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The Castle Snug


Excellent 5/5 Score from 20 reviews

The Castle Snug

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

A Truly "unique" property. Situated in the heart of the old town of Edinburgh only 200 metres from the world famous Edinburgh Castle is our historic apartment " The Castle Snug ", whilst staying at the Castle Snug you will be perfectly located to experience everything that Edinburgh has to offer. This unique property is available from only £25 per person per night.

The apartment, which is situated on ground level, is a studio featuring a Queen size bed which pulls out of the bookcase and a second Queen size bed located on the mezzanine level and prvides accommodation for 4 adults (a travel cot can be provided if requested ).

The apartment is most suitable for:

Honeymoons / Romantic breaks.

Family holidays ( although small children require supervision due to mezzanine level ).

Corporate accommodation.

The Tattoo / concerts on the Castle Esplanade.

The perfect sightseeing location


The apartment itself is steeped in history. Built around 1700, it was the home of writer James Boswell and in this very apartment he played host to Dr Samuel Johnson in the weeks leading up to the departure upon their " Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland " in the Autumn of 1773.

The main living area features original exposed stone walls and cedar ceiling and is sumptuously furnished with oxblood leather chesterfield seating and footstools alongside a Jotul cast iron stove.Should you choose to dine "at home", there is a fully equipped kitchen and a small dining area seating four. The bathroom is fully tiled and has a full size bath with a Mira Sport 10.8kw instant shower over. The apartment is strictly no smoking and pets are not permitted.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 12 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverly 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

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV
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 Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

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21 Sep 2014


"Quaint and cosy."

The Snug is the perfect place to stay in Edinburgh. Right in the heart of the old town, everything is at your fingertips. The Snug is clean, warm and comfortable which is needed after all the walking… More

13 Aug 2014


"We LOVED "The Snug"!"

Three friends from around the world came together to see Edinburgh, the Military Tattoo and the many presentations of The Fringe. The Castle Snug was a PERFECT location and setup for our long weekend.… More

12 Jul 2014


"Gorgeous little place in perfect spot"

Fabulous spot for sightseeing, restaurants etc. as this place is just off the Royal Mile. Really well equipped with lovely bread, biscuits, milk, juice, butter, jam left for us on arrival. The nearb… More

6 Jul 2014


"WOW!! What a unique place!!"

Castle Snug was amazing!! Photos are very representative of the property. In spite of the age of the building, the apartment had modern amenities, such as washer, dishwasher, TV. Location is unbeat… More

2 Jul 2014


"Lovely quaint property"

A unique property, well equipped for a perfect weekend in Edinburgh. Perfect location for sightseeing and close to pubs and restaurants.… More

1 Jun 2014



We booked two nights at the Castle Snug to round off a road trip right round Scotland and we couldn't have picked a more wonderful place to wind down. The Castle Snug was even better than we wer… More

29 Apr 2014


"Quirky and fun"

Our family stayed here on Sunday night. Easy to find and even better then we imagined. Our 12 yr old grabbed the loft bed and enjoyed his wee private haven. The hidden bed was comfy. Perfect for a nig… More

23 Apr 2014


"Amazing Snug full of character!"

Never stayed anywhere quite like the snug, it's brilliant! loved the bed hidden away at the top of the stairs, really cosy-perfect for couples and very close to Edinburgh castle. We stayed in Jan… More

22 Apr 2014



My partner,our 6 year boy and I absolutely loved our stay here. First class service from the owners who gave us extensive information before our arrival and even let us drop our bags into the apartmen… More

12 Apr 2014


"Enchanting property, perfect location"

We were looking for somewhere unusual to stay in Edinburgh and we really found it with this place. The location is perfect, close to everything you need to see and do in Edinburgh but still feels tuck… More

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Calendar last updated:19 Oct 2014

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