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Grassmarket Apartment entrance in the Old Town

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Castle view from the entrance to apartment

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

A lovely one bedroom 2nd floor apartment so near to Edinburgh Castle and a minute from the Royal mile.

The bedroom has a Laura Ashley king-sized wrought iron bed which is prepared for your arrival.

The modern bathroom is next door with an electric shower over bath, towels provided.

The sitting room has a Laura Ashley day bed which turns into two comfortable single beds. Also a reclining sofa and chairs.

Wifi. Large screen TV with DVD player.

There is a dining table in the sitting room adjacent to the galley kitchen. Fridge, electric hob and oven and washing machine. Short or long stay welcome. This apartment is ideal for tourists, couples, business travellers, parents of students.

The main approach from the West to the Old Town, the Grassmarket is still very well conserved with many historic buildings, and an open, cobbled market square, which allows pubs and restaurants to spill out onto the pavement. There are also a number of small retailers in the area.

Some of Edinburgh's tallest buildings are in the Grassmarket, with some having eight or nine stories, each story of around 9 or 10 feet.

The area's historic role as a marketplace continues to some extent with public fairs, market stalls, craft fairs, and festival events, such as at Hogmanay and the Edinburgh Jazz Festival mardi gras in July.

The Grassmarket was also the location for public executions. James Andrews was the last person hanged here on 4 February 1784, for a robbery in Hope Park, but Grassmarket bars still trade on the area's notoriety, the most obvious being the Last Drop.

The Grassmarket's close proximity to the entrance of the old fortified city and the fact that it is situated in a low-lying valley, that would have been accessible by livestock and carts, meant that there was probably a market here as early as the 1300s.

Nestled 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.

A paradise of independent merchants, designers and artisans, the Grassmarket Edinburgh is simply bursting with some of the best shopping Edinburgh has to offer.

Far more than simply a retail haven, the area is well known for being home to some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh as well as some of the most vibrant and eclectic bars in Edinburgh. In fact the Grassmarket pubs, many with a history dating back to the notorious days of Burke and Hare, are known throughout the world for their exciting, dark Edinburgh history mixed with some of the best traditional food, ales and music in the city!

The area's dramatic and intriguing history, well preserved cobbled streets, medieval architecture and inspiring views of Edinburgh Castle help to create an atmosphere unparalleled in Edinburgh, Scotland or indeed Europe.

With so much to see and do it's easy to see why a visit to Edinburgh wouldn't be complete without shopping, dining, exploring in Edinburgh's beautiful Grassmarket.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Scremerston near Berwick - a beautiful beach. 12 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh and Newcastle. 80 km, Nearest railway: Berwick on Tweed & Edinburgh - hire a car - 30 45 km
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, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair

About this location

The Edinburgh region

Grassmarket is Edinburgh's most lively square, with cafés, restaurants, pubs and shops all around a big tree-dotted pedestrian area, all under the towering rock of Edinburgh Castle.

Just walk up curved Victoria Street past more interesting shops and restaurants and you have easy access to the Royal Mile.

This really is an exciting place to stay, a quiet little hideaway in the heart of Edinburgh, memorably close to the towering presence of Edinburgh Castle, and with plenty to see and do on your doorstep and the rest of the historic city within walking distance.

Grassmarket

Leading from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh's Royal Mile is the heart of Scotland's historic capital. Just a short walk away is the eclectic Grassmarket, a vibrant area steeped in the city's colourful history.

Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Royal Mile runs through the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, connecting the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, perched high on a base of volcanic rock, with the splendorous Palace of Holyroodhouse, resting in the shadow of Arthur's Seat. The Mile is overlooked by impressive, towering tenements, between which cobbled closes and narrow stairways interlock to create a secret underground world.

Peppered with superb attractions such as The Real Mary King's Close or the Scottish Storytelling Centre, historical sites including St Giles' Cathedral and some of the best eating and drinking spots in the city, the Royal Mile offers much to see and do. For a glimpse of recent history, be sure to visit the ultra-modern Scottish Parliament, a striking building boasting a cutting-edge design.

Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Once a medieval market place and site for public executions, the Grassmarket area is now a vibrant area buzzing with lively drinking spots and eclectic shops. Its detailed medieval architecture, stunning castle views and dynamic atmosphere make it one of the city's most-loved areas, frequented by tourists, students and professionals alike.

Though Grassmarket executions ceased in 1784, some of the traditional area's pubs, such as The Last Drop and Maggie Dickson's, keep alive the bloody tale of a chequered past. The White Hart Inn has played host to some famous patrons, including Robert Burns, and like many other pubs in the Grassmarket, offers live music and acoustic performances on most nights.

Fashion fans will uncover a wealth of gems at Armstrongs Vintage Emporium, a haven of retro clothes and quirky accessories, while Fabhatrix offers beautiful hand-made hats and accessories, perfect for a Scottish summer shower or winter frost. Scottish and European restaurants are dotted around the square, many of them offering outdoor seating areas for al fresco dining in the summer months.

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    • 8 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:27 Mar 2015

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