• Arriving

    We chose The Edinbothy specifically for easy and enjoyable access.


    No parking rage, no hike to the entrance, no hauling luggage up flights of stairs: drive right up to the front door and unload straight into the hallway.


    We have added some details on how to get there...

    by car

    You will almost certainly hit the Edinburgh City Bypass (A720) first. Simply drive round to the Lothianburn exit and leave here on to the A702, heading into town. Driving due north into the City it is just over 2 miles or about 7 minutes to The Edinbothy.

    by plane

    You don't have far to come from the airport either. Google says 17 minutes door to door and you can easily pick up an airport private hire car or taxi from the building directly opposite the terminal.

    by rail or bus

    Arriving at Waverley Railway Station or St Andrews Bus Centre? Take bus 23 from Hanover Street right to the end of our street.


    Alternately take one of the many other buses that come within a short walk from the Edinbothy. Buses 5, 11, 15, 16, 35 will all take you nearby.

    Arrival times

    We like to have adequate time to handover and prepare The Edinbothy properly for all guests. We will always try and fit in with your travel schedule but as a general rule:


    Check-in: 16:00

    Check-out: 10:00

  • Location

  • Neighbourhood


    The Edinbothy is situated amidst beautiful grounds in Greenbank Village, a modern and well managed development that was built in 2002 on the grounds of the former City Hospital. It enjoys great open spaces that our kids love and a particular favourite is the huge lawn right outside The Edinbothy front door, complete with slopes to roll down and secret dens to be found in the little wood behind it!


    Greenbank is a popular residential area on the south side of Edinburgh and enjoys an abundance of great local walks and runs. Whether around Blackford Hill, the Braids, the Hermitage, Craiglockhart or Braidburn, a multitude of trails are close at hand.


    Go a couple of miles further south and you can easily lose yourself all day on longer treks around the Pentland Hills (a 90sq km Regional Park that runs for 32km in length with over 100kms of waymarked routes) which also provide the beautiful backdrop you will encounter when you first approach The Edinbothy.


    Nearby Morningside is a pleasant walk away and hosts great social amenities including numerous shops, bars, restaurants, a library, health centre, chemist, a post office, banking facilities and a cinema. There is a Waitrose supermarket here, along with a Marks & Spencer Food Hall and a Sainsbury's Local.


    Needless to say, there are many golf courses nearby which welcome visitors, the nearest being the Merchants of Edinburgh course, which is less than half a mile down the road.


    There is a great sport and international tennis centre, open to all, at nearby Craiglockhart and the longest dry ski slope in Europe is just up the road at Midlothian Snowsports.


    The list of possibilities is too long to cite here but rest assured you won't go short of things to do!

  • To Edinburgh


    Stone above storms, you rear upon the ridge:

    we live on your back, its crag-and-tail,


    spires and tenements stacked on your spine,

    the castle and the palace linked by one rope.


    A spatchcocked town, the ribcage split open
    like a skellie, a kipper, a guttit haddie.


    We wander through your windy mazes,
    all our voices are flags on the high street.


    From the sky’s edge to the grey firth
    we are the city, you are within us.


    Each crooked close and wynd is a busy cut
    on the crowded mile that takes us home

    in eden Edinburgh, centred on the rock,
    our city with your seven hills and heavens.



    Valerie Gillies (Edinburgh Makar 2005 to 2008)

  • Transport

    Getting around in Edinburgh is easy and there are lots of options from the Edinbothy. 


    We thought we would add some details on each...


    There are numerous Taxi firms in Edinburgh. A Taxi into the centre of town will take you 15 minutes.


    We tend to use Central Taxis or Edinburgh City Private Hire to/from the Airport.


    Uber has arrived in Edinburgh! The GETT app works well and also allows you to pre-book.


    We chose The Edinbothy for its ease of access by road, so getting in and out is easy. The city centre is a 15 minute drive. The City provides parking information here.


    If you are heading out of town, it couldn't be easier. Head south to the City Bypass (A720) and in under 10 minutes you will be out of town and well on your way in any other direction.


    Edinburgh is a great City to cycle. There are increasing numbers of cycle lanes across the City.


    The Council provides advice on cycle routes. We include a map of South Edinburgh routes


    From the end of the street, hop on the 23 bus and it will get you into the heart of Edinburgh in about 20 minutes.


    Other bus routes nearby include the 36, 5, 11, 15 and 16. We use the "Bus and Tram" app from Lothian Transport for planning and live updates (or bus timetables

    On foot

    You can walk, jog or run into or out of town from The Edinbothy and we do all of the above.


    It is a good walk all the way into City Centre and can be done in about 40 minutes (or 53 minutes at Google's walking pace!)

  • House Rules

    Make The Edinbothy your home but please treat it respectfully and like your own. We have a few clear rules to protect other guests experience, so please:

    • No smoking and no pets
    • No stag or hen parties
    • Be considerate of our neighbours as the apartment is in a quiet residential area
    • Ensure you check-out promptly to allow adequate preparation time for the next arrival

    Additional information

    • We can help, or do our best to source locally, any baby or special equipment you may require to make your stay more comfortable. Please do not hesitate to ask at the time of booking.
    • The private garage has ample space for both a car and sporting equipment, be it golf bags, fishing rods, skis, bikes or kayaks.
    • What else would you like to see here? let us know and we will work on it!