285 holiday rentals
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station: 2,304 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portobello listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portobello?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 6 Houses in Portobello. Our other popular types of Portobello holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 10 holiday houses
  • Studios: 11 holiday houses

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Portobello?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 14 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Portobello. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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