York Guest Houses/Edinburgh Train Station

Two quick questions. Has anyone ever heard of or stayed in the Bronte Guest House in York, and what is the best way to get from the Edinburgh airport to the train station. Thanks.

Posted by Pamela
New York City, NY, USA
3314 posts

There is a bus that will take you directly to Waverly. Here's the link to Airlink and the Flybybus. It's affordable and easy. Pam

Posted by Scott
Midlothian, Virginia, USA
26 posts

Probably too late, but the Bronte is a beautiful, well-run B&B. Highly recommend. let me know if you'd like more info.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17795 posts

Jim, As Pamela mentioned, there are Shuttle Buses from Edinburgh airport to Waverley station, including double-decker models. Cheers!

Posted by david
washington
837 posts

Jim, as said above, this may be well after your trip. However, if you are traveling in 2013... As you are asking about the Edinburgh train station, I will assume that you are traveling via train from Edinburgh to York. I have not stayed at the Bronte Guest House. I see that it is pretty well rated on tripadvisor. I have stayed twice at 23 St. Marys. Looking at the travelers' pictures for the Bronte, I would definitely choose 23 St. Marys. Also, it is much closer to the train station. If you decide to stay at 23 St. Marys, email for walking directions from the train station via the pedestrian bridge and parking lot.

Posted by Jim
Slidell, LA
283 posts

All Thank you for your comments, albeit after the trip. I took my wife and her 88 year old mother to the UK for the last week of September and the first week in October, into Edinburgh and out of London. I went three days early and managed to squeeze in not one, but two consecutive days of golf at the Old Course in St. Andrews, a lifelong dream. And thanks to some encouragement from folks on the TH (I believe one was Pamela), I actually rented a car and drove from Edinburgh to St. Andrews, and on the wrong (correct) side of the road. We did stay at the Bronte Guest House in York and Mick and Mandy were wonderful, and the York Minster....WOW. All in all, we had a great trip and look forward to going back, especially to the Scottish Highlands and the area outside of London we didn't get to. My mother in law had said five years ago that our journey through Rome,Tuscany,the CT and Paris was her trip of a lifetime. During this one she kept saying the same thing, but that it was great in a different way. I was just happy that they had a good time and I got to play the Old Course. My appreciation goes out to all of the TH group who helped me so much tp plan our trip and I hope to be able to return the favor from to time. Jim