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Make A Holiday Rental Apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland, Your Home Away From Home

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and also its second largest city. Positioned just slightly inland from the coast, it attracts thousands of visitors every year who are drawn to its interesting history, culture and architecture. There are many forms of accommodation to choose from in the city, but the best idea for anyone who wishes to see it from a more personal perspective, is to stay in a holiday rental apartment in Edinburgh. Tastefully furnished and decorated, and coming with a fully-equipped kitchen that enables self catering, staying in one has a far more comfortable feel than staying in an hotel.

Things to Do on Holiday in Edinburgh, Scotland

Whilst most people on holiday in Edinburgh will be more interested in the sights and attractions than activities, there is still plenty to do for people who desire to burn off some energy. There is some fun cycling to be had in the area surrounding the city, and towards the coast, sailing and other water sports are also possible. Scotland is often associated with golf, and there are a choice of courses to play at near by.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Edinburgh, Scotland

There are a wealth of attractions that should be seen during a holiday in Edinburgh, and it would be impossible to list them all here. The top ones, though, include Edinburgh Castle which can be seen from almost anywhere in the city; The National Museum of Scotland; The Palace of Holyrood House; and The Scotch Whiskey Heritage Centre. There are, of course, many other attractions that can be visited, and an interesting way to do this, is to buy the Edinburgh Pass which grants admission to them all. Edinburgh is also famous for its many festivals, which include The Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Hogmanay street party. There is no better place to celebrate the New Year than in the Scottish capital!

Weather in Edinburgh, Scotland

Despite its northerly location, Edinburgh has a surprisingly mild maritime climate. Even during the winter, the temperatures rarely fall beneath freezing during the daytime. Between November and February, the average daytime high temperatures measure 7 degrees Celsius and the lows measure 1.5 degrees. It does get lower than this on occasion, and the wind can make it feel colder than it is. During the summer months, the average daytime highs are between 17 and 19 degrees, and the lows 10 degrees. Rainfall is spread quite evenly throughout the year at 70mm per month. A holiday in Edinburgh can be taken at any time of year, although the most popular time, is from the late spring through to early autumn.

Travel to Edinburgh, Scotland

Most people from the UK considering a holiday in Edinburgh will choose to drive there. It must be noted, that the distance can be quite deceptive for people that are driving there for the first time. Edinburgh does also have an airport (EDI) for anyone choosing to fly, and it takes in flights from most major European cities. British Airways fly out of London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW).

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                                      Cute, clean, convenient and well appointed

                                      5 of 5
                                      I stayed here for three nights with my husband and three teenagers, and there was plenty of room for all of us. We were very happy with our stay, and found the place exactly as described and pictured. The apartment is in a set of apartment buildings located west of the city center, not far from Murrayfield stadium. You can easily walk to the stadium tram line but also to Haymarket and the West End. It's also a fantastic walk to the modern art museum along the river path - highly recommended activity from this location! Take Roseburn Cliff down to the river and the footpath takes you to a small bridge to the museum. The apartment itself is a very clean, well appointed first floor flat with a nice kitchen, master bedroom bath, two other bedrooms and one additional bath. Parking is available for free if you ask for a permit. Maya, the friendly, thoughtful, enormously responsive host, met us upon arrival and had stocked the kitchen with everything needed for breakfast plus a couple of bottles of wine (what a nice surprise!). The bathrooms also have nice touches like cotton balls and Q-tips. There is an Xbox with some movies in addition to the TV. I would recommend to any future visitors and especially appreciated Maya herself.
                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                      Outstanding location, wonderful experience!!

                                      5 of 5
                                      Exactly as advertised, Fiona's Grassmarket apartment is located in close proximity to many of the sites to be seen in Edinburgh. Furnishings? Everything you need and more! Fiona's personal touches and attention-to-detail make the apartment an easy choice over pricy hotels - an ideal home base for 2-4 explorers. Believe everything you read in the listing. Bring an umbrella (but if you forget it, Fiona has very thoughtfully hung one by the entrance). Book the Grassmarket apartment with confidence and lay out your sightseeing agenda!
                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                      Amazing stay in Edinburgh

                                      4 of 5
                                      We had a wonderful time in Edinburgh, the apartment was amazing, in a very good location and more than lived up to the pictures. It was so spacious, the bedrooms were lovely with extremely comfortable beds. The kitchen was very well equipped, and dining and lounge area were very good. There were convenience stores, bars and restaurants literally within a couple of minutes walk. The only slight downside was that four of the six bedrooms were within hearing distance of a busy road so traffic noise was a slight problem, but I would certainly stay there again and recommend it to friends. You could see Arthur's Seat from a couple of the bedroom windows and it is just a fifteen minute walk from the apartment.
                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016