Bright and modern one-bedroom flat in buzzing Tollcross

Bright one-bedroom flat (sleeps 1–3) in buzzing Tollcross, opposite the King's Theatre and near to cinemas, Traverse Theatre and the Usher Hall. It's a short walk to Grassmarket and the Old Town via High Riggs or Lauriston Place and Greyfriars. Within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.

Key Features

  • 3 star rating3 Star
  • Sleeps up to 3Sleeps up to 3
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Second floor (no lift)Second floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • No TVNo TV
  • 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
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • RadioRadio
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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The living room has a fitted kitchen, sofa (which converts into a sofabed if required) and dining table. It has a quiet, sunny, leafy outlook to the back of the building.

The living room has a fitted kitchen, sofa (which converts into a sofabed if required) and dining table. It has a quiet, sunny, leafy outlook to the back of the building.


  • sleeps one to three: one bedroom with standard-size double bed; double sofabed in living room with dining and kitchen area, double bedroom, small bathtub with shower over
  • this apartment has no TV
  • free wifi internet access

This property is a centrally located one-bedroom apartment on the second floor in buzzing Tollcross. It's opposite the King's Theatre and near to cinemas, Traverse Theatre and the Usher Hall. There's a living room with kitchen area and dining area plus a bedroom with a standard-size double bed. The bedroom looks out over Leven Street and there is some traffic noise. The bathroom has a bathtub with shower over. 

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.

There is no TV in this apartment.

This apartment is an ideal base from which to explore the city. The Old Town is a few minutes' walk away: a warren of closes and side streets lead from the Grassmarket to the Royal Mile. The Edinburgh College of Art is just along the road from the apartment.

The apartment is situated in Tollcross, an atmospheric area of the city centre, which with its great variety of shops and eating and drinking places is a popular area to live in.

It's a short walk through the Grassmarket or Lauriston Place and Greyfriars to the Royal Mile, the backbone of medieval Edinburgh, which connects Edinburgh Castle at one end with the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Parliament at the other. (Royal Mile is the combined name for the street formed by Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street and Canongate.) 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 Festival venues; the Usher Hall, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Traverse TheatreFilmhouse and Dance Base are all only a few minutes' walk away. You are also ideally placed to enjoy the Christmas and Hogmanay/New Year festivities. Edinburgh Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday morning only a short stroll from the apartment.

Not far away is the Union Canal, perfect for a waterside walk; you can go all the way to Glasgow if you want, but you might prefer the more convenient distractions of the bars and cafes in the canal basin at Edinburgh Quay.

The apartment is close to the Meadows. The Meadows were originally under water: the Burgh Loch, which was drained in 1740, was one of Edinburgh’s main water supplies. The area is now one of the city’s biggest green spaces, ideal for jogging, walking and other sports. There are public tennis courts, a children’s playpark and Bruntsfield Links Golf Course, one of the oldest courses in the world, where you can have a round of pitch-and-putt.

Getting there

The apartment is about a 25-30-minute walk from the tram stop "Princes Street" (which runs directly from/to Edinburgh Airport) and a 25-minute walk from the main railway station: Edinburgh Waverley Station. We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

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. Transport for Edinburgh's information office is on Waverley Bridge.

All tenement apartments in Edinburgh are accessed by shared stairways, which tend to be functional more than luxurious, although the entry-phone system ensures the security of the stairway. There is no lift and thus no wheelchair access. The apartment is on the second floor. The staircase is winding and it is not suitable for anyone with a pushchair as there is nowhere to leave it on the ground floor.