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. Car-parking is available on request.
This holiday home is a bright two-bedroom apartment on the third floor (there is a lift) of a modern courtyard development in the Old Town, close by 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 looks out on to a leafy courtyard.
The living room has an attractive corner window, with views towards Salisbury Crags. The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, cooker and microwave. There are a dining table and chairs in the kitchen.
The two bedrooms (one with a double bed and the other is a twin room with two single beds) both have en-suite shower rooms, and there is also a principal bathroom, which has a bathtub and shower over.
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 a few meters down a cobbled street off 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.
The entry to the street is a picturesque archway under the Old Tolbooth itself. The Tolbooth was a combined courthouse, jail and meeting place. The building now houses the People's Story museum, which tells the lives of Edinburgh's ordinary people at work and play from the eighteenth century to the present day.
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 is part of a courtyard development, but if that isn't enough for you, just off the Canongate is Dunbar's Close garden, an oasis in the city centre.
|Old Tolbooth Wynd, Royal Mile, Edinburgh||£85 Per unit per night|
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