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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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1 Hotel Ceilidh-Donia

3 stars
4.0 / 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

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2 The Ben Doran Guest House

4 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews

11 Mayfield Gardens Map


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

First visit to Edinburgh
Handy and quiet location. Easy walk to city or bus available across the road if you need it. Staff very friendly and helpful. Tip: Make sure you are prepared for 47 stairs if your room is on the...
28 Jul 2015
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3 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 makes for a suitable base for budget travellers looking to explore the city of Edinburgh. While in... More

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4 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

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

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6 Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

4 stars
4.4 / 5 11 reviews

80 High Street, The Royal Mile Map

Boasting luxurious accommodation and cordial hospitality, the Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is an excellent venue for leisure and business travellers. GeneralWith conference and banquet rooms that... More

Fab trip with friends!
Perfect location for everything. Very funny, very charming concierge in kilt, checked us in and we got upgraded. This impressed and amused our American friend to no end. All staff were very...
24 Sep 2015
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7 Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile

4 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

217 High Street Map

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Whether in Edinburgh for business or for leisure, discerning travellers find an ideal base in the top-notch facilities, elegant spaces and quality services of Stay Edinburgh City Serviced... More

It was awesome!!
Location is perfect. We can go anywhere by foot just except beach. Staffs are very kind and friendly. I reserved the 1bedroom apartment but they give me 4bedroom apartment!!!! It was very awesome....
22 Nov 2015
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8 Grassmarket Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 14 reviews

94-96 Grassmarket Map

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The Grassmarket Hotel is excellently situated for those wishing to enjoy a city break. The Grassmarket area of the city, named after an ancient market place, is as bustling as ever with its pubs,... More

Fancy hotel to stay in Edinburgh
Staff are friendly and helpful, facilities in the room are cute and clean. Excellent location, just at the end of the marvelous Victoria Street!
25 Nov 2014
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9 The Inn Place

4 stars
4.3 / 5 7 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

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With tasteful units strategically set a stone's throw away from major attractions, The Inn Place makes for a suitable starting point for exploring the heritage-rich Scotland capital. This Edinburgh... More

Splendid girls shopping
Absolutly a hotel to recomend................................................................................................
16 Nov 2015
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10 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 37 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map


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

Not bad...not bad at all
The location of the hotel was great within walking diatance to the castle, royal mile and Hollyrood House. Reception staff very helpfull and polite. Only negative for me was the pillows were very...
15 Oct 2015
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