We stayed in the 3rd floor “storytelling apartment” for one week (May 18-24) and the combination of wonderful owners/landlords, superb location, and outstanding accommodations made for a lovely time. The apartment is neat and clean, but not lavish. Located on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile (at 8 High Street) one is within easy walking distance of many of the area’s attractions. Eateries, bars, the famous ghost walk, and shops of all sorts line this area of the city. Our favorite restaurant is Pizza Express, up the hill, toward the castle, then left on North Bridge Street (23 North Bridge). It’s rather expensive for a pizza joint though.
From EDI (airport), take bus #35 to 8 High Street on the Royal Mile (cost, £1.5 which is the cost of any bus journey to one destination; always have exact fare). You may choose to take the airport shuttle (cost, £3.5 and for use on that journey ONLY). You will arrive at Waverly Station and from there you will walk (15 minutes) to the apartment. Much of the walk is uphill so you are the judge regarding the walk. Taxi fare, one way from airport to the apartment, is approximately £25. Bus #35 is an hour’s journey while the shuttle takes about half the time. Later on, you may elect to spend £3.5 and get an ‘all day’ bus ticket – we did so and rode all around the city one day. Purchase tickets from the driver, always have correct change/fare; take your receipt for future use that day. Check out the King’s Theatre to see what’s playing (bus #27).
The apartment will accommodate 4 people quite easily (double bed and a convertible couch in separate rooms) – TV, fireplace (gas), shower, clothes washer, dishwasher, and a small but fully equipped kitchen makes the place a perfect apartment for your stay in this fabulous city. Bring your iPad, Wi-Fi is free and works great. The dwelling is equipped with appropriate ‘plug-ins’ so no need to concern yourself with that issue while here.
Friendly landlords (Fiona and Beth) complete the picture, they are fabulous! Have a great stay and enjoy your “digs” here…nothing more to say. Have fun.
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