Pillowstops, Royal Mile, Old Town

Self Catering

457 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH1 2NT

    This comfortable and newly refurbished (2008) self catering holiday apartment is situated in a historic listed building overlooking the Royal Mile, just moments from Edinburgh Castle or St Giles Cathedral.

    The apartment is on the second floor of the building. This unique apartment has three traditional window seats to the front where guests can sit and watch the ever changing bustle of the Royal Mile below. The sleeping accommodation comprises two bedrooms: one double and one twin. A double sofa-bed in the sitting area can extend the sleeping capacity to six should you have children. Full linen and towels provided. A free parking space is available about a 15 minute walk from the apartment. History is impossible to ignore as you walk between the tightly packed buildings and courtyards of Edinburgh Old Town. The Royal Mile forms the spine of the Old Town, running from Edinburgh Castle at the top to the gates of Holyrood Palace, and nowadays the Scottish Parliament, at its foot. Organised walking tours take you to some of the deepest hidden parts of the Old Town, where Edinburgh's gruesome past is brought to life. An open top vintage bus tour will help you see the magic of Edinburgh and all it has to offer.
    You will find great restaurants, pubs and shops along the bustling Royal Mile, and there are always hidden pleasures to be found as you explore the historic closes and surrounding streets.
    Within minutes walk of the medieval Old Town, the New Town offers a wealth of Georgian architecture and some great shopping opportunities ranging from large department stores to more specialised designer boutiques.
    If you want a fantastic, central base for your Edinburgh holiday you will be hard pressed to get a better location than this apartment.
    Gradings
    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Catering

    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles

    Domestic

    • Kitchen
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Lounge
    • Iron Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Electric Cooker
    • Dishwasher
    • Shower
    • Fridge
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Towels Provided
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Television
    • Radio

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Young People
    • Business Travellers

    Children

    • Highchair Available
    • Cot Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Entry Phone System

    Location

    • City Centre

    Transport

    • Parking
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • On Public Transport Route

    Road Directions

    Follow signs to Edinburgh City Centre. Once there you will see Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile is the road linking Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. The Lawnmarket forms part of the upper Royal Mile about a minutes walk from the entrance to Edinburgh Castle.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Exit the Information Centre on to Princes Street. Walk along Princes Street and take your first left on to Waverley Bridge. With Waverley Station on your left, go to the end of Waverley Bridge and at the roundabout go right up hill on Market Street and turn left on to the The Mound. About 50 meters on at the traffic light junction turn right on to the Lawnmarket and the apartment is 10 meters up on the right hand side.

    Getting there by railway:- Exit Waverley Station by main entrance on to Waverley Bridge. Take a taxi (5 minutes) or on foot, with Waverley Station on your left, go to the end of Waverley Bridge and at the roundabout go right up hill on Market Street and turn left on to the The Mound. About 50 meters on at the traffic light junction turn right on to the Lawnmarket and the apartment is 10 meters up on the right hand side.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Edinburgh Airport is situated about ten miles west of the city centre. There is a regular airport bus service into the city centre taking about 25 minutes. Alight at Waverley Bridge and either take a taxi (5 minutes) or on foot, with Waverley Station on your left, go to the end of Waverley Bridge and at the roundabout go right up hill on Market Street and turn left on to the The Mound. About 50 meters on at the traffic light junction turn right on to the Lawnmarket and the apartment is 10 meters up on the right hand side. Alternatively, take a taxi from the airport; the cost is likely to be around £15.00.

    Getting there by ferry:- Ferries arrive at Rosyth which is on the North side of the Firth of Forth. Follow signs for Forth Road Bridge and then Edinburgh City Centre. Travelling time to Edinburgh by car is approximately 30 minutes. Once in Edinburgh City Centre you will see Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile is the road linking Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. The Lawnmarket forms part of the Royal Mile about a minutes walk from the entrance to Edinburgh Castle.

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