Third-floor apartment in a prestigious modern courtyard development in the Old Town. Free parking

A bright, centrally located modern two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) a few meters from the Royal Mile, with free parking and within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. Unusually for an Old Town apartment, there is free parking available at this property (usually available on request).

Key Features

  • 4 star rating4 Star
  • Sleeps up to 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Third floor (no lift)Third floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Private parkingPrivate 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

More features

  • Shaver pointShaver point
  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • King bedKing bed
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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The comfortable living room, which has two double sofas

The comfortable living room, which has two double sofas


  • sleeps one to four: two bedrooms (one double, one twin with two single beds), each with en-suite shower room
  • principal bathroom with bathtub and shower over
  • living room, dining kitchen
  • free car parking: Unusually for an Old Town apartment, there is free parking available at this property (usually available on request)
  • modern courtyard development in the Old Town

This holiday home is a bright two-bedroom apartment on the third-floor of a modern courtyard development in the Old Town, close by 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. The apartment is light and airy and looks out on to a leafy courtyard.

The living room has an attractive corner window, with views towards Salisbury Crags. The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, cooker and microwave. There are a dining table and chairs in the kitchen.

The two bedrooms (one with a double bed and the other is a twin room with two single beds) both have en-suite shower rooms, and there is also a principal bathroom, which has a bathtub and shower over. 

The apartment has gas central heating and double glazing. 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. Unusually for an Old Town apartment, there is free parking available at this property (available on request).

The Canongate with the Old Tolbooth. The apartment is along Old Tolbooth Wynd, behind the clock tower

The Canongate with the Old Tolbooth. The apartment is along Old Tolbooth Wynd, behind the clock tower

This apartment is situated a few meters down a cobbled street off 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.

The entry to the street is a picturesque archway under the Old Tolbooth itself. The Tolbooth was a combined courthouse, jail and meeting place. The building now houses the People's Story museum, which tells the lives of Edinburgh's ordinary people at work and play from the eighteenth century to the present day.

The Canongate was a separate burgh from Edinburgh for over 700 years, taking its name from the canons (priests) of Holyrood Abbey. As 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.

The property is part of a courtyard development, but if that isn't enough for you, just off the Canongate 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. Taxis can be hailed throughout the city centre. 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.

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.

