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Top 5 holiday homes near Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland

Searching for the perfect accommodation? Take a look at these gems and book your dream stay


Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

When visiting Edinburgh, Scotland, Arthur's Seat has to be high on your list of things to see. It's renowned for a reason, so be sure to go and see what all the fuss is about. It isn't every day you find yourself so close to something so special.

Where to stay near Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland

Here is our pick of the top 5 holiday homes. Make your choice and treat yourself to a luxury stay.


Carriages, Plum Guide home in New Town Edinburgh

Carriages, Plum Guide home in New Town Edinburgh

Click to book Carriages now: from £300 per night If you love culture, you'll adore this modern mews apartment in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Town. It's only a seven-minute walk from the Edinburgh Playhouse, while it's around a twenty-minute stroll to the National Galleries and Princes Street for a wide array of shops. Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish Parliament Building are both just over a twenty-five-minute saunter or a ten-minute ride. There's so much on your doorstep in this fabulous location – we doubt you'll be spending much time in this lovely home. When you do, though – plan your itinerary from the comfy chaise sofa or gather around the log burner on chillier nights with a glass of whiskey. We love the library wallpaper in the bedroom, as well as the selection of art books. This place is perfect for both business trips and family holidays – there's even free on-site parking. Sleeps up to 8 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

The House On The Hill

The House On The Hill, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

The House On The Hill, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Click to book The House On The Hill now: from £150 per night This spectacular house is one of Edinburgh's oldest and most prestigious, one-time home to famous Scottish photographers David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson. Built in 1756, it's located on Calton Hill, one of the city's best known sites (and best spots for panoramic views), and the views of the monument are one-of-a-kind. The home's history is honoured in the most stylish of ways; log fires, original windows, William Morris wallpaper and colourful painted walls are at once playful and deeply chic. The best part? It feels wonderfully secluded despite its central location, more country cottage than town house, despite the fact that the Royal Mile, Princes Street and Edinburgh's historic Old Town all a short walk away. We couldn't dream up a more idyllic, transportive home for an Edinburgh stay if we tried. Sleeps up to 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Stone Thistle

Stone Thistle, Plum Guide home in Old Town Edinburgh

Stone Thistle, Plum Guide home in Old Town Edinburgh

Click to book Stone Thistle now: from £90 per night A vast parkland, an extinct volcano, and a whole mile of restaurants, cafés, and shops housed in original stone buildings – these are just some of the local sights of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Just six minutes from Holyrood Park, let your stay begin in style with a private airport transfer right to your front door. In this delightful, warehouse-like space with city views, studio living never felt so luxurious. We love the subtle matching furnishings – from the wire coffee table, to the open wardrobe, dining table, chairs, and the feature lighting, there’s a harmony of black metal throughout. This contrasts beautifully with the cushy velvet sofa and chunky knitted throw on the bed. Just like this flat, the city itself has fantastic contrasts between old and new. Take a five-minute walk down your road to Holyrood Palace and its 12th-century abbey. Or two minutes in the same direction to the Scottish Parliament – a 21st-century modern architectural marvel based on an upturned boat. And for one of the most iconic sights, take a thirteen-minute walk uphill to Edinburgh Castle to immerse yourself in over 900 years of history. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

A Wee Dram

A Wee Dram, Plum Guide home in Old Town Edinburgh

A Wee Dram, Plum Guide home in Old Town Edinburgh

Click to book A Wee Dram now: from £120 per night At the foot of the Royal Mile, just a five-minute stroll away from Holyrood Palace, you'll find this slick apartment that's perfectly set up for city living. It's a modern space – contrasting with the winding, historic streets outside – where you can settle down on the buttery soft leather sofa and enjoy a nip of whisky between your adventures. The smart grey sideboard opens up to reveal a small kitchen, ideal for preparing a quick bowl of porridge before heading out, and your hosts are on hand to provide hotel-level services during your stay. A wander up the Royal Mile will lead you to imposing Edinburgh Castle in just over ten minutes, where you can walk in the footsteps of Scotland's ancient kings and queens. Or, take a hike up nearby Arthur's Seat for the very best views over the city – you won't be disappointed. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Royal Walk

Royal Walk, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh Old Town

Royal Walk, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh Old Town

Click to book Royal Walk now: from £120 per night What a fantastic location this stylish apartment has in Edinburgh's Old Town. It's just a five-minute walk from the stunning Palace of Holyroodhouse, while the Royal Mile is a ten-minute stroll away. The city's most famous landmark, Edinburgh Castle, is under twenty minutes on foot if you want to take some snaps of this icon. Back at this industrial-inspired home, there's everything you need to feel comfortable during your stay. We love the spider chandelier, modern prints and monochrome wallpaper here. Plan your days from the comfy sofa or enjoy a takeaway at the dining table if you don't fancy eating out. This home is perfect for a group of friends or a family looking to be within walking distance of many of Edinburgh's wonderful sights. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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