Bright one-bedroom flat (sleeps 1–4) near to Holyrood Park with pedestrian access through the Park to the Palace of Holyrood House and the Royal Mile. Within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.
Peaceful and bright apartment in a quiet cul-de-sac that borders Holyrood Park. Fully furnished and well-equipped. Living/dining/kitchen, double bedroom, and bathroom. The bathroom has a small bathtub with rainforest shower over. The apartment has full gas central heating and it is close to shops and public transport (with good connections to city centre). It is within comfortable walking distance of the Scottish Parliament, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile. Lovely shared garden
There is no TV in this apartment.
This apartment is situated on Milton Street, a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of Holyrood Park. Milton Street is a short walk across the park from the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the historic Old Town. There are also excellent bus connections from nearby London Road. 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 a short walk away 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. You are also ideally placed to enjoy the Christmas and Hogmanay/New Year festivities.
The area around the Palace of Holyroodhouse 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.
The extensive and rugged open space of Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat, just a few minutes' walk away, is ideal for an inner city picnic or ramble.