May - The Month of Whisky

Where else in the world other than Scotland would you associate whisky with so strongly? The answer is no-where. Fine single malts, distilleries and whisky barrels are the epitome of Scottish heritage and culture, not to mention that it is one of our biggest and most valued exports.

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As part of Scotland’s ‘Year of Food and Drink’, the month of May is being dedicated to the delicious cinnamon coloured liquid, celebrating Scotland as it’s place of origin. When thinking of Scotland, the image of a good dram, or a scotch on the rocks is easily conjured. ‘Uisge beatha' –  Gaelic for whisky, translating as the ‘water of life’ is as Scottish as kilts and Highlands cows are!

World Whisky Day is on the 16th of May – where better to celebrate it than in Scotland’s historical capital city – Edinburgh. Of course all over Scotland will be fabulous – the weather is beautiful at this time of year with the spring becoming summer – and whisky events are held all over, from the cities to the Highlands and Islands.  

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Celebrate whisky in the month of May with a visit to Edinburgh. Stay at one of our beautiful New Town Residences @ Northumberland Street and sample outstanding food paired with wonderful whisky in the world-famous Dining Room at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

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Why not book into The Penthouse @ Royal Mile take a stroll along the famous High Street, from the castle to Holyrood Palace and pass Royal Mile Whiskies, The Scotch Whisky Experience and many more shops dedicated to whisky!

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Live in ultimate luxury and pick The Panoramic Penthouse @ Quartermile to be your home from home – it has everything you’d need with the beautiful Meadows on your doorstep, and in the unbeatable location of the historic Edinburgh University.

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May in Edinburgh is set to be a fantastic month – so why not book one of our beautiful apartments today and start planning what’s sure to be a great getaway!

For enquiries and a full list of our properties available click here, or alternatively phone 01312618646 and a member of staff will be more than happy to speak with you.

Discover Newington

Located to Edinburgh’s south, Newington is a 15-20 minute walk to both Princes Street and the Royal Mile. Abundant with bars and restaurants, you won’t be short of things to do. With the Meadows on your doorstep, and the Commonwealth pool close-by, planning a trip to the Southside of town won’t leave you out of activities this summer!

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The Edinburgh Address’s fantastic The Causewayside Apartment @ The Southside is available this summer at great rates and we’ll even add a complimentary bottle of bubbly for stays throughout July to make the trip even more special!

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If being a stone’s throw away from the very centre of Edinburgh’s historic heart isn’t enough to tempt you to visit Newington, the numerous golf courses near-by should help! If you’re not into golf, how about being situated in perfect view of Arthurs Seat? Not an outdoor-lover? We’re sure bars and restaurants such as The Reverie where you can often catch live music or Sylvesters will persuade you that you need that relaxing city break this July!

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Fantastic café’s and shops are scattered throughout Newington including Armstrong’s vintage shop and Peckham’s deli.

If you’re coming to Edinburgh for culture, the National Museum of Scotland is a ten minute walk away, as is Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments and the Royal Museum.

So whether you’re visiting Edinburgh for fun, business, a romantic break away or just to explore our rich history and culture, The Causewayside Apartment @ Southside will be perfect – especially with an added bottle of bubbly throughout July! So what are you waiting for, book today!

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Some reviews from other guests who have stayed at The Causewayside Apartment @ The Southside:

“We had a great stay, received superb service and would visit again without hesitation.”

“The apartment was perfect.”

“It was a lovely apartment, nicely furnished and everything we needed had been provided.”

For enquiries and a full list of our properties available click here, or alternatively phone 0131 261 8646 and a member of staff will be more than happy to speak with you.

 

City of Life & Culture

Edinburgh boasts a rich, deep history of culture and art intertwined in its grand architecture and winding streets. With its palaces, a medieval monastery, graveyards and unforgettably the castle, visiting Edinburgh is like talking a visual history lesson whilst being on an adventure. Add to this setting numerous parks including the famous Meadows and Bruntsfield Links, more trees and greenery than you could shake a stick at, one very long and windy canal, and of course the East coast-line, and you have one very beautiful city. On top of all of its natural beauty and historic architecture, Edinburgh is world famous for the festivals and cultural events which take part season after season, year after year.

