Comfortable and central apartment on the Royal Mile

A comfortable, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) on the Royal Mile, 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
  • Second floor (no lift)Second floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • 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
  • Washing machineWashing machine
  • Electric cookerElectric cooker

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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Living room; the sofabed is available on request

Living room; the sofabed is available on request


  • sleeps one to four: one bedroom with standard-size double bed and sofabed (on request)
  • living room with dining area, separate kitchen, double bedroom, shower-room
  • excellent central location on the Royal Mile

This holiday home is a comfortable one-bedroom apartment on the second 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 double windows, the living room is light and looks out on the historic Canongate. There is a sofa with TV and a dining area. The kitchen is separate from the living room. The kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine with tumble dryer, fridge, cooker and microwave. There is a double bedroom and a shower room (no bathtub). A sofabed is available on request, so that a maximum of 4 guests can be accommodated at this apartment.

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 Canongate with clock tower

The Canongate with clock tower

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.

Winding closes, cobbled alleyways, and ancient buildings along the Royal Mile create an atmosphere quite unlike any other city in Europe; much of the Royal Mile dates back to the Dark Ages, and it is an area of intense and brooding character. The Canongate is the lower end of the Royal Mile, and the apartment is within 400 metres of the Palace (HM the Queen's official residence in Scotland) and the Scottish Parliament.

The Canongate 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 Mary King's Close. Just along 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”.

All tenement apartments in Edinburgh are accessed by shared stairways, which tend to be functional more than luxurious. The apartment is on the second floor.

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.

