Accommodation close to Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Allison House 17

EH9 2AX, Edinburgh, 17 Mayfield Gardens

This Georgian building is now a family-run guest house with easy access to Edinburgh city centre by bus. It offers free WiFi, free parking and en suite rooms with flat-screen TVs. Allison House 17 is... read more

1557 reviews 7.6

£ 33.00

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Alexander Guest House

EH9 2BX, Edinburgh, 35, Mayfield Gardens

Alexander Guest House is a friendly guest house with clean rooms and excellent bus access to Edinburgh city centre. Arthur’s Seat provides a beautiful backdrop. At Alexander there is limited free parking and free internet... read more

1131 reviews 7.5

£ 35.00

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Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

EH3 9SR, Edinburgh, 1 Festival Square

Overlooking Edinburgh Castle, the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa is located in the financial district, next to the West End business and entertainment area and a five-minute walk from Princes Street, 500 metres from Edinburgh... read more

2411 reviews 8.2

£ 179.00

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Thistle Hotel

EH3 7EG, Edinburgh, 59 Manor Place

This historic Georgian building is on a quiet street in Edinburgh’s New Town, 700 metres from Haymarket Rail Station. It has large en suite rooms and a traditional Scottish-style bar. Free WiFi is available throughout... read more

870 reviews 7

£ 75.00

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Le Monde Hotel

EH2 2PF, Edinburgh, 16 George Street

Unique and very chic, Le Monde is just 100 metres from Princes Street and Edinburgh Waverley Station. It has luxury themed rooms, 2 restaurants, 3 bars and a lively night club. Impressive rooms are themed... read more

810 reviews 8.4

£ 105.00

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a&o Edinburgh City

EH1 1NE, Edinburgh, 50 Blackfriars Street

Just off the Royal Mile, a&o Edinburgh City has free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a lively restaurant and bar. Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station is 400 metres away. All rooms and dormitories at a&o... read more

4058 reviews 6.9

£ 1.00

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Kildonan Lodge Hotel

EH16 5PE, Edinburgh, 27 Craigmillar Park

This elegant 4-star Victorian hotel offers luxurious rooms featuring iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, sherry and shortbread. Located only 1.5 miles from the Royal Mile, with direct bus route to the city centre right outside the... read more

1153 reviews 8.5

£ 85.15

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Regent House Hotel - City Centre Hotel

EH1 3JX, Edinburgh, 3-5 Forth Street

On a quiet, cobbled street just a 5-minute walk from Princes Street, the family-run Regent House Hotel is set in a restored Georgian building. It offers free WiFi and is less than 10 minutes’ walk... read more

1724 reviews 7.5

£ 46.49

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre

EH1 1TH, Edinburgh, The Royal Mile

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre features a spa/ fitness centre, bar and bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. Waverley train station is just a 5-minute walk away. Each room has a private bathroom with free toiletries.... read more

4742 reviews 8.4

£ 88.40

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Ten Hill Place

EH8 9DS, Edinburgh, 10 Hill Place

Just 0.5 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station, this 4-star Ten Hill Place, WorldHotels Distinctive is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and offers free WiFi. Set in a quiet Georgian square,... read more

2396 reviews 8.9

£ 1.00

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The Salisbury Hotel

EH16 5AA, Edinburgh, 43-45 Salisbury Road

This 4-star townhouse hotel is located within the quiet residential area of Newington, just 1 mile from Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile and vibrant city centre. Stylish rooms have room service available and complimentary Wi-Fi, whilst... read more

1503 reviews 8.1

£ 47.25

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The Bonham

EH3 7RN, Edinburgh, 35 Drumsheugh Gardens

Situated in Edinburgh's West End, The Bonham Hotel is a Victorian town house. Majority of the bedrooms have a city view. Shops and restaurants on Princess Street, Calton Hill, Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile and... read more

1446 reviews 8.9

£ 1.00

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Hapimag Resort Edinburgh

EH3 7RY, Edinburgh, 7 Rothesay Terrace

Hapimag Resort Edinburgh, a refreshing alternative where you will enjoy an experience to remember. A distinguished collection of 29 comfortable townhouse suites, we offer an incomparable level of space and comfort for business and leisure... read more

995 reviews 9.2

£ 98.64

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Dreamhouse Apartments Edinburgh Holyrood Park

EH8 8BA, Edinburgh, The Park, 89 Holyrood Road

Beside Holyrood Park, these city-centre apartments have free Wi-Fi and free parking. They are stylish, modern and close to Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyrood house. Each Dreamhouse Edinburgh Holyrood Park apartment has a... read more

