Glenalmond House is a beautiful traditional Victorian detached house with its own private guest parking, is set in the very elegant, upmarket and vibrant south side of Newington, in Mayfield Gardens. Close to the city centre and University district of Edinburgh, with an excellent regular bus service for the short trip to Edinburgh City Centre. A short walk takes you to many fine Edinburgh restaurants, bars, and visitor attractions, including Holyrood Park.
If you are travelling to us by car from the north, west or south, a great benefit is the ease of getting to us form the A720 Edinburgh City by-pass by taking the A701 form the Straiton Junction – which virtually takes you straight to our door – avoiding all the city centre congestion.
By Car - All roads leading into Edinburgh pass a sign directing them to the City Bypass A720. Take the city bypass A720 to the Straiton junction (towards the east end of bypass), then take the A701 towards Edinburgh for approx 2.5 miles. You will go down a steep hill (Liberton Brae) and through a set of lights at the bottom. Go through another set of lights and Cameron Toll Shopping Centre will be to your right by the next traffic lights, where the main road bears left, heading for Edinburgh City Centre. Go straight through these lights and head up Craigmillar Park road for about a quarter of a mile. Here the road name changes to Mayfield Gardens. On the right hand side, past Ventnor Terrace on the right, look out for a large detached house set back from the road with the sign ‘Glenalmond House’ Here, turn into the car park in front of the house and you are there.
By Bus or Train - Either take a taxi from the railway or bus stations in the city centre, which will cost you about 7 or 8 GBP, or you can take the local bus from Princes Street. The bus stop is on Princes Street, opposite the Scott Monument and Waverley Bridge - see 'Local buses to Glenalmond house' below.
From St Andrews Bus Station - When you come out of St Andrews Square Bus
Station, up the escalator, turn left into St Andrews Square and walk down to Princes Street (you
will see the Waverley Shopping Centre entrance across the junction) Turn right on Princes Street
the bus stop is opposite Waverley bridge and the Scott monument.
Get on bus number 3, 29, 31, 37
From Waverley Train Station - Either come up the Waverley steps onto Princes Street or come up the taxi ramp onto Waverley Bridge, turn right and walk up onto Princes Street. The bus stop is just on the opposite side of the Princes Street, across from the Scott Monument. Get on bus number 3, 29, 31, 37
From Edinburgh Airport - A regular Taxi from the airport will cost at least £30
GBP to Glenalmond House, depending on the time of day and the traffic. Please note that since
Covid-19, prices have gone up somewhat, so it might be more.
It will be best to check at the airport when you arrive.
You used to be able to take the Airport Express bus, number 300, to Glenalmond House (7.50 GBP
return, 4.50 GBP single). Unfortunately, it now longer runs past the guest house. You can take the
100 Airport bus to the city centre
and then another bus to Glenalmond House (see local buses below) or a taxi from the city centre for around 9 GBP.
Local Buses to and from Glenalmond House - From Princes Street, you can take
either, the bus number 3, 29, 31, 37 and 47. Other bus number to Glenalmond House are 7, 8, and 49
which go to from the North or South Bridge. All fares can be purchased via Contactless debit or
credit card. The adult fare is 1.80GBP and is capped to the price of a day ticket, £4.50,
regardless of how many tripe you make in one day on the bus. You just tap your card on the machine
by the driver and wait for the green light and beep. If you do not have a Contactless card, you
will need exact fare in cash,
as drivers are not able to give change. Ask the driver for the Mayfield Gardens or Peel Terrace bus stop.
Family day tickets can also be purchased contactlessly from the driver for £9.50
If you sit on the left hand side of the bus, look out for the point at which there are no further shops. The road name changes to Minto Street and carried on until you see the road, East Mayfield on the left hand side. Get off at the stop after this road and you are only a few seconds walk from Glenalmond House on the same side of the road.
You can buy a day ticket from the driver for 4.50GBP, which will allow you to ride on any Lothian
buses all day.
This is the cheapest and easiest way to get around Edinburgh.
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