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Blackford

Blackford is a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland, located on the northern side of Braid Hills. Blackford Hill, which is comprised of Lower Devonian volcanic rocks, is the main geographical feature of interest of the area. The town is mostly made up of housing, with many Victorian and Edwardian age residences. This agreeable feature, along with the suburb’s proximity to attractions such as the Royal Observatory, Highland Spring Water, various distilleries, and hiking trails make it a highly sought after place to live. There are also plenty of attractions for visitors to enjoy in the area.

  • The Royal Observatory is located on Blackford Hill, south of the city. Its unique cylindrical copper exterior is interesting in itself. Visitors can attend scheduled evening public viewings.
  • The Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve, outside of Edinburgh, rewards visitors with nature trails between a pond, wetlands, woodlands, and meadows. The Reserve can be easily accessed from Edinburgh or from the suburb.
  • You don’t have to be a bird watcher to appreciate the Phoenix Falconry. This school houses dozens of kinds of hawks, falcons, eagles and owls, situated on lovely Braco Castle Estate.

Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh is a mere three kilometres north of Blackford. Edinburgh has a major airport, (airline code EDI), that offers flights in and out of much of the United Kingdom and Europe. From the airport a traveller can take a taxi or shuttle bus into Blackford, both of which can be hired at the airport. Although there have been recent campaigns to reopen the local railroad station, there currently is not railway service to the town. Once in the suburb the recommended and most convenient mode of transport is via taxicab.

Hotels in Blackford

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From US$112

1 The Ben Doran Guest House

4 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

11 Mayfield Gardens Map

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The Ben Doran Edinburgh Guest House offers a fresh and welcoming ambience, and all possible facilities to ensure a most pleasant stay. GeneralFor a truly Scottish experience, guests can visit the... More

2 day stay
A good guest house in a ideal location. Bus stop opposite the guest house is ideally placed for trips to Princes Street.
6 May 2014
From US$142

2 Kildonan Lodge Hotel

4 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

27 Craigmillar Park Map

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Kildonan Lodge Hotel Edinburgh invites discerning travellers to charming accommodations with a countryside feel housed in a historic building located two miles south of the city centre. This... More

great place to stay
very enjoyable few days away, very well looked after at kildonan lodge staff very helpful. ideal area, bus stop right outside never needed to use the car which was safely parked at the rear in the...
5 Oct 2014
From US$104

3 Hotel Ceilidh-Donia

3 stars
3.8 / 5

14-16 Marchhall Crescent Map

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Travellers on vacation or business trip in the capital of Scotland find suitable base in the comfortable accommodations of centrally located Ceilidh-Donia Hotel Edinburgh. This cosy value-for-money... More

From US$114

4 Blossom House

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Minto Street Map

Offering value-for-money accommodations with accessible distance to the city centre, Blossom House B&B Edinburgh makes for a suitable base for budget travellers looking to explore the city of... More

5 The Minto Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

16- 18 Minto Street. Map

Offering the utmost in modern conveniences, the Minto Hotel Edinburgh is committed in ensuring you comfort and satisfaction. This charming hotel is the ideal choice to make your stay as pleasant as... More

From US$117

6 Edinburgh First

3 stars
3.9 / 5 9 reviews

18 Holyrood Park Road Map

Hotel Edinburgh First provides budget-friendly bed and breakfast accommodations suitable for leisure travelers or corporate visitors visiting the Scottish capital. From this Edinburgh property,... More

Great base while house hunting
Had a small hiccup when I arrived as I was given the wrong room. Problem was quickly sorted out with no fuss. The place was great, the food was great, the staff also were great. This is the only...
27 Jun 2015
From US$152

7 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.7 / 5 50 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

FREE WiFi

The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

Central location but impersonal stay
pros: - easy to find - central location for sight seeing Edinburgh - large rooms make it easy for international travelers with many suit cases Cons: - when we received our room most of the lights...
24 Jun 2015
From US$127

8 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 35 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

FREE WiFi

Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, the Apex International Hotel Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break. The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is... More

Excellent location in Edinburgh
Nice hotel with friendly personell, centrally placed in the old town of Edinburgh. Excellent full scottish breakfast
4 Mar 2015
From US$182

9 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

5West Register Street Map

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The hostel is newly refurbished, modern and high-spec, but more importantly, right in the heart of Edinburgh! You can see Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping thorough fare, from the... More

From US$175

10 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 32 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

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The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh is an ideal base for exploring the city's cultural, historical and renowned shopping facilities. Places of interest including the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland,... More

weekend break
Very friendly staff. Good location for train station. Clean tidy room.
1 May 2015
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