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