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76 Grassmarket, A homely feel with the irresistible flavour of bonnie Scotland.

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 6km






The apartment is set in Edinburgh's historical Grassmarket within a beautiful stone building with a history dating back to 1634. The front windows overlook the fabulous & vibrant Grassmarket and its infamous Gallows, long since removed but now marked with a historic monument. The rear windows enjoy unique views to the most famous of all Fortresses; the unyielding Edinburgh Castle and the 350 million year old shoulder of volcanic rock it sits upon.

World famous Edinburgh attractions along with pubs, clubs and eateries are in abundance right on the door step. Holiday by day or if you prefer; holiday by night, right in the very heart of Edinburgh.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 6 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 11 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley station 1 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Further details indoors

NOW WITH NEW IMPROVED FREE Wi-Fi. The lounge has a comfortable 3 1/2 seater sofa bed with memory foam mattress for 2 additional guests and is open plan to the modern kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is well stocked with quality cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils for those amongst us who love to cook and for those that like to travel light, we have provided a washer drier along with a clothes airer and ironing facilities. The apartment has full central heating and for that extra cosy feeling during the winter season, a designer, coal effect, gas fire (Not recommended for use if young children are with you as the glass front gets very hot). The lounge over looks the vibrant Grassmarket and the bedroom at the rear of the property looks up to the jewel in the Edinburgh crown; Edinburgh Castle. It has a luxurious King size bed and a fine range of bedroom furniture.

The modern bathroom is fully tiled and has a 3 piece suite inc bath with powerful over shower. It also has a heated towel rail & shaver socket.

The telephone is a 'pay as you go' mobile (cell) phone that can be easily topped up at the local grocers shop next door to the apartment.

Further details outdoors



This is a city centre holiday let and therefore like all cities street parking is limited in available spaces & the number of hours you are allowed to park in these spaces, it can also be expensive. Because the apartment is so central you really do not need a car to get to the world famous Edinburgh City attractions. However; if for you a car is a necessity; there is free parking in the metered bays right outside the apartment from 18.30 hours to 08.00 hours each night and from 18.30 on Saturday night through to 08.00 Monday morning. During the day, Monday to Saturday, you can pay to park in these bays for a limited time. Tip: If you have parked in a metered bay and don't fancy getting up in the morning to pay at the meter, you can pay the night before and it won't start until 08.00 the next morning. The above are Council run and could be subject to change without notification. Best to check on arrival.

Bicycles cannot be brought in to the building as there is nowhere to leave them. No bicycles in the apartment please.

Further details

To help you settle in on arrival we provide a welcome pack of tea, coffee and sugar along with a fresh pint of milk. There is a well stocked small grocer shop next door and a larger supermarket approximately 500mts/Yds away.

As with most central Edinburgh accommodation the apartment has no lift (Elevator). It is on the 1st floor, therefore is unsuitable for some elderly or infirm visitors.

The Lothians region

Edinburgh, like Rome, is built on 7 hills, the most famous of them being; the dormant volcano 'Arthur's Seat', Calton Hill and The Castle Rock. The Castle Rock has a 'tail' or ridge that was carved out by nature during the Ice age, it runs from Edinburgh Castle down to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and measures slightly more than 1 mile (Hence the name The Royal Mile). 1000 years ago this ridge became Edinburgh’s first road. Today, it is known as 'The Royal Mile'. The apartment sits below the Castle, just down from the top end of the ‘Royal Mile.


Edinburgh, one of Europe's most beautiful Capital Cities is home to the annual International Festival of the Arts and its famous 'Fringe'.

Art Galleries, Museums, Theatres, Cinemas, Concert Halls and Night Clubs contribute to a rich cultural life. The City also plays regular host to many National & international sporting events and is a Mecca for shopping with many designer and specialist outlets. There is a huge choice of venues for eating & drinking at every level and price imaginable. Golf, swimming, Mounting biking, Hiking, Sandy beach, Dry slope skiing, Historical & ghost tours and the Dynamic Earth attraction are just some of the things to enjoy during your visit.

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Review 1-10 of 36

19 Mar 2014


"A delightful apartment,tastefully furnished in a brilliant location."

This was our second stay in this particular apartment. It is comfortable and has everything you need, very much a home from home. The added bonus is its location in Grassmarket , with the living room windows looking out onto the constant hustle and bustle. The bedroom at the back is quiet and looks onto a tiny oasis of green. There was quite a variety of bird visitors and a grey squirrel. There is so much to do and see in Edinburgh. It is an ideal spot for a city break. I am sure we will be back.

