Accommodation close to Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Ten Hill Place Hotel

EH8 9DS, Edinburgh, 10 Hill Place

Just 0.5 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station, this 4-star modern hotel is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and offers free Wi-Fi. Set in a quiet Georgian square, it also features... read more

817 reviews 8.9
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£ 112.50

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Jurys Inn Edinburgh

EH1 1DH, Edinburgh, 43 Jeffrey Street

In the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, right beside the Royal Mile and less than a 5-minute walk from Waverly Train Station, Jurys Inn Edinburgh has a 24-hour reception. The bedrooms feature Dream beds with... read more

4935 reviews 7.9
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£ 95.20

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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

EH1 3BH, Edinburgh, 23-27 Waterloo Place

With a stylish swimming pool and Scottish restaurant, the luxury 4-star Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offers sumptuous rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is in Edinburgh’s Old Town, at the end of Princes Street. The... read more

2731 reviews 8.9
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£ 144.00

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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

EH2 2PB, Edinburgh, 19-21 George St

Boasting an enviable location in the Edinburgh city centre, the historic and chic The Principal Edinburgh George Street, formerly The George Hotel, is close to Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street Gardens and Holyrood Palace. It has... read more

3753 reviews 9
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£ 153.00

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Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

EH2 2DG, Edinburgh, 53 Princes Street

On Princes Street, opposite the Scott Monument and National Gallery, Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel has an excellent location, a friendly atmosphere and views of Edinburgh Castle. There is free high-speed WiFi throughout.... read more

2756 reviews 7.7
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£ 96.00

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The Parliament House Hotel

EH1 3BJ, Edinburgh, 15 Calton Hill

This beautifully restored 3-star hotel is in Edinburgh city centre, just 300 metres from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station and Princes Street. Rooms each have a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi. The Parliament House Hotel has... read more

1802 reviews 8.4
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£ 94.00

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Holyrood Aparthotel

EH8 8PE, Edinburgh, 1 Nether Bakehouse

Just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the city centre, Holyrood Aparthotel features studio and 2-bedroom apartments, as well as an on-site gym. Each spacious lounge features a large-screen LCD TV, stereo and DVD player. Each... read more

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£ 116.10

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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

EH8 8AU, Edinburgh, 81 Holyrood Rd

Just metres from Holyrood Park, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel features an award-winning restaurant and spa. With Edinburgh Castle just a mile away, guests have free WiFi access and large rooms. The rooms at Macdonald Holyrood have... read more

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£ 84.00

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Albany Ballantrae Hotel

EH1 3QY, Edinburgh, 39-47 Albany Street

Newly refurbished, The Albany Ballantrae Hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh, just a 10-minute walk from Princes Street. This 4-star hotel has free Wi-Fi and stylish rooms with private bathrooms. The Albany Ballantrae... read more

2742 reviews 8
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£ 75.00

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Old Waverley Hotel

EH2 2BY, Edinburgh, 43 Princes Street

On Edinburgh's famous Princes Street, Old Waverley Hotel offers elegant accommodation in the New Town area. Waverley rail station is a 1-minute walk away. Many of the spacious rooms offer stunning views of Edinburgh Castle.... read more

3107 reviews 8.2
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£ 125.10

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Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First - Campus Accommodation

EH16 5AY, Edinburgh, 18 Holyrood Park Road

Located at the foot of the royal Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat, the Pollock Halls campus offers bed and breakfast accommodation during the University of Edinburgh's summer vacation. Each room on the campus features a... read more

2595 reviews 8.4
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£ 35.00

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The Scotsman Hotel

EH1 1TR, Edinburgh, 20 North Bridge

Overlooking Edinburgh Castle and Waverley Station, the 4-star Scotsman Hotel was originally built in 1905. This majestic, listed building was once The Scotsman newspaper. Each unique room and suite at the Scotsman Hotel boasts individual... read more

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£ 174.60

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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

EH1 3JT, Edinburgh, Picardy Place

In Edinburgh’s New Town, this Georgian building is just a 5-minute walk from bustling Princes Street and Edinburgh Rail Station. It offers free Wi-Fi access and serves a free buffet breakfast every morning. Modern rooms... read more

3307 reviews 8.2
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£ 97.00

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Hotel Indigo - Edinburgh - Princes Street

EH2 2AN, Edinburgh, 20 Princes Street

Situated on Princes Street, overlooking Edinburgh Castle, Hotel Indigo - Edinburgh - Princes Street offers rooms with free WiFi. Set in a period building, there is a traditional restaurant and bar. With high ceilings and... read more

1603 reviews 8.7
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£ 150.00

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Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh

EH1 1EZ, Edinburgh, 11 Bristo Place

In Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, this Hotel Du Vin has uniquely styled bedrooms in a former city asylum. At the hotel’s heart is a French Bistro, serving produce from the Lothian region. A Plasma TV,... read more

870 reviews 9
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£ 142.00

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The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

EH1 3AA, Edinburgh, 2 Greenside Place

The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection is a modern 5-star boutique hotel set behind the historic facade of 172-year-old Lady Glenorchy Church. A short walk from both Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and York Place Tram Stop, it... read more

975 reviews 9
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£ 174.25

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ibis Styles Edinburgh Centre St Andrew Square

EH2 1AU, Edinburgh, 19 St Andrew Square

Just 2 minutes’ walk from Princes Street, ibis Styles St Andrew Square offers uniquely designed rooms in Edinburgh city centre. Around 10 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Train Station, this ibis hotel has a 24-hour reception,... read more

