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Edinburgh Castle viewed from the lounge

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Comfort, central location and splendid views of the Castle are just three features this delightful flat can boast of.

It is situated in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town looking straight out at Edinburgh Castle across the vibrant Grassmarket with its diverse cafes, restaurants and bars many offering outside seating to watch the world go by. All the attractions of central Edinburgh are an easy stroll away and Edinburgh's open top bus route passes by the front door.

Located on the first floor, the flat has a large bedroom looking out onto a quiet garden at the rear of the property - the bedroom has a king size bed, double glazing and built-in wardrobes. The spacious lounge has great views of the Castle and the Grassmarket and with its triple glazing is very quiet. The lounge has a dining area, two armchairs and a double sofa bed, which with a fold-out bed available for use in the bedroom allows a maximum of 4 people to be accommodated.

The flat is recently refurbished and has all the facilities that one could wish for. There is gas central heating throughout, hot water on demand and the lounge has a coal effect fire. The modern shower room has a walk-in shower. The kitchen has electric oven and hob, microwave oven, toaster, washing machine/drier and ample crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. The lounge has a flat screen TV with recorder and DVD player. In the bedroom you'll find iron and ironing board, hairdryer and trouser press. Throughout the flat there is free wifi.

All the attractions of central Edinburgh are within easy walking distance, e.g. the Castle, Holyrood Palace, Princes Street and the Scottish Parliament. Waverley Station and the terminus of the airport bus are half a mile away. Edinburgh has an excellent bus system and the flat lies close to most routes - the open top bus passes by the front door. Taxis are plentiful and if you have your own car there is a multi-storey car par less than half a mile away.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 15 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh, Waverley 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
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
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden

The Lothians region

Edinburgh and the Lothians need no introduction!


The Grassmarket is an open square in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town and lies just south of Edinburgh Castle, which towers impossingly over it. The small valley in which it lies was formed during the last ice age and the area was used for horse and cattle markets (hence its name) from the 15th century. In former times public hangings were held here including those of the Coventanters in the 17th century and also Maggie Dickson who survived the noose and who has a present day pub named after her. In keeping with this background, the Grassmarket is today the starting point for several ghost, historical and literary tours.

The Grassmarket is now a fashionable part of Edinburgh, with bars, restaurants and diverse shops serving both locals and visitors. The wide pedestrian areas are perfect for strolling around and for al fresco eating and drinking.

The Grassmarket is an easy and scenic walk from all the attractions of central Edinburgh, including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament, the Royal Mile, Princes Street, Greyfriars Bobby , the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland.

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Review 1-4 of 4

11 Aug 2014


"Amazing view of everything happening at the Castle and Grassmarket!"

Thank you Malcolm for an unbelievable stay at your flat! Could not have been more enjoyable! Watching projections on the castle and front row seats to two parades was priceless!… More

17 Jul 2014


"Comfortable apartment with great view"

We stayed here when in Edinburgh for our daughter's graduation. The accommodation was very comfortable with a stunning view of Edinburgh Castle from the front windows. The location, right on Gras… More

1 Dec 2013


"Great flat, centrally located, everything you need!!"

We had a wonderful family holiday staying in this flat looking directly at Edinburgh Castle. The flat is situated in the Grassmarket, which is extremely central, so we were able to walk anywhere easi… More

21 May 2013


"I really liked the flat and the place where it was, I hope to come back here!"

My family and I spent a really beautiful week in this flat. It was comfortable and The castle view from the living room windows is wonderful! At first we had problems with the kitchen only because we weren't used to it but we didn't have any other problem!
The flat is situated in a perfect starting point to visit easily all the most important city areas and at night you can ear the pleasant voices from the pubs.
All around the flat there are a lot of market that close late ( 10/11 p.m. ), so it's easy to do shopping.

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