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Merchiston Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland, was built to unite a divided land. The historic castle still stands, as a remainder of the grand estate that has developed into a dual-personality residential area with large mansion-like homes and tenement housing on either side of the town. A stroll down the Hazelbank Terrace will place visitors in the area where famous author J. K. Rowling once lived. Merchiston is considered a literary centre, and has been home to quite a few famous authors. Ian Rankin, Lin Anderson, and Alexander McCall Smith have all been residents of this historic Edinburgh district.

  • Catch a rugby game at Edinburgh’s all-boy Merchiston Castle School, one of the United Kingdom’s top schools for the sport. The school also hosts a children's rugby training camp during the summer.
  • Visit the two Harrison Parks, on the eastern or western side of the city, which borders the Union Canal and features rental rowboats.
  • Visit Merchiston Tower, the original estate castle, located on the grounds of Edinburgh Napier University, to learn more about its former owner, inventor John Napier.

Most visitors to Edinburgh arrive at the Edinburgh International Airport. Taxis are available for hire from the airport or at the Waverley railway station. It takes only 15 minutes to get to Merchiston from the airport, and local Lothian Buses stop at the Castle School and other popular locations throughout the district. Free parking is available in Merchiston for those who are travelling by car. The Union Canal is located just north of Merchiston at Harrison Park, and popular bicycle paths utilise old rail routes to direct visitors to and from various places in Edinburgh, including points throughout Merchiston.

Hotels near Merchiston

136 hotels near Merchiston

1 Apex City

4 stars
4.5 / 5 24 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map

The Apex City Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the Old City on Grassmarket - an area famed for its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. On the doorstep are Edinburgh's must see... More

2 Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

5 stars
4.9 / 5 13 reviews

Princes Street Map

Housed in a former Victorian railway hotel, teeming with top-notch facilities and lavish furnishings, The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel creates a luxurious haven for travellers exploring the... More

3 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 31 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

4 Edinburgh City Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 25 reviews

79 Lauriston Place Map

Surrounded by the very best Edinburgh has to offer, the Edinburgh City Hotel enjoys a central location in the Old City. The original building housing the hotel dates back to 1873, and it has been... More

5 Tune Hotel Haymarket

3 stars
4.3 / 5

7 Clifton Terrace Map

From haggis and bag-pipes to world renowned comedy, Edinburgh is a melting pot of culture and Tunes newest property Tune Hotel Haymarket is ideally located to explore this exciting city. Situated... More

6 Grassmarket Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 13 reviews

94-96 Grassmarket Map

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

7 Apex Haymarket Hotel (formerly Apex European Hotel)

3 stars
4.5 / 5 19 reviews

90 Haymarket Terrace Map

The Apex European Hotel Edinburgh provides comfortable affordable accommodation in the West End of the city. Hotel guests are well placed for visiting city attractions such as famous Princes Street... More

8 Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

5 stars
4.8 / 5 10 reviews

1 Festival Square Map

The Sheraton Grand Hotel Spa Edinburgh stands at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, one of Scotland's most enduring monuments. The property boasts 269 luxury rooms and suites - perfect for those... More

9 BEST WESTERN PLUS Bruntsfield Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

69-74 Bruntsfield Place Map

BEST WESTERN PLUS Bruntsfield Hotel Edinburgh makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers visiting Scotland's capital with its comfortable accommodations blended with quality... More

10 Staycity Serviced Apartments - West End

4 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

11 Brandfield Street Map

Business and leisure travellers looking for an ideal base with chic accommodations and accessible location can stay at Staycity Serviced Apartments West End Edinburgh. This stylish property is... More