The Scholar
18 Holyrood Park Road
EH16 5AY

Central Reservations:

+44 (0) 131 651 2189

Hotel Reception:

+44 (0) 131 651 2198

Group Enquiries:

For groups of more than 15 people, for travel trade queries or to negotiate corporate rates

Getting here


From the shop side of Princes Street; take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Dalkeith Road, The Scholar is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road from the stop.

  • Lothian Buses: Nos. 2, 14, 30, 33. £1.80 is the standard adult one-trip fare. Contactless cards, Apple Pay or Google Pay accepted. Alternatively, the exact fare is needed if paying with cash.
  • For further information on buses in Edinburgh, please visit:


The Scholar is 1.5 miles from Edinburgh Waverley, our main station. A taxi or bus will take around 10 minutes. More information on Edinburgh Waverley can be found here:

By road

If you're coming to Edinburgh from the South, take the A720; City of Edinburgh Bypass, then take the A7 Old Dalkeith Road exit at the Sheriffhall Roundabout going towards the City Centre. Continue straight for approximately 3 miles. Just past the Royal Commonwealth Pool at the lights, turn right onto Holyrood Park Road. Pollock Estate is the second turning on the right.

We have limited on-site parking on a first-come first-served basis.

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