A bright and sunny two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, and nightlife. There is an excellent bus service right beside the apartment; alternatively, it's a leafy walk through London Road Gardens and Calton Hill to Princes Street, or a short walk over Abbeyhill to the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament.
This holiday home is a two-bedroom apartment on the first floor with a sunny, leafy outlood to London Road Gardens. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. It's a 5-10 minute walk through over Abbeyhill to The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Scottish Parliament and the foot of the Royal Mile, or a similar distance through London Road Gardens and Calton Hill to Princes Street.
The living room has a sofa and two easy chairs, along with a dining table that seats four and a kitchen area. The TV has freeview.
The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a fridge/freezer, cooker and microwave. There is also a utility room with washing machine.
There are two bedrooms, each with two single beds. The beds can be move together to make a double bed in each bedroom. The shower-room is tiled and has a wash-hand basin, toilet and standard-size shower (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.
West Norton Place is at the edge of the leafy London Road Gardens, and beside Abbeyhill, which leads to The Palace of Holyrood House and the foot of the Royal Mile. To the north is Easter Road and to the west is Leith Walk, both of which have many shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. The Playhouse Theatre (one of the main venues for the Edinburgh International Festival) and Omni Centre with the multiscreen Vue Omni cinema are only a few minutes away on Leith Walk. A short walk from the apartment is Calton Hill and its monuments: Nelson's Monument (from which a time-ball is lowered every day at 1pm as a time signal to ships out on the Firth of Forth), the Observatory and the National Monument, an unfinished replica of the Parthenon. Initiated by Sir Henry Dundas, 18th century bankroller of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town, to embody the city's reputation as the Athens of the North, the National Monument stands as a reminder of the folly of its patron. Dundas ran out of money and abandoned his ambitious plan; the unfinished building is known irreverently as Edinburgh's Disgrace.
Manna House Bakery and Patisserie is a minute's walk away on Easter Road, convenient for breakfast or a daytime snack, and the famous Italian delicatessen Valvona and Crolla with is own cafe is at the other end of London Road (at Elm Row). It's a short walk into town via London Road Gardens to Princes Street or via Abbeyhill to the Royal Mile.
|West Norton Place, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh||£96 Per unit per night|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.