Apartment by Royal Mile, Edinburgh

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Apartment By Royal Mile is a four star apartment housed within a Grade B listed building - the oldest building in St. Mary's Street.  The apartment is  ideally situated just off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh's medieval Old Town & approximately half way between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.  Waverley Train Station, airport bus stances & Princes Street - with its many shops and extensive gardens, are five minutes away and half a mile down the Royal Mile is the new Scottish Parliament & Dynamic Earth with Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags beyond, from which there are wonderful panoramic views of the city and beyond.  Many places of interest are within walking distance of the apartment, while others can be reached by excellent public transport or via a tempting range of coach tours. 
The apartment Four Star grading is awarded annually following inspection by Visit Scotland (Scottish Tourist Board)

Situated on the fourth floor of a 250 year old listed building, the apartment has been refurbished to a high standard and offers comfortable, central, self-catering accommodation for two people in the bedroom, with the option of a comfortable double sized sofa bed in the sitting room. 
The apartment is ideally situated for those embarking on family history research as it is within comfortable walking distance of New Register House, the Scottish Genealogy Society Library & Family History Centre, National Library and Central Library and having successfully completed Visit Scotland's Ancestral Tourism course, Janet is happy to offer advice and information to those beginning family history research.  Photograph at the top of the page was taken from the sitting room window of the apartment and shows Salisbury Crags towering above the buildings opposite.

The Apartment:


The light and airy sitting room shown right has a classic marble mantlepiece with Morso 'living flame' gas stove, giving the room an attractive focal point and extra warmth, the central heating radiator providing background heat.  Facilities include flat screen TV with
DVD player, music centre, wifi and payphone.  There are two sofas in the room providing plenty of comfortable seating.
The bedroom (left), which benefits from secondary glazing, is furnished with good quality pine furniture providing plenty of storage. The bedroom is shown with twin beds, but these can be joined to form
one super king size double.  Please let us know your preference.



Bathroom shown left, has both bath & 9.5 Kw Mira sport shower as well as a basin with light/shaver point.  Good quality bath & hand towels plus bath mat are supplied.

The photograph on the right, shows a corner of the bright, well equipped kitchen, which has fridge/freezer, washer/drier, dish-washer, full size gas hob (four gas burners) & electric fan oven and microwave.  An iron and ironing board as well as  all crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and linens are supplied.


Above photograph shows the attractively decorated dining room which comfortably seats four.

General Information/Facilities.
Wifi is available in the flat
Entryphone system. 
Gas central heating,
Additonal heat via 'living flame' Morso gas fire/stove in the sitting room.
All gas, electricity, linen, towels, wifi & tax are included in rates. 

Access to the flat is via
a shared well lit stairway, there is no elevator to the flat.

Please note: Apartment by Royal Mile is strictly No Smoking
Regret: The apartment is unsuitable for pets.

For your safety all gas appliances are inspected annually and
a Landlord's Gas Safety Certificate is held.


Enquiries & Bookings Should be Addressed To:
Alastair & Janet Cumming
Smithfield Garden Cottage,
EH45 8QG
TELEPHONE: Within UK:- 01721 729992  Outside UK:- +44 1721 729992 
                        MOBILE:- 07762 180229  Outside UK:- +44 7762 180229
                 e-mail address: apartmentbyroyalmile@hotmail.com

Public Transport
There is public transport available on St. Mary's Street, nearby Cannongate & North Bridge.  For other destinations
there are buses from George IV Bridge (5minutes), Princes Street (5minutes) and Waverley Bridge (5minutes).
Waverley Train Station is five minutes walk from the apartment as are the Airport Bus Stances, Edinburgh Airport 
 being approximately six miles from the city centre. 
Please see links below & on our Environmental Page for public transport : coach tour : cycle tours : walking tours 

Local shops:  Information regarding food shops of various sizes - all within walking distance, is available in the apartment.
Locally produced/ethically sourced produce: Many stores include locally produced/ethically sourced products in their range, including:- 

