Thistle Street, City Centre
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The apartment is situated in the very centre of Edinburgh, 500 metres from the Castle, 200 metres from Princes Street, and the main railway station at Waverley.
It is spacious with two large bedrooms, large hallway with area for studying or reading and a large living and dining area. In addition there is an internal walkway which can be a quiet sitting or reading area.
There is a well appointed bathroom and the larger bedroom has an en-suite shower room.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portobello Beach 5.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||40 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 12 km, Nearest railway: Waverley 800 m|
|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, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Lothians region
Edinburgh is a stunning city with plenty activities and attractions to visit during the day as well as a vibrant night life. It hosts a number of well known festivals such as the fringe festival, which is the largest arts festival in the world attracting thousands of tourists in the month of August. Other festivals include Edinburgh's Hog-many festival at new year where there is live music played from princess street gardens on a number of stages, the royal Edinburgh military tattoo and many more. Details of all the festivals can be found at : http://www.festivalsedinburgh.com/
A popular site with tourists is the Royal Mile, with Edinburgh Castle situated at one end and Holyrood Palace and The Scottish Parliament at the other. More information can be found at:
Close to Holyrood palace is Dynamic Earth which is an interactive centre that explains the past, present and future of the earth. There are exciting activities that children and adults alike would enjoy. More information can be found on their website: www.dynamicearth.co.uk.
Arthurs Seat is a popular hill walking spot which makes up most of Holyrood park.
Princess Street is the main high street in Edinburgh and is a great place to shop. On Princess street there is a shopping center known as Princess mall which also has a food court. Other shopping centers in Edinburgh include St James center and Ocean Terminal.
The Scot monument, Princess Street Gardens and the Royal Art Galleries are also popular attractions on princess street.
Rose Street and George Street are directly behind Princess street and have more shops and restaurants. Thistle Street, where the flat is situated, is directly behind George Street.
Although not know for its golfing courses there are a number of good quality ones in Edinburgh including:
Braid Hills – Beautiful golf course with views of Edinburgh castle and Arthur's seat.
If you would like to go to the cinema there is quite a few in the centre of Edinburgh. The Omni centre has a cinema, restaurants and bars. The Dominon Cinema is on Lothian road, a road leading off princess street at the west end. Ocean Terminal, located in Leith, also has a cinema along with shops and restaurants.
Edinburgh offers a wide variety of museums to visit.
The Royal Yacht Britannia which was used by the Queen has been turned into a museum that gives you an insight into the royal family's lives. It is moored in Leith close to Ocean Terminal.
National Museum of flight http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_flight/whats_on/airshow.aspx
National War Museum
National Museum of Scotland- http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/national_museum.aspx
Museum of childhood- http://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/Museum-of-Childhood
Surgeons hall Museum- http://www.museum.rcsed.ac.uk/content/content.aspx
National Mining Museum - http://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/The-Writers--Museum
For a spooky experience in Edinburgh you can visit the Edinburgh Dungeons which is a few minutes walk from Princess Street. More information can be obtained from: http://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/en/ . Ghost tours leaving from the Royal Mile and now a ghost bus go around Edinburgh visiting the vaults underneath the streets and the infamous Mary Kings Close. There a number of different ghost tours in Edinburgh, here are websites you can look at for more details: http://www.mercattours.com/home.asp , http://www.cityofthedeadtours.com/, http://www.auldreekietours.com/, http://www.witcherytours.com/.
There are many beautiful gardens to visit such as Princess Street gardens, Queen street gardens, Botanic gardens, and The Meadows.
There are many beautiful beaches to visit when in Edinburgh. Such as Long Nidry beach and Yellow Craigs.
Edinburgh offers a number of art galleries including National Art Galleries of Scotland which is on Princess Street.
Thistle Street is situated just two streets behind Princess Street. It is an excellent central location to be staying whilst in Edinburgh. It is a few steps away from shops, bars, restaurants and clubs.
Below is a list of how far the flat is away from some of the major attractions in Edinburgh. It has estimated distance and walking times from the flat.
