The village of Slateford is centred around the Water of Leith just outside of Edinburgh. The area has deep historical roots, though the cityscape reveals little of this, due to growth and expansion in the 1950s. Several 19th century landmarks including an old school house, an old church, a railroad viaduct, and bridges are still intact for sightseeing. Being close to the water and set away from the city centre, Slateford has beautiful scenery and greenways to enjoy. Because of its location, the village is a prime spot for viewing wildlife and the Scottish countryside.
- Ride a bike, take a stroll, or enjoy a narrow boat ride over the Water of Leith on the 180-metre-long Slateford Aqueduct, which is part of a 56-kilometre trail along the Union Canal where travellers can view viaducts, bridges, monuments, and the Edinburgh countryside.
- Visit during an annual event like the Christmas Party nights or The Edge Festival, or the Wedding Fair and Fashion Show held at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.
- Stop in at the Water of Leith visitor centre, which used to be the old school house, to discover Slateford historical and regional information.
Every hour, trains depart from the Slateford railway station to “Edinburgh Waverly”, the city’s main train station, and other points in the region. Glasgow, Shotts, and North Berwick are convenient to get to and from via the railway. Lothian Buses stop regularly at Slateford Station and can carry passengers to points throughout Edinburgh. Taxis and minicabs are available at the station to transport visitors into Slateford. Once in town, visitors can hire bicycles from several local companies including Leith Cycle Company, Bike Trax, or Cycle Scotland, where they will also find maps and information on trails and attractions.
137 hotels near Slateford
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
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
Discerning travellers find deluxe accommodations in the four Georgian Townhouses that make up The Chester Residence Hotel Edinburgh. The area is filled with cultural gems as the National Galleries... More
With its rich history and proximity to the city centre, The Dunstane gives travellers accommodations that have the perfect combination and charm and convenience. Just minutes from Princes Street,... More
The Merchiston Residence Edinburgh is a grand Victorian property that offers elegant, yet contemporary accommodation. Most of the area attractions, including the stylish area of Bruntsfield, are... More
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
Situated in the West End, just 200 metres from Edinburgh Haymarket Train Station, the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel Edinburgh is ideally placed for accessing the city's many historical and cultural... More
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
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