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5 Holiday Homes for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, UK

When attending The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best

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Scottish military drum performance wearing red and green tartan kilts

If you’re heading to Edinburgh in August for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, 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 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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.

New Town Fling

New Town Fling, Plum Guide home in New Town Edinburgh

New Town Fling, Plum Guide home in New Town Edinburgh

Click to book New Town Fling now: from £120 per night Right across the street from Edinburgh’s beautiful Queen Street Gardens, this chic apartment has everything you need for a relaxing stay in the city. With its tall ceilings, soft grey walls, dark wood floors and modern furnishings, there’s an elegant simplicity in the decor that makes you feel instantly at home. We love how the home has been carefully designed with space in mind, like the bespoke kitchenette, cleverly hidden within a cabinet, and the stairs up to the mezzanine bedroom creating a visual feature piece in their own right. After mornings enjoying breakfast at the window-side table and luxuriating under the rainfall shower, go out and explore your surroundings. You’ve got plenty of Edinburgh’s most iconic sights within easy walking distance, including Princes Street for great shopping (six minutes away), Edinburgh Castle for an afternoon of history (twelve minutes away) and Calton Hill for stunning sunset views over the city (fourteen minutes away). Factor in the countless bars and restaurants in your New Town neighbourhood and you’ve got ample entertainment to keep you going. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

The Parting Glass

The Parting Glass, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

The Parting Glass, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Click to book The Parting Glass now: from £100 per night We're smitten with the whimsical vibe of this Edinburgh flat – the patterned pillows and eclectic artwork are on the right end of shabby-chic, and of course, that plush velvet couch is as comfortable as it is trendy. The pink kitchen is as sweet as can be, the sage green bathroom has a tub if you're in the mood to soak, and the shared communal garden is an excellent place to savour sunny days. But the sweetest spot is the small window seat – on rainy days, curl up with a book and watch the world pass by. End the evenings with a nightcap mixed up at the bar cart before nodding off in the sumptuous bed. You're just ten minutes from George Street, surrounded by excellent shopping, mouth-watering dinner spots and quirky bars. Head to Calton Hill for postcard-worthy views of the city or spend the day strolling down the Royal Mile and exploring Old Town's narrow alleyways, about a twenty-minute walk away. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Stone & Sage

Stone & Sage, Plum Guide Home in Edinburgh, UK

Stone & Sage, Plum Guide Home in Edinburgh, UK

Click to book Stone & Sage now: from £200 per night With New Town’s shops and restaurants on your doorstep and many of Edinburgh’s most famous sights within walking distance, there’s no end to the entertainment available around this stylish home. Housed in a beautifully preserved Georgian townhouse, there’s a definite feeling of natural calm in this apartment with its dark green sofa, pale wood floors and chic modern furnishings. Open up the door in the living room and master bedroom to step out onto a peaceful private courtyard framed by stone walls, where a table and chairs invite sunny breakfasts and evening drinks beneath the moon. We love the clever use of cabinetry that’s been used for the bespoke kitchenette and the master bedroom’s chic vanity desk that will make working from home – as well as getting ready for a night out on the town – a treat. Speaking of going out, you’re just a twelve-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle while Calton Hill with its incomparable city views is a fourteen-minute stroll from your door. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Old in New

Old in New, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh

Old in New, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh

Click to book Old in New now: from £500 per night Edinburgh is steeped in history, which is why we think your trip to this enchanting city should reflect that. Step into a Georgian dream when you stay in this 18th-century apartment. Period flagstones adorn the hallway, one of many original features. The large ceilings and long sash windows are typically Georgian and let plenty of natural light into the grand rooms. One of the most elegant areas of the city, New Town is characterised by pretty avenues and open squares. Head to George Street for a spot of upmarket shopping or drop by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery for a culture fix. Relax in the drawing room’s velvet armchairs after a day of sightseeing. Prepare for a night out like the lords and ladies of the 18th-century in the golden gilded mirror above the bedroom’s fireplace. Once it’s time to turn in, it’s a restful night’s sleep atop the cast iron bedsteads. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Grand Interiors

Grand Interiors, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Grand Interiors, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Click to book Grand Interiors now: from £50 per night Sometimes you spot a grand-looking, historic building and think the interior could never live up to the impressive facade. That’s not the case at this apartment in Edinburgh’s New Town, where the Georgian frontage and original features – marble fireplaces, high ceilings, and hardwood floors – have been tastefully augmented with rich carpets, and antique and handmade furniture. The only truly modern elements are the bathroom (just as one would wish) and the sleek, white kitchen. Though the solid wood table and crystal whisky decanter add a bit of old-world charm. This light-flooded city pad is a fantastic base for your Edinburgh stay, whether you’re here for shopping along George Street, sightseeing at the castle, or the city's world-famous festival. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

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