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Opulent yet cosy, the interior of this snug flat is reminiscent of a Scottish medieval castle – and it's more than fitting, considering the stunning views of Edinburgh Castle you'll have out the windows. From the exposed brick walls to the gothic grandeur of the antique four-poster bed, every nook and cranny here exudes charm and character. Complete with heaps of purple-thistle tartan and comfortable furnishings to snuggle up on (light the fire to make it extra cosy), this apartment has a distinctly Scottish feel that history buffs and tourists will love – and the location could not be better. This apartment is in the heart of Old Town, right on Grassmarket Square – one of the most popular streets in the city, home to charming pubs, lively bars and cosy cafes. Step out the front door and you'll see the castle looming overhead (it's just a five-minute walk to Castlehill), while sights like the National Museum of Scotland and Princes Street Gardens are less than ten minutes on foot.


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What to expect


Highlights

Enjoy the views of Edinburgh Castle from the windows – it's just a five-minute walk away

Enjoy the views of Edinburgh Castle from the windows – it's just a five-minute walk away

Stay in the heart of Old Town, surrounded by historic sights and cobbled lanes

Stay in the heart of Old Town, surrounded by historic sights and cobbled lanes

Sleep like royalty on the antique four-poster bed

Sleep like royalty on the antique four-poster bed

Light the fire and snuggle up on chilly evenings

Light the fire and snuggle up on chilly evenings

Curl up on the plush sofa with a glass of scotch and a good book

Curl up on the plush sofa with a glass of scotch and a good book

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Home truths

    There are three flights of stairs up to the home and no lift.

    The Wi-Fi speed can be slow in some parts of the home – it only measured 8mbps during our test.

    Given the home's central spot, expect to hear some noise throughout your stay.

    Your host provides an initial supply of toiletries, but you might want to bring your own to top this up.

    You won't find a welcome hamper or basic essentials here, so we'd recommend packing some bits and bobs to get you started.

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Washing machine

Dryer

TV

Dishwasher

Fridge

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 1 bed

1 bathroom

Local guide


About Old Town

Perched on top of an extinct volcano, the iconic Edinburgh Castle forms the main focal point of the city. The Royal Mile runs (for just over a mile) from the Castle down to Holyrood Palace – the Queen’s official Scottish residence. The winding medieval layout of the Old Town is steeped in history, deeply atmospheric and provides perfectly framed glimpses of the city’s skyline. Breathtaking views abound. There are layers...

Get around

Airport

Edinburgh

30 min

Perth

1 hr 13 min

Dundee

1 hr 16 min

Train station

Edinburgh Waverley

13 min

Bus stop

National Museum of Scotland

7 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

10 min

Cafe

7 min

Pharmacy

9 min

Points of interest

Beach

Portobello Beach

18 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Not suitable for children under age 12

Not suitable for infants under age 1

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 11:00

On floor 3, steps only

Wifi speed: 8Mbps

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    5

    days

    Cancel at least 5 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 5 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Sam

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. This fantastic team take care of a number of top-quality homes across Europe. They are always on hand to make your stay truly special and know their fair share of secret spots to visit during your stay too, helping you to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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