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Thistle Street, Warm, modern and spacious

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 13 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

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)
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 Edinburgh 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 :

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:

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.

Golf Courses

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.



Craigmillar Park

Royal Burgess




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

National War Museum

National Museum of Scotland-

Museum of childhood-

Writers Museum

Surgeons hall Museum-

National Mining 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: . 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: ,,,


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.

Art Galleries

Edinburgh offers a number of art galleries including National Art Galleries of Scotland which is on Princess Street.

New Town

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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Review 1-10 of 13

4 Apr 2015


"Another great stay in Thistle Street"

We returned to Thistle street again this year and it was as good as ever. If you have never been before look no further. I've stayed in 7 apts in Edinburgh and this is by far the best. We stayed … More

12 Nov 2014


"Lovely, spacious apartment in very central location"

Loved the apartment and the location. Plenty of room for 2 couples and one room having the en suite was ideal. Selection of good restaurants on doorstep and only minutes to George Street or Princes … More

29 Sep 2014


"Beautiful apartment - centrally located"

This apartment has everything you need for a stay in Edinburgh. It is very spacious and is located in the very center of New Town. There are several restaurants and pubs just around the corner or on t… More

20 Aug 2014


"THe perfect spot"

This was our perfect flat for the festival. Spacious, comfortable and ideally situated. We were even able to entertain other friends. Met by owner and all quirks explained - the plumbing is a little … More

10 Aug 2014


"Excellent accommodation in a fantastic location"

Accommodation was great, exactly as advertised, in a central location within easy. Walking distance of old and new Edinburgh. Would definitely book again - without hesitation!… More

1 Aug 2014


"Super Stay"

Totally happy about the place. Everything was great. The apartment was clean and in good taste with the decorations. It felt like home. There is plenty of space for two families. The only issue w… More

1 Jul 2014


"Lovely apartment but let down by owner not returning deposit"

This apartment is perfect. The owners were very friendly and thoughtful initially. We had a great time and initially I said that we would definitely return. However it's been over a month since w… More

IWe apologise for the anxiety caused to the guest in this case. We were not able to meet the guests before departure to check the apartment and refund the deposit in cash. Our bookings payments are managed through PayPal but the guest did not have a PayPal account to refund the deposit electronically. For management of our own records and tax purposes it's difficult to pay through another, business, bank account - but this is what we eventually had to do.

We sincerely hope that the guest will return and hope that this situation does not arise again.


22 Apr 2014


"Beautiful spacious apt in the centre of everything"

Just back from a stay in this gorgeous apt. From start to finish I couldn't fault it. The apt is on a lovely cobbled street just behind George Street and Princes street. It is surrounded by lovel… More

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.

Best regards


Review 1-10 of 13

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      Calendar last updated:03 Jun 2015

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