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The Castle Snug

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary

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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Review 1-10 of 10

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

8 Apr 2014



Stayed here for one night with family! What a treat! The kids were fascinated with the old world decor and the pull out bed was fab! Attention to detail was great, really cosy, great decor, spotlessly… More

9 Feb 2014


"Exquisite excellence."

So arrived here for a wee Edinburgh overnight anticipating something different. .yes we found it!..fell in love the minute we walked through the door. .so quaint in its loveliness,joy was felt!where … More

12 Dec 2013


"Lovely little apartment, great location"

The Castle Snug is only a few minutes walk from the castle itself and even though it's hidden away down a side street, is fairly easy to find with the directions provided by Brian, the apartment&… More

22 Sep 2013


"Fantastic, unique, cosy and a home from home!"

Found this online, didn't know what to expect. Brian (owner) was incredibly helpful and friendly. We arrived quite early and were able to drop our luggage off ready for a wander around. The locat… More

18 Sep 2013


"A must stay place in Edinburgh!"

We just returned from our 3rd trip to Scotland and part of it included a stay in this wonderful flat in the heart of the Royal Mile. This little place has loads of character and was well appointed wi… More

12 Sep 2013


"Unique place to stay"

Stayed for a 2 night break at the castle snug. I cannot recommend it enough. It is a unique place to stay, with bags of character, right on the royal mile.… More

24 Jul 2013



What's not to like about the Snug - super cute and slap bang in the centre, right on the Royal Mile and 2mins walk to the castle and if that's not enough, despite being in the hub of it all,… More

10 Jul 2013



Being a fan of Boswell and Johnson, this apartment just could not be overlooked.A brilliant location just off the Royal Mile ,surprisingly quiet and perfect for a short break away in this beautiful ci… More

3 Jun 2013


"unique, fun, great location"

This apartment is located right in the heart of Edinburgh. We chose it because of its uniqueness and and setting. The apartment was spotless and had everything we could possibly need even down to a … More

Review 1-10 of 10

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