Getting Here

Getting Around Edinburgh

The Thistle House is centrally located on the south side of the City of Edinburgh in a very nice area of town (see map). It is only a 10-12 minute bus ride into the Edinburgh city centre.

In Edinburgh, the bus service is excellent and for £4 you can buy an all-day bus ticket or for £1.60 single journey for use with the Lothian Bus service.

Lothian Bus service is very efficient, you can dowload the app for detailed live bus timings and schedules. Download app here.

The normal bus service runs till around 11:30pm (night service available till 5.30am). So if you are out late you can also catch a taxi which will cost around £8 from the Edinburgh city centre. Taxis can be hailed in the street or found at one of the many taxi ranks in the city centre.

 

Getting to Edinburgh

Air – Edinburgh airport is situated to the west of Edinburgh. It is served by most domestic and international air operators. An airport bus or taxi ride from the airport takes around half an hour and costs around £7 or £20 respectively.

Rail – Edinburgh Waverley station is in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic city centre, so you will soak up the festival atmosphere as soon as you step off the train. The Scotrail shuttle service to Glasgow takes around 40 mins.

Car from South – When approaching Edinburgh, follow the signs to City Bypass A720 to “Sheriffhall” roundabout, take the route for city centre A7 (Old Dalkeith Road) to the roundabout at “Cameron Toll” Shopping Centre, continue to follow signs for Old Town, on to Dalkeith Road and we are the 5th road on your right.

Car from North – When you come over the “Forth Road Bridge” follow the signs for City Bypass A720 to “Sheriffhall” roundabout, take the route for city centre A7 (Old Dalkeith Road) to the roundabout at “Cameron Toll” Shopping Centre, continue to follow signs for Old Town, on to Dalkeith Road and we are the 5th road on your right.

Car from West – When you come off the M8 follow the signs for City Bypass A720 to “Sheriffhall” roundabout, take the route for city centre A7 (Old Dalkeith Road) to the roundabout at “Cameron Toll” Shopping Centre, continue to follow signs for Old Town, on to Dalkeith Road and we are the 5th road on your right.

Coming from Edinburgh Airport

By car : Follow the signs for City Bypass A720 to “Sheriffhall” roundabout, take the route for city centre A7 (Old Dalkeith Road) to the roundabout at “Cameron Toll” Shopping Centre, continue to follow signs for Old Town, on to Dalkeith Road and we are the 5th road on your right.

By Bus : Airport Bus (£4.50 Single or £8 Return )every 10 minutes to Waverley Station then go on to Princes Street and get a public bus No. 30 or 33 going South. Get off two stops after Royal Commonwealth Swimming Pool, Kilmaurs Terrace is the first on your left.

By Taxi : The trip is about 30-40 minutes and the cost is around £22-£25.

Coming from “Waverley” Train station

By Bus : Go to Princes Street and get a public bus No. 30 or 33 going South. Get off two stops after Royal Commonwealth Swimming Pool, Kilmaurs Terrace is the first on your left.

The cost is £1.60 per journey or £4 for “All-Day”, any bus ( from same company) paying the driver. Please note that the driver can not give you change back, therefore the right money is advisable.

By Taxi : The trip is about 10 minutes and the cost is around £8.

Parking

We do have FREE on street parking, both in our street and the surrounding area so you will always find a parking space.
We would recommend that guests do not hire cars while visiting the city, as we have an excellent and economic public transport system.

 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries with your accommodation or Edinburgh in general.

The Thistle House
1 Kilmaurs Terrace
Edinburgh
EH16 5BZ
Scotland, UK

Tel: +44 (0)131 667 2002
Email: thethistlehouse@aol.com

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