41 reviews 8.3

£ 80.00

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Lantern Guest House

EH7 5LA, Edinburgh, 3 Windsor Street

Lantern Guest House is located just an 8-minute walk away from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. All rooms have a TV, tea/coffee making facilities and an en-suite bathroom. A refrigerator, a coffee machine and a microwave... read more

101 reviews 8.7

£ 40.00

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Best Western Kings Manor

EH15 2NP, Edinburgh, 100 Milton Road East

Best Western Kings Manor in Edinburgh offers free WiFi, a 20-metre swimming pool and a gym. Portobello Beach is just 10 minutes’ walk from the building. The railway station is 5 minutes' walk from the... read more

5517 reviews 8.5

£ 40.44

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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

EH1 2AB, Edinburgh, Princes Street

Situated just a 1-minute walk from Princes Street, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian luxury hotel has a modern leisure club and unobstructed views of Edinburgh Castle. George Street's bars, restaurants and shops are less... read more

1187 reviews 8.4

£ 179.00

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West End Hotel

EH125AU, Edinburgh, 35 Palmerston Place

The West End Hotel is located in a B-listed Victorian townhouse only 15-minutes walk from the West End of Princes Street, the perfect base to relax yet within easy reach of all that Edinburgh has... read more

1803 reviews 7.2

£ 1.00

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Novotel Edinburgh Park

EH12 9DJ, Edinburgh, 15 Lochside Avenue

This 4-star Novotel is 200 metres from Edinburgh Park Rail Station and a 12-minute train ride from the city centre. It has modern rooms and a heated indoor swimming pool. Located just off the tram... read more

5073 reviews 8.5

£ 36.00

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Royal Mile Accommodation

EH8 8EQ, Edinburgh, Old Tolbooth Wynd

These stylish apartments are in the city centre, 800 metres from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station. The modern apartments have free parking and flat-screen TVs with Freeview channels and DVD players. Royal Mile Accommodation is just... read more

718 reviews 9

£ 105.40

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A-Haven Townhouse Hotel

EH6 4NS, Edinburgh, 180 Ferry Road

This traditional Victorian town house offers free secure parking, free Wi-Fi, full Scottish breakfasts and good-value en suite rooms. It has easy access to Edinburgh city centre by bus. The A-Haven Townhouse Hotel has a... read more

952 reviews 8.6

£ 39.00

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Balmore Guest House

EH3 9NQ, Edinburgh, 34, Gilmore Place

This friendly, family-run Victorian guest house offers modern en-suite rooms across 3 neighboring Victorian townhouses. Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street can both be reached within 20 minutes’ walk. Nearby Union Canal boasts beautiful walks and... read more

4721 reviews 6.7

£ 30.60

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Aynetree Guest House

EH15 3AS, Edinburgh, 12 Duddingston Crescent, Milton Road

With free private parking, the Aynetree Guest House is on a main bus route, with excellent direct access to Edinburgh city centre. This Victorian house is well located for Arthur's Seat and the Palace of... read more

505 reviews 6.8

£ 35.00

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Ashgrove House

EH12 5HG, Edinburgh, 12 Osborne Terrace (West Coates)

This Victorian building is on the A8 into the city centre, 500 metres from Edinburgh Haymarket Rail Station. It offers free parking, free Wi-Fi and traditionally decorated rooms. The Ashgrove House is on one of... read more

1020 reviews 8.6

£ 40.00

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Castle Park Guest House

EH3 9NU, Edinburgh, 75 Gilmore Place

A family-run property set in a Victorian house, Castle Park Guest House is located 0.4 miles from the Bruntsfield Links Park and 1 mile from The National Museum of Scotland. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.... read more

341 reviews 9.7

£ 1.00

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Hotel Ceilidh-Donia

EH16 5HL, Edinburgh, Marchhall Crescent

This small, family-run metro hotel has easy access by bus to Edinburgh city centre, less than 2 miles away. It offers free on-street parking, free WiFi, en-suite rooms and a bar. The Hotel Ceilidh-Donia is... read more

1518 reviews 9.4

£ 76.50

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Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

EH27 8EB, Edinburgh, Edinburgh West

Set amongst 1000 acres of beautiful parkland with two 18-hole golf courses, this historic country hotel, built in 1725, offers luxurious spa and leisure facilities, and informal and fine dining restaurant options. All of the... read more

6671 reviews 8

£ 1.00

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Edinburgh

EH12 8NF, Edinburgh, 111 Glasgow Road

Located 5 minutes' drive from Edinburgh Airport, Delta Hotels by Marriott Edinburgh has a 15-metre pool, a gym, free WiFi in public areas, and free private parking. The hotel also serves Paddy & Scott’s coffee... read more

3716 reviews 7.3

£ 1.00

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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 2024 the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is being held on May 25th and May 26th and will include the following races :

Saturday 25th of May


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 : 25th – 26th May 2024

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.