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Excellent 5/5 42 reviews

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.

Please note 4:00pm arrival and 10:00am departure times. If an early arrival and/or late departure cannot be helped and you need somewhere to leave your luggage for a while; there is a left luggage department at 'Waverley Train Station' not far from the apartment who will look after your luggage. Please note: They make a charge for this is a service. You will be able to find details of charges on their web site.

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.

Please note 4:00pm arrival and 10:00am departure times. If an early arrival and/or late departure cannot be helped and you need somewhere to leave your luggage for a while; there is a left luggage department at 'Waverley Train Station' not far from the apartment who will look after your luggage. Please note: They make a charge for this is a service. You will be able to find details of charges on their web site.

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 42

5 Jul 2014


"Great Location!"

We stayed here for a week on our honeymoon. If you are going to Edinburgh you must stay here. The location was excellent you could walk everywhere or take the hop on hop off tour bus that stops outs… More

Oh wow! What a fabulous review, thank you! And thank you for your enthusiastic recommendations, they are very much appreciated. I believe the reviews that say the most to a prospective visitor are the honeymoon reviews. It's the one holiday where everything has to be perfect so you can take away warm memories that will last a lifetime. I'm delighted that Edinburgh and our Grassmarket apartment helped you to achieve those memories. We wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous life together.
Haste ye back,

4 Jul 2014


"Noise Issue Resolved"

As the previous reviewer brought up, I too experienced the loud banging noise from downstairs, which was very disruptive and annoying. However, I contacted Colin and he immediately called the pub to … More

In all my years of holiday letting I have never been more relieved to receive a five star review. When receiving the last review the bottom fell out of my world. It seemed all the hard work and tens of thousands of GBP we put in to this apartment had been blown away by what we now know, not to be builders who were working in an adjacent apartment as we were lead to believe, but a pub toilet door with a faulty door closer slamming with force. I can't thank you enough for your five star review as it has put 76 Grassmarket back on track, reassured our potential visitors and saved all the hard work and money we put in to this apartment.
You, my beautiful, beautiful visitor (Sorry I'm not allowed to name you) will be welcomed back with open arms anytime. The quick and simple descriptive email you sent me allowed me to pin point and sort out the problem in minutes by way of a quick phone call to the pub. I only wish the last visitor had done the same instead of letting it carry on resulting in his break being ruined and the lowest rating I have ever received.
Note to all potential visitors to not only my, but all holiday accommodation: We owners have no control over such external problems occurring as they happen outside our direct control. In the unlikely event you do experience such a thing you'll be amazed how quickly we owners can get it resolved as this visitor has testified.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Haste ye back.

21 Jun 2014


"lovely apartment but way too noisy"

Lovely apartment, very clean, memory foam mattress very comfortable, not overlooked at the back. Enjoyed the hustle and bustle outside but pub downstairs far too noisy with constant bang bang bang of … More

I'm sorry your visit to Edinburgh was spoiled by noise. I have looked in to this and can report that an adjacent property had builders in working late during your visit and that they were doing the banging and playing their loud music. Edinburgh has strict laws in regard to pubs below residential properties playing loud music with loss of licence as a penalty. (The exception being New Year's Eve when they tend to be a little lenient). We work hard to make our visits experience the best we can provide and are both sorry and annoyed that your break in our lovely city was spoiled by the building work. Our 31 x 5 star and 7 x 4 star reviews out of a total of 40 pay testament to our commitment.
Kind regards,

1 Jun 2014


"Perfect hideaway from the bustle of Edinburgh"

Absolutely wonderful stay, comfortable, cosy and convenient! Beds are very comfy! Thank you for letting us stay in such a well maintained flat in a beautiful city. We hope to come back again!… More

Oh wow! Thank you for a great review. It was lovely to meet you both. We would love you to come back to enjoy the fabulous Grassmarket again. Maybe next time you may like to try our 107 Royal Mile apartment, but book early as it is very popular. Thanks again.
Haste ye back.

18 May 2014


"E cosa vuoi di più..."

Siamo ritornati ogUgi stesso, io e la mia compagna, da questo piacevolissimo viaggio ad Edimburgo: città meravigliosa e carica di energia!! Abbiamo optato per questo appartamento su Grassmarket e dev… More

Merci pour une grande revue. Je suis s'il vous plaît que vous avez apprécié votre visite à Edimbourg.
Vous avez fait mention des serviettes étant dans le sèche-linge et pas de papier toilette. Malheureusement, quand un visiteur arrive à l'improviste tôt avant l'heure convenue, il est possible de trouver en nous préparant l'appartement pour votre arrivée que le visiteur précédent avait pas longtemps laissé. Les serviettes fraîchement lavées étaient ébouriffées dans le sèche-linge pour les rendre souples et moelleux et notre propre a été à l'achat de fournitures, y compris le papier de toilette. Il est important pour nous que nos visiteurs apprécient le meilleur que nous pouvons offrir. Cependant; une arrivée précoce inattendu peut nous surprendre au milieu de notre préparation. Nous sommes heureux cela n'a pas gâché vos vacances et que vous avez eu un bon moment.
Hâtez-vous de retour.

Thank you for a great review. I'm please that you enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh.
You made mention of the towels being in the tumble dryer and no toilet paper. Unfortunately when a visitor arrives unexpectedly early before the agreed time, it is possible to find us preparing the apartment for your arrival as the previous visitor had not long left. The freshly laundered towels were being fluffed up in the tumble dryer to make them soft and fluffy and our cleaner was out buying supplies including the toilet paper. It is important to us that our visitors enjoy the best we can offer. However; an unexpected early arrival can catch us in the middle of our preparation. We are pleased this did not spoil your holiday and that you had such a good time.
Haste ye back.

17 May 2014


"Best location in Edinburgh!"

We traveled with another couple, so there were 4 of us sharing the apartment for 3 nights. It was charming, clean and comfortable.Conveniently located directly above the Last Drop Tavern in the middle… More

Oh wow! What a great review you have given us. Thank you for your high recommendation. You were a dream to accommodate and will be welcomed back any time. It sounds like you made the most of your short time in Edinburgh. I'm sure you will want to return one day to finish what sounded like a wonderful visit. Maybe next time you can try our 107 Royal Mile apartment, it has great reviews too.
Haste ye back.

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.

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