House by the Royal Mile
Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Three - bedroomed Townhouse, located on three floors and situated roughly 60 metres from Edinburgh's historic and beautiful Royal Mile. It is in the Old Town in the city centre of Edinburgh. The house has its own private entrance and garage.
Old Tolbooth Wynd is located in Edinburgh's World Heritage Site, just a few steps from the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. The house is within walking distance of most major tourist sites as well as the railway station and bus links to the airport.
The property is suitable for couples and families who intend staying in Edinburgh on holiday as well as for businessmen/women. The lower bedroom with its ensuite facilities is particularly suited for guests with minor mobility difficulties though it should be noted that there are approximately twelve steps up to the living and dining accommodation on the first floor.
The Royal Mile is steeped in history and has much to offer visitors: iconic Edinburgh Castle; the Palace of Holyrood; the Scottish Parliament and much, much more. Princes Street (the main shopping street), Waverley Railway Station and Edinburgh's Georgian new town are all within a comfortable walking distance.
Reasonably priced but quality accommodation awarded four (4) stars for quality and cleanliness by Visit Scotland (Scottish Tourist Board)
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cramond 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 18 km, Nearest railway: Waverley 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Three bedrooms (two ensuite), offering flexible accommodation for parties of up to 4.
Free sat & DVD player with selection of DVDs
Games and tourist information
Mobile wi-fi facility (bring your own laptop) suitable for downloading emails and web browsing.
Accommodation consists of: Ground floor - Internal garage and small double bedroom with ensuite. Middle floor - lounge, dining/kitchen & toilet. Upper floor - master bedroom with ensuite, twin bedded room & bathroom with shower.
Minimum 3 days low season
Minimum 5 days high season
Minimum 7 days Festival and during July. Sorry - we do not accept stag or hen groups.
The Lothians region
Edinburgh is located in the central belt of Scotland and within easy driving distance of Fife (Home of Golf), Glasgow (what was the second city of the British Empire), Stirling and Perth (the gateway to the Scottish Highlands).
Outside of Edinburgh and thanks to a certain Hollywood blockbuster movie, Rosslyn Chapel is
now Midlothian’s most famous historic site.
Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is one of the UK's most popular destinations for visitors. It is a beautiful city, with architecture that is renowned throughout the world. However, Edinburgh is historically important too, having a major role in both Scottish and British history for hundreds of years. This is reflected in the many important buildings and monuments in the city.
Until the late 18th century, Edinburgh consisted mainly of what is now known as the Old Town (where you'll find the Castle, Royal Mile, and Grassmarket). The university was founded in 1583, jump-starting the city's educational and professional development. The Bank of Scotland was established in 1695, laying the foundations for Edinburgh's development into a leading financial capital by the end of the 20th century.
The Act of Union in 1707 joined Scotland and England politically, and transferred significant political powers from Edinburgh to London. By the late 18th century, Edinburgh had a population of 35,000. The increasingly overcrowded conditions led to many rich people leaving the city, principally to move to London. In the 1760s as a result of the continuing overcrowded and unhealthy conditions in the Old Town, there was a competition to design a New Town.
James Craig's winning design produced the current new city's grid-like street system. Building began in 1767 and was completed in 1810. Because of its culture, elegant layout, and its neo-classical architecture, Edinburgh became known as 'the Athens of the North'.
The city centre is dominated by the magnificent Edinburgh Castle (designated a world Heritage Site by UNESCO) which stands at the head of the Old Town perched high on its volcanic rock looking down on a city where medieval lanes and elegant, sweeping terraces hold over ten centuries of history, mystery and tradition.
Yet Edinburgh is also a modern, dynamic capital city where festivals attract the world's leading performers. Galleries display cutting-edge art, and bars, restaurants and clubs create a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a distinctly Scottish twist.
Each year during the summer months Edinburgh becomes the world's Festival City. The huge range and number of artistic events, performances and exhibitions throughout the city make a visit to Edinburgh unforgettable. It makes you feel that there is always something else happening around the corner which you are missing. There probably is - which is inevitably part of the joy of the Festival.
To make your stay more enjoyable and informed, we've put together a collection of websites to give you an idea of what Edinburgh has to offer. Whether it's the festival, the fringe or the tattoo, there is always something exciting happening that you won't find in any other city in the world.
Ghost tours, whisky tasting, ceilidh dancing, pubs, international restaurants, clubs, museums, art galleries, theatres, and cinemas are just a few of the things you will find in the links below.
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