Vibrant Apartment by the Castle

  based on 18 reviews
  •   4
  •   2
  • SQM n/a
  •  wifi


On Lady Lawson Street in the heart of the Old Town, this apartment is minutes from Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street Gardens, and the famous Grassmarket. Expect a vibrant neighbourhood with some of Edinburgh’s best quirky boutiques, vintage shops, art and gift shops, food and arts and craft markets (on Castle Terrace and the Grassmarket every Saturday). There are great places to eat and drink and there’s a handy Sainsbury's Local across the road for grabbing a few bits and pieces. Waverley and Haymarket train stations are a 15-minute walk or 5-minute cab ride.

On the first floor of one of Edinburgh’s traditional tenement buildings, this two-bedroom apartment is vibrant and fresh. The spacious, cosy interior is beautifully furnished and decorated in our individual style with a mix of new, vintage and up-cycled pieces. Expect all the comforts of a boutique hotel, with plenty of space to relax and plan your next Edinburgh adventure.

The spacious, well laid-out living room features two traditional sash and case windows overlooking Lady Lawson Street, which bring in lots of natural light. There’s a lovely fireplace with a colourful Mexican tiled hearth, two comfy mid-century style sofas, a vintage G Plan coffee table, dining table and chairs, smart TV with Netflix, WIFI and Bluetooth speaker. The kitchen is well-stocked with complimentary breakfast cereals, milk, tea and good coffee and you’ll find all the kit you need if you want to cook. The bright, rear-facing master bedroom has a very comfy king size bed with luxury Egyptian cotton linen, a powerful hairdryer and plenty of storage space. The front facing second bedroom has a double bed, ornate cornicing and lovely vintage furniture.

The spacious bathroom has a bath and shower over the bath. We provide a full range of toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand wash and body lotion) so you can travel light. Each guest gets a set of fluffy white towels.


1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, Feather Pillows, Egyptian Cotton Linen

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Double bed, 1 King bed, Table Fan, Travel Cot
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Microwave, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Satellite), NETFLIX
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Luxury Toiletries, Cotton Buds & Pads
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board, Washing machine
Breakfast included, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
2:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
based on 18 reviews
beautiful apartment

We had a great time in Dunc and Dee's beautiful apartment in Edinburgh. It is a lovely, stylish and sparkling clean place, and the location is excellent. We could certainly tell that they have put time and effort in creating a place for guests to feel very comfortable and to have everything you'd need to enjoy a great stay...from extra warm blankets, extra pillows and fluffy towels to a bathroom stocked with all the essentials you'd need, smart tv and super fast Internet. Oh, and the decoration is beautiful! And they went the extra mile with lovely details, like a cold bottle of prosecco and the most amazing homemade shortbread (!!) (thank you guys!). Also, Dunc and Dee shared a lot of useful information with us which was very helpful. Good tips about the city, practical info, and a ton of great recommendations for places to eat, drink and have coffee in Edinburgh...we appreciated all the time and care in creating this 'guide' because it let us know so many things that we wouldn't be able to know as tourists. We would love to stay again in this beautiful apartment when we come back to Edinburgh and will certainly recommend it to friends and family. Thank you!

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2018

Home away from home!

A beautiful apartment - home away from home. Dunc and Dee were outstanding hosts, all the small touches really added to our trip. I would absolutely recommend to anyone, great location, clean, clear communication and the apartment has everything you need. Thank you!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2017

Magnificent space

Duncan and Dee's place is a magnificent space - stylish, spotlessly clean and close to everything you might need. All of the city's main visitor spots are within walking distance and the apartment is close to easy public transport from the airport. I would highly recommend this apartment for a stay in Edinburgh. P.S. Thanks for the homemade shortbread, Dee!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2017

Great location

This bright, comfortable and thoughtfully furnished flat made a great weekend base. The location is ideal for the Old Town, a stone's throw from Grassmarket and within walking distance of the main tourist sights. Despite its central location, it was also lovely and peaceful. The hosts were welcoming and the prosecco, jelly beans and homemade shortbread were a nice touch.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2017


We have been going to the Fringe for over a decade and this is the best accommodation we have found.

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2017


The flat is a perfect choice for the stay in Edinburgh. The flat is very pretty, spotless and has best possible location - in the very center, yet calm and quiet. It was so well prepared - you will find there everything you need and even more. Dunc & Dee are lovely, very helpful hosts.

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2017


Dunc & Dee's apartment is beautiful, such stylish decor, the most comfy beds, duvets and pillows, blackout curtains (which really work, the kids slept till 8.30am - lie in!), smart TV with Netflix. The location is perfect, so close to the castle and Princes Street. Sainsbury's local round the corner, handy for buying food and essentials. They had a travel cot and highchair for my 1 year old, and as it's all on one floor, it's suitable for a toddler, no stairs in the flat (but bear in mind there are stairs up to the flat as it's on the first floor - husband took the pushchair up and down the stairs when we went out) Apart from that, the flat is perfect for a family trip, home away from home.

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2017

Very cool

What a great find. Dunc and Dee have really made the flat so cool, but also comfortable. Colour scheme is joined up and fresh-looking. Flowers on the table, Netflix on the tv, two good-sized beds. Serviceable kitchen made excellent with the addition of fizz and great coffee, tea and even kid-friendly cereal and muesli. Guide to local hot spots is great. Location is super convenient. Clean clean clean. Just fantastic.

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2017

Lovely apartment

Lovely apartment in a great location. Easy walk to the Royal Mile, lots of nice restaurants and pubs around. Highly recommend this place.

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2017

Great stay!

We had a great stay here, it's a lovely flat which is very central so everything is walkable. We were met in person by Duncan who was full of good tips for places to go with our two children, and more importantly the best coffee shops. Fresh flowers, chilled prosecco and homemade shortbread were a nice touch too. Very comfy beds and a decent shower made for a good nights' sleep, and the cosy lounge was perfect to relax in after a day exploring. We would highly recommend this flat and the hosts.

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2017

Duncan Forbes


We are a fun-loving and sociable couple from Edinburgh with two young children. We love our amazing city. One of the best things about Edinburgh is the fact you can walk almost anywhere, and our apartment is ideally located in the heart of the Old Town. We are huge music fans so can point you in the direction of great music venues, pubs and clubs, many of which are a short walk from our apartment. We also love food (Daniela is a chef & Dunc is obsessed with good coffee) so we can recommend the best coffee shops, cafes, restaurants and food markets. Having traveled extensively ourselves (before the little people came along!) we know what makes a great holiday base. We look forward to providing a warm and friendly welcome!
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