Edinburgh apartments

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Explore Edinburgh

One of Europe’s most beautiful cities and home to the famous Edinburgh Festival each August, Edinburgh is a city as compact as it is diverse. Best explored on foot, you’ll discover a series of diverse areas, from the medieval alleyways and cobbled streets of Old Town to New Town’s elegant Georgian avenues. When on holiday in Edinburgh, you should start in the city centre with a visit to Edinburgh Castle, the city’s most popular tourist attraction and home to the Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and spectacular views of the city. Then, make your way down the Royal Mile towards the Palace of Holyroodhouse, taking in the historic tenement buildings, St Giles’ Cathedral and The Real Mary King’s Close along the way. Drop into the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre to learn about the ‘water of life’, or follow the Water of Leith walkway to the shores of the Firth of Forth. Here, you can board the Royal Yacht Britannia, or refuel at some of Edinburgh’s best bars and restaurants. If you choose self-catering accommodation in Edinburgh, you can also take advantage of the award-wining Edinburgh Farmers’ Market, a great way to experience true local life.

Accommodation in Edinburgh

HouseTrip offers a range of great Edinburgh accommodation options including a number of superb self catering Edinburgh apartments. Whether visiting Edinburgh as a couple, a family or with a group of friends, your own Edinburgh apartment provides great value for money – more space, more privacy and more freedom for less than the price of a hotel room. Best of all, you can book a holiday apartment in Edinburgh on HouseTrip in as little as six clicks.

When to go to Edinburgh

While you should prepare for rain at any time (this is Scotland, after all), May, June and September offer travellers the greatest odds of clear skies and sunshine. To experience Edinburgh at its buzzing best, though, you can’t go past a visit in August for the annual Edinburgh Festival.

Getting to and around Edinburgh

All flights to Edinburgh arrive at its only airport, 8 miles west of the city. Once you arrive, taxis can be quite expensive and driving your own car is more cumbersome than convenient, so you might want to stick to public transport, particularly buses. Hop on and off, open top bus tours are very popular with tourists and offer visitors a great, affordable introduction the city.

Latest Edinburgh reviews:
4.5 out of 5 based on 545 reviews
Stayed 11 - 15 Oct 2014 in:
I have to say that I was thrilled when we arrived at our apartment. The location was ideal and the apartment itself was beautiful. My daughters and I were ... More
Stayed 18 - 19 Oct 2014 in:
We all loved the apartment fantastic views, very clean and comfortable would return, bit more instruction on how to open the key fob would be helpful .
Stayed 14 - 18 Oct 2014 in:
A nice apartement near the centre of Edinburgh. We stayed here for a fewe days to visit Edinburgh.
Stayed 30 Sep - 3 Oct 2014 in:
The appartment is great and is a 10 minutes walk to the castle. Great apartment, I will rent it again my next time to the city!
Stayed 29 Oct - 3 Nov 2013 in:
We had a wonderful time at this lovely cottage, so much so, we are booking to come back again! Close to all amenities and allowed pets which is fantastic fo... More

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