Splendid Georgian main-door apartment in Edinburgh's West End

Centrally located two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) on a splendid Georgian Street in the West End, just a few minutes' walk from Princes Street and the shops and sights of the city centre and Old Town. This apartment is very close to the tram stop for Edinburgh airport. This is a peaceful location in the heart of Edinburgh's spectacular West End architecture.

Key Features

  • 4 star rating4 Star
  • Sleeps up to 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Ground and first floor (no lift)Ground and first floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • 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
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

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

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The living rooom has a large leather sofa and leather easy chairs

The living rooom has a large leather sofa and leather easy chairs


  • sleeps one to four: two double bedroms
  • bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom
  • bedroom 2 with en-suite shower
  • bedroom 2 is on a mezzanine floor with extra break-out area with L-shaped sofa
  • beautiful West End architecture
  • centrally located street
  • very close to a range of independent shops on and around William Street
  • short walk to Princes Street
  • spacious accommodation
  • quiet yet central location

This holiday home is a spacious and comfortable two-bedroom apartment on ground floor of an architecturally significant building. The street is one of the grandest streets in the West End. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. The tram stop for Edinburgh Airport is a short walk away at the West End/Princes Street tram stop.

The living room is dual aspect including a bay window with a large leather sofa and leather easy chairs. There's a dining table in the living room which converts into a pool table. The kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware. Bedroom one has a king-size double bed with en-suite bathroom (bathtub with shower over). On the mezzanine level -- reached by a short staircase to a break-out area with L-shaped sofa -- is bedroom two, which also has a king-size double bed and an en-suite shower room. The main bathroom has a bathtub (with a shower attachment available). The apartment has gas central heating and the price of electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

The apartment is on the ground floor with a few steps from the street to reach the main door. For bedroom two there's a short flight of stairs.

Haymarket railway station has excellent connections for day trips to Glasgow, Stirling Castle, and the coast for walks, etc. Haymarket tram stop gives direct access to Edinburgh Airport, and also to the East End and onwards by bus to Leith and other parts of the city

Haymarket railway station has excellent connections for day trips to Glasgow, Stirling Castle, and the coast for walks, etc. Haymarket tram stop gives direct access to Edinburgh Airport, and also to the East End and onwards by bus to Leith and other parts of the city

Walker Street is situated in Edinburgh's leafy West End. The West End has an array of small independent shops, and Princes Street, the New Town and the Old Town are all just a short walk away. It is well placed for the main galleries and museums and is a 5-minute walk from Edinburgh Haymarket railway station and tram stop. It’s a short and pleasant walk to the Royal Mile and the Castle via Princes Street Gardens, Lothian Road and the Grassmarket, or the Mound.

Haymarket station is a few minutes' walk away and it has excellent connections for day trips to Glasgow, Stirling Castle, and the coast for walks, etc. Haymarket tram stop gives direct access to Edinburgh Airport, and also to the East End and onwards by bus to Leith and other parts of the city.

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a short walk or bus ride away and houses the outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art. You can also walk to the Gallery of Modern Art via the Water of Leith walkway. The Water of Leith is Edinburgh’s hidden natural asset. Flowing for 24 miles from its source in the Pentland Hills, the river winds its way through the heart of the city to its outflow in Leith. The river can be explored on foot or bike along the Water of Leith Walkway and it is accessed from the end of Magdala Crescent (one street from Coates Gardens) or from Belford Bridge. For those who enjoy "the rural in the city", it's a very pleasant walk through to Dean Village and to Stockbridge and then up into the New Town.

Walker Street is only a few minutes' walk from the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). It's also a great location to enjoy the city's cultural life: along Lothian Road are Lyceum TheatreUsher HallTraverse Theatre and Filmhouse (home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival). The King’s Theatre and Cameo Cinema are also nearby. Many of these venues serve the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe.

In the other direction is the New Town. The New Town was laid out in the early eighteenth century and encompasses the geometric streets between Great King Street to the north and Princes Street to the south and Broughton Street to the east and Charlotte Square to the west; it is a complete contrast to the medieval irregularity of the Old Town. The New Town is mainly residential but there are lots of independent shops, galleries, bars and restaurants to discover, especially around Dundas Street, Thistle Street and Broughton Street. Charming William Street is well known for its specialist shops and popular pubs. You can walk to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, which houses the outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, from the beginning of the twentieth century and post-war, including Matisse, Picasso, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley, Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. The other National Galleries are also in the city centre; these galleries are the Scottish National Gallery, which holds the national collection of fine art from the early Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century, including masterpieces from Raphael, El Greco, Velázquez, Rubens, Van Gogh, Monet, Cézanne, Degas and Gauguin, and the National Portrait Gallery, which tells the story of Scotland and her people through a wealth of imagery including portraits of famous historical figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots, Prince Charles Edward Stuart and Robert Burns, through to more recent pioneers in science, sport and the arts.

Princes Street has mostly high-street brand names, whereas George Street and Multrees Walk (across St Andrew Square from George Street) offer a more upmarket retail experience. St John’s churchyard, at the junction of Lothian Road and Princes Street, is home to the annual Festival West End Craft, Art and Design Fair.

Getting there

The apartment is about a 5-minute walk from the tram stop "West End / Princes Street" (which runs directly from/to Edinburgh Airport) and a 20-minute walk from the main railway station (Waverley Station). We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

For those arriving by car, there is metered parking on Walker Street and surrounding streets, 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.

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.

  • “This was by far the most beautiful [apartment] I have ever stayed in. It is even bigger than the photos suggest. Both bedrooms are ensuite, and there is a third bathroom downstairs. The host responds very quickly to questions and we received the keys well in time before we travelled. The beds are large and very comfortable, and this [apartment] is in a quiet street but in walking distance of all the main attractions. The tram to the airport is only a few minutes walk. And the host even organized perfect weather for us. I did not want to leave!”
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  • “This location is absolutely amazing! Great value. Great amenities. West End value at its finest. We would gladly recommend to anyone who asks us where to stay in Edinburgh ... Martin was great at communication, which we greatly appreciated since we are international travellers. We will definitely use this [apartment] again.”
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  • “Loved it! This place is fantastic: extremely spacious and beautiful. It is so much larger than most European flats: I was blown away by all the space! The pictures make it look big, but it’s even larger than it appears. It has 3 bathrooms, as the bedroom on the mezzanine has an en-suite with a shower. There are also 2 other bathrooms on the main floor. The kitchen is great, the beds are comfortable, and the communication is outstanding. I used the washing machine and it worked very well. I will definitely recommend this flat to others. The location was within very easy walking distance of Princes Street, only 2 blocks from the tram to the airport, and about a 15-20 minute walk to the Royal Mile (and we weren’t walking fast, but ambling to take in the scenery). It’s a great value, and feels like your own home in Edinburgh!”
    KM & co, Omaha, NE, USA American flag
  • “Aamazing house, perfect location, highly recommended!!!”
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