  • “Excellent location, great place to use as a hub to explore Edinburgh.”
    JB, Pavenham, Bedford, UK UK flag
  • “Martin’s place was in a perfect location. Highly recommend!”
    LE, Paso Robles, CA, USA American flag
  • “This place is perfect for travellers looking to be close to Edinburgh center. You are close to the high street where there are a lot of shops and restaurants. The place itself is clean and well prepared for visitors.”
    AH, Ottawa, Canada Canadian flag
  • “We had a great stay at Martin's place. It was clean, bright, spacious. Perfect location for exploring old town, steps away from the Royal Mile and train station. We stayed here with our small child, it was a great set up for our small family. Would highly recommend.”
    SH, Seattle, WA, USA American flag
  • “Great location, right off the Royal Mile. The apartment was very clean and well-stocked. Having the 3 bathrooms was great as well. Martin is a very responsive host, and communication worked very well.”
    IC, Massachusetts, USA American flag
  • “A lovely little gem of a place, very cosy and clean with everything you need. Location is ideal being close to all local amenities. Definitely worth booking.”
    CH, Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK UK flag
  • “Excellent location and a good clean property. Very good communication and assistance.”
    DT, Shrewsbury, UK UK flag
  • “The apartment is in a great location and had everything we needed. It was modern, bright and airy. Perfect!”
    SR, Canterbury, UK UK flag
  • “This is a great apartment for two or more people. It is only a short walk fromt the train station, and car parking is available, if you need it. It is just a block off the Royal Mile, and is close to bus stops, ATM, and grocery store. The apartment itself has everything needed, even a washer. Basic supplies like coffee and tea were provided. The apartment was clean and well lit. I would definitely consider 4 Old Tolbooth Wynd if I'm in Edinburgh again.”
    LC, Palatka, FL, USA American flag
  • “Fantastic apartment; very clean with all the essentials you need. Ideal location for exploring Edinburgh's sites and attractions as well as a whole host of Cafe's, bars and restaurants. The booking process was made easy thanks to very quick and informative communication from Martin who was an excellent host. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Edinburgh!”
    CB, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK UK flag
  • “Great apartment, great location. Martin was very communicative following the booking and made sure we had everything we needed. The apartment is really well equipped and spacious. Would highly recommend.”
    SM, Redditch, Worcestershire, England English flag
  • “Beginning to feel like home: Returning to Old Tolbooth Wynd after six months away feels like coming home. This is such a comfortable flat and so close to everything. I cannot say enough about how helpful and patient Martin has been. What a joy to work with. During this stay, we were without a car but found travel very easy and convenient. Outlander fans can also discover Jamie's Print Shop nearby as well as a Tesco. The cozy Old Tolbooth Tavern is just at the end of the wynd on The Royal Mile too. I hope someday I am able to return. If that never happens, I'm glad I got this second chance.”
    SA, Mt Pleasant, MI, USA American flag
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Edinburgh and the surrounding areas with my son. My trip was made even better by staying at this apartment! The location was perfect access to Old Town, New Town, trams, trains, especially near Calton Hill & Canongate sites ... Was also able to wash a bit of clothes too. Can’t say enough positive things about this awesome apartment. Will stay again if visiting Edinburgh.”
    TO & co, Marietta, GA, USA American flag
  • “Great apartment, clean, quiet, good location to explore and enjoy Edinburgh!”
    DD & co, Hove, East Sussex, UK UK flag
  • “Really great location: close to everything. Comfortable and elegant.”
    LB & family, Pflugerville, TX, USA American flag
  • “Spacious, well-equipped and comfortable flat in great location. Helpful host and good communication. Would definitely stay again.”
    JG, Cwmbran, Wales Welsh flag
  • “We had a lovely stay. The location is amazing with everything within walking distance. The flat itself was clean and beautifully presented. Very comfortable beds and great showers. Having the option to use on site parking was such a bonus. We loved the flat and Martin was communicative and very helpful throughout.”
    SC & co, Liverpool, England English flag
  • “We really enjoyed our stay here! Location was great, and there was plenty of space to spread out. Host was very communicative and easy to reach.”
    ES, Reading, UK UK flag
  • “We really enjoyed our stay at Old Tollbooth Wynd, The apartment was well placed and we were able to walk most places we wanted to visit. The apartment had everything we needed... and the sitting room was warm and comfortable, with great views of Canongate Kirk and Arthur's Seat. Communication was good throughout, with responses to any query dealt with in a couple of hours. The underground parking was a huge bonus too. Regrettably we lost the Calcutta Cup match.”
