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- Stays on a luxury self-contained canal boat in Edinburgh city centre
- A 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile area
- Kitchen, wifi, shower room and two canopied outdoor decking areas
Fancy a cosy canalside stay for your escapade to Edinburgh? Cast your eyes on The Four Sisters Boatel, a wide-beam canal barge permanently moored in the capital of Scotland’s city centre, where you can settle right there on the water…
A fab four-star self-catering option in the Lochrin Basin, this floating space also has a few things you wouldn’t usually get in accommodations on land, including room for up to six adults and two children (under 10 years old) and a full-size galley kitchen with modern facilities.
There’s also a shower room containing an electric toilet – plus free posh toiletries – and two canopied decking areas at either end of the barge for evenings watching sunsets on the water in a serene section of the city centre. But while the area’s quiet, the boatel is still close to the sights: it’s in the Fountainbridge neighbourhood, a short walk from independent shops and restaurants, and just a 15-minute wander from Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile.
Ready to snooze? Get back on board after touring the old town – sleeping arrangements include a couple of double cabins, kids’ bunk beds and a double sofa bed in the lounge.
Tourist board rating
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Please note that the boat can accommodate up to 6 adults only.
The bunk beds are suitable for children up to 10 years old.
Car parking is available locally for free on the street from 5.30pm on Friday until 8.30am on Monday. Secure underground parking is available locally at the cost of £15 per 24 hours.
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Boatel 2 bedroom cabin (6 adults and 2 children)
Max. persons: 8 x
Dimensions: 3.7m width x 18.3m length (12.0ft width x 60.0ft length) Calculated area: 66.9m² (720.0ft²)
|Max. persons||8 x
3.7m width x 18.3m length
(12.0ft width x 60.0ft length)
Calculated area: 66.9m² (720.0ft²)
(1 x double bed)
Bedroom (1 x double bed)
Living room (1 x bunk bed, 1 x double sofa/futon)
Bathroom (1 x shower, 1 x toilet)
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
- Coach stations
— 1.1 miles
1.1 miles Bus Station — 1.1 miles
1.1 miles Jarnac Court — 6.3 miles
- Train stations
Haymarket Rail Station
— 0.5 miles
0.5 miles Edinburgh Rail Station — 1.0 miles
1.0 miles Slateford Rail Station — 1.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Leith Newhaven Harbour Ferry Landing
— 2.8 miles
2.8 miles Inchcolm Island Ferry Landing — 7.0 miles
7.0 miles South Queensferry Ferry Landing — 7.7 miles
— 6.0 miles
Edinburgh is your oyster during a stay at this boatel. It’s close to city centre sights like the castle (a 15-minute walk), home to the country’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, as well as the handsome old buildings on the four connecting streets that make up The Royal Mile.
If your legs still need stretching after huffing up the hills in this neighbourhood, amble to Arthur’s Seat (50 minutes) for views across Edinburgh, then come back down via Holyrood, Scotland’s parliament (half an hour’s walk), to check out the exterior of this contemporary building. Have a gander at the inside during a guided tour and, when parliament is in session, watch the political goings-on from the public gallery.
For other types of visual entertainment, spend evenings at one of the theatres or comedy clubs in the city – Edinburgh’s known for its thriving arts scene – then follow up with a couple of nightcaps in bars around the Grassmarket (15 minutes). Finish your day by heading home to sleep soundly as the gentle sway of the boat lulls you to sleep…
- Royal Scottish Academy (0.1 miles)
- Edinburgh Castle (0.5 miles)
- The Scotch Whisky Experience (0.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
The Four Sisters Boatel cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Four Sisters Boatel will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Hired accommodation: £200.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does The Four Sisters Boatel have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The Four Sisters Boatel dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near The Four Sisters Boatel? Edinburgh is your oyster during a stay at this boatel. It’s close to city centre sights like the castle (a 15-minute walk), home to the country’s crown jewels and the Stone of … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of The Four Sisters Boatel?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at The Four Sisters Boatel? From £220 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability