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Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

When you visit Edinburgh make sure your trip includes Edinburgh Castle. It dominates the city from its great rock-top location and has shaped the nation's history.

The Scots and the English fought to control the castle in the Wars of Independence. It has also been home to many Scottish monarchs. Queen Margaret, who was later sainted, died here in 1093. Mary Queen of Scots also lived here. Her great-great-great grandson, Bonnie Prince Charlie, captured Edinburgh during the Jacobite Rising of 1745-46 but failed to take over the castle.

The Stone of Destiny was used for centuries in the crowing of Scottish monarchs, and was finally returned to Scotland in 1996. It’s now on display in the Crown Room.

There has often been a military presence at Edinburgh Castle and it has become something of a national icon. Don't miss the One O'Clock Gun, which continues to be fired every day except Sunday.

The castle provides stunning views over the entire city. Many more Edinburgh attractions are close by, including Arthur's Seat and the Royal Mile.

Places to stay near Edinburgh Castle

10

Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
A Stunning Modern 2 bedroom apartment at the heart of Grassmarket in Edinburgh’s Old Town, located just 5 minutes walk up hill to the castle. This lovely, newly refurbished and well equipped apartment make your ideal stay for discovering Edinburgh and all city attr  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(3) Very Good 

33

Grassmarket holiday apartment rental

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
2/1 LADY WYND, EDINBURGH, EH1 2LH Ground floor flat up to 4 people in heart of city centre. Lady Wynd is situated in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, just off the Grassmarket. It lies in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, and is within a few hundred yards of a  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

(46) Excellent 

24

Holiday studio in Edinburgh

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Fabulous rooftop and castle views can be admired from all the windows of this cosy, city centre apartment. There is an NCP and a public car park right next door. All city centre attractions are within easy walking distance. All public transport is close by. The flat  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Very Good 

16

Holiday apartment in Grassmarket

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This property is a bright one-bedroom mews house on two floors in a peaceful central location beside the famous Grassmarket, and within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.With windows to th  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £1211 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Very Good 

7

Apartment rental in Grassmarket

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Centrally located one-bedroom cottage-style apartment (sleeps 1-4) in a peaceful location beside the famous Grassmarket, with spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle and within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and t  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 / week

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from £80 / night

(61) Excellent 

14

Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
Elegant central apartment with magnificent views to Edinburgh Castle. Prime location in the centre of the Edinburgh within easy walking distance to all the main attractions. This apartment is furnished to a high standard and provides luxury accommodation for one or two  …see more

from £90 / night

£580 - £620 / week

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from £90 / night

(62) Excellent 

50

Apartment rental in Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A beautiful apartment on the edge of the Grassmarket, equipped comfortably and to a very high standard, Lady Wynd offers luxury and seclusion in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. The property is located on the first floor, with secure door entry system.The living room  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(61) Excellent 

28

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £100 / night

£540 - £950 / week

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from £100 / night

(69) Excellent 

17

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

(37) Excellent 

27

Holiday apartment rental

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Located at the foot of the castle in the bustling heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. This bijou apartment isn't just the perfect place to soak up the best history, culture, shopping and nightlife Edinburgh has to offer, it's also a beautiful place to come hom  …see more

from £72 / night

£520 - £1100 / week

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from £72 / night

40

Old Town, Edinburgh holiday apartment rental

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Brand new refurbishment for 2015!The apartment at historic Ramsay Garden adjoins the esplanade area in front of the castle, making it the most special place to stay in the city. Recently renovated in 2014, the apartment is very well-equipped.There are 2 double bedrooms  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Good 

67

Holiday apartment in Old Town, Edinburgh

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
A wonderful opportunity to stay in 1 of Edinburgh's most prestigious historical buildings in Ramsay Garden. The apartment is located at the top of the Royal Mile opposite the castle esplanade and has fantastic views of the Castle and across Edinburgh's Skyline. The apar  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

18

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Very Good 

16

Apartment rental in Grassmarket

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
The apartment has a lounge with double sofa-bed, TV, DVD player, HiFi and 'butterfly' dining table and chairs. There is a double bedroom with mirrored wardrobe leading on to the bathroom with electric shower and bath tub. The kitchen is well equipped with washing machin  …see more

from £65 / night

£406 - £746 / week

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from £65 / night

39

Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

6 14 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
A Wonderful opportunity to stay in a National Trust property located in the centre of Edinburgh's Old Town adjacent to the Castle. The apartment is formed of 2 adjoining apartments and is full of character and old worldly charm. It has spectacular views of the Edinburgh  …see more

from £380 / night

£2660 / week

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from £380 / night

(11) Excellent 

18

Grassmarket holiday apartment rental

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The apartment is in a fabulous central location just up from the vibrant Grassmarket. There is no shortage of cafes bars and restaurants nearby. The bedroom and kitchen have a wonderful view of the castle and as the flat is situated to the back of the building it is ve  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £770 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Very Good 

