Destination guide

Historic Portobello will entice you

Enjoy the history and other features of Portobello. Travelers like the beaches, seaside and restaurants in this walkable and welcoming city. Arthur's Seat and Palace of Holyroodhouse are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Portobello

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Portobello a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Our Dynamic Earth (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Muirfield Golf Course (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Gilmerton Cove (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Portobello

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portobello is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Arthur's Seat (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Holyrood Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Calton Hill (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Portobello Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Portobello

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Portobello?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 17 holiday lettings near Portobello. From 14 Condos/Apartments to 3 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Portobello is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Portobello:

  • Haymarket: 1,449 holiday homes
  • Bruntsfield: 1,611 holiday homes
  • New Town: 1,089 holiday homes
  • Haymarket: 266 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 1,128 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Portobello?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 14 Condos/Apartments in Portobello. Our other popular types of Portobello holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 14 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Portobello?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 13 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Portobello. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.