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Riccarton, below Edinburgh, is home to Heriot-Watt University and a football training camp for the Hearts of Midlothian. A historic professional school, Heriot-Watt University is renowned for successful alumni and top research. The Hearts were founded in the 19th Century and enlisted together as McCrae's Battalion in World War I. The championship team has played at Tynecastle Stadium since 1886. They were joined in 2011 by the Scotland women’s national football team. In more ancient times, Riccarton, in East Ayrshire, was a family seat of Scotland’s famous war hero, Sir William Wallace. Sir William fought Edward I for Scottish independence.

  • Visit the “Weaver Poet’s” Mid Kinleith farm in Curry, near Riccarton. There James Thomson took up his grandfather’s trade of weaving and wrote Scottish dialectical accounts of local personalities and events.
  • Test your grimoire tolerance at the Surgeon’s Hall Museum, on Edinburgh’s Nicolson Street. Exhibits hail from the Royal College of Surgeons, attended by Sherlock Holmes author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • Catch international art exhibits alongside Scottish portraits and event scenes by native artisans at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One. The Gothic structure is northeast of Riccarton.

Riccarton is closest to Glasgow International Airport (GLA). Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) also serve it. Glasgow Shuttle bus service runs around the clock on the M8 motorway by GLA. National Rail tickets will get you from GLA to any rail station via McGill’s Bus Services. At the PIK rail station, flash your itinerary for a half-off fare or take one of the two bus services. At EDI, a tram project is under development. For now, Lothian buses will get you around, but the Stagecoach Jet Express line will drop you right in Riccarton.

Hotels in Riccarton

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From US$64

1 Novotel Edinburgh Park

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

15 Lochside Avenue Map

Rate includes Breakfast

Novotel Hotel Edinburgh Park provides a suitable corporate and leisure base with its contemporary accommodations and facilities set in Edinburgh Park. After a relaxing sleep at the hotel, tourists... More

Very good
Good hotel location ideal by car and by tram. Nice rooms, good restaurant
6 Jul 2014
From US$108

2 Edinburgh Marriott Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 8 reviews

111 Glasgow Road Map

Rate includes breakfast

Edinburgh Marriott Hotel recently underwent a 2.5 million refurbishment which, along with its close proximity to Edinburgh International airport ensures its popularity with holidaymakers and... More

Family holiday
It was a fantastic stay in Marriot hotel,can recommend to friends
11 Aug 2014
From US$67

3 Holiday Inn EDINBURGH

4 stars
3.8 / 5 4 reviews

132 Corstorphine Road Map

The Holiday Inn Edinburgh is situated on the western outskirts of the city, around three miles distant from the town centre. The hotel has a number of famous attractions on the doorstep including... More

family break
Great hotel perfect location alround great break staff great
7 Aug 2014
From US$176

4 Norton House Hotel & Spa - A Hand Picked Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 4 reviews

Ingliston Map

Free WiFi and Parking - Close to Airport

Treat yourself in the traditional country retreat Norton House Hotel, which allows you to indulge in the very essence of understated luxury, escapism and relaxation. GeneralNorton House also is... More

Brilliant Hotel
A perfect hotel but beware when you book through this agent as you won't get a VAT receipt
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From US$122

5 Hilton Edinburgh Airport

4 stars
5.0 / 5 8 reviews

Edinburgh International Airport Map

Park & Fly - Includes up to 8 days of free parking

The Hilton Edinburgh Airport Hotel is situated just five minutes from Edinburgh International airport - ideal for those arriving on business or vacation, being only 25 minutes from the city centre.... More

From US$107

6 Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH AIRPORT

3 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

101 Ingliston Road Map

Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH AIRPORT is just five minutes from Edinburgh International airport by an airport transfer service. The property is also close to major motorways and therefore ideal for... More

From US$106

7 Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel & Country Club

4 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

Kirknewton Map

Rate includes breakfast

With plush accommodations housed in a baronial manor, Dalmahoy A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Edinburgh effortlessly combines old world glamour with modern comforts. This elegant Edinburgh resort... More

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8 Murrayfield Hotel Edinburgh

3 stars
3.9 / 5 11 reviews

18 Corstorphine Road Murrayfield Map

FREE Parking

The Murrayfield Hotel Edinburgh is the ideal base for exploring the city's plentiful attractions, and is especially close to Edinburgh's main sporting venues. Murrayfield Ice Rink is a large... More

The hotel is in a good location bus stop outside the hotel 15 min to Edinburgh City. The hotel is great but not if you can't handle stairs no lift so ask for ground floor accomodation. The staff...
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9 Royal Ettrick Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

13 Ettrick Road Map

Located in a pleasant leafy suburb The Royal Ettrick Hotel Edinburgh is a peaceful haven within walking distance of the old city centre. Guests have a wealth of amenities on the doorstep including... More

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10 BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 21 reviews

134 Braid Road Map


The Best Western Braid Hills Hotel is located in a city suburb close to the Royal Observatory. The majestic hotel is set on a hilltop allowing guests panoramic views over the city of Edinburgh, the... More

Tour of England and Scotland
Very nice hotel with some lovely views. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
6 Jun 2015
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