11

Apartment rental in Grassmarket

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Nestling in the shadow of the famous Edinburgh Castle, Castle Rock is a modern, spacious one-bedroomed self-catering apartment. There is a modern open-plan lounge with kitchen and dining area with ample seating for up to 4 guests. There is a comfortably furnished double  …see more

from £66 / night

£462 - £806 / week

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from £66 / night

(10) Excellent 

57

Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Brand new refurbishment for 2015! The spacious apartment is furnished and decorated to a high standard and is a perfect place to stay for both families and groups of friends. Split over 2 self-contained floors the layout lends itself well to groups who wish to enjoy so  …see more

from £350 / night

£2200 - £5000 / week

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from £350 / night

(2) Excellent 

28

Edinburgh holiday apartment rental

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
A spectacular serviced apartment high above Princes street beside Edinburgh Castle in the heart of Edinburgh’s Historic Old town. This apartment has unrivalled views in three directions – towards Edinburgh castle to the West, Northwards over the Firth of Forth into  …see more

from £295 / night

£2205 - £2290 / week

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from £295 / night

(4) Terrible 

19

Holiday apartment in Grassmarket

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This fantastic one double bedroom apartment is in an ideal location, just off Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket and Royal Mile, making it the perfect base for exploring all that this city has to offer.Located on Castle Wynd South, this pedestrian lane leads to steps u  …see more

from £95 / night

£800 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Very Good 

100

Edinburgh holiday apartment rental

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
A wonderful opportunity to stay in a National Trust property. The apartment is a period "Arts and Crafts" style flat of historical significance located in the old town at the top of the Royal mile opposite Edinburgh Castle. Situated within Ramsay Garden and once was the  …see more

from £290 / night

£2030 / week

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from £290 / night

37

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £295 / night

£2205 - £2290 / week

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from £295 / night

(4) Very Good 

100

Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Car not necessary
A spectacular serviced apartment high above Princes Street beside Edinburgh Castle in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. This amazing apartment boasts incredible views over Princes Street and Edinburgh. Situated in the historic Ramsay Gardens, set in quiet courtyar  …see more

from £260 / night

£2050 - £2115 / week

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from £260 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday apartment in Grassmarket

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Our apartment is just a stone's throw away from Edinburgh Castle, so makes a great base for anyone visiting the city. It's located right next to Grassmarket, a thriving hub of activity including pubs/shops/restaurants, along with numerous street performances and street  …see more

from £75 / night

£550 / week

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from £75 / night

9

Holiday apartment in Grassmarket

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Lovely bright and quiet apartment with wonderful views of the Castle and the Old Town. Great location for exploring Edinburgh as there is so much to see and do within easy walking distance. The apartment is 1 flight of stairs from the main entrance and secure parking av  …see more

from £80 / night

£880 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

17

Holiday apartment in Grassmarket

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The apartment is situated by Edinburgh's ancient and historic Grassmarket, with its cosmopolitan variety of cafes, bars, restaurants and quirky shops.A 10 minute walk will bring you to our famous Princes Street and its gardens. Many of the museums, galleries and at  …see more

from £71 / night

£420 - £1105 / week

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from £71 / night

(24) Excellent 

35

Old Town, Edinburgh holiday apartment rental

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The apartment is situated on the 1st floor of an old historic listed building beside Edinburgh Castle.Old Town 163 has been newly refurbished, tastefully decorated and furnished to a very high standard.While many of the original features have been retained the apartment  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

52

Grassmarket holiday studio rental

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Comfy flat is in excellent City centre location - it's just to say nothing:) GREAT LOCATION! You are right under the Castle! Just 10 minutes walk from Royal Mile, Princess Street, Edinburgh Castle and all other central located amenities. Grassmarket just 2 minutes, but  …see more

from £85 / night

£600 - £740 / week

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from £85 / night

(25) Excellent 

16

Apartment rental in Grassmarket

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The apartment is situated by Edinburgh's ancient and historic Grassmarket, with its cosmopolitan variety of cafes, bars, restaurants and quirky shops.A 10 minute walk will bring you to our famous Princes Street and its gardens. Many of the museums, galleries and at  …see more

from £71 / night

£420 - £1210 / week

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from £71 / night

28

Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Castle Rock apartment is a perfectly located city centre base in a historic building looking out at Edinburgh Castle and over the Grassmarket Square. It's a stylish and comfortable 1 bedroom apartment in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, sleeping 4 people comf  …see more

from £75 / night

£635 - £775 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

17

Holiday studio in Grassmarket

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
This 2nd floor studio apartment offers a stunning view of the Castle in one of the city's best locations. In the heart of Edinburgh Old Town, which features bistros and craft shops, Castle Wynd South offers bright and modern accommodation. Just a few minutes walk  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

