Edinburgh Castle and St Giles Cathedral

Grassmarket Self Catering Apartment, Edinburgh

 

A romantic 1 bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor.

Sleeps 2 + 2

The bedroom has a lovely King-sized cream wrought iron bed which is prepared for your arrival in crisp white sheets. The modern bathroom is next door with an electric shower over bath, towels provided. The sitting room has aLaura Ashley day bed which turns into 2 full size single beds so 4 people can stay. Flat screen TV with DVD player
The dining table is in the sitting room and it overlooks the courtyard. A modern kitchen leads from the sitting room with fridge, electric hob and oven and washing machine.

It is so central yet so quiet! It is off the main street 50 meters, through the wrough iron gate and there is Edinburgh Castle! A truly spectacular location!

 

   

 

The Grassmarket

The main approach from the West to the Old Town, the Grassmarket is still very well conserved with many historic buildings, and an open, cobbled market square, which allows pubs and restaurants to spill out onto the pavement. There are also a number of small retailers in the area.

Some of Edinburgh's tallest buildings are in the Grassmarket, with some having eight or nine stories, each story of around 9 or 10 feet (lukily we are on 2nd floor!).

The area's historic role as a marketplace continues to some extent with public fairs, market stalls, craft fairs, and festival events, such as at Hogmanay and the Edinburgh Jazz Festival mardi gras in July.

The Grassmarket was also the location for public executions. James Andrews was the last person hanged here on 4 February 1784, for a robbery in Hope Park, but Grassmarket bars still trade on the area's notoriety, the most obvious being the Last Drop.

The Grassmarket's close proximity to the entrance of the old fortified city and the fact that it is situated in a low-lying valley, that would have been accessible by livestock and carts, meant that there was probably a market here as early as the 1300s.

Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, the Grassmarket area is one of the most vibrant, picturesque and convivial areas of the city. A paradise of independent merchants, designers and artisans, the Grassmarket Edinburgh is simply bursting with some of the best shopping Edinburgh has to offer.

Far more than simply a retail haven, the area is well known for being home to some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh as well as some of the most vibrant and eclectic bars in Edinburgh. In fact the Grassmarket pubs, many with a history dating back to the notorious days of Burke and Hare, are known throughout the world for their exciting, dark Edinburgh history mixed with some of the best traditional food, ales and music in the city!

The area's dramatic and intriguing history, well preserved cobbled streets, medieval architecture and inspiring views of Edinburgh Castle help to create an atmosphere unparalleled in Edinburgh, Scotland or indeed Europe.

With so much to see and do it's easy to see why a visit to Edinburgh wouldn't be complete without shopping, dining, exploring in Edinburgh's beautiful Grassmarket.

 
     
     

 

Greyfriars Bobby
Saltire Flag
 
Edinburgh Castle
Victoria Street
         
Greyfriars Bobby
Royal Mile Shopping
  Edinburgh Castle from Grassmarket
Victoria Street

 

We also offer a choice of self catering cottages in the Scottish Borders.

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