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Edinburgh Festival’s Most Fabulous Places to Stay

Places to stay during the Edinburgh Festival

Edinburgh is a fantastic place to be at any time of year, but over the Edinburgh Festival period in the summer, thousands of visitors descend for the largest arts festival in the world and the city takes on an extraordinary energy. Edinburgh in August is quite simply the greatest place on earth as performers, producers, writers, critics, venue staff and audiences come to experience the city.

Where are the most fabulous places to stay for the Edinburgh Festival?

Luckily, there are some very special, luxury self-catering homes in Edinburgh. If you’d like to do the Edinburgh Festival in real style, why not make the most of this opportunity to stay in an amazing Edinburgh home from home!

East Claremont Street, East New Town

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Grand and elegant, yet at the same time family-friendly, this wonderful three-storey townhouse with a garden and parking is located on East Claremont Street. Just a couple of minutes from Broughton Street, the house is close to some of the New Town’s best boutiques, restaurants, cafes and food stores.

This is an extremely  impressive home with a sense of style and attention to detail.  With high ceilings, architectural features and large rooms, the property is normally enjoyed as a family home.

On the ground floor, the wonderful food lover’s kitchen has a dining table to seat 10 comfortably and is a stylish space, perfect for entertaining. There are double doors leading into a relaxed sitting room complete with TV and lots of comfy seating.

A beautiful curved stone staircase leads to the upper floors. On the first floor, there is a beautifully elegant drawing room, a spacious master bedroom, ensuite shower room, additional bedroom and shower room. On the second floor, there are two twin bedrooms, another lovely double bedroom and a bathroom.

East Claremont Street is available in August for the Edinburgh Festival 

It’s the perfect Edinburgh Festival home from home and is available full festival rentals from 28th July until the 21st August 2016.

Broughton Street, East New Town

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This is a serene gem of an apartment and yet the location on Broughton Street means that there’s so much fun to be had just on the doorstep.

Hints of the building’s Georgian history are highlighted in the fabulous sitting room, which enjoys high ceilings, wooden panelling, shutters and pretty cornices. As well as original wooden floors, there are two windows which allow the light to flood in.

The interiors are pale and serene and there’s a simple and relaxed vibe to the apartment. The comfy sofa is the perfect spot for curling up after a long day of festival shows while a dining table to seat 4 allows you to entertain friends and show off your Dickins home from home!

Broughton Street is available for the duration of the Festival for one month bookings

Gayfield Square, East New Town


5 Gayfield Square is a six bedroom late Georgian house on a leafy square in Central Edinburgh. It was recently completely renovated in a relaxed but stylish way.

Spread over four floors, with a beautiful curving central staircase, the ground floor comprises a large kitchen/diner and adjoining TV room, WC and playroom. While the first floor houses a formal drawing room, two large bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite), the top attic floor is a light filled oasis with four further bedrooms and two bathrooms.

There is space for two cars at the back of the property and a delightful small garden to the front which overlooks the green of Gayfield Square itself. The house is a stone’s throw from Broughton Street, a five-minute walk to Carlton Hill and a ten-minute walk to the Royal Mile.

Gayfield Square is available from 14th August until the 22nd August 2016

St Stephen Street, Stockbridge


Decorated in a traditional style, this charming apartment has homely, almost cottage-like, feel. Located on St Stephen Street, there are brilliant restaurants, cafes and boutiques on the doorstep and the fab Sunday Stockbridge market is just at the end of the street.

The sitting room is pretty with plenty of light, lots of comfy seating, a dining table, an electric piano and bookcases crammed full with interesting books. The master bedroom is a peaceful, large room with a desk study area and a small, but cosy, single bedroom is perfect for a child or an occasional guest.

This Stockbridge apartment is available for weekly bookings throughout the Festival

Bruntsfield Place, Lauriston and Bruntsfield

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This homely two bedroom apartment is situated  right beside Bruntsfield Links. If you’re a couple or a small family this is the apartment for you. Available throughout the Festival, the flat is located  around the corner round the corner from a treasure-trove of fantastic shops, restaurants, and cafes.

The moment you step across the threshold of this apartment you will feel at home. The apartment is decorated with wonderful one-off pieces of artwork, as well as unique treasures collected from around the globe. The sitting room is a cosy space with two comfortable sofas and ornamental fireplace. If you like to entertain there is a fold out dining table which can seat six people.

Bruntsfield Place is a wonderful property, perfect for your Festival stay

Find your Dickins Home from Home…

Whatever you’re looking for during your Edinburgh Festival stay, we would be delighted to help you find it. Have a look on our property search, give us a call on 0131 558 1108 or email us at [email protected] and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

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