Cheap Hotels in Musselburgh
Set opposite Musselburgh Racecourse, Arden House is a Victorian villa which still retains its original features. Conveniently located 1 mile from the beach and 30 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh, guests can explore the beautiful Scottish countryside as well as easily reach the capital. The rooms feature free WiFi, a TV, and a hospitality tray with tea/coffee making facilities. Some rooms overlook the golf course and racecourse. Guests can enjoy a full and varied continental breakfast. This includes cereals, fresh fruit, breads, pastries, cold meat and cheeses, coffee, tea, fruit juice and yoghurts. With many golf courses nearby, Arden House is proudly situated opposite Musselburgh Links, which claims to be the oldest continuously played golf course in the world. The beautiful Inveresk Lodge Garden is 1 mile from the property. Free on-street parking is possible beside the house. The property is 1 mile to the nearest train station with direct trains into Edinburgh City taking just 10 minutes. Buses to Edinburgh stop just outside the house and journeys take 30 minutes.
Near Dalkeith Country Park
Around 10 miles east of Edinburgh city centre, the 14th-century castle on Faside Estate provides luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation. It offers free parking and WiFi and continental breakfast served in your room. The room includes a double bed, flat-screen TV, seating area with feature fireplace and a kitchenette with kettle and toaster. There is a bathroom with bath and panoramic views from the roof-top walkway. Continental breakfast is provided to enjoy in your room each morning. Faside Estate is less than 2 miles from the town of Tranent, and a 10-minute drive from the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club. City centre attactions including Edinburgh Castle, the Festival Theatre and Holyrood Park are less than 30 minutes’ drive away.
Arden House Hotel
Near Musselburgh Racecourse
Best Western Kings Manor Hotel
Near Portobello Beach
Hotels in Musselburgh
Set in a historical town on the coast of the Firth of Forth, Musselburgh hotels are an excellent base for exploring the countryside of East Lothian and the nearby city of Edinburgh.
Musselburgh Links dates back to 1672 although there is evidence to suggest that Mary Queen of Scots played golf on the site of the current course in 1567. The nine-hole course is open to visitors and is a great choice for both beginners and more experienced players.
Museums and houses
The best place to learn about the town history and its longstanding connection to the nearby city of Edinburgh is the Musselburgh Museum. The museum features many photographs, artefacts and documents charting the area's history and is worth visiting for a few hours. In nearby Prestongrange there is the Prestongrange Museum, located in a former colliery and dedicated to detailing Scotland's industrial heritage.
In the village of Inveresk you'll find Shepherd House with an elegant one-acre garden that's perfect for family picnics. Also nearby is Newhailes, a 17th-century villa with an impressive 18th-century garden. Or if you're looking for something a little more expansive, Dalkeith Country Park features a 500-acre woodland full of woodland trails and riverside walks.
The area around Musselburgh is teeming with gardens and public parks. Inveresk Lodge Garden is a charming place to relax with a good book during the warm summer months while Inwood has a varied number of plant species to encounter. If you head towards Edinburgh you'll find the area's most iconic landmark, Arthur's Seat, a dormant volcano that sits 251m above sea level.
Food and drink
Musselburgh roughly means mussel-town, and the area is renowned for its delicious seafood. Clark Brothers Fish Merchant is a good place to get some freshly caught fish and the town has plenty of restaurants serving mouthwatering seafood dishes.
Only six miles away from Musselburgh is the lively and historical city of Edinburgh, featuring a fantastic array of historical and cultural points of interest. From Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile to the modern shops along Princes Street, Edinburgh is packed full of landmarks, shopping centres, restaurants, museums, cafés and bars.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Musselburgh
What are the best hotels to stay in Musselburgh?Faside Estate and Carberry Tower Mansion House and Estate are some of the popular hotels in Musselburgh.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Musselburgh?The cheapest price for a double room in Musselburgh is £80, offered by Arden House.
What hotels are in the central Musselburgh neighborhood?The best hotels near the center of Musselburgh are Arden House, Carberry Tower Mansion House and Estate and Faside Estate.
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