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Powderhall is a residential area in Edinburgh on the south bank of the Water of Leith. The name appears on a map as early as 1735 but there is no clarity where the name originated from. History records that Thomas Mylne, the city’s surveyor and owner of Powderhall at that time, died there in 1773. After the property passed through a number of hands, a stadium was built there for cycling and athletics in 1870, and later used for greyhound racing. After changing owners a number of times, the property was sold in 1995 for redevelopment as a residential area.

  • Visiting Powderhall gives you the advantage of having all the amenities of Edinburgh close at hand so enjoy an evening of socialising at the popular Halfway House Pub in Fleshmarket Close.
  • A visit to the spectacular Royal Botanic Garden and Inverleith Park is an enjoyable day outdoors, and both are within walking distance of Powderhall.
  • No visit to any of the Scottish capital city suburbs would be complete without a tour of Edinburgh Castle to discover the story and secrets of this impressive ancient castle.

You can reach Powderhall from central Edinburgh by taxi or hired car. Taxis are efficient and easy to locate. Public transport is convenient as the Lothian buses no 8, 22, and 27, leaving from Princes Street in Old Town Edinburgh will transport you to Powderhall. This bus service runs all over the city if you wish to tour the city, and Bus Tracker apps are available for your smartphone. Remember that the bus services use an exact fare system, which means no change will be given, so have the correct amount ready before boarding any bus.

Hotels near Powderhall

136 hotels near Powderhall

1 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 48 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

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

2 Queens Guest House

4 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

45 Queen Street Map

Housed in a restored Georgian building, Queens Guest House Edinburgh offers a suitable base with tasteful accommodations, gracious hospitality and central location in Edinburgh. This family-owned... More

3 Fountain Court Royal Garden

4 stars
4.5 / 5 10 reviews

York Buildings Map

Fountain Court Royal Garden's location enables guests to visit local attractions of the city like Princes Street, the Scott Monument, the Castle, City Galleries and Omni Entertainment Centre. ... More

4 Nira Caledonia Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

10 Gloucester Place Map

Stylish and luxurious, Nira Caledonia Hotel Edinburgh is housed on a historic building that offers a glimpse of Scottish hospitality and modern conveniences at the centre of Edinburgh. Apart from... More

5 Hot-el-apartments Canon Court

4 stars
4.3 / 5 12 reviews

20 Canonmills, Map

For exploring some of Edinburgh's most beautiful spots, the Hot-el-apartments Canon Court invites guests for a wonderful stay at the comfort of its luxurious accommodations and impeccable service. ... More

6 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

5West Register Street Map

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

7 Ballantrae Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

8-12 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited vacation, travellers find an ideal base in the centrally located, well-equipped and inviting accommodations of Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh.... More

8 Princes Street Suites

4 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

16 Waterloo Place Map

Renowned by its premier location, the Princess Street Suites Edinburgh offers the kind of warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere and top-notch services that are sure to please business and leisure... More

9 Hotel Indigo EDINBURGH

4 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

51-59 York Place Map

Vacationers exploring Edinburgh find convenient base in the deluxe boutique spaces of Hotel Indigo EDINBURGH placed in the heart of the Scotland capital. This chic hotel in this side of Great... More

10 Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 15 reviews

53 Princess St Map

The Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street Hotel offers a perfect location right on the world famous Princes Street close to numerous attractions and shops. Major sights surrounding the hotel include the... More