Ard Na Said Guesthouse Edinburgh

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The Local Area

Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital since at least the 15th century, is known globally for its history, architecture, wealth of cultural attractions, wonderful scenery and over 2000 places to eat. Ard-Na-Said Guest House, on the South Side of the City just away from the hustle and bustle, is well placed for enjoying all that Edinburgh has to offer and also some places in our neighbourhood.

Rhubarb Restaurant at Prestonfield House

Eating Out

There are many places to enjoy eating out in Edinburgh with a good selection within a 10 minute walk of Ard-Na-Said.  From fine dining in the same street at Rhubarb Restaurant in Prestonfield House to the less formal Salisbury Arms and just around the corner on Dalkeith Road you can find The Food Studio. Add another 5 minutes to your walk and you will find yourself on Newington road with all it has to offer. Here are some of our favourites: The Apiary (exciting food in a relaxed atmosphere), Voujon (Bengali Indian Restaurant), Isola (Sardinian Restaurant), The Mockingbird (Pub style bar and kitchen)

Scottish show and Dinner
The World famous Taste of Scotland Show is held at Prestonfield House just along the street from Ard-Na-Said.

Golf

Don’t forget your golf shoes as Prestonfield Golf Club is just around the corner and open to non-members you can book on their website.

Swimming and Gym

The Royal Commonwealth Pool  with its 50m pool, diving pool and gym is a 5 minute walk away.

Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat

Ard-Na-Said (Gaelic for Arthur’s Seat) is a 5 minute walk from Holyrood Park.  Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano is the highest point in the park sitting at 251m above sea level.

Shopping

Apart from Edinburgh’s famous Princes Street shopping, Ard-Na-Said is ideally situated for Cameron Toll Shopping Centre and a short bus ride from Fort Kinnaird, a large outdoor retail park with over 70 shops.

Queens Hall

Theatres

The Queens Hall is a 15 minute walk away or a 20 minute walk will take you to the Festival Theatre.