Accommodation close to Edinburgh Marathon Festival

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

5131 reviews 8.8
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£ 88.40

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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile

EH1 1NA, Edinburgh, 300 Cowgate

This city centre Holiday Inn Express is just a few minutes’ walk from the Royal Mile, and 0.6 miles from Holyrood House. This IHG Quality Excellence Award-winning hotel offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with... read more

2656 reviews 8.7
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£ 38.94

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Lochend Serviced Apartments

EH7 6ET, Edinburgh, 149/1 Lochend Road

Lochend Apartments are a complex of 50 serviced apartments, situated in Leith, 1.6 miles from Edinburgh Princes Street/Royal Mile, 1.4 miles from Edinburgh Playhouse and less than a mile from Leith Ocean Terminal/Royal Yacht Britannia.... read more

1712 reviews 8.1
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£ 65.00

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Edinburgh House Hotel

EH6 5AY, Edinburgh, 90-92 Pilrig Street

Less than 1.5 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and the city centre, Edinburgh House Hotel has en suite rooms and free on-street parking. The hotel is in a quiet location, just off Leith Walk,... read more

1311 reviews 6.8
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£ 20.00

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Princes Street Suites

EH1 3EG, Edinburgh, 16 Waterloo Place

With stylish décor and free Wi-Fi available throughout, the 4-star Princes Street Suites overlook Edinburgh Castle. The suites are just 200 metres from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station. The award-winning Princes Street Suites have chic, modern... read more

1862 reviews 9.1
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£ 70.56

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Fraoch House

EH6 5AS, Edinburgh, 66 Pilrig Street

This stylish guest house is 2.4 km from Princes Street, with easy access by bus. It has free Wi-Fi, free parking and modern rooms with digital flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Fraoch House is just... read more

312 reviews 9.4
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£ 53.48

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ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile – Hunter Square

EH1 1QW, Edinburgh, 6 Hunters Square (Off The Royal Mile)

In the heart of historic Edinburgh, ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile is situated just off the historic Royal Mile. The stylish hotel has a lively bar and spacious rooms with internet access. The bright and... read more

4032 reviews 8.7
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£ 35.00

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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

EH1 1SD, Edinburgh, 19 North Bridge

Overlooking The Royal Mile, the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton has a stylish cocktail bar and modern brasserie. Lively Princes Street is just 300 metres away and Waverley Rail Station is directly adjacent to the hotel. Free... read more

2231 reviews 8.4
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£ 84.60

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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

2781 reviews 8.7
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£ 53.10

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Adelphi Hotel

EH6 7JH, Edinburgh, 7 Links Gardens

On the edge of Leith Links’ park, the Adelphi Private Hotel offers guest accommodation in a Georgian townhouse. The Royal Yacht Britannia and the Ocean Terminal shopping complex are just over 1-mile away. Free public,... read more

601 reviews 7.1
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£ 21.00

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Cairn Hotel & Apartments

EH7 5JR, Edinburgh, 10/18 Windsor Street

The Cairn Hotel is 800 metres from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and the shops, theatres and nightlife of Princes Street. It offers free WiFi and has a breakfast room. The Cairn Hotel is in Edinburgh... read more

1983 reviews 8.3
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£ 31.60

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Park View House Hotel

EH6 8AF, Edinburgh, 14 Hermitage Place

Park View Hotel is situated only 2 km from Edinburgh and easily accessible by frequent buses. This Victorian town house overlooks the famous Leith Links park. The hotel offers free WiFi and free secure parking.... read more

496 reviews 7.7
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£ 32.77

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The Sandaig

EH6 8AA, Edinburgh, 5 East Hermitage Place

Overlooking historic Leith Links Park, this elegant Victorian 4-star guest house is 10 minutes from Edinburgh city centre. Offering free parking and a free drink on arrival, Sandaig has good access to a regular bus... read more

360 reviews 8.6
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£ 40.00

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Richmond Place Apartments

EH8 9VE, Edinburgh, 5-9 Richmond Place

In Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, Richmond Place Apartments has a 24-hour front desk and stylish studios with internet access. The apartments are less than 10 minutes’ walk from The Royal Mile. The bright and airy... read more

1010 reviews 8.6
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£ 54.00

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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

1431 reviews 8.5
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£ 46.20

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Cambridge House

EH6 5AP, Edinburgh, 8Cambridge Ave

Dating back to 1880, Cambridge House is set 1 mile from both the historic city centre and the Leith docks area of Edinburgh. The well-equipped bedrooms feature a flat-screen TV and a DVD player, each... read more

332 reviews 7.6
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£ 26.00

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Leith House

EH6 5AP, Edinburgh, 6 Cambridge Avenue

Dating back to 1880, Leith House is situated in the heart of Edinburgh, just 1 mile from the city centre. The guesthouse retains charming original features, and boasts modern features like HD TV in its... read more

317 reviews 7.6
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£ 26.00

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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

EH1 1BL, Edinburgh, 18-21 Market Street

Situated in the centre of Edinburgh, the Motel One Edinburgh-Royal is 5 minutes’ walk away from the train station, and only half a mile from the Castle. Guests can reach the historical St. Margaret’s Chapel,... read more

5793 reviews 9.1
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£ 69.00

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Bonnie's guest house

EH7 4LX, Edinburgh, 11 Mcdonald Road

In the centre of Edinburgh, 15 minutes’ walk from the shops of Prince’s Street and Waverly Rail Station, this traditional guest house has free Wi-Fi throughout. All the rooms at Edinburgh House are located on... read more

155 reviews 8.9
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£ 53.33

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Atlas House

EH3 6NA, Edinburgh, 30 London Street Edinburgh

Situated in the centre of picturesque Edinburgh, this Georgian house is less than 15 minutes’ walk from the popular shops of Prince’s Street. It boasts free Wi-Fi available throughout. The boutique rooms are elegant in... read more

144 reviews 8.7
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£ 33.15

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Cheval Old Town Chambers

EH1 1LW, Edinburgh, Roxburgh's Court

Boasting a central location in Edinburgh, a 2-minute walk from Waverley railway station and a 5-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, The Old Town Chambers apartment development offers modern, luxury apartments with free Wi-Fi. Apartments at... read more

1285 reviews 9.4
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£ 106.25

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Motel One Edinburgh-Princes

EH2 2AN, Edinburgh, 10-15 Princes Street

Motel One Edinburgh-Princes is set in the heart of Princes Street and less than 5 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station. This contemporary hotel features a bar and a 24-hour front desk. Each room at... read more

3025 reviews 9
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£ 69.00

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ibis Styles Edinburgh 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

2907 reviews 8.9
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£ 44.00

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City Retreat Edinburgh ApartHotels

EH7 5DD, Edinburgh, 12a Carlton Terrace

City Retreat offers various self-catering apartments and rooms in Edinburgh, 500 metres from Princes Street. Free WiFi access is available. The property is 550 metres from Edinburgh Playhouse and Omni Centre. Rooms all come with... read more

176 reviews 8.3
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£ 45.00

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The Claremont Hotel

EH7 4HX, Edinburgh, 14-15 Claremont Crescent

Located in Edinburgh, The Claremont Hotel is 1.6 miles from Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station is an 18-minute walk away. The property offers free WiFi access and free on-site parking for all guests.... read more

571 reviews 8.2
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£ 35.00

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Braid Apartments by Mansley

EH2 1DY, Edinburgh, 27 Thistle Street, Edinburgh

Braid Apartments by Mansley is set in Edinburgh, 1 km from Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Edinburgh Castle is 1 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. The accommodation is equipped with a... read more

397 reviews 9.4
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£ 61.34

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16 Pilrig Guest House

EH6 5AJ, Edinburgh, 16 pilrig street

Located in Edinburgh, 16 Pilrig Guest House offers accommodation with free WiFi and TV, as well as a shared lounge. A continental breakfast is available daily at the bed and breakfast. Edinburgh Playhouse is less... read more

612 reviews 8
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£ 27.00

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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

4902 reviews 8.8
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£ 48.00

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The Queens View

EH8 8BS, Edinburgh, 71-1 Canongate

Situated on the Royal Mile, this apartment features a balcony. The unit is 1.3 km from Edinburgh Castle. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. There is a seating area and a kitchen complete with... read more

