Sunny apartment overlooking leafy London Rd Gardens and a short walk to Princes Street or the Royal Mile

A bright and sunny two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, and nightlife. There is an excellent bus service right beside the apartment; alternatively, it's a leafy walk through London Road Gardens and Calton Hill to Princes Street, or a short walk over Abbeyhill to the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament.

Key Features

  • 3 star rating3 Star
  • Sleeps up to 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • First floor (no lift)First floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • On-street nearbyOn-street nearby
  • 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

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

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The living room has a kitchen area and a dining table that seats four

The living room has a kitchen area and a dining table that seats four


  • sleeps one to four
  • the bus from/to Edinburgh Airport stops right outside the apartment
  • two bedrooms: four single beds in two bedrooms
  • living-room with kitchen and dining areas
  • views across to leafy London Road Gardens
  • Secondary letting licence EH-69328-P pending
  • EPC rating C76

This holiday home is a two-bedroom apartment on the first floor with a sunny, leafy outlook to London Road Gardens. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. It's a 5-10 minute walk through over Abbeyhill to The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Scottish Parliament and the foot of the Royal Mile, or a similar distance through London Road Gardens and Calton Hill to Princes Street.

The living room has a sofa and two easy chairs, along with a dining table that seats four and a kitchen area. The TV has freeview.

The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a fridge/freezer, cooker and microwave. There is also a utility room with washing machine.

There are two bedrooms, each with two single beds. The shower-room is tiled and has a wash-hand basin, toilet and standard-size shower (no bathtub).

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.

View of the city centre from Calton Hill, which is a few minutes from the apartment, giving great views over the city and surrounding hills and sea

View of the city centre from Calton Hill, which is a few minutes from the apartment, giving great views over the city and surrounding hills and sea

West Norton Place is at the edge of the leafy London Road Gardens, and beside Abbeyhill, which leads to The Palace of Holyrood House and the foot of the Royal Mile. To the north is Easter Road and to the west is Leith Walk, both of which have many shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. The Playhouse Theatre (one of the main venues for the Edinburgh International Festival) and Omni Centre with the multiscreen Vue Omni cinema are only a few minutes away on Leith Walk. A short walk from the apartment is Calton Hill and its monuments: Nelson's Monument (from which a time-ball is lowered every day at 1pm as a time signal to ships out on the Firth of Forth), the Observatory and the National Monument, an unfinished replica of the Parthenon. Initiated by Sir Henry Dundas, 18th century bankroller of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town, to embody the city's reputation as the Athens of the North, the National Monument stands as a reminder of the folly of its patron. Dundas ran out of money and abandoned his ambitious plan; the unfinished building is known irreverently  as Edinburgh's Disgrace.

The famous Italian delicatessen Valvona and Crolla with is own cafe is at the other end of London Road (at Elm Row). It's a short walk into town via London Road Gardens to Princes Street or via Abbeyhill to the Royal Mile.

Getting there

For travel from/to Edinburgh Airport, bus 35 stops right outside the apartment. The apartment is about a 10-15-minute walk from the tram stop "York Place" (which is an alternative route from/to Edinburgh Airport) and a 20-minute walk from the main railway station (Waverley Station), Bus number 35 runs directly from Abbeyhill / Easter Road 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.

There is an open-top tour bus service that stops right outside the apartment.

For those arriving by car, there is metered parking on on nearby streets, though the maximum parking period is 4 hours. Parking on meters and single-yellow lines is free from 5.30pm to 8.30am; please check on-street signage for exact times of parking restrictions; parking is forbidden at all times on double-yellow lines. Greenside Place Car Park is only a few minutes' walk away on Leith Street or, a few minutes' in the other direction (along Easter Road and side streets to the right), there is free on-street parking.

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. The apartment is on the first 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.

