Our self catering Storytelling Apartment (Visit Scotland 4 star), distinctly Scottish in nature is situated right in the centre of things on Edinburgh's Royal Mile - the heart of the historic Old Town. A great base to explore Scotland's capital city. The main attractions – The Castle is a 10 minute walk up the Mile and Holyrood is 10 minutes down. You do not need a car when based here.
The flat comprises a comfortable lounge (with sofa bed) overlooking the Royal Mile, a luxurious double bedroom, brand new shower room and separate fully equipped kitchen. Ideally suited to 2 people the apartment is an excellent base for a romantic weekend however with sofa bed it can accommodate up to 3. Please note the apartment is on the 2nd floor (US 3rd) in a traditional tenement and there is not a lift.
Included in the price are all taxes, electricity and gas, bed linen, towels, internet broadband access and a welcome basket with tea, coffee, milk, sugar and award winning local shortbread.
The Storytelling Apartment is the ideal Edinburgh festival flat. Like the city itself it is compact but full of memorable features. Set in a traditional stone-built tenement on the Royal Mile, it retains a distinctly Scottish flavour with modern additions designed to help you relax. So you can visit Edinburgh attractions Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle on foot then drink in the atmosphere of the Royal Mile from your window seat.
Where is Edinburgh’s Storytelling Apartment? You’ll find our luxury flat in the centre of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. It’s the perfect location for a Scottish holiday or base to explore Edinburgh. Many of the best attractions in Edinburgh are less than 20 minutes’ walk from the Storytelling Apartment which sits halfway between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.
Great location. Comfortable unit with character. The friendly arrival help was appreciated. Flowers are a very nice touch.
We stayed in the 3rd floor “storytelling apartment” for one week (May 18-24) and the combination of wonderful owners/landlords, superb location, and outstanding accommodations made for a lovely time. The apartment is neat and clean, but not lavish. Located on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile (at 8 High Street) one is within easy walking distance of many of the area’s attractions. Eateries, bars, the famous ghost walk, and shops of all sorts line this area of the city. Our favorite restaurant is Pizza Express, up the hill, toward the castle, then left on North Bridge Street (23 North Bridge). It’s rather expensive for a pizza joint though.
From EDI (airport), take bus #35 to 8 High Street on the Royal Mile (cost, £1.5 which is the cost of any bus journey to one destination; always have exact fare). You may choose to take the airport shuttle (cost, £3.5 and for use on that journey ONLY). You will arrive at Waverly Station and from there you will walk (15 minutes) to the apartment. Much of the walk is uphill so you are the judge regarding the walk. Taxi fare, one way from airport to the apartment, is approximately £25. Bus #35 is an hour’s journey while the shuttle takes about half the time. Later on, you may elect to spend £3.5 and get an ‘all day’ bus ticket – we did so and rode all around the city one day. Purchase tickets from the driver, always have correct change/fare; take your receipt for future use that day. Check out the King’s Theatre to see what’s playing (bus #27).
The apartment will accommodate 4 people quite easily (double bed and a convertible couch in separate rooms) – TV, fireplace (gas), shower, clothes washer, dishwasher, and a small but fully equipped kitchen makes the place a perfect apartment for your stay in this fabulous city. Bring your iPad, Wi-Fi is free and works great. The dwelling is equipped with appropriate ‘plug-ins’ so no need to concern yourself with that issue while here.
Friendly landlords (Fiona and Beth) complete the picture, they are fabulous! Have a great stay and enjoy your “digs” here…nothing more to say. Have fun.
I stayed at the Storytelling Apartment with my 2 children in March and it couldn't be more perfect. The location is top notch right on the Royal Mile with a convenient store just below.
Upon our arrival, Beth met us at the apartment and was so friendly and welcoming. She walked us through the apartment amenities and made sure we had everything we needed. The apartment was spotless and decorated with many "Scotish" touches such as books, art, and DVDs.
The apartment is even better than in the website photos. Three of us were very comfortable using both the bedroom and pull out couch. I would absolutely stay again and Edinburgh is now one of my favorite cities I'm sure partly due to this wonderful apartment.
This great apartment was beautifully appointed and set up. The location was so perfect that we never needed a car for our 6-day stay. We were able to walk everywhere. We did genealogical research, visited (free!) museums, took in bits of the Story Telling festival next door and went out in the evening to pubs for live music. There are two bagpipe makers within a block's walk and my husband was able to comparison shop for his new set of smallpipes - after talking to a local piper performing nearby. We used "Fiona's Favorites" list as a jumping off point and explored from there. Just sitting on the window seat in the living room was entertaining as we watched the world go by below on the Royal Mile. You will know that you have been to Edinburgh and Scotland after staying here. Even after almost a week, there is still SO MUCH to see and do. We want so much to return and pick up where we left off.
My husband and I stayed at this perfect little apartment for 5 nights in July. The apartment is just as charming as it's owners, Beth and Fiona. Beth greeted us with croissants and flowers. The place was immaculate and we loved the layout of the apartment. The bed was very comfortable and having a washer was indispensable. The location is perfect - right on the Royal Mile - you can walk to virtually anything in Edinburgh from here! Our favorite restaurant was Ondine which we would highly recommend for anyone who savors gourmet seafood. Beth and Fiona were wonderfully gracious hosts assisting us in locating parking for our rental car and recommending the best that Edinburgh and the surrounding area has to offer. We will definitely stay here again on our next visit to Edinburgh!
We have spent three wonderful day in your lovely apartment. It was spotless and had everything we could possibly have needed - perfect for a couple. We found its location absolutely right for discovering Edinburgh and its history - right in the centre but surprisingly quiet. We took the bus only once - to view the Royal Yacht Britannia - fantastic. The rest of our time was spent walking and wearing out the park benches just looking at the views - trees, buildings and your mountains. We shall return having researched Edinburgh and all things Scottish. Your list of 'Fiona's Favourites' was really helpful and thanks to the books in the apartment, we now know so much more about this lovely country.
Scotland’s capital is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric cities in the world with the Castle dominating our incredible skyline. The Royal Mile, where our flat is located, is right in the centre of the Old Town - the medieval centre of Edinburgh and an absolutely perfect place from which to explore our breathtaking City. The Castle is a 10 minute walk away. Both the Old Town and the Georgian New Town Edinburgh offers you an amazing range of architectural and cultural experiences.
Step out your front door and step back in time. Explore the nooks and crannies of the Royal Mile and you’ll be amazed what you discover - from Mary Kings Close to the contemporary architecture of the Scottish Poetry Library.
The city buzzes in August with a plethora of arts and cultural festivals. There is literally something for everyone from classical ballet to juggling street performers.
An ideal place for a short break or having visited we’re sure you will want to come back for a longer period.