    JH & co, Chester, England English flag
  • “This apartment is a perfect place for a visit to Edinburgh. Plenty of room for a family and within walking distance of everything you will want to see. The kitchen worked well for us to cook our Christmas dinner and it was indeed a home away from home for us. We would not hesitate to come back. Martin was very prompt and helpful with everything we needed.”
    BM & family, Vernon, BC, Canada Canadian flag
  • “We all had a great time the apartment. It is great and in a great place. Our first visit to Edinburgh and we found a beautiful city. We had a great time here, and would definitely use again if we get to come back.”
    SG & co, Guilden Morden, Cambs, England English flag
  • “Great location to explore Edinburgh: The apartment is located within a few minutes walk of the station, and a couple of minutes from the Royal Mile. Really comfy lounge and well-equiped kitchen if you fancy a relaxing night in, but with so many eateries and attractions within walking distance, it's easy to be out somewhere different every night. Basically, it's a great place to stay and enjoy Edinburgh from.”
    CL & family, Nottingham, UK UK flag
  • “Perfect Location in Old Town Edinburgh ... with Parking! We loved our time in this cozy flat a short distance from the Royal Mile, although, due to the perfect location, we didn't spend a lot of time in it. We did a lot of walking all around Old Town, but lots of public transport is nearby. It was also a great location from which to take a day trip or town ... easy access out of town. Additionally, the flat had everything we needed for a comfortable vacation. I can't think of a single thing it was missing. My trip to Edinburgh from The States was put on hold at the beginning of the pandemic. It was much altered from the original plan. Through it all, Martin has helped and guided with generosity and patience. Such a pleasure to work with. Perhaps my strongest recommendation is the fact that I'm booked to return in the Spring.”
    SA, Mt Pleasant, MI, USA American flag
  • “Just wow, what a great location to stay. With in 1 minute of the Royal Mile everything you want to see in Edinburgh is on your door step. The property was very clean and well presented with everything you need, what more can I say apart from I will definitely return as soon as I can.”
    SI & co, Clacton on Sea, Essex English flag
  • “Great apartment. Great location. Lovely apartment with all you need for a comfortable self-catering family break. The apartment is quiet and fitted to a high standard making it clean and comfortable. The location was great: the Scottish parliament / Arthur's seat end of the Royal Mile. Just a short walk therefore along the Royal Mile to other central attractions with boutiques and cafes along the way. You can also walk the other way to the park and climb Arthur's Seat for great views of the city. Shops and restaurants on the doorstep including metro supermarkets. Secure parking included which was a bonus for us. Booking and check-in all went smoothly.”
    LW & family, Wallasey, England English flag
  • “Lovely apartment in a great location. Comfortable bedrooms, clean bathrooms and well stocked kitchen. Would defintely stay again.”
    DH & co, Widnes, Cheshire, UK UK flag
  • “The landlord is super good and has been keeping in touch and is patient. The house feels like home and the location is also very good. It is more than ten minutes' walk from the train station and the city center. It is very convenient to go to attractions and everything. It's just a walk away! The key is that the house is very comfortable to live in. It is especially suitable for living with one or two friends and it is super fun. [Visiting from Exeter where studying.]”
    SL, Exeter, England & China Chinese flag
  • “This apartment is in the perfect location for seeing and experiencing Edinburgh in all its magnificence. Get your comfy walking shoes on! As a base the apartment is close enough to walk everywhere but far enough away to be nice and quiet. Well equipped and furnished. Plus the secure parking space was much appreciated. Wouldn't hesitate to book again. Thank you.”
    CR & co, Nottingham, England English flag
  • “Klasse Wohnung: Wir waren zu viert in der Wohnung und haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt -- die Wohnung hat 2 Schalfzimmer und 3 Badezimmer -- es ist alles vorhanden was man für einen tollen Urlaub braucht, es ist eine ruhige Wohnanlage mit freundlichen Mietern. Die Wohnung liegt super zentral, man ist in wenigen Minuten in Old Town, New Town, am Bahnhof, in den Einkaufstraßen, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Pubs und Restaurants. Eine Bushaltestelle ist auch nur 2 Minuten entfernt. Wir werden auf jeden Fall wieder nach Edinburgh fliegen und wohnen gerne wieder in dieser Wohnung. Vielen Dank noch einmal an Martin, der die Wohnung verwaltet und jederzeit erreichbar ist.”
    AP & family, Brühl, Germany German flag
  • “Lovely cental apartment: Great location just off the Royal Mile with parking included which was great. Easy to walk to places of interest throughout the city. The kitchen was very well-equipped and everything was clean and comfortable. We [stayed in August 2020 and] booked late & Martin at Vacation Rentals Scotland was very helpful.”
