High Riggs, Tollcross, Old Town

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Third-floor apartment in a modern development in the Tollcross area, near to Grassmarket. Lift available. Free parking

A bright, centrally located modern two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) on a pedestrianised street a short walk from Grassmarket, with free parking and within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. Unusually for a city centre apartment, there is free parking available at this property (usually available on request).

Key Features

  • 3 star rating3 Star
  • Sleeps up to 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Third floor (lift available)Third floor (lift available)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • FreeviewFreeview
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Onsite parkingOnsite parking
  • 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
  • Electric cookerElectric cooker

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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The living room has two sofas, a Juliet balcony looking out to a pedestrianised street

The living room has two sofas, a Juliet balcony looking out to a pedestrianised street


  • sleeps one to four: two bedrooms (one double, one twin with two single beds)
  • en-suite shower room for the double bedroom
  • principal bathroom with bathtub and shower over
  • living room with Juliet balcony
  • dining kitchen
  • free car parking: Unusually for a city centre apartment, there is free parking available at this property (usually available on request)
  • modern quiet development on a pedestrianised street

This holiday home is a bright two-bedroom apartment on the third floor of a modern development in the city centre and on a pedestrianised street. Close to the Grassmarket, plus the transport hub of Tollcross. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. The apartment is light and airy and looks out on to a leafy courtyard.

The living room has two sofas, and there's a Juliet balcony looking out to the pedestrianised street. The kitchen has a dining table and seating for four guests. It is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, cooker and microwave.

The main bedroom has a standard-size double bed and an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom has two single beds. There's also a principal bathroom which has a wash-hand basin and bathtub with shower over.

The apartment has gas central heating and double glazing. The cost 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 are excellent shopping and dining facilities within a few minutes’ walk, with a Sainsbury's supermarket about 3-4 minutes walk away at West Port. Unusually for a city centre apartment, there is free parking available at this property (available on request).

High Riggs is a pedestrianised street

High Riggs is a pedestrianised street

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.

For those arriving by car, there is parking available for one car (available on request). Most apartments in this city-centre location have no parking available.

The apartment is on the third floor and there is a lift.

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.

  • “Great place in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh. Clean and spacious.”
    CC, Sykesville, MD, USA American flag
  • “Good communication with the host, good location and very useful having a secure parking spot included with the accommodation.”
    MP, Newton, Warwickshire, UK UK flag
  • “Place was easy walk to grass market, Royal Mile and Waverley station.”
    PS, Conshohoken, PA, USA American flag
  • “The apartment was much better than expected. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms were great. Everything described was there, and the apartment was clean. Our stay was absolutely outstanding. No question, we would book again.”
    PR, San Antonio, TX, USA American flag
  • “Beste Lage, waren sehr zufrieden.”
    ME, Berlin, Germany German flag
  • “Really great apartment, fantastic location – walking distance to everything. The host is very helpful and provides lots of great information”
    CM & family, Armagh, Northern Ireland Northen Irish flag
  • “Comfortable, cozy, and convenient: Although we were only here for a short 4-nights stay we really enjoyed our time at High Riggs. It had everything we needed and was just a short walk from everything. There's a small grocery store nearby as well as a handy bus stop. Although close to nightlife, we found this flat to be very quiet ... We booked the flat through Vacation Rentals Scotland which I highly recommend. Martin could not have been more helpful, patient, and kind. He was wonderful to work with.”
    SA, Mt Pleasant, MI, USA American flag
  • “Nice apartment with great attention to details giving a very homely feel to the place. Quiet, yet very central. Highly recommended. Thank you.”
    AS & co, London, UK UK flag
  • “Central location. We had a nice base at this apartment and we walked to all the main sites. Clean apartment. Fully equipped kitchen.”
    JS & co, Copenhagen, Denmark Danish flag
  • “Location, location, location, everything is nearby and we can just walk. We have a good stay!”
    YR, Bath, England English flag
  • “Perfect apartment and very clean. We've had a brilliant 3-night stay, great location and loads to see and do.”
    LT & co, Wrexham, Wales Welsh flag
  • “Great apartment with a parking space only 10 mins walk from the castle is like gold dust! Really well equipped kitchen not that we used much! The living space was great for a family of 4 including 2 teenagers. WiFi was excellent. There was an HDMI lead to connect your own device to the TV and we took our Apple TV box and streamed Netflix when we were after some downtime. Great communication from Martin. Would recommend a stay here.”
    JW & family, Redhill, Surrey, UK English flag

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