10

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £275 / night

£1650 / week

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from £275 / night

(8) Excellent 

30

Holiday apartment in Grassmarket

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Nestled in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle this beautiful & eclectic apartment is the perfect base for your trip to Edinburgh. Freshly renovated, the apartment has everything you could need for your stay with a fully equipped bespoke kitchen, a beautiful big walk-in  …see more

from £87 / night

£590 - £1000 / week

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from £87 / night

(64) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment in Old Town, Edinburgh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
(We have limited availability for at the Wee Palace apartment for the rest of this year so, if your dates are not available, please also check out our brand new and absolutely stunning Hidden Glen - Glengoyne apartment which has the property number 7177496.) They say e  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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from £75 / night

10

Edinburgh holiday apartment accommodation

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
This property is a stylish centrally located one-bedroom apartment in an architecturally significant building (C-listed) in a charming location beside the famous Grassmarket and within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, night  …see more

from £119 / night

£371 - £1078 / week

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from £119 / night

13

Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
Ideally located in the West End of Edinburgh City Centre, close to Lothian Road with a Spectacular view of Edinburgh Castle from the street. The property is ideally located with access to shopping, restaurants, theatres and main attractions in the city. Haymarket stat  …see more

from £129 / night

£903 / week

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from £129 / night

(4) Very Good 

8

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

 …see more

from £172 / night

£652 - £1328 / week

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from £172 / night

(11) Very Good 

24

Grassmarket holiday apartment rental

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Grassmarket, in a historic building. Fantastic city centre location and yet in a secluded and quiet environment. Refurbished to a high standard. Light and airy open plan living/dining/kitchen. Both bedrooms have their own character and design touches. Welcome pack on ar  …see more

from £100 / night

£950 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

18

Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This modern stylish one bedroom apartment is in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town Grassmarket area. It has been newly renovated to a high standard. There is a luxury double bed as well as a single loft bed. Newly fitted kitchen/ living space including all amenities an  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(18) Very Good 

36

Studio rental in Grassmarket

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The flat sits in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town Area called The Grassmarket. Its simply bursting with some of the best shopping Edinburgh has to offer. The area is full to brimming with Scottish Designers, Artisans and independent merchants selling ever  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £790 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Excellent 

30

Apartment rental in Grassmarket

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Centrally located, Castleside Apartment is within walking distance of Edinburgh's most popular attractions. All windows face towards the Castle offering splendid views. Situated in a quiet secured gated complex , this apartment is ideally placed in the vibrant Gras  …see more

from £67 / night

£470 - £504 / week

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from £67 / night

(3) Excellent 

29

Holiday apartment in Grassmarket

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
You can't help but be impressed with the stunning view of Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy a glass of wine or simply a cup of coffee looking at that view of the castle! Porteous Pend castle view apartment is a 1st floor, 1 bedroom apartment. It's the perfect location for all of  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Terrible 

19

Holiday apartment in Grassmarket

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
You simply cannot get a better located property for your trip to Edinburgh! This gorgeous and very trendy one bedroom apartment places you directly underneath Edinburgh Castle and on the Grassmarket. Perfect for a couple's retreat, this will be your haven. You cann  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £880 / week

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from £100 / night

(45) Excellent 

24

Edinburgh holiday apartment rental

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
21 Cordiner's Land is a compact 2 bedroomed apartment, which is fully equipped and luxuriously appointed to the highest standards. Both our apartments (Apartment 39 Lothian House is our other Edinburgh property) have received annual Four Star Self-Catering awards f  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £1175 / week

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from £85 / night

(35) Very Good 

49

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

Apartment rental in West End

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
This 3rd floor flat has been lovingly renovated and decorated traditionally.Both bedrooms have very comfortable antique double beds for you to enjoy. There is plenty of space to store your clothes in the cupboard, lots of plug sockets to charge everything and you could  …see more

from £150 / night

£1000 / week

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from £150 / night

72

Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
This cosy yet stylish apartment boast a one of the best views of Edinburgh Castle and is in walking distance of all major tourist attractions. 30 minutes from the airport this historic location is great for couples and family short stays in the city. The apartment is su  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 / week

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from £90 / night

15

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

 …see more

from £90 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

28

Grassmarket holiday apartment rental

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A lovely one bedroom 2nd floor apartment so near to Edinburgh Castle and a minute from the Royal mile. Refurbished 2016 - New carpets - so fresh. The bedroom has a Laura Ashley king-sized wrought iron bed which is prepared for your arrival. The modern bathroom is next d  …see more

from £140 / night

£800 - £950 / week

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from £140 / night

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Holiday apartment in Grassmarket

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
These well-presented properties are situated on the Grassmarket, with a studio style main bedroom and second that boasts bunk beds, the apartments are perfect for families and groups of friends. All main sleeping areas are separated from the lounge and the 2nd bedroom i  …see more

from £89 / night

£800 / week

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from £89 / night

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