A bright, centrally located modern two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) a few meters from the Royal Mile, with a lift and free parking and within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. It's located right beside the green expanse of Holyrood Park. Car-parking is available on request.
This holiday home is a bright two-bedroom apartment on the second floor (there is a lift) of a modern building in the Old Town, close by the historic Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh. It is located right beside the green expanse of Holyrood Park. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transp connections.
The apartment is furnished to a high standard with a comfortable living room with dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms (one double with en-suite shower room, and one twin bedded), separate bathroom and central heating. The double bedroom has a king-size double bed. The bathroom is off the hallway and has a bathtub with shower over and WC. The living room has a two large sofas, and a corner window with views onto Holyrood Road.
The apartment has gas central heating and double glazing. 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. Free parking is available on request.
This apartment is situated on Holyrood Road beside the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, and just a few steps away from the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Parliament. The Royal Mile, the backbone of medieval Edinburgh, connects the Palace of Holyroodhouse at one end with Edinburgh Castle at the top. 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 nearby Canongate area of the Royal Mile was a separate burgh from Edinburgh for over 700 years, taking its name from the canons (priests) of Holyrood Abbey. Because 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 The Real Mary King's Close.
Just across the road is the entrance to the extensive and rugged open space of Holyrood Park. Within Holyrood Park are Salisbury Crags, Arthur's Seat and Whinney Hill: an excellent place for an inner city picnic or ramble. Opposite the building is the popular Our Dynamic Earth visitor centre and the headquarters of The Scotsman newspaper. 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.
|Holyrood Road, Holyrood, Edinburgh||£110 Per unit per night|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.