    AP & family, Alton, Hampshire, England English flag
  • “The flat was even nicer than the pictures! Spotlessly clean, plenty of room, comfortable beds, excellent showers (and even a bathtub!) And Martin was so helpful before and during our stay. We would wholeheartedly recommend the flat to friends planning a trip to Edinburgh.”
    AN & family, Peachtree Corners, GA, USA American flag
  • “Perfect spot, nice, clean and warm, very easy in and out. You can live Edinburgh from there!!! With a touch of the history of Edinburgh! Highly recommendable!!! We will come again!”
    PP, Uruguay
  • “Spacious, quiet location, and all the comforts of home! Old Tolbooth Wynd is located near Holyrod Palce just one block from the Royal Mile. The spacious two bedroom with full kitchen amenities in a quiet area provided easy access to the Royal Mile with museums, shops, restaurants, and castles within easy walking distance! Great for couples who want a little more space or families of four! The apartment is very clean, comfortable, and with full kitchen plenty of opportunity to source local food and enjoy a home cooked meal! Would definitely stay here again and use Vacation Rentals Scotland to find other vacation rentals!”
    JE, Conifer, CO, USA American flag
  • “Perfect location to explore Edinburgh: Great 3rd floor apartment, situated just off the Royal Mile ... perfect for exploring the surrounding areas, walking distance to Holyrood House, Edinburgh Castle, the bus stop to further afield and railway station. Two bedroom, three bathroom apartment with full kitchen and seperate lounge. Everything you need. Safe and quiet area. Great communication with Martin during booking process. Would definitely book this apartment again if our travels take us this way.”
    SS & co, Woodend, Victoria, Australia Australian flag
  • “This flat is awesome. It is super close to everything you'll need! Martin was a lovely host. I will definitely be staying here again in the future!”
    AW, Riverside, CA, USA American flag
  • “The perfect location for a stay in Edinburgh. We parked the car and it stayed put [because] we were able to walk to all the main attractions. The flat itself is comfortable and has all you need to enjoy your stay. Communication with Martin was excellent.”
    TP & co, Merimbula, Australia Australian flag
  • “Great location and value: Comfortably sized apartment ... Perfect location just off the lower end of the Royal Mile and easily accessible to Arthur’s Seat as well. Would rent again without hesitation.”
    VL & co, Raleigh, NC, USA American flag
  • “Lovely and clean. Great amenities. Spacious and perfect location for the city centre. Great car park. Very helpful host. Would definitely stay here again without hesitation.”
    SO & EO, Chester, England English flag
  • “Well supplied, great location. Cute apartment in a great location. We had a lovely stay. Thank you!!”
    LH & co, Culemborg, The Netherlands Dutch flag
  • “Great location. The apartment matches the description and is perfect for a stay in Edinburgh.”
    KP, Sutton Coldfield, England English flag
  • “Comfortable and in best location: My wife and I along with our 13 year old grandson spend a few days here at the end of June and had a wonderful time. The apartment is very comfortable, well laid out, and access to the town is superb. Even though we were traveling elsewhere in Europe and the UK in the weeks leading up to our stay, the arrangement for receiving the keys to the apartment went without a hitch. We also appreciated the underground parking option which was very convenient. When we go to Edinburgh in the future we will definitely try to stay in this great apartment again.”
    WS & family, Perth, Western Australia Australian flag
  • “Perfect place!: We were two couples traveling about Scotland. We found Old Tolbooth Wynd to be a perfect location for everything: the Royal Mile and the train station. It was also very quiet at night which we always appreciate. The flat is immaculate and has everything one needs (even a lift to get to the 3rd floor!). Martin was a delight to work with and was quick to answer our questions. We all would highly recommend this spot to all visiting Edinburgh.”
    PS & co, Minneapolis, MN, USA American flag
  • “A fantastic, warm and clean apartment close to the Old Town. Personal touches in the accommodation make it a real home-from-home and the added facility of secure off-street parking so close by was a real bonus ... We would definitely recommend your apartment to family and friends and my wife and I certainly will be revisiting.”
    RH, England, UK English flag
  • “This flat has everything a guest could ask for while staying in Edinburgh. Location just off the Royal Mile was really nice. Full kitchen, living room, and three bedrooms all ensuite. Perfect for a large family or group of friends.”
    DS & co, Chicago, IL, USA American flag
  • “This apartment is superbly placed for easy access on foot to anywhere. The City Centre and the Royal Mile are minutes away in one direction and the Palace, Park and Arthur's Seat in the other. Martin is helpful, pleasant and responsive should you need his help. It's user friendly, has everything you need and works really well ... the overall ambience was impressive and welcoming.”
