Ground-floor apartment right on the historic Royal Mile close to Holyrood Palace and Scottish Parliament

A bright, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 2) on the historic Royal Mile, within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. Easy step-free access to the property.

Key Features

  • 4 star rating4 Star
  • Sleeps up to 2Sleeps up to 2
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Ground floorGround floor
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • FreeviewFreeview
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Shops within 50 metresShops within 50 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Not suitable for childrenNot suitable for children
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • Tumble dryerTumble dryer
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • King bedKing bed
  • RadioRadio
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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The living room

The living room


  • sleeps one or two: one bedroom with king-size double bed
  • living room, separate kitchen, double bedroom, shower room
  • great location on the Royal Mile, close to Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament

This holiday home is a bright one-bedroom apartment on the ground floor of a traditional building on 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.

With large double-glazed windows, the living room is light and looks out on the historic Canongate. The fold-away dining table and chairs give you the chance to eat at home if you tire of the huge selection of local restaurants and cafes. The kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine with tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge and microwave. There is an electric oven and a gas hob.

There is a king-size double bedroom and a shower room. The bedroom is at the back of the property and has a very quiet outlook. The apartment is set back from the Royal Mile and up four steps, or there is easy step-free access to the property along a ramp if you prefer access without steps.

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.

The Royal Mile, looking up towards Jeffrey Street / St Mary's Street

The Royal Mile, looking up towards Jeffrey Street / St Mary's Street

This apartment is situated on 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 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. Just up the road from the apartment is Dunbar's Close garden, an oasis in the city centre.

Getting there

The apartment is approximately 10-15 minutes' walk from both the Airport Express Bus Terminus and the main railway station: Edinburgh Waverley Station. There is also a tram service from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre. Bus number 35 runs directly from the Royal Mile from/to the airport; it takes longer than the express bus, but can be convenient as a door-to-door service. Taxis can be hailed throughout the city centre. We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

For those arriving by car, there is metered parking on Holyrood Road (at the back of the apartment), though the maximum parking period is 2 hours. Parking on meters and single-yellow lines is free from 6.30pm to 7.30am; please check on-street signage for exact times of parking restrictions; parking is forbidden at all times on double-yellow lines. St John's Hill Car Park is on the next corner at Holyrood Road. Click on this website  and you can search for “Edinburgh St Johns Hill”.

Edinburgh has an efficient public transport system run by Transport for Edinburgh. Trams and buses run throughout the city from early morning till midnight, after which there is a reduced night service. Lothian Regional Transport's information office is on Waverley Bridge.

