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 is well placed for enjoying all that Edinburgh has to offer and also some places in our neighbourhood.

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 Salisbury Arms (country pub with great indoor and outdoor eating areas) , Voujon (Bengali Indian Restaurant), Isola (Sardinian Restaurant), Matto (authentic Neapolitan pizza), Rhubarb restaurant at Prestonfield hotel just down the road from us in a beautiful Manor House.


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

Ard Na Said is within walking distance of Edinburgh University and Pollock Halls of residence.

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

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.

Of course we now also have the brand new St James Quarter with new dining options, entertainment, and shops!

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. Take a walk through the park and you will also discover Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Government Building, and Dynamic Earth. Each year in May the Edinburgh Marathon festival takes place in the park.

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.