Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The apartment is situated in the very centre of Edinburgh, 500 metres from the Castle, 200 metres from Princes Street, and the main railway station at Waverley.

It is spacious with two large bedrooms, large hallway with area for studying or reading and a large living and dining area. In addition there is an internal walkway which can be a quiet sitting or reading area.

There is a well appointed bathroom and the larger bedroom has an en-suite shower room.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello Beach 5.5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 40 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 12 km, Nearest railway: Waverley 800 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

The Lothians region

Edinburgh is a stunning city with plenty activities and attractions to visit during the day as well as a vibrant night life. It hosts a number of well known festivals such as the fringe festival, which is the largest arts festival in the world attracting thousands of tourists in the month of August. Other festivals include Edinburgh's Hog-many festival at new year where there is live music played from princess street gardens on a number of stages, the royal Edinburgh military tattoo and many more. Details of all the festivals can be found at : http://www.festivalsedinburgh.com/

A popular site with tourists is the Royal Mile, with Edinburgh Castle situated at one end and Holyrood Palace and The Scottish Parliament at the other. More information can be found at:

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/palaceofholyroodhouse .

Close to Holyrood palace is Dynamic Earth which is an interactive centre that explains the past, present and future of the earth. There are exciting activities that children and adults alike would enjoy. More information can be found on their website: www.dynamicearth.co.uk.

Arthurs Seat is a popular hill walking spot which makes up most of Holyrood park.

Shopping

Princess Street is the main high street in Edinburgh and is a great place to shop. On Princess street there is a shopping center known as Princess mall which also has a food court. Other shopping centers in Edinburgh include St James center and Ocean Terminal.

The Scot monument, Princess Street Gardens and the Royal Art Galleries are also popular attractions on princess street.

Rose Street and George Street are directly behind Princess street and have more shops and restaurants. Thistle Street, where the flat is situated, is directly behind George Street.

Golf Courses

Although not know for its golfing courses there are a number of good quality ones in Edinburgh including:

Bruntsfield

Braid Hills – Beautiful golf course with views of Edinburgh castle and Arthur's seat.

Duddingston

Baberton

Craigmillar Park

Royal Burgess

Mortonhall

Murrayfield

Cinemas

If you would like to go to the cinema there is quite a few in the centre of Edinburgh. The Omni centre has a cinema, restaurants and bars. The Dominon Cinema is on Lothian road, a road leading off princess street at the west end. Ocean Terminal, located in Leith, also has a cinema along with shops and restaurants.

Museums

Edinburgh offers a wide variety of museums to visit.

The Royal Yacht Britannia which was used by the Queen has been turned into a museum that gives you an insight into the royal family's lives. It is moored in Leith close to Ocean Terminal.

National Museum of flight http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_flight/whats_on/airshow.aspx

National War Museum

National Museum of Scotland- http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/national_museum.aspx

Museum of childhood- http://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/Museum-of-Childhood

Writers Museum

Surgeons hall Museum- http://www.museum.rcsed.ac.uk/content/content.aspx

National Mining Museum - http://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/The-Writers--Museum

For a spooky experience in Edinburgh you can visit the Edinburgh Dungeons which is a few minutes walk from Princess Street. More information can be obtained from: http://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/en/ . Ghost tours leaving from the Royal Mile and now a ghost bus go around Edinburgh visiting the vaults underneath the streets and the infamous Mary Kings Close. There a number of different ghost tours in Edinburgh, here are websites you can look at for more details: http://www.mercattours.com/home.asp , http://www.cityofthedeadtours.com/, http://www.auldreekietours.com/, http://www.witcherytours.com/.

Gardens

There are many beautiful gardens to visit such as Princess Street gardens, Queen street gardens, Botanic gardens, and The Meadows.

Beaches

There are many beautiful beaches to visit when in Edinburgh. Such as Long Nidry beach and Yellow Craigs.

Art Galleries

Edinburgh offers a number of art galleries including National Art Galleries of Scotland which is on Princess Street.

Edinburgh

Thistle Street is situated just two streets behind Princess Street. It is an excellent central location to be staying whilst in Edinburgh. It is a few steps away from shops, bars, restaurants and clubs.

Below is a list of how far the flat is away from some of the major attractions in Edinburgh. It has estimated distance and walking times from the flat.

Princess street – 0.3 miles ( less than 5 minute walk)

Princes Mall – 0.3 miles ( 5 minute walk)

Scot Monument – 0.3 miles ( less than 5 minute walk)

Princess Street Gardens – 0.3 miles ( less than 5 minute walk)

National Art Galleries Of Scotland – 5 minute walk

Queen Street Gardens – 0.3 miles (less than 5 minute walk)

Rose Street – 0.3 miles ( less than 5 minute walk)

George Street – 0.3 miles ( less than 5 minute walk)

Royal Mile- 0.6 miles (10 minute walk)

Edinburgh Castle – 0.6 miles ( 10 minute walk)

St James Centre – 0.6 miles (10 minute walk)

Edinburgh Dungeons - ( 10 minute walk)

Edinburgh Playhouse - (15 minute walk)

Usher Hall – 0.7 miles (15 minute walk)

Holyrood Palace – 1.2 miles ( 20 minute walk)

The Scottish Parliament – 1.3 miles (20 minute walk)

Dynamic Earth – 1.3 miles ( 20 minute walk)

Arthurs Seat – 1.3 miles ( 20 minute walk)

Omni Centre – 0.7 miles (15 minute walk)

National Museum of Scotland - ( 20 minute Walk)

Festival Theatre – 1.2 miles ( 20 minute walk)

Kings Theatre- 1.1 miles (20 minute walk)

Ocean Terminal – 2.4 miles