  • “Great Apartment, Great Location: We were extremely pleased with this apartment. It was extremely well maintained and nicely decorated. Everything you needed was available. Location was excellent, within walking distance of the Edinburgh Castle. Directly on the main street. Lots of good cafes and restaurants within a few steps of the apartment. Owner was extremely helpful. Should we ever visit the lovely town of Edinburgh again we can only hope that this apartment is available, we would definitely return. Thanks for the enjoyable stay.”
    SP, Frankfurt, Germany German flag
  • “A spotlessly clean, super well equipped, expertly managed, and very comfy place to stay when you visit Edinburgh. Oh, did I mention it's in a great location, as well? Just across the street from the hop-on, hop off bus stop.”
    DO & co, Lawrenceville, GA, USA American flag
  • “This delightful unit is so well thought out. Super easy entrance on the ground floor when lugging in your suitcases. Entrance hall gives the unit extra space for coming and going. Double glazing makes the unit so quiet. You can watch the street movement from the big lounge room window without any noise disturbance and the bedroom is at the back of the unit with a nice out look and whisper quiet. Loads of storage and room for two suitcases and more in the spacious bedroom. Kitchen is modern and smart and well supplied and neat and easy to cook in with excellent utensils. Bathroom is super modern and efficient. Natural light in all rooms welcomes you at the end of a busy day. Lounge is comfortable for complete relaxation. What more can I say! Location is at the quiet end of the Royal Mile and there is a great pub, Mexican and Turkish restaurants right at the door. Buses to everywhere too - this place is brilliant!!”
    GC & SC, Claremont, Perth, Australia Australian flag
  • “Had no idea how ideal this place was: As an older woman traveling alone I wanted a safe, clean apartment close to attractions in Edinburgh. Upon arriving I was greeted, and surprised, by the landlord who provided me with milk and shortbread cookies as a gift. The apartment was spotless and much better than the pictures provided during booking. Natural light filled all rooms. Anything you could think of was provided: hair dryers, American power strip, stocked kitchen, washer, dryer (along with detergent and softener), plenty of drawer space, very comfortable bed, excellent bathroom where everything worked with plenty of hot water for showers. Landlord anticipated my every needs plus more. I had my own entrance on the Royal Mile (the only one on the Royal Mile) ... I anticipated it to be noisy because of its location right on the main strip and was pleasantly surprised how quiet and peaceful it was. Bedroom was to the back of apartment, and I slept like a baby every night. This is an ideal apartment for couples or for women traveling alone who want a home away from home. It is a safe, clean, updated apartment in the heart of the Royal Mile that I called my home after a busy day of exploring, visiting sites, and shopping. I almost hate to say how wonderful this place is, as I intend to return to Edinburgh and want to be sure I can book it again.”
    SD, Waukesha, WI, USA American flag
  • “Perfect property close to the sight: A great apartment in a perfect location, this property has the feel of home, lots of little extras, very close to many of the towns attractions, pubs and restaurants. The owners met us on arrival and showed us around. The bus stop is right outside the property for local buses and tours. Would highly recommend a stay here.”
    ST, Whittlesey, Cambs, UK English flag
  • “This apartment was perfect for our stay in Edinburgh. The location could not be better. You're central to everything yet far enough down the Royal Mile (and the bedroom is in the back) that there isn't any noise while sleeping. I wish we could have stayed longer!”
    CW, Simsbury, CT, USA American flag
  • “A great central place to base yourself while in Edinburgh. Thoughtfully laid out with lots of extras, most comfortable and although right on royal mile very quiet. Would recommend most highly and would definitively stay again.”
    AH, Warkworth, New Zealand New Zealand flag
  • “Wonderful flat in an excellent location: This apartment exceeded our expectations in every respect. It had all of the comforts of home, a comfortable bed, great shower-room and lots of room to spread out ... It has excellent WiFi, a clothes washer and full kitchen. They had even provided coffee, milk and biscuits for us. My husband and I came to Edinburgh primarily for the yarn Festival at the Corn Exchange. The 300 bus picked me up directly across the street and went all the way. Easy peasy. It is located on the Royal Mile towards the Holyrood House end. We would definitely request this property again in the future.”
    SK & co, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA American flag
  • “An incredible welcome only surpassed by a fantastic apartment and location. The perfect base from which to explore the wonderful city of Edinburgh. The cosy, homely apartment was the perfect retreat from the chilly streets of Edinburgh. A lovely break where nothing was more than a 20 minute walk.”
    MC & DC, Bristol, England English flag
  • “El lugar es hermoso y muy bien ubicado. El lugar es hogareño. Es mas lindo aun que en las fotos! Precio/calidad excelente. Siempre nos respondieron muy rapido ... Definitivamente lo recomendamos.”
    MR, Buenos Aires, Argentina Argentine flag
  • “Amazing place! We fell in love immediately and didn’t want to leave. It’s the perfect location for anything you want to do in Edinburgh. You can’t go wrong with this place! So much to do and so much to see I just wish we had more time.”
    HC & JC, Portland, OR, USA American flag
  • “Idealement bien placé et tres bien équipé: Cet appartement est super bien placé pour visiter la vieille ville tout se fait à pied. Le bus pour aller plus loin est devant l'appart. La gare à 5 mn à pieds. Tout équipé et tres agréable ... Je le recommanderai à tous nos amis.”
    CH, Paris, France French flag
  • “Outstanding property: You'll be hard pressed to find better. Property is on the ground floor right on the Royal Mile. It's spacious, new, clean, and quiet. It was nice to have a living room area to relax in ... If your goal is to tour the Royal Mile and beyond and have your own apartment to base in, then this is a great place to be.”
    JE, Torrance, CA, USA American flag
  • “The flat is great! It's very comfortable and has everything needed for a holiday away from home. The location is ideal - near cafes, shops, pubs and not too far from all the tourist hotspots. I'd certainly stay again if I were visiting Edinburgh - such a lovely city!”
    JG, Stockport, England English flag
  • “Perfect accommodation in a perfect location. The apartment was a home away from home. Everything we needed for our stay was made available. We were met by the owner, who made us feel very welcome. The apartment was central to everything with a lovely cafe next door for breakfast.”
    MP, Bowral, NSW, Australia Australian flag
