Destination guide

Historical Musselburgh will entice you

Enjoy the history and other features of Musselburgh. This city is welcoming and relaxing, recognised for its gardens, golfing and restaurants. Arthur's Seat and Palace of Holyroodhouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Musselburgh

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Musselburgh a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Muirfield Golf Course (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Butterfly and Insect World (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Gilmerton Cove (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Musselburgh

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Musselburgh is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Arthur's Seat (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Holyrood Park (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Calton Hill (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Dalkeith Country Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Musselburgh

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 12.6 mi (20.3 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Musselburgh Wallyford Station, Musselburgh Station and Newcraighall Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay near Musselburgh?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,035 holiday rentals near Musselburgh. From 165 Houses to 1,786 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 near Musselburgh is on Stayz.

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

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 Musselburgh:

  • Old Town: 877 holiday homes
  • New Town: 915 holiday homes
  • Leith: 597 holiday homes
  • Bruntsfield: 1,470 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 Musselburgh?

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

  • Musselburgh Wallyford Station: 2,244 holiday rentals
  • Musselburgh Racecourse: 2,231 holiday rentals
  • Queen Margaret University: 2,190 holiday rentals
  • Newcraighall Station: 2,189 holiday rentals
  • Musselburgh Station: 2,190 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Musselburgh 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 Musselburgh?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 165 Houses in Musselburgh. Our other popular types of Musselburgh holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,786 holiday houses
  • Villas: 3 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 55 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Musselburgh?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 32 holiday homes with pool available in Musselburgh. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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