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Grassmarket/West Bow Apartment

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

This 3rd floor apartment (accessed through a spiral staircase) is located in Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket (a thriving area full of boutique shops, fantastic restaurants and bars) right in the heart of Edinburgh’s Historic Old Town and to add to this the apartment has excellent views of Edinburgh Castle!

The apartment is full of original features including original Georgian fire places, panelled walling, Georgian cooking range and an original pulley for drying your clothes!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport (Airport Bus) 850 m, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley 850 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Further details indoors


Within the lounge there are two windows both looking out onto the Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle (complete with working shutters), original Georgian Fire Place and original wooden panelling to the walls additional to this, there are two sofa's one of which is a sofa bed (which could sleep another 2 people), TV and DVD player as well as cable TV and free broadband internet/Wi-Fi.


The traditional style kitchen is well stocked with all utensil's and cooking equipment required for a comfortable stay (including fan assisted oven, ceramic hob, fridge freezer, washing/dryer, dishwasher, table and chairs and all the other things you expect).

Bedroom 1

The main bedroom again boasts excellent views of the Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle (complete with working shutters), the original Georgian Fire Place, double bed, wardrobe, drawers and bedside cabinets and lamps.

Bedroom 2

This second bedroom comes with double bed, wardrobe, drawers and bedside cabinets and lamps and original working shutters on the windows

Shower Room

Within the contemporary shower room there is a large walk-in shower, sink, toilet, large mirror (with light).

Bed Linen & Towels

Bed linen provided and towels are provided free of charge (if your stay is longer than 7 days a changeover of fresh clean bed linen and towels will be arranged).

Internet Access & Cable TV

As previously mentioned the flat comes with free broadband internet/Wi-Fi and cable TV

The Edinburgh region

The enchanting historic city of Edinburgh is the perfect location for a city break. Full of charm and character, Edinburgh is certainly a cosmopolitan capital city that has something to offer everyone.

All year round you will be spoilt for choice with an outstanding array of tourist attractions including the Famous Medieval Edinburgh Castle (dating all the way back to the 12th century), modern day attractions such as Dynamic Earth and not forgetting the huge selection of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and public parks.

Throughout the year Edinburgh plays host to the some of the World’s largest Festivals and events from the world famous Fringe and Military Tattoo to the largest Hogmanay street party in Europe.

Edinburgh truly is a vibrant and captivating city that offers warmth, charm and adventure.


Located in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, the Grassmarket area is one of the most vibrant, picturesque and convivial areas of the city. Steeped with history with its well preserved cobbled streets, medieval architecture, and amazing Castle views the Grassmarket certainly has lots to offer for everyone.

The old market area is certainly a retail haven with its many independent boutique shops, designers and artisans as well as some of the best cafes, restaurants and pubs that Edinburgh has to offer, in fact some of the Grassmarket pubs date all the way back to the notorious days of Burke and Hare and are known throughout the world for their character history and charm.

Throughout the year, the Grassmarket is host to many spectacular outdoor events and festivals offering arts markets with arty crafty folk selling their wares, live music and dance, and so much more.

With the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle only a stones’ throw away, the Grassmarket area is certainly the perfect place to stay if you planning to explore this charming, historic and picturesque capital city.

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Review 1-10 of 16

2 Oct 2014


"Wonderful period apartment in fantastic location"

Loved our stay here, everything was A* from the friendly and helpful welcome and briefing from the backpackers staff ( just around the corner for accessible key collection) to the delightful charm of … More

24 Sep 2014


"Altamente recomendable"

El lugar es hermoso, la ubicación es muy buena en plena ciudad vieja y cerca de todo. Pleno centro.El apartamento es hermoso y luce tal cual se ve en las fotos de muestra. Es muy limpio y todo esta … More

22 Jul 2014


"Would stay here agien"

Loved the flat. and it was Very clean. loved the beds and the bedrooms the livingroom,the kitchen. the bath. Nothing negative. obs: remeber its a partystreet so dont expect it to be on the quiet side.… More

19 Jul 2014



perfect except staircase. good location, very clean and cosy. the bathroom was good but the draining system of shower was not good, water accumulated when showering. very well equipped.… More

5 Jul 2014


"Perfect on location, accommodation, and price."

Making our way into Edinburgh for the first time was quite the daunting task. The easiest way to find the flat is to come up Lothian to Grassmarket. Don't try to find your way to Cowgate. In anyc… More

28 Jun 2014


"Great time had by all"

Great place in the perfect location, close to the castle, restaurants and transport. Very clean spacious apartment. Will definitely use again!! :)

16 Jun 2014


"A cracking little flat in the midst of it all"

We loved the flat - even the spiral staircase that other reviewers have commented on (we needed the exercise given the amount we were eating and drinking!). The flat is gorgeous - all mod cons but lots of intact character too. It's handily placed at the head of Grassmarket, with support from the backpackers around the corner (who kindly printed my return boarding passes for me and allowed us to store our gear prior to checking in). I can see where other commenters were coming from with respect to the noise but for us that just added to the atmosphere - we enjoyed watching and hearing the world go by below us - but if you're a light sleeper, ear plugs may be a good thing to pack.

4 Jun 2014


"Great city, great location"

The flat was really well appointed, stylish and spotless. Sean the owner was very accommodating regarding parking and picking up and dropping off the keys. Once in the city you won't need the car… More

28 May 2014


"Great location - lovely flat!"

We were in Edinburgh for a family wedding and the flat was a great place to stay. It was very well kitted out and freshly decorated. We appreciated the fresh white sheets and towels - including the … More

20 May 2014


"Fabulous flat, amazing location and excellent owner"

This flat is very comfortable , right in the heart of Grassmarket . Two of the tour buses stop in Grassmarket and then continue to St Andrews square where you can change to a different route if you buy the big ticket that allows you to do that.
There is a good store very close to the flat and a local Sainsburys about 5 minute walk from the flat which is very well stocked.
Very close by there are smaller eating places, you can eat in or take away , and they offer a good range of light meals. We liked the baked potatoes with humous and roasted vegetables .
A few pizza places and fish and chips are available just minutes from the flat. There is an award winning restaurant right under the flat called the Mussel and Steak..we never tried it but look good and was usually busy.
Some great history in the Grassmarket area.
Key pick up is easy , at Budget Backpackers round the corner and they are a very happy helpful bunch of people!
Sean the owner is great and left us some milk and shortbread ..lovely..if you need anything in particular then Sean is your man to ask.

Review 1-10 of 16

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Calendar last updated:17 Dec 2014

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