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Webster's Land (Flat 206), Grassmarket

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An attractive apartment close to Grassmarket

A bright, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) in a peaceful location beside the famous Grassmarket, close to Edinburgh Castle and 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 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • First floor (no lift)First floor (no lift)
  • Electric heatingElectric heating
  • FreeviewFreeview
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Public parking nearbyPublic parking nearby
  • Shops within 100 metresShops within 100 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • Shared courtyardShared courtyard
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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View of Edinburgh Castle from the Webster's Land complex

View of Edinburgh Castle from the Webster's Land complex

 

  • sleeps one to four: bedroom with double bed; double sofabed in living room
  • living room with dining and kitchen areas, bedroom, bathroom with bathtub and shower over
  • situated in a characterful building by the historic Grassmarket, beside Edinburgh Castle

This holiday home is a bright centrally located one-bedroom apartment in an attractive building beside the famous Grassmarket and within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.

The apartment is light and airy and has a leafy outlook over landscaped grounds. There is a living room with dining and kitchen areas, a double bedroom and a bathroom with bathtub and shower over.

With double windows, the spacious west-facing living room is full of light. The three-seater sofa converts in to a double sofabed, and comfortable armchairs, rugs and a TV/DVD (with built-in digibox) complete the home comforts. 

The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, fridge, cooker and microwave.

The double bedroom is attractively furnished. The bathroom has a wash-hand basin and bathtub with shower over.

The apartment has electric heating; the price of electricity and local taxes is included. All linen and towels are included in the price. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

The Grassmarket, just a few metres from the apartment

The Grassmarket, just a few metres from the apartment

This apartment is an ideal base from which to explore Edinburgh. The Old Town is at your feet: a warren of closes and side streets lead from the Grassmarket to the Royal Mile; while an entrance to Princes Street Gardens from King's Stables Road makes Princes Street and the New Town easily accessible by foot.

The apartment is situated in Webster's Land, a few metres from the Grassmarket, in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. (Webster is a Scots’ word for weaver, and a plaque on the front of the building near the entrance commemorates this Scots craft.) It's a short walk through the Grassmarket 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 Theatre, Filmhouse 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.

The area is dominated by Edinburgh Castle, the number one visitor attraction in Scotland. Built on an extinct volcano, the Castle's varied architecture reflects its rich history. The oldest part of the Castle, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 1100s, and each passing century has brought its own additions. From the living room of the house you look up to the south wall of the Castle, which is protected by the 16th-century Half Moon Battery. The Castle is still a working garrison today, and during August it provides the stage for the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

The Grassmarket is one of the best-known areas of the city, with lots of bars, restaurants and independent shops. This used to be the working hub of the city; a bustling place of livestock, noisy workers, inns and stables. There have been markets (including horse and meat markets) since at least the 15th century; the first written record of a market is in 1477. In summer, the place comes alive with pavement cafes and street markets, and it has a lively nightlife scene. Notoriously the Grassmarket was the site for public executions, a memory reflected in the naming of the Last Drop pub: the name refers both to drops of drink and to the drop from the gallows! The Martyrs Cross in the centre of the Grassmarket commemorates the Covenanters who were hanged here in 1681 for their part in defending Presbyterianism in Scotland. 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. In the Vennel to the west of the Grassmarket you can see one of the few remaining sections of the Flodden Wall, a defensive structure built around Edinburgh after the disastrous Battle of Flodden (1513), in which King James IV was killed.

The pubs in the Grassmarket were haunts of Roberts Burns (a plaque at the White Horse Inn commemorates his stay during his last visit to Edinburgh in 1791), Sir Walter Scott and many other writers, and you can retrace their steps on one of the Edinburgh Literary Pub Tours, which leave from the Beehive Inn. This is ‘an entertaining, witty and dramatic romp through the life and work of Scotland's great poets and novelists from the early 18th century to the present day.’

Don't miss Victoria Street, one of the most charming streets in the city, with its colourful mix of shops, restaurants, cafés and bars; it curves up from the Grassmarket to George IV Bridge.

