Central apartment with castle view

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Entire rental unit hosted by Charlotte

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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A cosy bright apartment, centrally located in the heart of old historic Edinburgh beneath the castle. All the main tourist and festival attractions are within walking distance: the Castle, the Royal Mile, National Museum, National Gallery, Princes street and much more. Free wi-fi is available.

The space
The apartment is in a fabulous central location just up from the vibrant Grassmarket. There is no shortage of cafes, bars and restaurants nearby. The bedroom and kitchen have a wonderful view of the castle and as the flat is situated to the back of the building it is very peaceful. During the festival and Hogmanay you may hear the military tattoo and fireworks as well as see them! The apartment is accessed on street level through a secure gate with just 5 steps up onto the landing and then 3 up to the balcony area from where you gain entry.
Perfect for 2 but can accommodate 4 with the double sofa bed in the lounge. There is also a single fold out bed. The apartment would be an ideal base for a city break, family fun or a romantic getaway as well as the business traveller.
The lounge is bright and airy with a sofa bed and two armchairs, a small dining table and seating for four ( more fold away chairs are in a cupboard). There is a flat screen TV with freeview and built in DVD player as well as CD player. Free wi-fi.
The bedroom has a comfy double bed, wardrobe space, a chest of drawers, hairdryer and radio alarm clock .
The bathroom has a bath with shower over, toilet, wash handbasin and a heated towel rail. Linen and towels are provided with complimentary shampoo and shower gel.
The kitchen is equipped with all you would need if you choose to eat in, with basic foodstuffs like salt and pepper and cooking oil supplied. Coffee, tea, sugar and milk is provided to help you settle in.

There is a small supermarket just up the street which stocks a good variety of food and groceries and every Saturday there is a farmers market close by on Castle terrace where you can buy lovely Scottish produce from meats, seafood, fresh vegetables and fruit to delicious baked breads. Directly opposite the apartment there is a friendly breakfast cafe that also serves delicious lunches and teas.

There is parking in metered pay bays close to the apartment and they are free from 18.30 each night until 08.30 in the morning and until 12.30pm on Sunday.
During the day you can pay to park in these bays or use the multi story car park nearby on Castle Terrace/King Stables Road.

The Grassmarket is in the historic centre of Edinburgh and is home to numerous bistros, cafes, Scottish pubs and specialist shops selling antiques, books, cashmere, clothes and much more. Restaurants in the pedestrianised areas allow for al fresco eating and drinking within the proximity of the castle with festival and tourist venues all around. The area is steeped in history. Public hangings were held here and it was the haunting ground of the famous body snatchers Burke and Hare. During the summer the place comes alive with street performers, musicians and special events. A quick stroll will take you up to the Royal Mile and the Castle or along to Princes street through its lovely gardens.
Other places within walking distance:
Whisky Heritage Centre
Camera Obscura
Gladstones Land
National Museum of Scotland
Holyrood Palace
National Galleries
Usher Hall
Traverse Theatre
Royal Lyceum
Festival Hub
Fringe Box Office

Check in is from 3pm but where work commitments and other bookings allow earlier times may be possible.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
TV
Washing machine
Bath
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Sound system
Paid parking off premises

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Where you’ll be

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The apartment is situated in The Old Town and is a great base from which to explore its historic streets.

Hosted by Charlotte

  1. Joined in June 2013
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HI, I'm a mother of 2 boys. I have lived a somewhat peripatetic life but now love to spend time welcoming people to my own place. My passions are art, food and travel and wish I had time to do more!

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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