Bijou apartment right beside Holyrood Palace and Scottish Parliament

A bright, centrally located one-bedroom apartment 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
  • Ground floorGround floor
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • FreeviewFreeview
  • 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
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • ShowerShower

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The living room has a sofabed, TV and small dining table

The living room has a sofabed, TV and small dining table


  • sleeps 1-3 adults, or 1-2 adults plus 1 child or 2 small children
  • one bedroom with standard-size double bed plus sofabed in living room
  • living room, separate kitchen, double bedroom, shower room
  • great location on the Royal Mile, right beside Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament
  • taxi rank just a few metres from the front door

This holiday home is a bright one-bedroom apartment on the ground 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. The sofa converts in to a double sofabed, and there is a TV with freeview. This apartment has a double bed in the bedroom and a sofabed in the living room; it is best suited to 1-3 adults, or to 1-2 adults plus 1 child or 2 small children.

The modern 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.

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 Palace of Holyrood House is a few steps away

The Palace of Holyrood House is a few steps away

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 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. 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.

  • “Precioso apartamento en frente del Parlamento en Edimburgo. Decoracion moderna y confortable,teniendo todos los servicios . Muy servicial nuestros casero pendiente de la llegada en la madrugada y en dias sucesivos con mensajes para asegurarse de que todo estaba bien(toallas limpias, seguridad ...) Gracias. Recomendare este piso.”
    MP, Valencia, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Fantastic rental unit at foot of Royal Mile: This is a darling of a place to call your home-away-from-home while visiting Edinburgh. It is very clean, fully equipped and only up a few stairs (for those with loaded suitcases). The owners were very responsive to work with during booking and settling in. It is ideal for a couple or for those who need two sleeping areas as it has a handy pull-out couch ... It is all modernized and one can look out the window and see the Scottish Parliament buildings across, and Holyrood Palace at the end of the street. We truly enjoyed our visit here and would high recommend it.”
    AS, Barrie, Ontario, Canada American flag
  • “Valerie is a very kind host, and her apartment is a fantastic place to live in. It is just at the end of the royal mile and is very close to Hollywood Palace. Walking to the city center takes only around 5-10 minutes. The apartment is well equipped and decorated. It’s comfortable enough to be a temporary home for a traveler. Thanks for your accommodations! Looking forward to come back in the future!”
    SH, China Chinese flag
  • “Nice appartment and really well placed near Old Town. A great thanks to the owners for their kindness, availability. Do not hesitate to choose this one. /// Très bon appartement et bien placé proche de la vieille ville. Un grand merci aux propriétaires pour leur gentillesse et disponibilité. Pas d'hésitation à avoir :)”
    JC & co, France French flag
  • “Such a great location and very nice flat! Thank you for providing us a comfy, clean, and amazingly convenient flat to experience Edinburgh from. We loved it!”
    CA & co, Topanga, CA, USA American flag
  • “A perfect location: At the end of the Royal Mile, across from the Parliament and the Holyrood palace, the park where we hiked to Arthur's Seat and 15 minutes from the Train station [at Waverley]. The flat was clean, very comfortable and easy to take care of. Would use it again.”
    SB & co, Littleton, Gloucs, England English flag
  • “The flat was very clean and modern and in a very good location, close to everything , we had a great time.”
    PF & EF, Ontario, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Lovely clean flat, great location in the centre of Edinburgh. Easy check in and check out process with swift communication with any questions. Thank you very much for your hospitality ... the flat was lovely and amazing location.”
    SF, England English flag