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Getting Here

So you’re all booked and set for your short break or stay in Edinburgh and now you need to know how to get here.  Here are some of the ways:

If you are travelling by car from any direction, follow the signs to the city centre. If you are coming from the west, you will arrive in Princes Street with gardens and Castle on its south side. Queen Street is located towards the West end of Princes Street.

From the west, you must approach Queen Street via South Charlotte Street, follow the main “drag” of traffic turning right onto Queen Street.

Cars cannot travel in either direction along the length of Princes Street any more. Apologies – but Edinburgh city centre is very “car unfriendly”. There are no through roads; one way traffic management and roads where cars cannot travel at all.

If you are arriving by plane, Edinburgh Airport is only seven miles west of the centre of the city.

Car hire is available at the airport to serve all scheduled flights. The journey time to the town centre is around twenty minutes, although commuter traffic may increase this slightly between eight and ten in the mornings and four and six in the evenings.

The airport bus is very good – the service is frequent and leaves from just outside arrivals hall. Please alight at the Mound and walk back 1 block to Castle Street following the road until it meets Queens street and turn right, we are just a short walk along Queen Street at number 45.

If you are arriving by train, a short taxi ride will take you to Queen Street, although you may prefer to walk the 5-10 minute distance. Walk up onto Princes Street, then cross onto Hanover street when runs perpendicular and follow it over the hill until it bisects Queen Street.  Turn left and walk along to number 45 where Queens Guest House is located.

If you are arriving by bus, St Andrew Square is no more than a five minute walk from Queen Street.