Straven Guesthouse         Bed and Breakfast in Edinburgh

 Call  0131 669 5580



There is an excellent and frequent public transport facility to easily transport you from city centre to the corner of our street and a shuttle coach service and tram service operates from Airport to City Centre.

By bus, train or plane: From the city centre take Lothian Bus No. 26 from outside Jenners Department store  on Princes Street. This is a  very short walk from the train station and disembarkation point for the airport coach. The no 26 Lothian bus leaves from the stop on South St David Street outside Jenners store. The bus will deposit you at  Joppa, outside Portobello and Joppa Parish church just at the corner of our street. The service has a five minute frequency during the day and remains regular into the evening and will whisk you from city centre to our street in a mere twenty minutes. A taxi from city centre to our door is about thirteen pounds.

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By car:

Approaching Edinburgh on the A1 go straight through first roundabout coming into Edinburgh (with Asda store on left - signed “Portobello”). At the next traffic lights turn right (Signed “Joppa” ).  Turn first left into Brunstane Road, down to the bottom, cross the Abercorn Terrace junction and we are on the left. Approaching Edinburgh by a route other than the A1 proceed East on the South city bypass(A720) all the way to the Oldcraighall junction where you take the turnoff left for Edinburgh East and North and thereafter follow instructions as for the A1.

Straven Guest House,

Bed and Breakfast Edinburgh

3 Brunstane Road North,

Edinburgh EH15 2DL

Scotland UK

Tel: +44(0)131 669 5580


Joppa, Portobello,

Straven is situated in a lovely suburb of Edinburgh which boasts a beautiful beach and range of independent cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. There is a rich heritage to the area and the name Portobello, meaning ‘beautiful port’, is justly given. The promenade was created in 1876 and you can enjoy an easy stroll and the views day or evening.  There are many buildings of interest and there is a heritage trail detailing the ceramics history and places of interest such as the Coads stone pillars in the Community Garden at the promenade.


We are an easy bus ride in to the city centre of Edinburgh where there are endless entertainments, from live music, comedy, theatre and dance. A fantastic range of restaurants with cuisines from around the world and more bars than you could wish for from traditional Scottish pubs to elegant wine and cocktail bars.

The rich history in Edinburgh is evident in the large monuments as soon as you arrive nthe city centre such as the Scots monument and the Castle.  Can you afford to miss the Museum of Scotland, the National Galleries, the Camera Obscura, Arthur’s Seat , the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Parliament building, the ghost tours in the Old town, The Royal Botanic Gardens……………..

Really there are endless options in the heart of the city to see art galleries, museums, historic building, entertainments. Check out our links for a fraction of the options!


With all that going on don’t forget the beautiful setting of Scotland and the easily accessible attractions from Straven you can do outside the city. Such as an easy single bus ride to Rossyln chapel as the Lothian bus routes goes directly there from our nearest bus stop! Or why not check out the coast line with the rugged Beach at Seton Sands and the dramatic ruins of Tantallon Castle.

Exhaustion from trying to squeeze it all in can be cured by a relaxing walk along the beach and  hearty morning breakfast at Straven!