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5 Charming Self Catering Apartments in Edinburgh’s Old Town

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The Old Town in Edinburgh is a world of its own and walking the streets there will take you on a journey through centuries. The atmosphere is so special and it really is the place to be if you’re visiting Auld Reekie. Luckily we’ve got a great selection of the most attractive and central Old Town properties where you can feel like a local and pay less! Here are five of them.

World’s End Close

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sleeps 2

£440 per week

Right off the main street in the Old Town, The Royal Mile, that connects Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, is one of Edinburgh’s many charming little closes called the World’s End Close. But don’t fear, it’s not the end of the world, but a very central place only a short walk from most of the Old Town’s best attractions, including John Knox’s House just across the street, beautiful St Giles’ Cathedral, the Castle and the Real Mary King’s Close.

The apartment itself is a quiet haven in the midst of the bustling city, with a double bedroom with a king size bed and a fully equipped kitchen that is connected to the cosy living room with double doors. The perfect place to stay for a romantic getaway.

King’s Stables Road

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sleeps 2

£430 per week

You will struggle to find accommodation as close to Edinburgh Castle as this warm and inviting one bedroom flat tucked away underneath Castle Rock! You’re also only a stone’s throw away from the popular Grassmarket with a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Walk to the top of Grassmarket Square and you’ve got pretty and colourful Victoria street right there waiting for you to take a photo.

The flat has a generous double bedroom, a small but functional and very well equipped kitchen and a sitting room with a fire you can light for when it gets nippy. You’ve got everything you need for a smooth and enjoyable Edinburgh holiday!

Old Fishmarket Close

Old Fishmarket Close

sleeps 4

£530 per week

You can’t stay much more central than this! This flat is in one of the first contemporary buildings in the heart of the Old Town, surrounded by attractions on every side. The Royal Mile is less than a minute from the front door and The National Museum of Scotland, Greyfriars Bobby, Greyfriars Kirkyard and St Giles’ Cathedral just around the corner.

The apartment is contemporary with a good flow. There are two double bedrooms of which one can also be used as a twin. The kitchen leads onto the dining area with a table for four and living room with comfy leather sofas. A great option for a family of four who want to be comfortable, central and don’t want to splash out on an expensive hotel.

12 St Mary’s Street

12 St Marys Street Edinburgh

sleeps 2

£475 per week

This is another Old Town gem with the attractive EH1 post code any visitor would want to find themselves in. St Mary’s Street is a lovely wee street with boutiques and restaurants, and just around the corner you’ve got the High Street with even more things going on. You can easily walk everywhere and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to must-see Edinburgh tourist attractions.

The apartment sits on the first floor and is regularly used by the owners, who have put a lot of effort into the place to make it feel like home. Double doors connect the spacious bedroom with the stunning living room. If you’d like to cook at home you’ve got a great, modern kitchen with everything you need and a dining table that seats six. It’s a beautiful property, contemporary and grown-up with great attention to detail. You’ll love it!

89 Holyrood Road

Holyrood Rd Edinburgh

sleeps 4

£595 per week

Situated right next to the Scottish Parliament, the Royal Palace of Holyrood, Dynamic Earth and only minutes from The Royal Mile you’ve got all the culture you need on your doorstep. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ve also got all the greenery you need in the form of Holyrood Park with The majestic Arthur’s Seat and the dramatic Salisbury Crags a short walk away!

This peaceful and airy apartment benefits from a concierge service and secure private parking. There are two double bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom. The open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting room is perfect for socialising. And it doesn’t get much better than having your morning coffee on the balcony whilst taking in the incredible vistas over Holyrood Park – plus you’ll only pay a fraction of what you would in a hotel!

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