A comfortable, centrally located two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) on the Royal Mile, within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.
This holiday home is a comfortable two-bedroom apartment on the first floor of modern building overlooking Chessel's Court, just off the Canongate (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.
With a Juliet balcony beside the dining area, the living room is light and looks out on to leafy Chessel's Court, which is set back from the bustling Canongate. There are two sofas with TV and a dining area. The kitchen is separate from the living room. The kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, fridge, freezer, cooker and microwave. There is a double bed in bedroom 1, two single beds in bedroom 2 (this can be set up to be one single bed if required), and a shower room (no bathtub).
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 just off the Canongate (Royal Mile) with a leafy outlook to Chessel's Court, 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.
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.
|Canongate 234, Royal Mile, Edinburgh||£67 Per unit per night|
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