Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Edinburgh City Centre

Welcome to the Edinburgh Townhouse Guest House B&B

One of the finest, centrally located, Georgian properties in Edinburgh.

As one of the oldest City centre bed and breakfasts in Edinburgh established in the 1940’s we pride ourselves on our friendly Scottish hospitality. Always ensuring a warm welcome and friendly service our B&B accommodation has ten bedrooms offering character, combining modern convenience and old world charm.

Our guest house, with sweeping staircase and grand high ceilings retains many of its original features. Home from home for most with a dash of history thrown in. Original fireplace in Room 6, servants bells in the old kitchen (Room 10) and the old servants' quarters in the eaves of the house (Rooms 8 & 9).

Edinburgh Townhouse is an elegant 10 bedroomed, family run Georgian Townhouse providing quality bed and breakfast accommodation right in the very heart of the city of Edinburgh.

Built in the late part of the 1700’s in the classic Georgian style, by the famous Williamson Brothers and commanding a proud, position on North Castle Street, (given its name for the view of the castle in 1768 by James Craig, the designer of the New Town).

The guest house commands an extremely central location just off the fashionable George Street, and is surrounded by leading stores such as Harvey Nichol's and Michelin star restaurants and bars.

Edinburgh’s ancient castle dominates the Skyline from the moment you step out the front door of our period bed and breakfast accommodation.

Vouchers are available for breakfast which is served at a neighbouring four star hotel or rooms can be booked as guest house accommodation only.

Due to the townhouse being set over 3 floors without a lift, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

Unfortunately due to new safety rules, we can not keep any luggage after departure - we can advise you where you can store luggage if you require this service.

Please state your estimated time of arrival when booking. Please note that check-in starts at 15:00 and finishes at 22:00. Check-in outside of these hours needs to be arranged with the property prior to arrival.

Please note that the hotel does not accept bookings from all-male groups.

Reasons to stay at Edinburgh Townhouse Bed And Breakfast


  • 18th century buildings
  • Breakfast (at additional cost)
  • No car parking
  • No smoking
  • Children welcome (minimum age 5)
  • 3 Star Official Rating
  • Historic Property

Local Attractions

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Princess Street
  • The Royal Mile
  • Holyrood Palace
  • National Art Gallery
  • Scottish and Children's Museum
  • Sir Walter Scott's House

Guest House Facilities

  • Free wifi access
  • Television
  • Luggage storage
  • Towels included
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryers
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Nearby Recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)
  • Shops (walking distance)

A stone's throw from all the main attractions, our Edinburgh bed and breakfast offers comfortable ensuite B&B guest house accommodation available in single, double, twin and family rooms. Edinburgh castle is visible and the rooms overlook the Firth of Forth towards North Berwick and to the west across Corstorphine Hill, home to Edinburgh Zoo and the Forth Bridges.

Please note due to the historical age and design of the building, unfortunately there are no lifts at our guest house. All rooms are ensuite with a shower cubicle, tea and coffee facilities are provided.

Breakfast is not available at the property, however, the guest house has an agreement with a 4 star restaurant which is within walking distance to offer guests a fully cooked breakfast with unlimited soft drinks, tea and coffee. Vouchers can be booked in advance at a cost of £6.00 when booking your room online or from the guest house reception.

Alternatively there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and public houses where guests will be able to find breakfast, lunch and dinner options just minutes from our B&B accommodation.

If you would like more information about our guest house or would like to book to stay at our bed and breakfast,, please call us on +44 (0)1312 251 975 and a member of staff will be more than happy to assist you.

Edinburgh Townhouse
38 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3BN, Scotland.
+44 (0)131 225 1975
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