Looking towards the property
Lounge/dining room
Double bedroom
Triple bedroom
Views across Princess Street Gardens towards the Castle
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Crag View Apartment

Newington, Edinburgh and Lothians
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Cot available
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At a glance

  • Fantastic views towards The Crags
  • Appreciate the Queen's Park and Arthur's Seat for lovely walks and recreation
  • Quiet residential area with shops and local amenities on the doorstep
  • Enjoy the sights of Edinburgh on the hop on hop off open top bus
  • The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle are close by and a must see
Property code: E1985

Enjoying a quiet aspect with views of the magnificent Salisbury Crags but within easy reach of Princess Street and the attractions of Edinburgh.

This third-floor apartment is situated in a peaceful residential area of Edinburgh with views over the stunning Salisbury Crags. The location of this property means that you are within walking distance of lots of Edinburgh’s attractions enabling you to easily appreciate this magnificent city and surrounding areas. Within 2 miles of your front door is Edinburgh Castle, Old Town, The Royal Mile and so much more. This apartment is an ideal base for guests who love a bit of city excitement and wish to see all the sights the city has to offer.

The apartment is approached by three flights of stairs and on entry is then all on one level. The property has a bold and vibrant décor throughout and feels warm and welcoming to guests. The spacious lounge/diner is equipped with TV and DVD and offers fantastic views towards the Crags. Here you can sit and survey city life over breakfast, from the comfort of your own sofa whilst planning the day’s to see and do list! The kitchen is compact but well-equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/ freezer and washer/ dryer. Along the hallway you will find one compact double bedroom, one family bedroom with a double and a single bed and the family bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC.

Although the apartment doesn’t benefit from its own outside area, there are some beautiful walks and parks all within 2 miles of the apartment. Holyrood Park, Queen’s Park and Arthur’s Seat are three of many local attractions guests can visit to enjoy a picnic in or to try a variety of lovely walks that are on offer. There is also plenty of off-road, free parking.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 family room with double and single bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD and Freeview in lounge
  • Electric and night storage heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Arrival: 4pm
  • Ample off road free parking

Based here, you can enjoy all the spectacular attractions and delights of Edinburgh whilst being able to retreat to this comfortable, quiet and relaxing apartment when the need arises. With so many cultural and historic sites accessible and located within walking distance, this property provides guest with a home from home base to spend as much time as possible exploring this majestic city. Attractions such as The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Princess Street, Old Town and much more are all located within a 2-mile radius from the accommodation and are easily accessible by walking, cycling or public transport. Why not experience the city by tram and soak up all of the sights in one day if you're feeling energetic!

Princess Street is the main high street in the city and is steeped in rich heritage and culture with spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town skyline. Teaming with boutiques, traditional markets selling homemade gifts and home grown produce, thriving cafes, restaurants, buskers, musicians, street artists and so much more is why this street is often classed as the heart of the city. It is where the new meets the old and is a vibrant and lively place to be, a must visit for any guest to experience.

If you want to escape city life and explore more of wild Scotland, you'll find the Pentland Hills Regional Park under 20 miles away with its many trails for walking and cycling.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Fiona 17th August 2019

Fabulous home from home at a great rate for the Fringe. Arthur's seat 2 mins walk away. Quiet spot but easy walking distance to town.

Reviewed by Sheila 3rd August 2019

Excellent location ..5 mins walk from the Commonwealth Pool and close to Holyrood Park and Salisbury Crags .

Reviewed by Susan 27th July 2019

Very homely property - only a short walk from Edinburgh city centre

Reviewed by Peter 22nd December 2018

Great quiet location and wonderful view of the Crags from the lounge.

Reviewed by Mariah 4th November 2018

This was a great place to stay! We spent about two weeks in this property and it had everything we needed. It was a great location in Newington and it was so cozy, clean, and comfortable!

Reviewed by Fiona 4th August 2018

One of the best flats I've stayed in in Edinburgh. Easy walk to Holyrood and the High street. Clean and well stocked with towels and toiletries. Great WiFi and recycling. Only issue would be the third floor access for anyone with mobility needs. We don't have such needs so thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

Reviewed by Susan 21st July 2018

Crag View is an excellent holiday apartment. It is cosy, clean, fresh, and, as it's name suggests, has good views of the Crags (and Arthur's Seat!) We were impressed by the variety of linen, household products and handy sundries available. A great stay! Thank you

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