|Travelling by Car
From outside Edinburgh, the easiest way to reach the Alexander Guest House
by car is via the "Straiton Junction" on the City Bypass. Leave the bypass
at this point and turn first left at the roundabout towards the "City
Centre" (A701). Continue until you reach a small roundabout at the end of
Take the second turning on the left (effectively straight on) into
Craigmillar Park Road, and continue up through 2 sets of traffic lights and
the House is situated on the right hand side 100m past the traffic lights.
From the North
From the Forth Road Bridge, continue along the A90 towards "Edinburgh",
joining onto Queensferry Road just before the Barnton junction. Turn right
at this junction onto Maybury Road and continue until it reaches the Maybury
junction. Turn right and follow the signs for the "City Bypass" (A720). Once
on the bypass, continue round until you see the exit marked "Straiton
From the West
From the M8 motorway, continue to the end of the motorway to you come to
a large roundabout (Hermiston Gait junction). At the roundabout, take the
third exit signposted "City Bypass" (A720). Continue until you reach the
exit signposted "Straiton Junction".
From the South/East
From the A1, before you reach Edinburgh you will see a junction signposted
for "City Bypass" (A720). Take this exit (first left) and follow the A720
northbound. At the first roundabout (Sheriff hall Junction), take the third
turning and continue on the A720 until you reach the exit signposted "Straiton
Travelling by Bus
The nearest bus stop to the Guesthouse is at Mayfield Gardens. These bus
stops are served by Lothian Buses with services 3, 3A, 8, 29, 31, 37 and 49
all running up/down South Bridge.
Travelling by Rail
Waverley Station is Edinburgh's major rail terminus, with services accessing
Scotland (via Scotrail) and the rest of the UK (via GNER and Virgin Rail).
From Waverley Railway Station, the Guest House is a 15 minute drive (by
taxi) or 20 minutes by bus
Travelling by Air
Edinburgh Airport (to the west of the city) is well served by regular
routes to/from airports throughout the UK and Europe, with connecting
flights enabling access from all over the world.
We would recommend a taxi to bring you directly to the guest house - there
are a number of Airport Taxis available to hire from the terminal.
Alternatively, there is a regular Air link bus service which will bring you
right into the city centre.