  • “Staying on the royal mile was the best thing I could have done. The flat was great and accomadating. Everything is basically in walking distance to the sights, pubs and restaurants. Edinburgh castle is worth a see and def take a highlands tour well worth it. I used haggis adventures, they were great and tour guide was well knowledge on the history of Scotland. I would definitely come back to scotland and stay in the same place!”
    AD & co, New Jersey, USA American flag
  • “Had an awesome stay over New Years. Perfect location, super hosts v welcoming provided basics to have tea and shortbread on arrival!”
    Kathy, Newcastle upon Tyne, England English flag
  • “Lovely apartment in such a great location! The apartment was clean and comfortable with everything we needed and more! Lovely to be able to have a cup of tea and shortbread on arrival! The hosts were welcoming and helpful from start to finish and always quick to respond. Had a fabulous time, thanks so much!”
    Charlotte, UK UK flag
  • “Alles sehr sauber, in der Küche alles vorhanden und superzentral! Wir hatten einen sehr angenehmen Aufenthalt.”
    LL, Germany German flag
  • “This was the perfect location for our week-long stay in Edinburgh. Just outside the door is the Royal Mile which is the main conduit to see Edinburgh. The second day, we decided to go see the Palace and I pulled it up on my phone, expecting a taxi ride or a long walk. It was 4 minutes away! Coordination with our hosts was flawless and we enjoyed our stay.”
    John, Terrell, TX, USA American flag
  • “The host made us feel very welcome. The description was very accurate and it was good value for money.”
    Ruth, Australia Australian flag
  • “Great Flat, Superb Location and the owner went out of his way to let us into the apartment early to allow us time to get to the wedding we were attending. Hassle-free and cannot recommend enough.”
    Dougal, Scotland Scottish flag
  • “Great place! Very clean. There is space enough for four people. The owner is very friendly and always willing to help.”
    Jan, Lichtervelde, Belgium Belgian flag
  • “Hôte ponctuel et sympathique. Appartement conforme à la description, bien équipé. Emplacement idéal dans le centre historique d'Edimbourg. A recommander.”
    Christine, Azay-le-Rideau, France French flag
  • “We had a fantastic stay in Edinburgh. We were met and showed around the flat which was clean and spacious and in a great location. The hosts were very accommodating!”
    Laura, UK UK flag
  • “The flat is clean and spacious and in a perfect location on the Royal Mile. The hosts were quick to respond to correspondence before we arrived - highly recommended.”
    Matt, Bristol, England English flag
  • “The flat is in the best location, and so cosy and clean. Thanks to the owner for all the informations and help. We had a wonderful time in Edinburgh.”
    Yun, Hubei, China Chinese flag
  • “This home is perfect for a city break in Edinburgh. The location couldn’t be better: you can reach all tourist attractions via foot and the apartment is right on the Royal Mile, and surrounded by so many lovely, little shops. The place was very clean and nice ... All in all a perfect stay and we can recommend it.”
    Cindy, London, England English flag
  • “The owners were very accommodating with our last minute booking. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. Close to lots of restaurants and bars, perfectly situated on the Royal Mile. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.”
    Jenee, Boynton Beach, FL, USA American flag
  • “Me and three friends had a lovely stay in this flat. The owner met us on arrival and showed us around the flat as well as told us about the local area. The location is unbeatable, round the corner from Waverley station and on the Royal Mile, we were in walking distance to the Castle and the best bar/restaurant areas. The flat was lovely with nice homely touches that were very much appreciated! We would highly recommend it for a short stay in Edinburgh!”
    Rosie & co, London, England English flag
  • “This place was perfect. The location was great and the hosts were very nice and easy to get in touch with.”
    Kassidi, Provo, UH, USA American flag
  • “Great hospitality, great support, very clean, spacious and well furnished apartment. Top Location. 10/10 - Thank you!”
    Philip, Düsseldorf, Germany German flag
  • “The location is great and convenient. Located on the royal mile, this apartment gives you the real Edinburgh experience. Stephen was really helpful and kind. The sheets were clean and the house looked tidy.”
    Alper, Baltimore, MD, USA American flag
  • “Quelques jours à Édimbourg: Notre séjour s'est très bien passé. L'appartement ne peut pas être mieux situé. On a accès à tout à distance de marche. L'appartement est bien équipé.”
    LR, Montreal, Canada Canadian flag
  • “The flat is very well located. In the city center. It's newly renovated and really clean.”
    Javier, Villa del Prado, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Stephen was very welcoming and flexible when arranging a time to collect the keys. Apartment had everything, great view of Royal Mile, WiFi, Tea, coffee etc. and even the little things like fresh milk and biscuits. Apartment was as advertised, very clean and situated right on the Royal Mile with convenient access to all areas. Great place to stay while you are in Edinburgh”
    Michael, USA American flag
  • “Apartment very well located, clean, spacious, comfortable and with a well appointed kitchen. Totally satisfied.”
    RM, Lima, Peru Peruvian flag
  • “Great place, conveniently located and well priced ...The hosts were very helpful ... I would definitely recommend.”
    David, Etterbeek, Belgium Belgian flag
  • “We had a great time staying at this place ... It was really easy to find and in a super convenient location on the Royal Mile. The flat was spacious and quite lovely. Would definitely recommend!”
    Duyen, Costa Mesa, CA, USA American flag
  • “Really cannot ask for a better value. Fantastic location on the Royal Mile (right across from a good record store if you're a music fan) and a very simple process. The flat was just as described with a great kitchen, bathroom, and comfortable bedroom with additional foldout couch in the living room. Didn't have a lot of interaction with the owners, but they were available when called to help with both check-in and check-out. Highly recommend.”
    Andrew, Chicago, IL, USA American flag
  • “Lovely clean flat in very good location for the fringe festival. Everything we needed and the owner was there to meet us on arrival. We were very happy with everything. Would definitely stay again.”
    Llandrinio, Wales Welsh flag
  • “Lovely flat in a really great location, we had a really nice stay ... The flat had everything you need and a great view of the Royal Mile. Would definitely recommend.”
    Ellie, UK UK flag
  • “Great location in Edinburgh with really convenient location on the Royal Mile. We had a great time!”
    Austin, San Antonio, TX, USA American flag
  • “Stellar location right on the Royal Mile, in a comfortable and clean flat. We stayed with our 2 kids, and they took the fold out couch. It was a perfect arrangement ... While we were out exploring the city most of the time, this was a great place to return for the night.”
    Brad, New York, USA American flag

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