IJ Mellis Cheesemonger : Henderson's Bakery & Farm Shop : East Coast Organics - organic veg box delivery : Earthy Foods & Goods
Real Foods:
Edinburgh Farmers' Market : Crombie Butcher : Artisan Roast : Royal Mile Whiskies 
Locally sourced Arts and Crafts: There are many outlets throughout Edinburgh including: The Tappit Hen - High Street :
The Bonnie Blue Gallery - High Street :
 Anta - George Street : Bill Baber Knitwear - Grassmarket : The Meadows Pottery
Nearest Post Office and cash point : 46, St. Mary's Street. Alternative Cash Points : 31 North Bridge  
Nearest Pharmacy: Royal Mile Pharmacy - High Street (2 minutes)

Online Grocery Delivery Service:  Several grocery shops & one organic veg shop offer a delivery service to St. Mary's Street, please contact us for details.

Car Parking
Most guests find there is no need for a car during their stay, as the apartment is ideally situated within walking distance of many places of interest while
others are within easy reach by public transport/coach tours.  For those wishing to bring a car, free on-street parking in St. Mary's Street is available from18.30 hours in the evening until 8.30 hours in the morning weekdays and is available from 18.30 on Saturday & all day Sunday.  There are also four metred bays opposite the apartment where cars may be parked for up to four hours at a cost of 2.40 per hour.  The nearest car parks both within a five minute walk of the apartment are:- Travelodge Car Park, Cowgate: Tel: 08708 555888 for further info/check rates and St. John's Car Park in Holyrood Road.  For information regarding all car parking in the local area please find a full list including current rates at: http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/carpark/edinburgh_st_johns_hill/eh8/edinburgh/ 

Places of Interest Within Walking Distance of the Apartment
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Edinburgh Castle : Camera Obscura : Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre : Gladstone's land : Mary King's Close : St. Giles Cathedral : Rebus Tours :  John Knox House & Scottish Storytelling Centre : Museum of Childhood: The People's Story : Huntly House/Museum of Edinburgh : Lady Stair's House/Writers' Museum : Museum of Scotland : University of Edinburgh : Edinburgh School of English : Institute for Applied Languages : Surgeon's Hall & Museum : Talbot Rice Gallery : City Art Centre : Royal Scottish Academy : The Fruit Market Gallery :  National Galleries of Scotland : Scottish Poetry Library : Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour : National Library : National Records of Scotland : Central Library - includes Edinburgh & Scottish Collection : Scottish Genealogy Society Library & Family History Centre : Canongate Kirk - the Kirk of Holyrood House and Edinburgh Castle : Holyrood Palace & Queen's Gallery : Scottish Parliament : Royal Observatory Edinburgh : Nelson Monument : Greyfriars Bobby Memorial : Greyfriars Church/Churchyard : Vue Cinema/Edinburgh Omni Centre : Festival City Theatres : Playhouse Theatre :

Places of Interest Easily Reached via Public Transport, & Other Useful Links 
Some places listed below viz. Usher Hall, Traverse Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre are are just over half a mile from the

 apartment and therefore just within walking distance.  Other destinations can be reached by public transport or bus tours.
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Royal Lyceum Theatre Company : Traverse Theatre : Usher Hall : Festival City Theatres  : Edinburgh Farmers Market : Royal Botanic Gardens : Water of Leith Visitor Centre/Walks : Rosslyn Chapel : Craigmiller Castle:  Royal Yacht Britannia : Newhaven Heritage Museum : Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World : Scottish Mining Museum : Queensferry Museum : Maid of the Forth & Inchcolm Island : Deep Sea World : Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick : Concorde Experience and Museum of Flight : Linlithgow Palace :The Falkirk Wheel : Stirling Castle : Bannockburn : Wallace Monument
Useful Links:-  Guide to Whats on in Edinburgh/The List : Edinburgh Festivals:-(Includes details on all festivals in Edinburgh throughout the year) : 
Historic Scotland : National Trust for Scotland : Ancestral Scotland Website :

Holyrood Park - Map & Guide : Welcome to the Pentland Hills : Walkabout Scotland : Cycle Scotland/Local Bicycle Hire :
Scotline Tours : Rabbies Tours : Haggis Tours : The Train Line : Lothian Buses : First Bus : City Link Buses

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