Newly renovated city centre apartment a stones throw from Hollyrood Palace
About Ben Jones
My brother and I own the property. We both live in the city centre - very close to the property. I've lived in Edinburgh for the last few years and Ben studied at the University of Edinburgh and has remained in Edinburgh ever since. We both share a love of travel and have travelled extensively - but always end up back in the world's best city, in the world's best country!
Ben Jones purchased this Apartment in 2017
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
No high heals to be worn inside the apartment due to potential damage to the oak wooden floors
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Loved our stay
The property is exactly as shown - while quite small it was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. A perfect location for Holyrood and Arthur's Seat which we really enjoyed and found very beautiful. Approximately 10-15 minute walk to the Royal Mile and 20-25 minutes to Waverley station. Buses travel near the apartment but we never took them. Many thanks to Ben and Ollie for their fast and attentive responses at all times. We miss Edinburgh and our home away from home already!
Excellent apartment in a quiet neighborhood
Ben’s place is well situated for an easy walk to the train station and Edinburgh sights. He responded immediately to questions I had. Neighbors are friendly as well. Clean and comfortable place. Recommended!
For some reason we were actually expecting an efficiency apartment so were pleasantly surprised to find it was a one bedroom (so much larger than expected). It was beautifully designed and cozy. I wish those responsible for the exterior maintenance would take half as much care. I would tell anyone not to be put off by the entrance foyer and stairwell. They are dank and dark but the apartment was perfect. The area was also very nicely located. We were originally supposed to stay for 3 nights but only got to enjoy two due to a fiasco with the airline getting us to Scotland. We stayed one night then joined a tour group to travel all over Scotland. Everyone on the tour asked where we were staying in the city and they were all envious of our location. It truly is near everything. The owner was response and courteous. I would highly recommend this place and would consider staying there again if I'm ever back in the UK.
excellent location and service for 2-3 people max
not enough sleeping space for 4 people as advertised
This is incorrect. Our property is clearly advertised as suitable for 2 people. We tried to accommodate the unexpectedly large group by providing extra linen and towels and making the sofa bed available.
The flat is spacious and well-appointed. The bed is comfortable and the bathroom, though tiny, has everything we needed. The kitchen was well-stocked and very clean. We were happy with the location and walkability to the Royal Mile and to Sainsbury’s, too.
Perfect for a visit to Holyrood
The flat was well maintained, and had everything needed for visiting Holyrood. The best sleep I've had in ages.
You are based in a perfect location to enjoy the wonderful City of Edinburgh and we hope you will have a really fantastic time in our Milton Street flat and love the City as much as we do.
The Royal Mile
Close to the Royal Mile in the historic heart of Edinburgh, we think our Milton Street accommodation offers the perfect location for a fantastic time. Whether you are visiting for a day or two or much longer there is so much to discover. Within walking distance of the flat you will be able to visit museums, restaurants, and shops; explore the closes, wynds and hidden gems; and enjoy beautiful views across the city to the Firth of Forth.
Based in the Old Town and within a World Heritage site, the area is culturally and historically important to the city and jam packed with things to see and do. A ‘Scots mile’ long, and connecting two royal residences (the Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse), the Royal Mile is also home to parliaments old and new, law courts, a cathedral and churches, and a vast range of visitor attractions, walking tours, shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Unsurprisingly, the Royal Mile is one of the most well-known and most visited streets in Edinburgh.
History of The Royal Mile
The Royal Mile certainly has history: when you walk down the street you start at an extinct volcano and continue down a slope that was formed by the retreat of an ice age over 325 million years ago. By the 12th century, this had become the main street of the adjoining burghs of Edinburgh and Canongate.
The Royal Mile is actually made up of four connecting streets: at the top (west) is Castlehill, then Lawnmarket, High Street and Canongate. Dozens of steep pedestrian closes lead off the street, and are worth exploring to find many of the area’s hidden gems. Head down Dunbar’s Close to find a tranquil garden just seconds away from the hustle and bustle of the street.
The Royal Mile features a number of significant landmarks. Edinburgh Castle is a world-famous attraction, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse is still the Queen’s official residence in Scotland.
Opposite the palace is the Scottish Parliament, opened in 2004, and free to visit for tours of the building and its art collection, and of course to see parliament in debate.
Parts of St Giles Cathedral date from the 14th century: inside you can see medieval stonework, Victorian stained glass windows, and take a tour up onto the roof for spectacular views. And just behind the cathedral is the magnificent 17th century Parliament Hall with its hammer beam roof – still used today by lawyers and their clients to discuss cases and also free to visit.
There are numerous attractions that are worth a visit. They include the Camera Obscura, the Scotch Whisky Experience, Real Mary Kings Close, the Museum of Childhood, the Storytelling Centre, the Museum of Edinburgh, the People’s Story Museum, the Canongate Kirkyard, and Our Dynamic Earth which nestles below Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park.
A variety of walking tours begin on the street, with subjects to suit every taste, from history to ghosts to literature.
You will find plenty of opportunities to buy cashmere, tweed, tartan and Scottish specialist food and drink. The street and closes are also home to a number of independent businesses: browse antique jewellery at Royal Mile Curios, or treat yourself to Scottish fare at Cranachan and Crowdie, Scotland’s oldest independent whisky bottler, Cadenheads, or the Cigar Box, or pick up Christmas decorations year round at Nutcracker. Specialty shopping streets such as St Mary’s, Victoria and Cockburn Streets are all just minutes away.
The Royal Mile offers a range of eating out options. There are fine dining establishments such as Wedgwood, Angels with Bagpipes, Cucina at The G&V Hotel and Michael Neave Kitchen and Whisky Bar.
For something more traditional, try one of the many local bars such as the Royal MacGregor, the Whiski Bar, Monteiths and Kilderkin. For take away food, Oink is a must-visit and if you are feeling particularly naughty, the Clam Shell offers the now legendary deep fried mars bar in batter.
Fancy a picnic? Stock up on Scottish deli products at Cranachan and Crowdie in the Canongate and find a spot in Holyrood Park to enjoy the best of our Scottish larder.