  • “We really enjoyed our visit to Edinburgh. The flat was in a perfect location for walking to all the sights we wanted to see and was well equipped and very comfortable. The property manager was wonderful to work with and was very fast to get back to me with any questions I had. I would highly recommend a stay here.”
    AG & co, Bordentown, NJ, USA American flag
  • “Everything was as described and expected!”
    RK, Rednitzhembach, Germany German flag
  • “Very good location. We had a great stay.”
    IY, London, UK UK flag
  • “Excellent apartment, walking distance to Edinburgh touristic places.”
    RC, Mexico City, Mexico Mexican flag
  • “Great location & flat. Perfect for a short stay in Edinburgh. Very roomy for two people. Checkout was very quick and easy. Overall good stay!”
    AM, Hitchin, England English flag
  • “On the edge of London Road Gardens, this centrally located apartment is ideal if you want to get out for a breath of fresh air. But also Holyrood and the city centre are just a stone's throw away. If you don't want to walk, there are lots of buses around you that will take you everywhere for very little. The communication is very easy (I have booked with this host several times). The apartment is clean and spacious enough for 4, but also for 2 if you each want some privacy. Excellent value for money too!”
    RI & MI, The Hague, The Netherlands Dutch flag
  • “El alojamiento estaba bastante cerca de la Old town y New Town. Cómodo y bien equipado. Volvería a repetir.”
    AD & co, Madrid, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Great location & very pleasant accommodation. Clean, spacious and equipped with everything we needed, it was a comfortable base for city exploration. I was also impressed with the DVD collection! The area is perfect – away from the madding crowds but close enough to walk everywhere + groceries, cafes and pubs (The Regent two minutes away is a gem!) almost on the doorstep. Communication was excellent, check-in a breeze. We'll be happy to stay again.”
    PV & co, Leighton Buzzard, England English flag
  • “The flat is so well located, we walked everywhere from there. This is an area of Edinburgh I didn't know as well before this visit but would definitely come back to! The flat had everything we needed and more. Highly recommended.”
    YS & EP, Copenhagen, Denmark Danish flag
  • “Perfect location to the city centre. We spent 4 days here and everything was within walking distance. Sure, this is part of the busy centre, so a little noiser during daytime, but was not disturbing for us at all. Very comfortable beds ... Host is very reliable, friendly, easy to contact.”
    GF & co, Budapest, Hungary
  • “Lovely stay. Great location with lovely cafes and good transportation possibilities.”
    LL & PL, Helsinki, Finland Finnish flag
  • “Bright, sunny apartment. We were delighted to find a food paradise across the street on Easter Road.”
    AC, Aberdeen, Scotland Scottish flag
  • “Always stay in this area and your flat beats the others by a landslide. Absolutely perfect. Thank you!!”
    BP, Tampa, FL, USA American flag
  • “Thanks for this lovely "home" for our time in this beautiful city. We enjoyed every second!”
    J, Y & S, Berlin, Germany German flag
  • “Good, clean accommodation. The host was very helpful making sure we had everything and we very much enjoyed our stay here.”
    MO & co, Maghera, Northern Ireland Northen Irish flag
  • “We loved the terrific location: We found the place to be full of everything we needed and best of all, located in a fantastic neighborhood for launching site-seeing in Edinburgh.”
    MG & co, Los Angeles, CA, USA American flag
  • “Geräumig, sauber und gemütlich. In einem schönen Viertel mit sehr guter Busanbindung! Auch gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Paar hübsche Cafés. Wir waren so begeistert. Man kann überallhin zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten fahren. Auch zu Fuß sind viele Sehenswürdigkeiten zu erreichen. Außerdem gehen wir gerne zu Fuß. So kann man mehr sehen. Diese Wohnung würden wir wieder buchen.”
    HP & family, Munich, Germany German flag
  • “We've loved our Edinburgh home. Perfect to see the city. Thank you.”
    CB & PB, Royalla, NSW, Australia Australian flag
  • “La verdad es que no encuentro nada malo que decir sobre el apartamento y su equipamiento. Un apartamento bien equipado: tostadora, cafetera, plancha, secador de pelo, aspiradora ... Y con una muy buena ubicación para poder ir andando a los sitios principales de Edimburgo.”
    AC & co, Elorrio Bizkaia, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Excellent location to explore Edinburgh: The flat was clean, warm and beautifully presented. Location was great and the information provided was really useful.”
    MA, Tasmania, Australia Australian flag
  • “A great central place to stay. A comfy flat after a busy day!”
    BM & family, North Chailey, England English flag
  • “Great Edinburgh location. Walking distance to many sights. Grocery and restaurants very close by. Apartment had plenty of room for us (two couples).”
    ML & co, Boise, ID, USA American flag
  • “We were very satisfied with both the appartment and the host! Every thing was fine!”
    PJ & co, Lillehammer, Norway Norwegian flag
  • “Excellent value even for 2 people on a longer stay (we stayed 12 nights) and the 'spare' bedroom gave us extra space. Not fancy but comfortable. Good location for accessing both the Old and New Towns on foot (with the best views of Holyrood Park on the route), ideal if coming without a car. The owner left some good tips on where to shop, eat and drink in the local area. We'd stay here again or recommend it to friends.”
    JC, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England English flag
  • “Gemütliche Ferienwohnung: die Wohnung ist gut ausgestattet, die Betten sind sehr bequem, nahe Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Busstation vor der Nase, unkomplizierte Schlüsselübergabe; wenn wir wieder zu Gast in Edinburgh sind, dann würden wir wieder diese Wohnung mieten.”
    SD & co, Germany German flag
  • “Very nice flat. We really enjoyed our stay. Manna House bakery and Giulianos are good. Thanks.”
    LQ &FQ, Chambery, France French flag
  • “It was our first time in Edinburgh. It was an amazing experience! Thank you!”
    TC, AC, LC & FC, Sicily, Italy Italian flag
  • “Great place! Estuve aquí y el té con leche parecía una guarrada pero no está mal!”
    RR, Granada, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Had a couple of fantastic days with our kids and their new-born baby twins, who live round the corner. Super flat and charming neighbourhood.”
    HM & UM, Hamburg, Germany German flag
  • “Magnificos dias en esta maravillosa ciudad. Muy buena situación. Volveremos.”
    A, I, M & Y, Malaga, Spain Spanish flag
  • “We had a great time! Love the place!”
    CL & LL, West Lafayette, IN, USA American flag
  • “Thank you! We enjoyed our stay and living in this flat.”
    KH, WH, CH & FH, Pentenried, Germany German flag
  • “Great place! We'll be coming back!”
    PV, JG & family, Barcelona, Catalonia Catalonian flag

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