What an absolutely delightful review. I love all the lovely reviews my visitors leave for me and this is one of my favourites because of its originality and the wonderful descriptive contrast you gave of the Vibrant buzz of the Grassmarket stimulating the front room through an open window to the tranquil bedroom at the rear overlooking a tiny oasis of green with a variety of birds and a squirrel. Lovely, Thank you.
Haste ye back,

17 Mar 2014


"a wonderful place to stay in the centre of Edinburgh"

We stayed at 76 Grassmarket for three nights in March, and we absolutely loved it. The location couldn't be better - right in the heart of the old town, and the apartment itself was great - comfo… More

Oh Wow!! What a great review. Thank you. I don't know what to say. We are delighted that you found that the 'location couldn't be better' and our apartment so very 'comfortable and clean' and thank you also for your strong recommendation. It is very much appreciated. We work ever so hard in the hopes of getting reviews like yours and it feels great when we get them.
Thanks again, we would be delighted to have you back for another visit.
Haste ye back.

13 Mar 2014


"Excellent location and very clean and comfortable. Kitchen well equipped with basic necessities provided. Maybe a litt"

Excellent location and very clean and comfortable. Kitchen well equipped with basic necessities provided. Maybe a little too close to the pub downstairs for families with small children with reveller… More

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you found the location excellent and our apartment so very clean and comfortable and thank you also for your recommendation. It is very much appreciated.
Our aim is to offer the best holiday accommodation with the best reviews for the best value. If there are any improvements to the apartment you would like us to consider we will be only too pleased to do so.
Thanks again & haste ye back.

2 Mar 2014


"appartement bien situé"

Appartement confortable et bien situé. A 10mn à pied de l'arrêt de bus 100 (aéroport). De nombreuses activités peuvent se faire à pieds. Possibilité de prendre un bus touristique dans Gras… More

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your few days in Edinburgh and that you found the bedroom so peaceful at night. One of the beauties of staying in such a centrally located apartment is how quick and easy by foot it is to get to the vast majority of Edinburgh city's world famous attractions, pubs and restaurants and still be able to easily get back to the apartment anytime without having to plan for time, busses or pay expensive taxi fares. If you are looking for a quiet holiday Edinburgh city centre is not the place to stay as you will find yourself in the very heartbeat of all that is going on. We have done everything allowable in what is a very old listed building to subdue the city hubbub including specialist world heritage approved double glazing with additional sound proofing and extremely thick double lined curtains but you will never stop the most determined of merrymakers in one of the most celebrated, vibrant and social areas of Edinburgh; The Grassmarket.
Thanks again.

19 Feb 2014


"Lovely apartment in lovely location"

Great apartment- had everything you need. Also in a great location, Grassmarket is lovely, lively atmosphere in the pub below. Very close to the city centre- could walk to most things. And great view … More

What a fantastic concise review. A very difficult thing to do and done so beautifully. Thank you. You have summed up the whole experience so well.
Haste ye back.

18 Nov 2013


"Wonderful vacation stay"

Stayed at this lovely apartment with some friends this past September. Great location, close to pubs/restaurants, Royal Mile, bus stops for the Hop-on, Hop-off buses. Lots to see in the area. The ap… More

Thank you for a great, concise and professional review. You are obviously someone who has travelled a lot as you have hit on most of the vital points that makes a good holiday great. Location, food & entertainment, traveling further-a-field and the condition of the apartment. Then of course the acid test that you want to return. Wow! Thank you.
Haste ye back.

1 Nov 2013


"Location, location location!"

Got back last night from our "wee" stay in GrassMarket, we absolutely loved our stay at 76! It was like home from home, except we cannot see the magnificent castle from the bedroom window h… More

Thank you for a great review. You're right, Edinburgh certainly has it right. I wouldn't want my holiday apartments anywhere else in the world.
Thanks again.
Haste ye back

26 Oct 2013


"Outstanding Apartment and Location"

We had only four days to explore Edinburgh, this Grassmarket apartment was exactly what we needed. The accommodations were ready when we arrived, and they were clean, warm, and cozy. We loved having… More

Thank you for a fabulous review. It's great that you mention the hop-on-hop-off bus ticket, very handy to give you ideas of the best places to visit during your stay. I know what you mean about listening to the sounds of the evening Grassmarket, you can't help but love its vibrancy.
We're delighted you liked the apartment so much. You will be welcomed back anytime.
Haste ye back,

23 Sep 2013


"Great Location/Great Apartment"

Absolute gem of an apartment in a great location. The location makes visiting the city so simple... you can walk everywhere! The Apartment is nicely decorated, with a nod to its Scottish roots and to … More

Thank you for a fabulous review. You're right; being in the heart of the city means everything is at hand to enjoy. No expensive taxis to hire or bus routes and time tables to study, a short walk is all you need. Thanks for mentioning the castle; it is a lovely vision from the bedroom when lit up at night. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit and would welcome you back anytime.
Haste ye back

5 Jun 2013



Just what we were looking for! Bright & clean apartment in central location, had everything we needed, free wifi was a nice bonus! Good value for money and excellent communication with regards to our … More

Wow! Top marks, thank you. And thanks for the recommendation. I'm delighted you had such a brilliant time and the apartment was to your liking. I'm pleased you mentioned the free WiFi Although the last one we had wasn't even a couple of years old it was slow and limited. Good, fast, unlimited WiFi a must in these days of personal portable media. Thanks again for such a wonderful review.
Haste ye back.

Review 1-10 of 36

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