Hotels in Haymarket

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About Haymarket

About Haymarket

Haymarket is a vibrant and up-and-coming district in the West End of Edinburgh. The focus of massive redevelopment and rejuvenation over the past decade, Haymarket is full of activity and home to some of the city's most cutting-edge restaurants and cultural centres. At the same time, it's still less developed than the more popular parts of the city centre, so it's a great place to find cheap hotel deals and affordable prices yet still be close to the centre. The best way to find a hotel in Haymarket is with Opodo, whose high-powered search functions instantly compare between hundreds of different hotel offers from multiple companies and booking websites.

With just the simplest of information from you, such as holiday travel dates and the number of people travelling, Opodo displays your results in a single, easy-to-read page, so it's easy to pick and choose which hotel is best for you. If you're still wondering how to travel to Edinburgh, Opodo has that covered too - you can use the combined Flight + Hotel search function to get great combined deals. If arriving by rail from within the UK, Haymarket train station is one of Edinburgh's busiest after Edinburgh Waverley, with connections from across Scotland and England.

What to see in Haymarket

Situated in Edinburgh's West End, Haymarket a is great place to be based for theatrical and cultural activities. During the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, dozens of daily events take place daily throughout Haymarket, and it's an easy walk to Usher Hall or the Royal Mile where the heart of the action is. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two, is also nearby, and something of a hidden secret since it's much less busy than its namesake in the city centre. St. Mary's Cathedral is a local icon and landmark in the Haymarket area, and if you're travelling for a conference then you couldn't be better placed because the Edinburgh International Conference Centre is just a few minutes from Haymarket railway station.

Take a stroll down to Union Canal from your Haymarket hotel, which offers a bit of greenery and a peaceful, quiet atmosphere as well as interesting landmarks and historical relics like Viewforth Bridge. Don't miss the chance to eat at some of Haymarket's superb restaurants. From contemporary Scottish cuisine to authentic Nepalese, and high-class Japanese to traditional Italian, you'll find something to suit every taste in this multi-cultural restaurant hub.

Where to stay in Haymarket

If you want to be in the throng of bars, cafes, and restaurants that have sprung up around Haymarket in recent years, book accommodation along Haymarket Terrace or Dalry Road, both of which are lined with plenty of places to satisfy you. To make the most of Edinburgh's museums, castle, shopping, and historical sites around the city centre, look for hotels close to Haymarket train station. It's only a 20-minute walk or 5-minute bus ride from Princes Street, the Scott Monument, and the heart of the city between Edinburgh's New Town and Old Town.

If you're coming to Edinburgh to watch a rugby or football match, Haymarket is the ideal place to look for accommodation. Hearts, one of the oldest football clubs in the Scottish Premiership, play their home games at Tynecastle Park, no more than a 15-minute walk from hotels along Dalry Road. Murrayfield Stadium, the "Home of Scottish Rugby", is just to the west of Haymarket, so look for hotel deals around Ballbirnie Place, Russell Road, and Roseburn Street if you're planning a rugby trip.