Where to find The Ben Doran Guest House

Central Edinburgh – the beautiful Capital of Scotland


The Ben Doran Bed & Breakfast Guest House is located on Mayfield Gardens, Newington in central Edinburgh, just south of the city centre. We’re less than 2 miles (just a 5 minute drive) from some of the most popular Edinburgh tourist attractions, museums and theatres. There are many excellent restaurants nearby and the local bus service allows easy access to Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh’s Waverley train station.  Edinburgh Airport is around a 30 minute journey by taxi.

We’re also conveniently located for easy access to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (2 miles) and businesses south of Edinburgh city centre.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Ben Doran and helping you to enjoy all that Edinburgh has to offer.

Our Address

The Ben Doran Guest House

11 Mayfield Gardens

T: +44 (0)131 667 8488
F: +44 (0)131 667 0076
E: info@bendoran.co.uk

Edinburgh Attractions

Here are just a few of the most popular Edinburgh tourist attractions within easy reach of the Ben Doran that we’d recommend you visit during your stay in Edinburgh.

Panda Edinburgh Zoo

Panda, Edinburgh Zoo

Princes Street and George Street  (1.8 miles) – The perfect shopping venue

Arthur’s Seat & Queens Park (1.5 miles) – a fabulous photo opportunity to capture Edinburgh City views

Edinburgh Castle (1.6 miles) – time your visit to hear the famous one o’clock gun.  If visiting in August, the Edinburgh Tattoo is one of the greatest shows in the world.

The Royal Mile (1.5 miles) – take a leisurely stroll down this most famous historic street and pick up some fabulous souvenirs in the many gift shops

The Palace of Holyroodhouse  (1.7 miles) – The official residence of Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland

Scottish Parliament Building (1.7 miles) – an iconic building, home to the Scottish Government

Museum of Scotland (1.2 miles) – Take a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland

National Library of Scotland (1.4 miles) – a world leading centre of study in Scotland

Ocean Terminal  (3.5 miles) – A vibrant mix of shopping, dining & leisure activities set within a stunning waterfront location in Leith, Edinburgh.

St Giles Cathedral (1.5 miles) – this historic ‘High Kirk’ of Edinburgh

Scott Monument (1.6 miles)- a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott

Scottish National Gallery (1.7 miles) – View European masterpieces and Scottish works, with seasonal exhibitions.

The Royal Yacht Brittania at Ocean Terminal  (3.4 miles)- the former royal yacht of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II

Edinburgh Zoo (4.3 miles) Don’t miss the UK’s only Giant Pandas and the Penguin Parade.

The Royal Commonwealth Pool (0.5 miles) Three pools and lots of ways to enjoy water, along with a large fitness centre and classes.