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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Welcome to The Gillis Centre

Our mission statement: 
The Gillis Centre is a place of Catholic hospitality to which all are welcome. It is also the home to the curia and agencies of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh which serve and support the work of our priests, parishes and schools.  

The Gillis Centre is committed to being an integral part of the community and, as such, we work in a way which is environmentally friendly, much of our building is accessible to visitors with a mobility impairment,
and we ensure that all our employees are treated in the same way.

Accommodation | Meetings | Dinners and Garden Parties | Chapel and Garden

The Gillis Centre is a place of Christian hospitality in the Catholic tradition,
welcoming guests from all faiths and none.
We hope that everyone will find a warm, welcoming environment and the peace they seek.

Gardens at The Gillis Centre, Accommodation Provider in Centre of Edinburgh

Gillis Guest Accommodation is a welcoming guest house near the centre of Edinburgh. Set in its own large garden in Bruntsfield, a residential area of the city, Gillis has twenty bedrooms, simply furnished, all with en-suite or private shower room. Gillis has plenty of parking, so you can leave your car behind while you explore Edinburgh – we are within 15 minutes of the Royal Mile and Princes Street by bus and within 5 minutes on foot to Bruntsfield’s shops and restaurants.

Gillis Guest Accommodation is part of the Gillis Centre, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh and of other organisations. The Centre is in a large walled garden, with trees, shrubs and lawn. a peaceful spot after a busy day. Alongside the main building is St. Margaret's Chapel, originally part of St. Margaret’s Convent, which was founded in 1834.

The Gillis Centre also has a conference centre with a range of rooms, seating from 2 to 120 people, which can be used for daytime and evening meetings and for residential conferences.

We are also a venue for garden parties in the afternoon or evenings, and for private dinners, either in one of our meeting rooms - specially decorated - or in the Library. Click here for more information

On this website you can find out all about the Gillis Centre.  If you are interested in the fascinating history, download our guidebook.

We host guests of all faiths from all over the world and look forward to welcoming you, whether you come as a visitor to enjoy all that Edinburgh has to offer, or on business or to attend a meeting.

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Guest HouseAccessibility Award Category 2
Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh,
registered charity No. SC008540
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