Peaceful one-bedroom apartment near to Holyrood Park & short leafy walk to the Royal Mile. Free on-street parking

Bright one-bedroom flat (sleeps 1–4) near to Holyrood Park with pedestrian access through the Park to the Palace of Holyrood House and 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
  • No TVNo TV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • On-street nearbyOn-street nearby
  • Shops within 250 metresShops within 250 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

  • Shaver pointShaver point
  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • RadioRadio
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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Living room (with double sofabed) with kitchen/dining area

Living room (with double sofabed) with kitchen/dining area


  • sleeps one to four: one bedroom with standard-size double bed; double sofabed in
  • living room with dining and kitchen area, double bedroom, small bathtub with rainforest shower over
  • this apartment has no TV
  • free wifi internet access

Peaceful and bright apartment in a quiet cul-de-sac that borders Holyrood Park. Fully furnished and well-equipped. Living/dining/kitchen, double bedroom, and bathroom. The bathroom has a small bathtub with rainforest shower over. The apartment has full gas central heating and it is close to shops and public transport (with good connections to city centre). It is within comfortable walking distance of the Scottish Parliament, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile. Lovely shared garden

There is no TV in this apartment.

Edinburgh Castle, The Old Town and The Scottish Parliament from Whinny Hill

Edinburgh Castle, The Old Town and The Scottish Parliament from Whinny Hill

This apartment is situated on Milton Street, a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of Holyrood Park. Milton Street is a short walk across the park from the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the historic Old Town. There are also excellent bus connections from nearby London Road. 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 a short walk away 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. You are also ideally placed to enjoy the Christmas and Hogmanay/New Year festivities.

The area around the Palace of Holyroodhouse 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 buildingQueensberry 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 ToursWitchery Tours and The Real Mary King's Close.

The extensive and rugged open space of Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat, just a few minutes' walk away, is ideal for an inner city picnic or ramble.

Getting there

The apartment is about a 20-25-minute walk or a 10-minute taxi journey from the tram stop "York Place" (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.

For those arriving by car, there is free on-street parking on Milton Street and some surrounding streets. This apartment is close to the city centre. (Most of our other city centre / Old Town properties are in areas where you have to pay for parking either in an NCP car park or by using an on-street parking meter.)

All tenement apartments in Edinburgh are accessed by shared stairways, which tend to be functional more than luxurious, although the entry-phone system ensures the security of the stairway. There is no lift and thus no wheelchair access. The apartment is on the second.

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.

  • “Had a great stay! Marta was very accommodating and made are stay even more enjoyable. Bed was very comfortable.”
    S, Saskatoon, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Marta's place was exactly as described, and more! It was extremely clean and comfortable, looked very smart whilst still retaining character features, and was a lovely cosy base from which to explore Edinburgh ... Thank you for a great stay!”
    J, Cambridge, England English flag
  • “This place is a gem! Made a late booking when accommodation in Edinburgh was in short supply and was not sure of the location but it is just 5 mins walk to the bottom of Canongate and you can explore all the city on foot easily. Even better is access to Holyrood Park which is at the end of the street making relaxing evening walks up Arthur's Seat very easy. Public transport is available close by at Abbeyhill where there are frequent buses. There is a large supermarket in walking distance. The flat has been recently renovated and the equipment is all brand new. The kitchen is fully equipped and the bathroom had a powerful and hot shower newly installed. The bed is large and extremely comfortable. Best of all is the evening sunlight which floods into the living room. Pre-check-in communication with Marta was very good making arrival easy. There is free parking outside which is a great boon as parking in Edinburgh can be expensive ... Highly recommended!”
    B, Rossendale, UK UK flag
  • “A real cozy spot, clean and convenient.”
    S, New York, USA American flag
  • “Fantastic position, a short walk to everything. And so much nicer than a motel, all facilities you could want, warm, cosy, great shower! Just a really nice homely feel. I would highly recommended, you won't find a more convenient spot to stay.”
    A, Melbourne, Australia Australian flag
  • “We stayed at this flat for five days and had a wonderful time. The flat is almost inside Holyrood Park, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Edinburgh. We walked everywhere and never had to take any public transportation. Holyrood Park is also perfect if you want to go for a run or climb Arthur's Seat. The flat is lovely, nicely furnished, both beds are extremely comfortable.”
    L, Vicanza, Italy Italian flag
  • “The place was lovely - close to shops and restaurants but in a lovely neighborhood for some peace and quiet. And so close to the hike up Arthur's Peak! Would recommend.”
    G, San Francisco, CA, USA American flag
  • “Great hosts- easy to communicate with. Awesome location - 100m from beautiful Holyrood park!”
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  • “A fab flat in a great location. We walked everywhere after parking our car outside the flat. Please note there isn't a dedicated car parking place but if you wait a while a space on the street should become available. The flat itself has everything you need for a short break. We loved that it didn't have a TV. Actually read a book and talked to each other :-).”
    A, Congleton, UK UK flag
  • “We arrived by car and had no trouble parking it and leaving it for free for several days in our street, very close to the apartment. The location of the apartment was fantastic. What a surprise it was the first day to take a 1-minute walk to the end of our street and discover a "secret" passage between a house and our row of buildings that led us directly into Holyrood Park at the foot of Arthur's Seat. The apartment was clean and recently renovated, and was equipped with many new items.”
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