Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Merchiston

Enjoy the theatre scene and other features of Merchiston. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the bars, gardens and restaurants. Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh International Conference Centre are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Merchiston

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Merchiston 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:

  • Edinburgh Zoo (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Braid Hills Golf Course (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Mortonhall Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Merchiston

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Merchiston is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Princes Street Gardens (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Calton Hill (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Holyrood Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • The Meadows (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Merchiston

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 5.6 mi (9 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Merchiston?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 395 holiday rentals around Merchiston. From 26 Houses to 365 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 Merchiston is on Stayz.

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

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 Merchiston:

  • New Town: 1,226 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 1,158 holiday homes
  • Leith: 632 holiday homes
  • West End: 903 holiday homes
  • Newington: 672 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 Merchiston?

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

  • Dean Village: 2,361 holiday rentals
  • Edinburgh Castle: 2,359 holiday rentals
  • Braid Hills Golf Course: 2,330 holiday rentals
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station): 2,370 holiday rentals
  • Portobello Beach: 2,380 holiday rentals

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

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 26 Houses in Merchiston. Our other popular types of Merchiston holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 365 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 3 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 3 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Merchiston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 9 holiday homes with pool available in Merchiston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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