I am starting to plan my trip for next year to Edinburgh and York and was wondering if anyone knew of a good Bed and Breakfast or Inn to stay at in these two cities. We will be going without a car so prefer something in town. I like old houses and will take character over modern amenities any day. I appreciate any input you can give me.
Hey Jesse, there are so many places in Edinburgh that are walkable or easily reached through the bus system which is very easy to use and has day pass which makes it affordable to use. It's a small city is quite walkable in general. I stayed most recently at The Walton and was very happy. It's in New Town. There are several different parts of town you can stay in. None of them are that far away from anything. : ) My other favorite place to stay is The Inverlieth which is near the Royal Botanic Gardens. Pam
In Edinburgh, 6 Brunton Place is the #1 B&B. Wonderful old house within walking distance of everything. However, with luggage, you may want to take the bus on arrival. About a 5 minute bus ride from the train station. In York, we have stayed twice at 23 St. Marys and like it. It is not as highly rated on tripadvisor, but there appear to be several bogus negative evaluations.
Here's one more option. Just depends on your budget.
Kenvie Guest House. Clean B&B. Nice neighborhood with easy, quick bus connection to downtown. Lots of B&B's in this neighborhood. Not Fancy, well- managed. Good breakfast. Good for folks on a tighter budget. Close to common wealth swimming pool.
Thank you. They all look great, can't wait to show them to my husband and get his opinion.
On our most recent visit to Edinburgh, we stayed at a lovely B&B in the Dalkeith Road neighborhood. There are lots of B&B and restaurants in that neighborhood. However, it's a bad choice if you prefer to walk instead of using public transportation, since it is a long steep mile up to the castle. Next time we will check out the Newtown area instead.