Old Town Two Bedroom Apartment With Castle ViewsApartment - Edinburgh
Self-controlled heating / cooling system
Wireless internet connection
Our apartment is located on the corner of Castle Terrace and Grindlay street with castle views from both bedrooms.
Short walking distance to all of Edinburgh's main attractions and transports hubs.
Our apartment is ideally set-up for any kind of stay in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Castle - 5mins
Grassmarket - 5mins
University - 10mins
Edinburgh Waverely - 12mins
Princes Street - 7mins
EICC - 5mins
Festival Theatres- surrounding
As you can see from the photos, the apartment is furnished in a relaxed and charming classical home style, with top quality furnishings and fittings throughout. With stunning castle views right from your bed, a prime central Old Town location, and tasteful decor, our Grindlay Street flat is the perfect choice for visitors looking for a pleasant city break. For those lucky enough to visit during the Edinburgh Festival or bring in the New Year, you can take a seat at either bedroom window and watch the world famous firework displays above the castle.
A beautiful Victorian apartment with original features which include traditional window shutters, sash and case windows, a fireplace, and crown molding. Recently renovated and beautifully decorated throughout with two bedrooms to the rear (one with a king bed, one with 2 twin beds), making for a quiet night’s sleep, one bathroom with shower and heated towel rail, a spacious living room, and fully equipped kitchen to enjoy throughout your stay. There is also a pull out sofa bed to be set-up in the living room, as well as an airbed to accommodate more guests, if required. Please note that you may be charged extra for using the sofa bed or air mattress!
Families traveling with infants will be provided a travel cot with mattress, as well as a high chair, if needed.
The guest will have access to the whole apartment whilst they are in Edinburgh.
I can always be reached on Airbnb throughout your visit to help out if needed, otherwise I'll leave you to it to enjoy your stay!
The apartment is located in the 'Old Town' - right in the heart of Edinburgh.
Everywhere is walkable from this address. It is within 10 minutes walk to the Castle, Royal Mile, Grassmarket & Princes Street.
There are various supermarkets very nearby.
There are many amazing bars, restaurants and cafes all around the area. In fact, one of Tom Kitchen's (Michelin Starred) restaurants, 'Castle Terrace Restaurant', is just around the corner.
The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Usher Hall and Traverse Theatres are literally on your door step.
Three of Edinburgh's main Cinemas are within walking distance, one of which, the Filmhouse (host to the Edinburgh Film Festival) is less than a 5 minute walk away. The Filmhouse cafe also does very good lunches at a reasonable price.
Edinburgh's Old Town history dates back to the time when Malcolm III Canmore (died 1093) after building his castle, and a chapel for his wife, Queen Margaret within its walls - now the oldest building in the city.
The Abbey at Holyrood, built by her son David I, and the castle became focal points of Edinburgh and a thriving community grew along side the road between them, now known as The Royal Mile.
It was from the 1500s that the town became established as the capital of Scotland, as the inhabitants, choosing to stay in proximity to the protection of the castle, built tall narrow buildings along a stretch known as Castlehill.
The area is also a great base for exploring further afar, with easy west-of-city access to both the Forth Road Bridge/North and Glasgow/M8.
The property is located centrally therefore you can reach everything by walking!
Haymarket and Waverly station are each around 15 mins walk and the tram stop is on Princes Street (5 mins) with frequent services to & from Edinburgh Airport.
The city is also very well-served with a good taxi service - a rule of thumb being that £5-£10 will get you almost everywhere you want to get to from the flat.
Uber has just launched in Edinburgh as well.
Parking in Edinburgh is notoriously limited (anywhere). Therefore we would recommend pre-booking via Web Sites such as justpark. There are public 'short term' parking slots nearby on King's Stable Road, whilst the Castle Terrace NCP Car Park has ample spaces, though NCP can prove expensive. Alternatively, both the Airport trams and buses stop minutes away from the front door, so with most things also within walking distance from the flat, you may wish to consider if a car is necessary at all.
Please note - if the sofa bed is used there is an additional fee of £15 for linen. Sofa bed linen is not provided by default so please let us know if it is required.
A travel cot is available on request also - please just let us know.
My apartment is professionally cleaned with fresh linen/towels provided for each and every set of guests. You will be sent detailed instructions for check-in and I will always provide great communication throughout your stay!
The apartment is on the 3rd floor. As it is an original tenement building, there is no lift.
If traveling with a buggy or pushchair, guests are welcome to store it on the ground level if you do not wish to carry it up and down the stairs.
Standard occupancy: 5
Max occupancy: 5
Edinburgh , Scotland