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Grassmarket/West Bow Apartment


Excellent 5/5 Score from 3 reviews

View from apartment of the Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary

This 3rd floor apartment (accessed through a spiral staircase) is located in Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket (a thriving area full of boutique shops, fantastic restaurants and bars) right in the heart of Edinburgh’s Historic Old Town and to add to this the apartment has excellent views of Edinburgh Castle!

The apartment is full of original features including original Georgian fire places, panelled walling, Georgian cooking range and an original pulley for drying your clothes!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport (Airport Bus) 850 m, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley 850 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Further details indoors


Within the lounge there are two windows both looking out onto the Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle (complete with working shutters), original Georgian Fire Place and original wooden panelling to the walls additional to this, there are two sofa's one of which is a sofa bed (which could sleep another 2 people), TV and DVD player as well as cable TV and free broadband internet/Wi-Fi.


The traditional style kitchen is well stocked with all utensil's and cooking equipment required for a comfortable stay (including fan assisted oven, ceramic hob, fridge freezer, washing/dryer, dishwasher, table and chairs and all the other things you expect).

Bedroom 1

The main bedroom again boasts excellent views of the Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle (complete with working shutters), the original Georgian Fire Place, double bed, wardrobe, drawers and bedside cabinets and lamps.

Bedroom 2

This second bedroom comes with double bed, wardrobe, drawers and bedside cabinets and lamps and original working shutters on the windows

Shower Room

Within the contemporary shower room there is a large walk-in shower, sink, toilet, large mirror (with light).

Bed Linen & Towels

Bed linen provided and towels are provided free of charge (if your stay is longer than 7 days a changeover of fresh clean bed linen and towels will be arranged).

Internet Access & Cable TV

As previously mentioned the flat comes with free broadband internet/Wi-Fi and cable TV

The Lothians region

The enchanting historic city of Edinburgh is the perfect location for a city break. Full of charm and character, Edinburgh is certainly a cosmopolitan capital city that has something to offer everyone.

All year round you will be spoilt for choice with an outstanding array of tourist attractions including the Famous Medieval Edinburgh Castle (dating all the way back to the 12th century), modern day attractions such as Dynamic Earth and not forgetting the huge selection of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and public parks.

Throughout the year Edinburgh plays host to the some of the World’s largest Festivals and events from the world famous Fringe and Military Tattoo to the largest Hogmanay street party in Europe.

Edinburgh truly is a vibrant and captivating city that offers warmth, charm and adventure.


Located in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, the Grassmarket area is one of the most vibrant, picturesque and convivial areas of the city. Steeped with history with its well preserved cobbled streets, medieval architecture, and amazing Castle views the Grassmarket certainly has lots to offer for everyone.

The old market area is certainly a retail haven with its many independent boutique shops, designers and artisans as well as some of the best cafes, restaurants and pubs that Edinburgh has to offer, in fact some of the Grassmarket pubs date all the way back to the notorious days of Burke and Hare and are known throughout the world for their character history and charm.

Throughout the year, the Grassmarket is host to many spectacular outdoor events and festivals offering arts markets with arty crafty folk selling their wares, live music and dance, and so much more.

With the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle only a stones’ throw away, the Grassmarket area is certainly the perfect place to stay if you planning to explore this charming, historic and picturesque capital city.

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Review 1-3 of 3

15 Mar 2014


"Fab location"

The vendor (Sean) was very helpful throughout the process and even allowed us to park opposite in the Backpackers car park which was much appreciated. Excellent location, great apartment and amenities. We had the front bed room which was a little noisy on an evening but it was no big deal as we were late in ourselves and what would you expect given the location. Would definitely book here again.

7 Dec 2013


"Charming and Convenient"

I stayed with my husband and two grown up daughters and it made all the difference to our stay in Edinburgh. The apartment is conveniently located with a wonderful view of Grassmarket and the Castle. It is very well appointed with every modern amenity but with a lot of old world charm that has been retained during its renovation. It was also very cosy and comfortable. It is close to various dining places that can cater to whether one is after a quick or a more sophisticated meal. The Royal Mile with all its attractions is literally round the corner. The only possible drawback is a rather steep stairwell up to the apartment.

19 Nov 2013


"Excellent location for attending the Fringe"

Although flat is up 2 flights it was not an issue for access.
Everything is in the flat - it was clean and modern - we couldn't see any downsides.
Although windows are not fully sound proofed the noise wasn't an issue - it is Edinburgh during festival time and it was to be expected - everyone having a good time.
It is excellent location for access to the Edinburgh festival venues and the city centre.
We have booked again for 2014, this time for a week - wouldn't be surprised if we booked it again for 2015!!

Review 1-3 of 3

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