A bright, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) on the Royal Mile, with a shared garden and within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.
This holiday home is a bright one-bedroom apartment on the ground floor of a traditional building on the historic Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. The apartment is light and airy and has partial views of Salisbury Crags from the back. The building has a south-facing shared garden, which gets the sun for most of the day.
With double windows, the living room is light and looks out on the historic Canongate. The varnished wooden floors are set off by stylish rugs. There is a comfortable dining area. The large sofa converts in to a double sofabed, and there is a comfortable armchair. A TV with freeview, a selection of books, DVDs and games complete the home comforts.
The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine with tumble dryer, fridge, cooker and microwave. This room has a pleasant outlook over the garden and beyond to Salisbury Crags.
The double bedroom is attractively furnished. It has an alarm clock/ radio/ipod dock. The bathroom is tiled and has a wash-hand basin and bathtub with shower over one end of the bath.
The apartment has gas central heating. The price of gas, electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.
This apartment is situated on the Canongate, on the Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. The Royal Mile, the backbone of medieval Edinburgh, connects Edinburgh Castle at one end with the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Parliament at the other. Edinburgh's main visitor attractions are on your doorstep and the neighbourhood is full of attractive independent shops and restaurants, bars and cafés to suit all budgets, from cheap and cheerful pizzerias to fine dining establishments. The Hub (the official centre for the Edinburgh International Festival) and the Festival Fringe office are on the Royal Mile, and you can easily walk to many of the Festival venues. You are also ideally placed to enjoy the Christmas and Hogmanay/New Year festivities.
Bull's Close is named after Robert Bull, a writer and burgess who owned property here in the eighteenth century. The Canongate was a separate burgh from Edinburgh for over 700 years, taking its name from the canons (priests) of Holyrood Abbey. As it was near the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the area developed as the court quarter and many fine residences for aristocratic families were built there. One of these, Queensberry House, now forms part of the Scottish Parliament building. Queensberry House was bought in 1686 by the father of the 2nd Duke of Queensberry, whose eldest son, the mad Lord James Douglas, escaped from confinement one night in 1701 and murdered a kitchen-boy – the very night that his father was signing the Act of Union that dissolved the Scots Parliament and put Scotland under English rule. You can find out more about Edinburgh's grisly past on the guided tours that leave from the Royal Mile. See for example Mercat Tours, Witchery Tours and Mary King's Close.
The property has a shared garden, but if that isn't enough for you, just across the road on the other side of the Royal Mile is Dunbar's Close garden, an oasis in the city centre.
|Bull's Close (Flat 1a), Royal Mile, Edinburgh||£89 Per unit per night|
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