The apartment is about a 20-25-minute walk from the tram stop "Princes Street" (which runs directly from/to Edinburgh Airport) and a 20-minute walk from the main railway station: Edinburgh Waverley Station. Taxis can be hailed throughout the city centre. We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

There is metered parking on Grassmarket and on King's Stables Road, 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. Castle Terrace Car Park is a couple of blocks away from the apartment. There is car and pedestrian access from both Castle Terrace and King's Stables Road. The car park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click on this website  and you can search for “Edinburgh Castle Terrace”.

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.

  • “A warm and welcoming place. We enjoyed coming "home" to the comfort, brightness and convenience. Thanks for everything.”
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  • “We felt as we were at home. We have spent a month here in this wonderful city. Thanks for the amazing accommodation. Thanks for the hospitality.”
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  • “Edinburgh is the most wonderful city in the world! I love coming to visit. This is my 6th stay with Vacation Rentals Scotland. Martin was very attentive as usual. Thanks!”
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  • “Thanks for a fantastic time here in Edinburgh. The best New Year ever, and that says something coming from Sydney, Australia. Accommodation great: right in the centre.”
    T, K, M & A, Sydney, Australia Australian flag
  • “We had a great vacation and will definitely keep your apartment in mind for future holidays. We will certainly recommend same to friends, family and colleagues. Our stay was all the more pleasant given our accommodation.”
    TM, CG & YM, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Canadian flag
  • “We spent an unforgettable week in Edinburgh and we couldn't have found better accommodation. The apartment is beautiful, nice and comfortable.”
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  • “Location of the apartment is great. The apartment is homely and comfortable. I had a great time visiting Edinburgh and the Highlands, especially Skye. Best of all was seeing the heather in bloom and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.”
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  • “Apartament confortabil, curat, bine mobilat si dotat cu toate cele necesare unei sederi chiar si de durata mai lunga. Situat chiar in zona centrala, in Grassmarket, zona cu multe pub-uri, restaurante, magazine.”
    GR & co, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Romanian flag
  • “Just to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh last week. The flat is excellent. Location is very convenient for the city centre without there being the usual noise you would expect given the location. We would certainly use Vacation Rentals Scotland again.”
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  • “Somos dos amigas que decidiros disputar de nuestras vacaciones en Edimburgo y todo ha sido mejor de lo esperado. Una bonita ciudad, una gente maravillosa y la ubicación del apartmento inmejorables. Gracias.”
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  • “L'appartement est agréable, particulièrement bien situé. Nous avons passé un bon sejour à Edimbourg, les gens y sont sympathique, et une trés jolie attention cette bouteille de vin que nous avons degusté à l'aperitif. Thank you for receiving us!”
    S, E, E & D, Montpelier, France French flag
  • “Very comfy apartment, and very convenient. We had a ball!”
    DG. EG & JC, Norfolk, VA, USA American flag
  • “We had a very pleasant stay in Edinburgh. The apartment is very well situated. Thanks to Martin at Vacation Rentals Scotland for his kind help.”
    AD, PD & family, Suresnes, France French flag
  • “Our stay in your apartment was one of the highlights of our holiday. We recommend it strongly.”
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  • “Wir haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Stadt und die Menschen hier sind einzigartig und sehr freundlich. Wir kommen gerne wieder. Vielen Dank!”
    C&R&L&L, Ebringen, Germany German flag
  • “Thank you for the use of your lovely apartment. The location was perfect for all of the Fringe activities we had planned. Great city! Great atmosphere!”
    H & P, Gillingham, Kent, England English flag
  • “Nice and comfortable apartment close to all the main places in the city.”
    ML, Asturias, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Great place, great city.”
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  • “Thank you. The flat is wonderful and your customer service is amazing. Have a fantastic day!”
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  • “Dear Martin, I just spoke to my parents who I had rented the appartment Websters Land. They enjoyed their stay and said the appartment was great, and everything that came with it was so generous. Thank you very much for providing such a lovely place for people to get away.”
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  • “Three days are too short... what a great city Edinburgh is! So many things to see and do... Webster's Land is perfectly located. Thank you very much.”
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