Princess street – 0.3 miles ( less than 5 minute walk)
Princes Mall – 0.3 miles ( 5 minute walk)
Scot Monument – 0.3 miles ( less than 5 minute walk)
Princess Street Gardens – 0.3 miles ( less than 5 minute walk)
National Art Galleries Of Scotland – 5 minute walk
Queen Street Gardens – 0.3 miles (less than 5 minute walk)
Rose Street – 0.3 miles ( less than 5 minute walk)
George Street – 0.3 miles ( less than 5 minute walk)
Royal Mile- 0.6 miles (10 minute walk)
Edinburgh Castle – 0.6 miles ( 10 minute walk)
St James Centre – 0.6 miles (10 minute walk)
Edinburgh Dungeons - ( 10 minute walk)
Edinburgh Playhouse - (15 minute walk)
Usher Hall – 0.7 miles (15 minute walk)
Holyrood Palace – 1.2 miles ( 20 minute walk)
The Scottish Parliament – 1.3 miles (20 minute walk)
Dynamic Earth – 1.3 miles ( 20 minute walk)
Arthurs Seat – 1.3 miles ( 20 minute walk)
Omni Centre – 0.7 miles (15 minute walk)
National Museum of Scotland - ( 20 minute Walk)
Festival Theatre – 1.2 miles ( 20 minute walk)
Kings Theatre- 1.1 miles (20 minute walk)
Ocean Terminal – 2.4 miles
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7 Jan 2014
"Exceeded all expectations, wonderful hosts. Perfect location combined with a comfortable stay."
The apartment was more spacious than the photos online gave credit to. Well equipped and comfortable, with a touch of class as well as quirky original features to boast. Our hosts were a delight and not only a wealth of information and ideas but willing to go the extra mile. With personal touches and a friendly smile, we most certainly hope to re-visit this wonderful city and apartment.
7 Jan 2014
"Great flat. Great location."
We loved the flat. It was well equipped and homely. The owners were friendly and helpful. Only minor improvement would be curtains to second bedroom as blind didn't block lamplight but that's the only issue, everything else was great and we hope to return.
Thanks for your comments - and we note the point about the street light from the back lane window in the small bedroom. Perhaps the "designer" blind is too "brief"! We are taking your comment seriously and will arrange a Roman blind that should solve the issue.
I hope you will return and we can welcome you back.
6 Jan 2014
"Luxurious and spacious design in the perfect location"
WOW! This is a truly fantastic apartment which has been tastefully decorated to a very high standard and the attention to stylish detail is evident in every single room. The first WOW comes already when walking through the door and into the spacious and welcoming entrance hall with its impressive decor incorporating a huge stone wall, and from there on the WOWs just keep coming. The open-plan living room / dining area / kitchen is large and stylishly furnished, and has all the usual amenities such as flat screen satellite TV, DVD, iPhone music station, etc. plus a modern gas fireplace with remote control. The kitchen is modern and very well equipped, and the large dining table seats six people comfortably. The master bedroom is luxurious and spacious, and the en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower has high WOW-factor. The other bedroom is spacious and has a comfortable double bed plus a pull-out sofa bed and thus sleeps 4. The main bathroom comes well equipped and has a bathtub with shower. The wifi signal is strong and is easy to connect to.
The apartment is perfectly located for just about everything in the city of Edinburgh. The main shopping streets (i.e. Princes Street and George Street) are just a short stroll away (2-5 minutes), whereas some of the city's finest restaurants and bars are virtually next door in Thistle Street. I personally recommend Fishers in the City (superb seafood restaurant), Dusit Thai Restaurant and the Bon Vivant Bar (WorldsBestBars Expert's Choice and Michelin Guide Recommended), which are all next door neighbours! Most of the night scene takes place in George Street, and is also within easy stumbling distance...
Robert, the landlord, is very pleasant and accommodating. He greeted us with a warm smile upon arrival, spent plenty of time to show us around the apartment and gave us a wide range of recommendations for making the most of our stay in Edinburgh.
Will we be coming back to this beautiful apartment? Definitely!
16 Nov 2013
"Excellent location, very nice flat, warm welcome by owners"
The flat is 5mn walk from the very center of Edinburgh, in a lively but quiet street.
Flat is very well equipped and furnished, very nicely decorated.
Owners welcomed us very friendly.
Absolutely a very good place we recommend.
6 Nov 2013
"A fantastic base for any city trip to Edinburgh, right in the heart of the city"
The decoration was very tastefully done. There was plenty of bedroom space between us. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. The landlord was friendly and helpful. We had a very pleasant stay and were very happy with our decision to stay there.
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