Accommodation close to Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Destiny Student – Shrubhill (Campus Accommodation)

EH7 4QW, Edinburgh, 8 Middlefield

Destiny Student – Shrubhill (Campus Accommodation) is located only 10 minutes' walk from the tram stop, bus station and Waverley train station, this purpose-built student campus accommodation offers guests a central base in Edinburgh. There... read more

2357 reviews 7.6
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£ 36.95

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Destiny Student – Murano (Campus Accommodation)

EH7 5HH, Edinburgh, 3-5 Amphion Lane

Destiny Student - Murano (Campus Accommodation) is located within 15 minutes' walk of the city centre. This purpose-built student campus accommodation offers guests a central base in Edinburgh. There are numerous bars and restaurants in... read more

1923 reviews 7.8
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£ 39.63

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Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls

EH1 1JT, Edinburgh, Kincaids Court, Guthrie Street

Just 150 metres from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, these apartments are 8 minutes’ walk from Waverley Rail Station. Individual rooms are available, sharing the apartment kitchen and bathrooms, or it is possible to rent a whole... read more

1266 reviews 7.5
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£ 40.50

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Destiny Student - Holyrood (Brae House)

EH8 8EL, Edinburgh, 31 Abbeyhill

Destiny Student – Brae House (Campus Accommodation) is a glass-covered student campus accommodation lying in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat. Sitting at the foot of the Royal Mile, the National Parliament and Holyrood Palace are... read more

3496 reviews 7.7
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£ 56.93

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The Place

EH1 3HU, Edinburgh, 36 York Place

Set across 3 Georgian townhouses, The Place offers 4-star accommodation and a restaurant and bar, in the heart of Edinburgh's city centre. A flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi are provided in each stylish room. The... read more

1673 reviews 8.3
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£ 76.50

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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

2197 reviews 7.9
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£ 90.00

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Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile

EH8 8BJ, Edinburgh, 231 Canongate

Situated in Edinburgh, Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile is 600 metres from Edinburgh Festival Theatre. There is free WiFi available at Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile, which is only 10 minutes' walk from Waverley station.... read more

3647 reviews 8.9
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£ 90.00

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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

1557 reviews 8.5
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£ 95.00

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Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro

EH16 5AY, Edinburgh, 18 Holyrood Park Road

Located in landscaped grounds adjoining Holyrood Park and within easy walking distance of Edinburgh’s Old Town and the city’s major attractions,Salisbury Green Hotel and Bistro offers 108 superbly appointed rooms, 36 in its 18th Century... read more

1355 reviews 8.7
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£ 105.00

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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa

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

2187 reviews 8.8
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£ 116.00

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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

2485 reviews 8.7
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£ 117.00

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The Inn Place

EH1 1NY, Edinburgh, 20-30 Cockburn Street

The Inn Place is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town and within 10 minutes’ walk of the castle, Princes Street and Waverley Station. It offers modern rooms and a 24-hour front desk. Each... read more

2161 reviews 8.9
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£ 125.10

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Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh

EH1 1AD, Edinburgh, 1 George IV Bridge

Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh is set in the heart of the capital and the only five-star hotel on the historic Royal Mile and Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The hotel is 600 metres from Edinburgh... read more

1699 reviews 8.9
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£ 129.60

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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

2833 reviews 9
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£ 149.40

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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

1094 reviews 8.9
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£ 154.00

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InterContinental Edinburgh The George

EH2 2PB, Edinburgh, 19-21 George St

Boasting an enviable location in the Edinburgh city centre, the historic and chic, InterContinental Edinburgh The George, is close to Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street Gardens and Holyrood Palace. It has elegant rooms, conference and meeting... read more

3641 reviews 8.9
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£ 182.91

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre

EH1 1TH, Edinburgh, The Royal Mile

On the historic Royal Mile, Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is a modern hotel which features a spa / fitness centre, stylish bar and luxury bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. Waverley train station is just a 5-minute... read more

4793 reviews 9
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£ 195.00

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The Balmoral Hotel

EH2 2EQ, Edinburgh, 1 Princes Street

Located on Princes Street, The Balmoral has a Michelin-starred restaurant, a pool and a gym. Waverley Station and Edinburgh's main shopping area are within 5 minutes' walk. First opened in 1902, The Balmoral now offers... read more

1320 reviews 9.3
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£ 255.00

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Ultra Gorgeous 3bd Old Town Apt w Balcony&Parking

EH8 8EQ, Edinburgh, 14 Old Tolbooth Wynd

Set in Edinburgh, 600 metres from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, 1.4 km from Royal Mile and 1.4 km from Edinburgh Playhouse, Ultra Gorgeous 3bd Old Town Apt w Balcony&Parking offers accommodation with a... read more

9 reviews 9.9
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£ 335.00

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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 2020 the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is being held on May 23th and May 24th and will include the following races :

Saturday 23th of May

EMF 10K, EMF 5K

EMF Junior Races

Sunday 24th 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 : 23th – 24th May 2020

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.