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5 Holiday Homes for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, UK

When attending the Edinburgh Festival Fringe you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best

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Colourful terraced houses in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

If you’re heading to Edinburgh in August for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Edinburgh collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

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

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

Timorous Beastie

Timorous Beastie, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh

Timorous Beastie, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh

Click to book Timorous Beastie now: from £90 per night Grab your own cosy nook right on the Royal Mile – Edinburgh's main artery, ending at the castle. Moments away, you'll find whisky bars serving over 200 different drams, fully kilted pipers, and – in August, anyway – the magical chaos of the Edinburgh Festival. This apartment offers brief respite from all that, kitted out with a flat-screen TV for binge-watching, a generous kitchen corner for preparing tipsy laird pudding and a squishy red leather sofa to eat it on. Downstairs is the famous World's End pub – grab a pint and people-watch for a while. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Water Of Life

Water Of Life, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, Uk

Water Of Life, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, Uk

Click to book Water Of Life now: from £120 per night The Royal Mile is probably the most famous street in Edinburgh, if not the whole of Scotland, and this apartment is situated right on the iconic thoroughfare. It's a sleek, modern home, in contrast with the ancient, cobbled streets outside – making it the ideal spot to kick your feet up and relax when you're not busy exploring the capital. You'll love waking up in one of the stylish bedrooms and making some porridge in the kitchenette, which can be cleverly hidden away behind doors when you're not using it. Stroll up the Royal Mile for just over ten minutes to arrive at breathtaking Edinburgh Castle, where you can learn about the tumultuous history of Scotland's kings and queens. Or, take a hike up nearby Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano that offers incredible vistas over the city to the hills beyond. After all that excitement, you'll be glad to come home and admire the view of Calton Hill from the comfy sofa as you sip on some Scottish whisky – sláinte! Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Cask & Keg

Cask & Keg, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, Uk

Cask & Keg, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, Uk

Click to book Cask & Keg now: from £120 per night Housed in a former brewery from the 1800s, this cool home nods to its past while dazzling with modern comforts and contemporary style. A monochrome palette gives it a sleek look, with wood and leather accents giving it a characterful industrial edge. We love the Crittall doors in the living room that lead to a beautifully dressed bed, behind which a sketch-style mural hints at the home’s heritage. When you’re not kicking back on the sofa with a cold beer, catching up on work at the desk or enjoying luxurious soaks under the rainfall shower, go out and explore your surroundings. Your Old Town neighbourhood is full of narrow alleys where museums, shops and restaurants all vie for your attention, while Calton Hill (a ten-minute walk away) offers impressive views over the entire city. With the Royal Mile a seven-minute stroll away and Edinburgh Castle reachable in thirteen minutes on foot, you couldn’t be better placed to experience the best that the city has to offer. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

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