Second floor one bed apartment, located in the heart of the Old Town and close to Greyfriars Churchyard. The building itself is of architectural significance (Grade B listed) and of historical importance, dating from 1739 and originally the Edinburgh Charity Workhouse. The living room has a dining area and traditional fire place with electric fire. The two-seater sofa converts in to a double sofabed - suitable for one adult or two children. There is a TV and DVD player plus a selection of DVDs and books, many with a Scottish flavour. Free wifi.
The modern kitchen area is well equipped with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, fridge-freezer, cooker and microwave. The double bedroom has a wardrobe and chest of drawers. The bathroom is tiled and has a wash-hand basin, toilet and bathtub with shower over.
Gas, electricity, linen and cleaning are included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed
There is so much to do in Edinburgh! Have a look at the official Edinburgh visitors website.
Edinburgh has an astonishing array of tales to tell from its dark and gory past. There are plenty of guided tours that will help you learn more.
The apartment is very close to the attractive Grassmarket, with its many shops and restaurants (head down Candlemaker Row by Greyfriars Churchyard). Just off the Grassmarket, and leading back to the Royal Mile, is Victoria Street (or the 'West Bow'). Check out Maison Bleu for great food!
Just around the corner from the apartment is Greyfriars Church (built in 1620) and churchyard. At the entrance you will find a memorial to Greyfriars Bobby, the faithful Skye terrier, who, so devoted was he to his master, that he sat on his master's grave for 14 years until he died in 1872.
Across the road from the Greyfriars Bobby memorial is the National Museum of Scotland (Chambers Street), recently refubished and holding international collections of decorative arts, science, industry, archeaology and the natural world. Next door you can enjoy fine dining at the splendid Tower Restaurant on the top floor of the Museum of Scotland, which has terraces with amazing views over the city.
The apartment is close to the University of Edinburgh main campus (established in 1582), with its many landmark buildings. Next to the University lie the Meadows, a large area of open parkland in the heart of the city. Near the top of the Meadows path (close to the apartment) you will find a small Sainsbury's supermarket. Starbucks is just around the corner from the apartment and there is another one next door to Sainsbury's.
For some serious nightlife, the Cowgate (centre of the city’s nightlife) is close by.
We are happy to provide any further information to help you with your stay, so please do ask.
Our cosy apartment is centrally located in Edinburgh's Old Town, overlooking Greyfriars Bobby and the National Museum of Scotland. The grandeur of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle is just a few minutes walk away and Princes Street, with the famous Scott Monument and the picturesque New Town also just a short walk away.
Although we are moments from the Royal Mile, we are also close to other excellent restaurants and attractions. The gorgeous bar and restaurant at the Hotel Du Vin is directly opposite Forrest Hill, and the brilliant (and reasonable) Outsider Restaurant is on George IV Bridge, just off Forrest Road. On Forrest Road you will find an excellent and authentic Indian restaurant (Namaste). For a very special experience, you can head back to the Castle entrance and dine at the Witchery.
To get to Princes Street from the apartment, all you need to do is head past the Royal Mile to the top of Market Street (off The Mound) and then down the steps towards the Scottish National Gallery and to Princes Street. Alternatively, try walking down one of the many wynds and closes (narrow alleyways) off the Royal Mile - for example Advocates Close or Fleshmarket Close.
Waverley Station, being Edinburgh's central railway station, is only about 5 to10 minutes from the apartment by foot. It is an uphill journey from Waverley to the Old Town though, so do bear that in mind if you arrive with a lot of luggage. There are plenty of buses, taxis and cycle rickshaws nearby if you need them.
Waverley Bridge, just outside the station, is also a good place to catch a bus to the airport. You can also hire a car at Waverley Station (Europcar) and, by prior arrangement, return it at the airport.
Taxis to and from the airport from the apartment cost in the region of £17/£18.
Nearby attractions abound. Don't forget to visit Edinburgh Castle and the many other buildings of architectural significance on the Royal Mile such as St. Gile's Cathedral and the ancient Scottish Parliament Building, Mary King's Close (involving an atmospheric tour of Edinburgh's Old Town tenements), the splendid and newly revamped National Museum of Scotland and Greyfriars Churchyard (next to our apartment building and accessed at the top of Candlemaker Row).
The Edinburgh Festival takes place in August. We couldn't really be closer to some of the most popular Edinburgh Festival (Fringe) attractions, such as the Gilded Balloon.
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