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A 4-star guest house, Abercorn is 5 minutes’ walk from the beach and 10 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh city centre. It offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi, cooked breakfasts and free parking.

Rooms at Abercorn House are individually decorated and many have period features. Each room features a TV, hair dryer and radio.

The breakfast menu features porridge and kippers, as well as a full cooked breakfast and lighter options. Special diets and early starts can be catered for on request.

Built in 1870, the Abercorn Guest House retains many of its original charms, including high ceilings, Victorian cornices and fireplaces. The conservatory and walled garden both have seating areas for guests.

The buses from Abercorn Guest House, run every 10 minutes to the castle and run 24 hours a day. Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile and Our Dynamic Earth centre are all within 3 miles of Abercorn. Brunstane Railway Station is a 15-minute walk away and the A1 is 2 minutes’ drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Abercorn Guest House has been welcoming guests since 12 Nov 2010.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish

FREE parking!


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Property questions and answers
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  • Can u please tell us if the rooms are en-suite
    Yes all our rooms are en-suite Kind regards Angela MCDonald
    Answered on 2 September 2022
  • do you have any double rooms on the ground floor ?
    Hello Yeswe have ground floor rooms available Kind Regards Angela
    Answered on 22 June 2021
  • hiya do you allow small pugs to stay, she hardly qualifies as a dog. :) she is very well behaved.
    Yes we love dogs and great doggie location.
    Answered on 22 June 2021
  • Hi there was looking to book a twin room for myself and husband,can you tell me if this room is high up.the reason I'm asking is he has just had treat..
    Hello Kathleen We do have a twin room but I’m afraid it is two flights up so sorry We hope you are doing ok after your treatment Kind Regards Angela
    Answered on 2 September 2022
  • Are you close to trains or buses into the centre of Edinburgh.....
    Hello Thank you for your enquiry. The bus stop is directly outside the guest house. We are directly next to the beach shops and fabulous restaurants ..
    Answered on 26 October 2019
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Hosted by Owner mrs Angela McDonald

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Owner mrs Angela McDonald
Abercorn is a large Victorian family home situated by the beach shops and restaurants near to Edinburgh city The property was built in 1870 with many original Victorian features lovely ceiling cornicing ,marble fireplaces wooden window shutters panelled doors origional iron staircase with a beautiful walled private garden. We have plenty free parking and buses to the city 24 hours at the door We look forward to meeting you book today for a superb stay Angela McDonald and family
I love what I do and I and my husband have owned a guest house for 28years so do like people . I love to make sure my guests are comfortable warm and well fed with quality Scottish produce,well informed when they come to stay providing all the knowledge we have to make sure they have a great stay!
The neighbourhood is by the Beautiful portobello beach it has a lovely friendly community feel here with great access to shops restaurants great bus service to the city running 24 hours a day,and plenty on and off free parking in the whole area so no charges for parking
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Facilities of Abercorn Guest House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Beach
  • Badminton equipment
  • Tennis equipment
  • Horse riding Off-site
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne
  • Kid meals
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Abercorn Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:30 - 20:00


08:30 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 16 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0+ years
Extra bed upon request
£50 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no cots available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Abercorn Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Abercorn Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Abercorn Guest House

  • Abercorn Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Beachfront
    • Tennis equipment
    • Horse riding
    • Beach
    • Badminton equipment

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Abercorn Guest House by:

    • Bus 15min

  • The prices at Abercorn Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The nearest beach is just 350 yards from Abercorn Guest House.

  • Room options at Abercorn Guest House include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Twin
    • Single

  • Abercorn Guest House is 3.1 miles from the centre of Edinburgh.

  • Check-in at Abercorn Guest House is from 14:30, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Guests staying at Abercorn Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish