Edinburgh has a lot of accommodation choices from campsites and youth hostels to luxury hotels – too many to list here, so you will find a list of some options on the Accommodation page.

Getting around Edinburgh is easy, the bus service is excellent (Lothian Buses) – there are day tickets, family tickets and weekly tickets that are really good value, details of which are on the website. Note that you need to give the exact fare as no change is given. There is also a tram that runs from the airport directly into the city centre – for more information about the trams (journey time, route, cost etc.), please go to the Edinburgh Tram website.

Many places are within walking distance and there is a lot to see in and around Edinburgh. The sites below will help you to find pretty much all that you will need to know for your visit.

Visit Scotland tourist information
Edinburgh & Lothians information
Royal Mile
What’s on in Edinburgh

While you are in Edinburgh this has been given good reviews – the hotel is very near Peffermill, is lovely and their Taste of Scotland evenings are very popular – you will need to book

Prestonfield House Hotel – Taste of Scotland

If you are extending your stay then these are definitely worth going to.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 7th -29 August 2015
Edinburgh Military Tattoo 7th -29 August 2015

No smoking zones

Please note that Pollock Halls, Peffermill and every public place in Scotland, is a no smoking area.


Dogs are not allowed anywhere on the grounds of Peffermill, including the car park i.e. dogs cannot be left in the car. Please ensure that dog owners are aware of this so that they can make arrangements for their pooches.


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