Modern apartment right beside the expanse of Holyrood Park, beside Old Town. Lift. Free parking

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. It's located right beside the green expanse of Holyrood Park. Unusually for an Old Town apartment, there is free parking available at this property (available on request)..

Key Features

  • 4 star rating4 Star
  • Sleeps up to 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Second floor (lift available)Second floor (lift available)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • Shops within 50 metresShops within 50 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

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

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The comfortable living room, which has two large sofas

The comfortable living room, which has two large sofas


  • sleeps one to four
  • living room with dining area, separate kitchen
  • double bedroom (with king-size double bed) and twin bedroom
  • ensuite shower room with the double bedroom
  • family bathroom with bathtub and shower over
  • free car parking: Unusually for an Old Town apartment, there is free parking available at this property (available on request)
  • second floor with lift

This holiday home is a bright two-bedroom apartment on the second floor (there is a lift) of a modern building in the Old Town, close by the historic Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh. It is located right beside the green expanse of Holyrood Park. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.

The apartment is furnished to a high standard with a comfortable living room with dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms (one double with en-suite shower room, and one twin bedded), separate bathroom and central heating. The double bedroom has a king-size double bed. The bathroom is off the hallway and has a bathtub with shower over and WC. The living room has a two large sofas, and a corner window with views onto Holyrood Road.

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. Unusually for an Old Town apartment, there is free parking available at this property (available on request).

The Palace of Holyrood House is a couple of minutes' walk away

The Palace of Holyrood House is a couple of minutes' walk away

This apartment is situated on Holyrood Road beside the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, and just a few steps away from the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Parliament. The Royal Mile, the backbone of medieval Edinburgh, connects the Palace of Holyroodhouse at one end with Edinburgh Castle at the top. 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 nearby Canongate area of the Royal Mile was a separate burgh from Edinburgh for over 700 years, taking its name from the canons (priests) of Holyrood Abbey. Because 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 The Real Mary King's Close.

Just across the road is the entrance to the extensive and rugged open space of Holyrood Park. Within Holyrood Park are Salisbury Crags, Arthur's Seat and Whinney Hill: an excellent place for an inner city picnic or ramble. Opposite the building is the popular Our Dynamic Earth visitor centre and the headquarters of The Scotsman newspaper. 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.

Getting there

The apartment is approximately 15-20 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. Taxis can be hailed throughout the city centre. We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

For those arriving by car, there is parking available for one car (available on request). Most apartments in this city-centre location have no parking available.

The apartment is on the second floor and there is a lift.

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.

  • “Clean, comfortable, good location: We liked the convenience of restaurants and a grocery store nearby. Close to the Royal Mile and within walking distance of everything. We have rented from Vacation Rentals before and have been very pleased with their response time, their help and their rentals. Will rent from them again.”
    DB & family, Charlottesville, VI, USA American flag
  • “The appartment was very comfortable with all facilities ... You can walk in a very near distance to all the attractions of Edinburgh. Coffee shop for breakfast or more, Tesco, restaurants close to the appartment.”
    PC & JC, Brussels, Belgium Belgian flag
  • “A bright, comfortable, well-located and quiet apartment. This welcoming apartment is located close to Holyrood and the Royal Mile, with a wonderful view of Salisbury Crag. We enjoyed a week of brilliant weather, exploring by train, bus and tour or walking each day and returning to our relaxing apartment each evening. Everything was exactly as shown and stated in the description of the property: All we needed was there. And the lift was a bonus, as indeed was my en suite, as my adult grandchildren commandeered the main bathroom! Very comfortable beds and bedding. The Tesco Local next door was open all hours. Vacation Rentals Scotland provide an excellent booking service and their customer care and follow up processes are second to none - great attention to detail. Thank you, Martin and Ewan, you are an asset to Scotland.”
    AG & family, Truro, Cornwall English flag
  • “Es un apartamento amplio, cómodo y limpio, con dos habitaciones con cama de matrimonio, armario, dos baños, uno con ducha en suite y otro con bañera, cocina equipada con horno, microondas, frigorífico, lavavajillas y lavadora ... Estaba limpio, tiene calefacción central, wifi y televisión de plasma. La sala comedor era espaciosa. Hemos pasado una semana espectacular en familia, la comunicación con el dueño fue muy fácil, nos facilitó cuna para nuestro bebé ... Teníamos ascensor, lo cual era indispensable, ya que teníamos la sillita del bebé. En el mismo bloque hay un tesco express, un pizza express que también cierra tarde. A 5 minutos andando del Dynamic Earth, Parlamento y Palacio de Holyrood y Queens gallery. Al final de Canon Gate hay una parada de taxis (a 5 minutos también). Subiendo Holyrood road se llega a la Royal Mile por S.Mary street en escasos 15 minutos. Edimburgo es una ciudad preciosa, llena de encanto y con mucha historia, sus habitantes son acogedores y muy amables y sin duda, repetiremos viaje y alojamiento, porque hemos estado de lujo.”
    EB & family, Navarra, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Great location on a bus route with a taxi rank as well. Good communication in lead up to stay. Plenty of restaurants and pubs close by. Walked to Grassmarket and North Bridge for Hogmanay.”
    BR, JR & family South African flag
  • “We enjoyed our stay in the apartment which was very well equipped, very clean and comfortable. It was ideally situated in the city with close proximity to all the tourist attractions.”
    BM & co, Peterborough, England English flag
  • “The apartment is very well located and with a supermarket next door and transport, it was clean and very cute with everything we needed.”
    MP & family, Spain Spanish flag
  • “A very convenient location. Most of the old city attractions are in walking distance. Tesco market for groceries, toiletries, snacks or ice cream is just two doors up the street. There are plenty of restaurants nearby too. There is a lift to the unit that make move in and out with luggage effortless. We are two families with 4 people sharing the unit. The two bathrooms definitely make our lives more efficient. The bedding are very comfortable. What is more important than having a good night sleep after a day of traveling/touring. Edinburgh is a hilly city. Since the unit is at the bottom of an uphill street, it can be a physical challenge to walk up the street. The good news is that taxi is inexpensive around the city. It enjoyed the unit very much as our home away from home for 14 days while we visited Edinburgh.”
    GJ & co, Sugar Land, TX, USA American flag
  • “Nice apartment in a good location: A very nice apartment, well placed, within walking distance of all attractions, shops and restaurants.”
    TP & co, Ilford, Essex, England English flag
  • “Great location, very clean and up to date: Great location close to the downtown but out of the way and quiet during the Fringe.”
    DP & co, Oakville, Ontario, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Great centrally located flat: This is a great location for anyone wanting to have easy access to the Old Town area including Holyrood Park, Holyrood Castle, The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. It's just a couple of blocks from Parliament. All are in walking distance. My wife and I stayed at this flat for 4 days with our two adult children. The accommodations were just what we needed. It is on the second floor of an apartment building. There is a nice elevator and secure lobby. The apartment is also secure and kept very clean. The kitchen has updated appliances, the two bathrooms are nice and the water pressure is great in the showers. The TV also works great though we were too tired from sight seeing to watch it much. There is a local grocery just half a block from the flat which provided fresh produce, breakfast pastries and water bottles for our excursions. There is an instruction book in the flat which contained all of the information that we needed to know. We would stay here again if we return to Edinburgh.”
    BM & family, Plano, TX, USA American flag

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