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5 Holiday Homes for the Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh, UK

When attending the Royal Highland Show you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best

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If you’re heading to Edinburgh in June for the Royal Highland Show, 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 Highland Show

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.

Volcanic Vistas

Volcanic Vistas, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Volcanic Vistas, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Click to book Volcanic Vistas now: from £200 per night At the foot of the Royal Mile, just one minute from the national seat of power of the Scottish Parliament, this flat is every bit as majestic as its surroundings. Enjoy luxury right from the offset, as your host can arrange for a private transfer from the airport right to your door. Inside, while the decor is much more modern than the historic locale, the furnishings are supremely comfortable and stylish. Your open-plan living space has rich, brown wooden flooring and duck-egg blue kitchen cabinets – a beautiful colour scheme which is perfectly illuminated by bright windows and light fixtures. We love the idea of dining below the trendy, low-hanging lampshade next to the charcoal feature wall. And this isn’t your only dining option – how about an alfresco meal on your own balcony? Then round off the evening with a stroll around the residents' garden. In the morning, savour a hearty bowl of porridge to prepare for a big day ahead. As you’re just a six-minute walk from the edge of Holyrood Park, you’ve got an enormous green space to explore. You can even scale its extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat, for sweeping views of Edinburgh and beyond. Sleeps up to 4 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Ancient Ascent

Ancient Ascent, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Ancient Ascent, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Click to book Ancient Ascent now: from £120 per night The Royal Mile stretches from the hilly city centre, right down to the even larger hills of the Crags and Arthur’s Seat (Edinburgh’s very own extinct volcano). And just six minutes from the edge of this ancient parkland, this modern home is a rather delightful contrast. The interiors are very industrial, but you’ll still find little touches of luxury. We love the lighting fixtures in the lounge and bedrooms, a web of black cords and hanging bulbs which cast a soft glow. Matching this are black metal frames on the door, shower, and bed, as well as dining chairs in the living space. Overall, this flat has a warehouse vibe which feels minimalist yet cosy, ideal for coming home to after witnessing a city steeped in history. Wander uphill after your morning coffee and stop in for some brunch on the High Street, just seven minutes away. Keep on heading to the top of this iconic mile to reach Edinburgh Castle. At just a thirteen-minute walk from home, your descent should include a stop at a traditional pub for a dram of whisky or a pint. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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

Wave To Waverley

Wave To Waverley, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Wave To Waverley, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Click to book Wave To Waverley now: from £300 per night Just around the corner from The Royal Mile, and at the centre of the Festival action during the summer, this Edinburgh home has a spot-on location. Less than a five-minute walk from Waverley Station, it puts you in the centre of things – with all of the city's main attractions easy to get to on foot. Smart, modern and bright, it's a comfortable base for a group of friends or a family, with three good-size bedrooms and views across the city to some of its most famous historic monuments. There are numerous great places to eat, drink and shop on your doorstep and it's just a five-minute walk to the castle. If you're arriving in Edinburgh by plane, it's even got that sorted for you, with the airport shuttle bus terminal just a couple of minutes away. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 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

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