The Gillis Centre is a place of Christian hospitality to which all are welcome.


The Gillis Centre
100 Strathearn Road
Edinburgh EH9 1BB

Tel: + 44 (0)131 623 8933
Fax: + 44 (0)131 623 8944

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Edinburgh is a great city to explore on foot because there are so many attractions right in the centre and Gillis Guest Accommodation is well placed for doing just that. You can leave your car at home and travel by train or bus to Edinburgh or come by car and leave it in our car park while you get out and about. There is a bus to Princes Street from just outside our front gate, frequent services from Bruntsfield, just 5 minutes away on foot and a taxi from Waverley Station takes just 15 minutes.

What to visit:
The main attractions are all within easy reach, some within walking distance

Edinburgh Castle:  a must for all visitors.  There is so much to see that you should plan on spending about three hours here.
Include St. Margaret's Chapel and the Honours of Scotland, our crown jewels

The National Museum of Scotland: the history of Scotland, from earliest times to the 21st Century.
A wonderful place for children and for grown-ups.

Palace of Holyroodhouse:  the Queen's official residence, located at the foot of the Royal Mile. Close to the Canongate Kirk
and Scotland's Parliament.

The Royal Mile:  a mile of nooks and crannies, attractions and shops to explore, from the Castle to the Palace.

The Royal Yacht Britannia:  formerly the Queen's floating palace, now one of the best attractions in Scotland. In Leith, Edinburgh's port.
View the exhibition and then take the tour to see everything from the engine room to the Queen's bedroom.

The Scotch Whisky Experience:  another must for visitors to Scotland!  A tour through history, an amazing collection of whiskies
and a good restaurant.  Whether or not you are a whisky fan, the history is a story worth listening to

The above are just a few ideas - for more about Edinburgh’s top attractions visit

Outdoors: If you enjoy walking, then Blackford Hill is a few minutes by bus and there are plenty of walks, including one along the Edinburgh Canal. For the more adventurous, the Pentland Hills (for walking and the the dry-ski centre) can be reached by bus and Arthur's Seat and Calton HIll both give panoramic views.

Shopping and Eating:
Gillis is close to Bruntsfield and Morningside, both of them areas popular with Edinburgh residents because of the host of individual shops, restaurants and pubs. Princes Street and George Street, with its upmarket shops, are 15 minutes away by bus.   and

Entertainment: within walking distance:
The King’s Theatre is ten minutes on foot and has a varied programme of plays and musicals.

The Cameo Cinema: a small cinema, also nearby, screens art-house films,

The Dominion Cinema, our local cinema, shows a wide range of films:

In Gillis Guest Accommodation you will find leaflets on all these places – and more – at reception.
Our staff know Edinburgh well and are happy to give you advice on where to go and what to see.  If you want to
explore the Lothians and the Borders, it is easy to get to both areas because the Gillis Centre is on
the south side of Edinburgh and within a few minutes of the Bypass.


Stay with us at Gillis Guest Accommodation and
you can explore Edinburgh at leisure

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