Airbnb Edinburgh or B&B, what is the difference and which one is for you?

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Do you want a Traditional British Bed and Breakfast experience or an Airbnb Edinburgh experience? What are the differences?

Airbnb Edinburgh accommodation is usually self catering (no breakfast), self check-in style. Guests don’t often come into contact with the owner running the accommodation and very little or no hospitality is offered.

A Traditional British B&B experience is very different. Bed and Breakfasts are usually run by a ma’ and pa’ team who are embedded deep into the local community and offer lots of hints and tips to share about the city you are visiting and cook up a great breakfast to get you started each day.

This is grass roots accommodation at its very best. The ma’ and pa’ team of Barony House take pride in looking after all guests to ensure you have the best possible experience!

We are a young and vibrant family, originally from Australia. We discovered Edinburgh after participating in an international 5 month home exchange. Falling in love with Edinburgh, its people, culture, architecture and history was a pleasant surprise which lead us to settling here, our new home.

 Our passion for Edinburgh, its medieval beauty and surrounding natural wonderland keep us enthusiastic about living life to the full in this outstanding city.

Click here to book your stay with us, we’d love to meet you!

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Edinburgh is a city which keeps on giving. The more time we spend here, the more we learn about our past and the more we have become integrated within this special community.

Over time we have discovered and supported many local, excellent places to eat as well as finding unexpected, hidden attractions the regular tourists are not aware of.

We have also researched the best tours to book for a Highland experience and the best way to see Saint Andrews, the home of Golf.

Our Barony House is a perfect launch pad for an entire Scottish experience; we are also perfectly located for easy access to the wonders of North Berwick and Tantallon Castle. Oh, did we tell you about our local Craigmillar Castle? Craigmillar Castle has to be seen to be believed! Hollywood has discovered Craigmillar Castle and decided to film Outlaw King, staring Chris Pine about Robert The Bruce, first King of Scotland and it was used in the famous series Outlander.

Do you have a car? No problem. If you keep driving south down our road, you will hit the Edinburgh Ring Road which will take you anywhere. It sure is handy to bypass the city traffic congestion and all the free street parking starts where we are.

We would love to meet you and host your stay in this special city and help you discover what it is like to travel like a local, not a tourist. Have a look at our rooms here.

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