2686 reviews 8.8
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£ 94.00

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Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh

EH1 3AF, Edinburgh, 1 – 3 Baxter’s Place

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh offers accommodation in Edinburgh, in a prime location at the foothills of Calton Hill and just a five-minute walk from Princes Street. It offers complimentary WiFi, an on-site bar and free... read more

2612 reviews 8.9
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£ 87.00

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Spacious Leith apartment

EH7 4RF, Edinburgh, 3/6 Hawthornden Place, Leith

Located in Edinburgh, just an 11-minute walk from Edinburgh Playhouse, Spacious Leith apartment offers accommodation with free WiFi. Guests staying at this apartment have access to a fully equipped kitchen. The apartment has 2 bedrooms... read more

49 reviews 9.3
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£ 114.00

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The Edinburgh Grand

EH2 2AD, Edinburgh, 42 St Andrew Square

Located 3 minutes' walk from Princes Street, The Edinburgh Grand features apartment accommodation with an on-site restaurant, bar and coffee house. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. All apartments are equipped with a living... read more

47 reviews 9.3
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£ 215.10

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival


The EMF Hub is located at Dynamic Earth on the edge of Holyrood Park. The EMF hub is also near the start and finish location for the 5k, 10k, Junior and as well as the International Breakfast Run. The EMF Hub is a 15 minute walk from the City Centre, located at the foot of the Royal Mile, near the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace.

The start of the Edinburgh Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay is on Regent Road and London Road in the city centre. The race will finish in Musselburgh, approximately 6 miles east from Edinburgh City Centre.

Start Location: London Road and Regent Road (Nelson Monument)

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Finish: Musselburgh

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In 2018 the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is being held on May 25th and May 26th and will include the following races :

Saturday 25th of May

EMF 10K, EMF 5K

EMF Junior Races

Sunday 26th of May

The Edinburgh Marathon

EMF Half Marathon

EMF Marathon Hairy Haggis Team Relay

Nearest International Airport ?

The nearest international airport is Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport.

Nearest Train Station ?

The closest railway station is Edinburgh Waverley train station, located in the city centre and a 5 minute walk from Regent Road and a 10 minute walk from London Road start line. Edinburgh Waverley is a 15 minute walk from the EMF hub.

Hotels, Hostels, Apartments and B&B’s can be found within easy reach of the start and finish line of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Check rates in our database.

Cheap Places to Stay – Apartment, hotel and b&b rooms!


hotel near edinburgh marathon start linePlenty of affordable hotels, low cost b&b’s or guest houses and fully furnished apartments for self catering can be found within close distance of the start and finish line of this large running event, which has an IAAF Bronze Label status.

Stay close to Start Line on Regent Road and London Road (Nelson Monument)


The start line is located on Regent Road and London Road in the city centre of Edinburgh Scotland near Nelson Monument.

Book cheapest deals (also last minute offers) for hotels, b&b’s or guest houses, hostels and apartments near by the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. It’s a two day event which include the Marathon, a 5K, 10K, two junior races and a half marathon and a team relay race, affectionately named the ‘Hairy Haggis’.

One of the nearest accommodations is cheap Ailsa Craig Hotel. This accommodation offers elegant Georgian town house accommodation and free Wi-Fi. Waverley Station and the start line of the Edinburgh (Half) Marathon is a short walk away.

Another cheap hotel nearby is low budget Cairn Hotel. This cheaper property offers good-value rooms and free Wi-Fi. The Cairn Hotel is in Edinburgh city centre, close to Calton Hill and the start line of the EMF races.

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Hotel near Finish Line in Musselburgh and Wallyford


The finish line of the marathon is located in Musselburgh, 6 miles from Edinburgh city center.

A very popular place to stay nearby is Edinburgh Lodges. This guest accommodation in Musselburgh offers free private parking just 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh’s city centre.

Another accommodation near the finish line of the EMF marathon is Arden Guest House. This bed and breakfast lies opposite Musselburgh Racecourse. The property is 1 mile to the nearest train station with direct trains into Edinburgh City taking just 5 minutes. Buses to Edinburgh stop just outside the house and take 20 minutes.

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EMF Edinburgh Marathon Festival in Scotland


Name : Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF)

The biggest running event in Britain is the marathon of London (Check for hotels).

Location : in Edinburgh Scotland

Contact : GSI-Events Ltd

Address : EICA Ratho, South Plait Hill, Edinburgh E28 8AA, Scotland

Tel : +0131 333 4847

When : 26th – 27th May 2018

Events : EMF 10K, EMF 5K, EMF Junior Races, International Breakfast Run, The Edinburgh Marathon, EMF Half Marathon, EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay

Marathon Start : at London Road and at Regent Road, Edinburgh.

Nearest Hotels and B&B’s : in Edinburgh city centre.

What to do and see


Calton Hill (off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland /Calton Hill): from the top you can see several monuments, see Hollyrood Palace and Arthur’s Seat. Views are wonderful. Calton Hill is about 10mins walk from Princes Street.

Edinburgh Playhouse (18 – 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, Scotland /Calton Hill): theatre with over 3000 seats. It’s one of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in Scotland.

Palace of Holyroodhouse (Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, Scotland): official residence of the Queen and the Royal Family. Large parts of the palace are opened to the public.

Nelson Monument (Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, Scotland): take the short walk from Princess Street up Carlton Hill and then up the Nelson Monument for a nice view of the city.

Waterloo Place (Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh, Scotland /Castle/Royal Mile/High St): lovely Georgian buildings bult to reflect the victory at Waterloo.