69 reviews 9.6
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£ 139.50

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Hanover 71 Suites

EH2 1EE, Edinburgh, 71 Hanover Street

Situated in Edinburgh, near Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Royal Mile and The Real Mary King's Close, Hanover 71 Suites features free WiFi. The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private... read more

519 reviews 8.6
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£ 57.23

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Canongate Luxury Homestay

EH8 8BQ, Edinburgh, 265/5 Canongate

Located 600 metres from Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Canongate Luxury Homestay offers accommodation in Edinburgh. Canongate Luxury Homestay boasts views of the mountain and is 600 metres from Omni Centre. Free WiFi is available throughout the... read more

46 reviews 9.7
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£ 99.00

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Cheval 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

872 reviews 9.3
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£ 119.00

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Fantastic apartment in the heart of old town

EH1 1QS, Edinburgh, 126/8 High Street

In the Old Town district of Edinburgh, close to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Fantastic apartment in the heart of old town has free WiFi and a washing machine. This apartment is 1 km... read more

21 reviews 8.4
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£ 80.00

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Mayfair Guest House

EH6 5AS, Edinburgh, 76 Pilrig Street

Attractively set in the Broughton district of Edinburgh, Mayfair Guest House is situated 1.2 km from Edinburgh Playhouse, 2.2 km from Royal Yacht Britannia and 2.6 km from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. The... read more

201 reviews 7.3
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£ 28.00

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Cheval Abbey Strand Apartments, at Holyrood

EH8 8DU, Edinburgh, Abbey Strand Apartments

Located on the grounds of Holyrood Palace, Abbey Strand Apartments, at Holyrood offers self-catering accommodation. Each apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen featuring coffee machine, dishwasher and oven, a dining area, a living room... read more

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£ 169.15

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Lochend - Stunning View

EH7 6ES, Edinburgh, 143/15 Lochend Road

Lochend - Stunning View is located in Edinburgh, 2.2 km from Edinburgh Playhouse and 2.7 km from Royal Yacht Britannia, in an area where hiking can be enjoyed. Featuring city and mountain views, this apartment... read more

20 reviews 9.7
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£ 101.25

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STYLISH home with PANORAMIC views

EH7 5FR, Edinburgh, 6 Elsie Inglis Way

Boasting a garden, STYLISH home with PANORAMIC views offers accommodation in Edinburgh with free WiFi and garden views. The property features sea and city views, and is 1.7 km from Edinburgh Playhouse. The apartment has... read more

16 reviews 9.6
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£ 132.53

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Mono Suites

EH1 1HN, Edinburgh, 87 South Bridge

Situated in Edinburgh, Mono Suites offers accommodation with free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as well as a restaurant and a bar. All units comprise a seating area with a sofa, a dining area, and a... read more

149 reviews 8.7
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£ 70.00

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Ben Cruachan Guest House

EH7 4LX, Edinburgh, 17 McDonald Road Edinburgh

Boasting a garden, terrace and views of garden, Ben Cruachan Guest House is situated in Edinburgh, 700 metres from Edinburgh Playhouse. Located around 2 km from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, the guest house... read more

153 reviews 9.6
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£ 90.00

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The Bond 31

EH6 7EN, Edinburgh, 18 Johns Place 31

Located in Edinburgh, 1.5 km from Royal Yacht Britannia and 2.1 km from Edinburgh Playhouse, The Bond 31 offers free WiFi and air conditioning. The property has garden and city views, and is 3.1 km... read more

7 reviews 9.7
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£ 95.00

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Sonder — Royal Garden Apartments

EH21HY, Edinburgh, 2 York Buildings

Located in Edinburgh, near Edinburgh Playhouse, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Royal Mile, Sonder — Royal Garden Apartments features free WiFi. All of the units include cable flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen... read more

27 reviews 8.9
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£ 48.80

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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 2021 the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is being held on May 29th and May 30th and will include the following races :

Saturday 29th of May

EMF 10K, EMF 5K

EMF Junior Races

Sunday 30th 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 : 29th – 30th May 2021

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.