    JF & co, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England English flag
  • “Convenience for the Tattoo: We attended the tattoo and visited with family for 6 days. We felt right at home and were able to access the places we wanted to be easily from this location. The apartment was well equipped for breakfast ... and we were able to cook simple meals which saved us time and expense. We even had enough room to serve tea and snacks to our family members who visited us. Would definitely stay here again when we return to Edinburgh.”
    BM & family, Palm Beach, FL, USA American flag
  • “Gorgeous views. Modern well appointed apartment in a historic setting. I loved staying here because it was super convenient, and reasonably spacious. And a lift is a real bonus.”
    AP & co, Canberra, Australia Australian flag
  • “The apartment on Old Tolbooth Wynd is fantastic. We spent a week in Edinburgh in this apartment and the location is super and it is furnished well. The pictures depict accurately the apartment. Martin is wonderful to work with. If we are lucky and are able to return to Edinburgh, we will absolutely try to rent this apartment.”
    KG, Dallas, TX, USA American flag
  • “Geweldige locatie om Edinburgh te bezoeken, prachtig appartement: Prachtig appartement met 2 slaapkamers op wandelafstand van de belangrijkste straat van Edinburgh. Appartement heeft alles wat je wenst op vakantie, zelfs een parkeergarage voor je auto. Tesco [supermarket] op 5 minuten lopen voor je ontbijt of je gaat ergens ontbijten, er is genoeg te vinden in de buurt. Niet geheel onbelangrijk na een dag lopen, heerlijke bedden en een fijne douche. Het appartement heeft 3 badkamers waarvan er een met ligbad. Het contact met de verhuurder verliep zeer prettig via mail en sms.”
    JZ & co, Best, The Netherlands Dutch flag
  • “Apartment was exactly as described, in the heart of the Royal Mile and immaculate. The bed was so comfortable with high quality linen and feather down pillows and doona [duvet]. Everything was of high quality, parking was free which was an added bonus. If you come to Edinburgh and want to be in the heart of it all I can highly recommend this place. Thanks for the memories.”
    BS & co, Warners Bay, Australia Australian flag
  • “Excellent emplacement. Tranquille et propre. Parfait pour 4 adultes.”
    MC & co, Saint-Lambert, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Cet appartement est idéalement situé dans la vieille ville à proximité des principaux monuments ou musées à visiter. Il est même possible si on aime la marche à pied d'aller jusqu'au bord de mer sans transport en commun. L'appartement est très agréable : clair, propre et rien ne manque. Edimbourg est une ville très agréable à découvrir et les écossais particulièrement accueillants.”
    MH & co, Alencon, France French flag
  • “The apartment is cosy and very nice. Located in a peaceful area and close to the Royal Mile and the train station. We have travelled with 2 kids and the kitchen facilities (included the washing machine) were really helpful. We felt like to be at our home.”
    SB & family, Pordenone, Italy Italian flag
  • “Perfect place, perfect location - would definitely stay again: We stayed at apt for almost two weeks and couldn't have been happier - apt is lovely, I mean really really lovely - Martin made everything so easy, checking in & out was a breeze. Fantastic trip - fantastic apartment - we didn't want to leave - perfect, perfect location & easy to get cabs - I would give this apartment & staff 5 stars!!!”
    RR & DR, Henderson, NV, USA American flag
  • “Great location!: Really conveniently located for several days of sightseeing. An easy walk to and from the train station while pulling bags. Nicely decorated, clean and lots of little extras. Great linens and towels.”
    LB & co, Alberta, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Prior to our trip, the admin side was professional and excellent in every respect (Martin being extremely helpful) and we knew we were in good hands. The location of the flat was superb and so convenient for the Fringe shows, restaurants and all the other attractions in Edinburgh. It was less than a minute's walk to get up onto the Royal Mile and an easy stroll to Princes Street ... The flat was on the 3rd floor but there was an efficient lift so this made transferring luggage really easy. The accommodation itself was very well-appointed, neat, clean and well equipped (including 3 bathrooms!). It felt safe and secure and was quiet at night.”
    DB & SP, Kirklington, Notts, England English flag
  • “An excellent place to stay! We were very impressed by the flat ... There is so much space and everything seemed very new and up to date. The beds were very comfortable and the towels and sheets were of excellent quality. Of course the location is terrific and we were able to walk everywhere. Nice to have the lift instead of climbing the stairs! We had a very good time there.”
    GS & co, Sheffield, MA, USA American flag

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