Cheap flights to Edinburgh

Edinburgh Header Banner

Explore Edinburgh

Where to stay in Edinburgh

Where to stay in Edinburgh

Choosing where to stay in Edinburgh is tricky. This attractive, historical city has so much to offer! If you’re looking to splash some holiday cash, then the New Town, close to shopping hot-spots like Princes Street and George Street, is a must. On the other hand, if you want to delve into the city’s past, put yourself close to the Royal Mile or Grassmarket. For a quieter time, the best areas to stay in Edinburgh are around Stockbridge or Leith. Both are a short walk or bus journey from the city’s centre, so you get to enjoy a more relaxed vibe without being too far from all the attractions.

Read travel guide

Mountain view of the city of Edinburgh with clock tower as focal point
  • Royal Mile

    Located in Edinburgh's Old Town, the Royal Mile stretches from Edinburgh Castle all the way to Holyrood. Packed with traditional Scottish and souvenir shops, it's a bustling area. If Edinburgh's history interests you then it's here you'll find Edinburgh Castle, the underground warren of Mary King's Close, The Witchery, and the grand St Giles' Cathedral.

  • New Town

    Facing Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh New Town is where you'll find attractions like Princes Street Gardens, the Royal Scottish Academy, and the Edinburgh Dungeon. Should Edinburgh shopping be on your to-do list, base yourself here. Get your retail fix by exploring the vast Jenners department store, or independent boutiques around Rose Street and designer stores on George Street.

  • Grassmarket

    Situated in the Old Town, Edinburgh Grassmarket was a livestock market until the 19th century. Today, there's a wider selection of goods sold. It's also full of vibrant bars and restaurants that offer great views of Edinburgh Castle. Stay here and explore the colourful boutiques on Victoria Street, or seek out the small Greyfriars Bobby Memorial – dedicated to a dog who stayed by his owner's grave after his passing.

  • Leith

    A little way out of central Edinburgh, Leith was once the city's maritime centre. Stay here and you'll want to make sure you take an audio tour around the splendid Royal Yacht Britannia – the former floating holiday home to Queen Elizabeth II. Afterwards, splash some cash in the vast Ocean Terminal shopping centre, or take a leisurely stroll along the Water of Leith, which is one of Edinburgh's most picturesque walkways.

  • Stockbridge

    This is the upper-class area of town. Stockbridge boasts cobbled streets and the Royal Circus – a collection of beautiful Georgian-style houses and private gardens. Stay here and it's only a short walk to the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. There's also good access to the Water of Leith walkway. Market day falls on the weekend, but during the week there are artisan food shops and fine-dining restaurants nearby.

FAQ background

Frequently asked questions

We make travel easy with excellent service, irresistible deals & the widest choice of travel options for every traveller. We give you peace of mind when you need it most and have expertise that you only get from 40 years in the business!

We know everyone books travel differently so check out our Help Centre to find out the best way to manage your Flight Centre flight booking: Help Centre Article

Check out our Deals page, download the Flight Centre app, sign up for the best deals via our Subscribe page or keep an eye on our social channels. Using our Fare Calendar will show you the best flight deal on any date you select to help you find the right airfare to fit your budget & save money on flights!

No matter where you're jetting of to, rest easy knowing Flight Centre gift cards can be redeemed at all Flight Centre retail stores within Australia. For more information on Gift Cards, we've put together a list of commonly asked questions here: Help Centre Article

Booking travel is easier than ever with Flight Centre - check out our range of Flight booking options here: Help Centre Article

Absolutely! Let your Flight Centre Travel Expert know your Loyalty Program details during the booking process. For more information, here's a link to our Help Centre: Help Centre Article

For the latest information on travel restrictions, visit our Help Centre: Help Centre Article

Your book your way centre
Your deals for everyone centre
Your very own travel expert centre
Your always here for you centre

More about Edinburgh

Flight Centre

Flight Centre acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia.

© Flight Centre Travel Group Limited. ATAS Accreditation No. A10412.

*Travel restrictions & conditions apply. Review any specific conditions stated and our general terms at Terms and Conditions. Prices & taxes are correct as at the date of publication & are subject to availability and change without notice. Prices quoted are on sale until the dates specified unless otherwise stated or sold out prior. Prices are per person.

^Pricing based on available fares returned from recent searches conducted, with a departure date of between 7 to 28 days from search/booking. Pricing may not be available for your preferred travel time. Use search function to confirm fares available for your preferred travel dates and times.