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Edinburgh Castle Hillside as seen from the Drawing Room windows

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary

Elegant central apartment with magnificent views to Edinburgh Castle. Prime location in the centre of the Edinburgh within easy walking distance to all the main attractions. This apartment is furnished to a high standard and provides luxury accommodation for one or two guests.

Ideal for city breaks, romantic getaways, and those looking for a Room with a View! This central apartment is also perfect for the business traveller looking for a comfortable home from home.

This quiet apartment comprises a bright, well proportioned living room with two large windows looking directly at Edinburgh Castle and Castle Hill. The living room has working shutters and full length curtains. The sofa can also be turned into a sofabed. There is a separate bedroom to the rear of the property with a very comfortable king size bed, full length blackout curtains and high quality linens.

The kitchen was fitted in January 2013 and has Neff appliances. The bathroom has a bath and overhead shower, fitted March 2013.

The apartment is on the second floor of an historic, A listed building, commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1866. Visit the apartment website www.stayatcastleterrace.com.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 12 km, Nearest railway: Waverley Station 1 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

The Lothians region

Edinburgh is a handsome and easily accessible, historic city in the south east of Scotland. With a fascinating array of castles, palaces, museums and galleries you will find so much to do in this magnificent city. Very popular with visitors year round, August is high season when the city becomes full to capacity as enthusiasts flock to see the famous arts and theatre festivals which continue throughout the month.

Hogmanay is another highlight of the Edinburgh year, when the city throws a huge party for New Year revellers, and a fantastic firework display is launched from the Castle.

If you are planning to visit the Highlands and Islands, Edinburgh is the perfect place to begin your journey.

Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh is on your doorstep. Edinburgh Castle is across street and you can enjoy fantastic Castle views from the living room windeows. (see photos). A five minute walk through Princes Street Gardens, located opposite the apartment, will take you to Princes Street and the main shopping areas. The Royal Mile is a short walk up Johnston Terrace (opposite) and all the city's Museums and Art Galleries are within easy reach. The Usher Hall, Lyceum and Traverse Theatres are just around the corner.

The apartment is located in Castle Terrace and the local area has eveyrthing to offer. Enjoy a peaceful stroll in Princes Street Gardens (opposite), gazing up at the Castle towering above you. Sample food from the wide variety of local restaurants - from Michelin (next door) to delightful bars and cafes in the Royal Mile and Grassmarket, just a five minute walk away.

Don't miss Edinburgh Farmer's market which takes place on your street every Saturday morning!

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Review 1-10 of 38

10 Mar 2014

5/5

"A classy Castle haven"

I booked this apartment for Valentines weekend to celebrate my husbands birthday, our 6-month wedding anniversary and Valentines day and it was an absolute little haven in the centre of Edinburgh! Kit… More

I enjoyed reading your review Sarah, thank you for taking the time to write this. Yes, I have to say I think Castle Terrace is really suited to the romantic city break.. nothing like looking out onto Edinburgh Castle all lit up at night... Let's hope you can make another visit for a future anniversary. It was lovely to meet you both. All the best, Kitty

26 Feb 2014

5/5

"Luxurious, cosy and perfect for a romantic mini-break"

We stayed in Kitty's glorious apartment in February for my husband's birthday.Kitty was extremely courteous and helpful at all stages of our booking - both in responding to my (many) queries… More

What can I say except thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review and I feel quite humbled by your kind comments. It is really good to hear your appreciation for all the little extras which are intended to make your stay more comfortable. I look forward to seeing you both again. With best wishes, Kitty

25 Feb 2014

5/5

"Felt so at home"

This is a wonderful base if you are visiting Edinburgh. The apartment is beautifully decorated, comfortable and fantastically located. We loved looking out onto Edinburgh Castle. Thank you to Kitty… More

14 Feb 2014

5/5

"Perfect location nice and quiet and handy tips"

We booked in here for 2 nights for my birthday trip to Edinburgh. The location is perfect right behind the castle, off the main pub routes so making it quiet and within easy reach of all the tourist a… More

13 Feb 2014

5/5

"A brilliant place to stay"

The owner, Kitty, was the most fantastic person to deal with. My travel plans changed significantly at short notice, but Kitty was flexible and gracious. The apartment is really everything that it is … More

Thank you so much for this lovely review, and I am glad that your mother was able to cope with the stairs - as you say, they are not steep. I am so glad you were comfortable, depsite being on the sofa bed and look forward to welcoming you back to Castle Terrace very soon. With best wishes. Kitty

6 Feb 2014

5/5

"One word...Amazing!"

My boyfriend & I really enjoyed our stay at Castle Terrace. Kitty gave a warm welcome and provided great information about the flat and the local area and also a folder with instructions & recommendat… More

9 Jan 2014

5/5

"Really great location, lovely apartement!"

We really enjoyed our stay at Castle Terrace, the location is fantastic, you can walk everywhere directly from the flat, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Grassmarket, Princes Street etc are all withi… More

6 Jan 2014

5/5

"The perfect getaway with a great hostess"

Really lovely and cosy appartment, with all the equipement needed for a perfect stay in a wonderfull city. On arrival Kitty was waiting to help us and even would buy some grocery's for us, where … More

I am so glad to hear that your New Year stay in Edinburgh was such a success and look forward to welcoming you back to Castle Terrace in the future. Best wishes Kitty

13 Nov 2013

5/5

"Great location and lovely apartment"

Very good service - Kitty met us at the front door and helped carry up our luggage to the apartment, and was very helpful with information and advice, especially regarding parking (which can be a prob… More

4 Nov 2013

5/5

"A very central and comfortable apartment with views of the castle"

We travelled to Edinburgh on an early morning flight so arrived at the apartment late morning. Kitty, the owner, had kindly said we could check in early which was very helpful, and she met us there and explained how everything in the apartment worked and gave us tips on what to do to enjoy our stay. The apartment was beautifully furnished, with fresh flowers in the living room and thick bath sheets in the bathroom. Although we ate out on each of the 3 nights we were there, we noticed that the kitchen had everything needed to cook a meal, including a weighing machine, measuring jugs and plenty of pots and pans. The bedroom was very quiet and the bed extremely comfortable. We had a fantastic choice of restaurants, many of them with gluten free dishes highlighted on the menu, which was useful for me as I have Coeliac Disease. Our favourite restaurant was Divino's, and we also enjoyed Vittoria on the Bridge, the cheaper restaurant upstairs. We were able to walk everywhere which we enjoyed. A highlight was walking to Leith and going on board the Royal Yacht Britannia. (The onboard café also had a gluten free menu which is not mentioned on the website.) Our flight home left in the evening, so once again Kitty helpfully allowed us to leave our luggage in the apartment until just before the new guests were due to arrive. We spent the last few hours of our stay looking round the Scottish National Gallery where, for £4, we were able to leave our suitcases in a locker. All in all, it was a lovely stay and we hope to return some time.

Review 1-10 of 38

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