  • “Lovely warm welcome, host were very accommodating of our travel times when they could be. Very organised apartment with everything required for a short or even longer stay in Edinburgh. Could not fault it in any way, if your going to stay in Edinburgh, stay here!!”
    BJ, Bristol, UK UK flag
  • “Can’t wait to come back and stay here! My husband and I loved this cozy and quite roomy apartment. Literally right on the Royal Mile and so convenient, we often stopped back at the apartment during our sightseeing to rest and catch a quick nap before venturing out again.”
    MS & JS, Orange, CA, USA American flag
  • “This property was in a great location with everything you needed inside. The property was immaculately presented and It was a pleasure staying here.”
    KF & LF, Albany Creek, Qld, Australia Australian flag
  • “Great location and wonderful apartment! This apartment is very comfortable, clean, quiet, and completely updated. The kitchen has a nice variety of dishes and cooking accessories. The living room is very comfortable with a nice TV and sound system. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby, as well as shopping and historic sights. It's just a short walk from Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Poetry Library, and the Scottish Storytelling Center. We totally recommend this rental!”
    KP, Atlanta, GA, USA American flag
  • “We would recommend this place to anybody who wants to stay at the heart of everything you want to see on your first visit to Edinburgh. In addition to the great location it is clean, well appointed and very comfortable. We arrived early and our host was very accommodating.”
    KC, Halifax, Canada Canadian flag
  • “The apartment was very comfortable and well appointed and also centrally situated too. Very easy to get to all the sights in Edinburgh and close to Waverley station as well. I highly recommend this apartment!”
    JB, Queensland, Australia Australian flag
  • “Nous avons passé un excellent séjour, l appartement est lumineux,très propre, bien équipé, et surtout très bien placé pour découvrir edimbourg à pied. Nos hôtes ont été très accueillant, et les petites attentions comme du lait frais, des gâteaux écossais, et les denrées de première nécessité dans les placards vraiment génial, épiceries très proches. Que du bonheur , merci encore à vous deux. Cordialement à vous et à une certaine prochaine fois.”
    FP, Cumieres, France French flag
  • “Great! Very quiet and peaceful. Excellent lights! Thank you for all.”
    JC & co, Geneva, Switzerland Swiss flag
  • “Ich hab' mich sehr wohlgefühlt hier mittendrin! Alles da! Und gut geschlafen!”
    UK & co, Oberhausen, Germany German flag
  • “Apartamento muy bien situado, en medio de la Royal Mile en la old town, limpio, bonito y luminoso, tiene todo lo preciso para pasar unos dias. Douglas y Martin nos ayudaron a concretar la llegada muy amablemente. Lo recomiendo sin duda.”
    LR, Barcelona, Catalonia Catalonian flag
  • “Thanks for a great time in a very well designed, and thoughtfully prepared for and well cared for flat. Stepping out the door onto the middle of the Royal Mile was amazing for a first visit to Edinburgh. A very attractive, comfortable home with every need and detail attended to.”
    DH, Regina, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Great place to stay in the centre of Edinburgh. The apartment is very clean and homely. Thanks for a great stay.”
    VB & JB, Chester, England English flag
  • “We had a wonderful time in Edinburgh and at Canongate. Lovely flat. Perfect location. And very helpful owners. Looking forward to coming back.”
    CG & EG, Zaragoza, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Eine gemütliche Wohnung im Herzen von Edinburgh mit allem was man erwartet. Trotz Citylage ist es sehr ruhig und bei 25° draußen angenehm kühl.”
    EJ, Hanover, Germany German flag
  • “The location is amazing. You are in walking distance to just about everything: shops, restaurants, attractions, public transportation. The hosts were incredibly accommodating and very helpful.”
    CV & CC, Bahrain Flag of Bahrain
  • “Home from Home in a Great Location: My wife and I stayed in this lovely apartment for a long weekend. The booking process was smooth and we were met at the property by the owner who gave us a good welcome, showed us around and generally made us feel at home. The apartment is very modern and is spotlessly clean. It is well furnished and the kitchen will cater for all your needs, we only had breakfast at the apartment but there are enough pots, pans & utensils to self cater [for all meals] if that is what you wish for. The property is located on the Royal Mile being a short walk from the Railway Station. If you come out of the front door and turn right you can be at the Castle in around 15/20 mins or turn left and you're at Holyrood Palace in about the same time. We explored the City on foot visiting a number of eateries and pubs around the City Centre and ventured / climbed up Arthurs Seat which gives a panoramic view of the city (if climbing Arthurs Seat the easier path is to the left as you look from the car park but we unintentionally took the more challenging path to the right). In summary I'd thoroughly recommend this apartment and would certainly look to stay again.”
    MG & co, Ware, Hertfordshire, England English flag
  • “Lovely place and lovely hosts!”
    KR, Helsinki, Finland Finnish flag
  • “Thank you so much. We have been feeling like home. Great house and amazing city. I will recommend you to all my friends. And I hope to come back to your charming city.”
    L&E, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Perfect place. More than I could hope. Thank you so much for your warm welcome!”
    MP, Cologne, Germany German flag
  • “Perfect Christmas holidays in a charming city! Must say that it is a good location. Just in the city centre, located in the main street of Edinburgh (Royal Mile). The house is cozy amd comfortable. All the facilities are included. Quiet and clean. Excellent stay!”
    L&J, Alzira, Valencia, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Exceptional apartment in a perfect location for my work at the EICC and at Edinburgh University. Everything I needed and more is here, and in perfect condition. Thank you!”
    MD, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa South African flag
  • “Really nice house. Terrific location! We'll be back, I'm sure. And some of our friends will visit you.”
    AM, San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia, Spain Spanish flag
  • “A perfect apartment in a perfect location to see all the sights and sounds of Edinburgh. We had a wonderful time. Couldn't fault anything. Thank you.”
    CB & MB, Liverpool, England English flag
  • “El apartamento está muy bien situado a tiro de piedra de todo, los principales monumentos, la zona de fiesta incluso las paradas de los distintos autobuses que van al aeropuerto, limpio, espacioso y bonito.”
    JAR, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Un appartement très grand spacieux et très propre à mon arrivé. Il est très bien situé c'était génial et les propriétaires sont top. Je recommande vivement :)”
    MC, Vétraz-Monthoux, France French flag

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