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Of course, there is the legendary Fringe Festival which takes place every August, enticing hundreds of thousands of people to watch the thousands of performers. Along with this we have the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which is spectacular. But it’s the smaller, more discreet festivals and events which are approaching as spring turns to summer.

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From the 29th of April until the 10th of May is the TradFest Edinburgh, showcasing amazing traditional Scottish music, arts and crafts. Then we have the Imaginate Festival of arts for children from the 11th of May. At the end of May is the famous Edinburgh marathon which is expected to welcome over 30,000 participants! The Cycling Festival starts on the 11th of June, the Leith Festival starts on the 13th and the world-famous Edinburgh International Film Festival on the 17th of June. As if beautiful Edinburgh needed any extra magic added - the end of June and coming into July is Edinburgh International Magic Festival!

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So what’s your excuse NOT to visit Edinburgh!?

For enquiries and a full list of our properties available click here, or alternatively phone 01312618646 and a member of staff will be more than happy to speak with you. 

There is no better place in the Spring than the West End!

Days are getting longer, the sun seems to be coming out more often and the flowers have been blossoming everywhere and it looks like Spring is finally on its way!

The West End has to be one of Edinburgh’s best kept secrets, although it is located next to Princes and George Street, Edinburgh’s busiest shopping streets and has an abundance of bars and restaurants you are also just next to the Water of Leith, one of Edinburgh’s greenest parts!

Our West End Retreat @ Lynedoch Place is perfectly placed to explore all of these. The Water of Leith is an ideal place to go for a Sunday Stroll with the kids, bursting with wildlife and locals enjoying this treasure it is hard to believe that you are just next to the City Centre!

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If you are looking for a City Break you won’t be disappointed either, The West End has everything you possibly need. You can find everything from breakfast to dinner or a few drinks within a few minutes walk from the apartment!

The large first floor apartment is beautifully decorated and naturally lit. The apartment has a large modern living room, a separate dining area and a modern fully equipped kitchen including a coffee machine, washing machine and dishwasher (for those dining in).

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The large bedroom is decorated in warm tones and has a view of the garden, furthermore it receives direct sunlight during the day. The second bedroom is set up as twin beds, making this the ideal place for a family, and boasts beautiful views of Edinburgh.

So what are you waiting for? If you’re still not convinced, we are offering 15% off stays before the end of March as well as a complimentary bottle of bubbly and Free Late Check Out! Click here for more information or call us on 0131 261 8646 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Re)discover your favourite games

Edinburgh is definitely a fantastic city to visit for the entire family and to add to the fun the National Museum of Scotland have launched an exciting exhibition which will keep everyone entertained!

Game Masters is a great interactive exhibition, which showcases over 100 games which you can play. From Pac-Man to Donkey Kong and Sing-Star, rediscover your childhood with these games- click here for the full list of playable games.

You can visit this exhibition for a great value of £10 for adults, with special family tickets from £23.

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If you are planning a family holiday to the capital, why not book one of our family friendly properties. We love the Family Retreat @ Arthur’s Seat, a beautiful Gatekeeper’s Cottage with its own patio and beautifully decorated, which can sleep up to 5 guests. This property is ideal if you are planning to explore Scotland, with ease of getting out of the city quickly but still being close to the city centre.

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If you are looking for something more central, The West End Retreat @ Lynedoch Place is ideally located in the West End only a few minutes’ walk from Princes Street, George Street and some of the city’s best restaurants. This apartment can sleep four people and is perfect for a family with two single beds in the second bedroom.

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Edinburgh's Best Chocolate

As part of The Year of Food & Drink 2015, the theme for this month is The Food of Love.

Regardless of whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day, you don’t need an excuse to indulge yourself in some delicious chocolate!

 

Based on The List’s Chocolate Larder Food Map of Scotland we have created a more detailed one for Edinburgh. These places are amazing, so you should definitely treat yourself (or someone special) to some delicious handcrafted artisan chocolates and other sweet treats!

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Chocolate Tree
- Bruntswick

The Chocolate Tree is one of Edinburgh’s most famous chocolatiers and cafes. Their handcrafted and organic chocolate is amazing and provides the perfect break on a grey day. If you are looking for a present, their chocolate boxes are beautiful and one of a kind.



Mary’s Milk Bar- Grassmarket

This is definitely my favourite place for a sweet treat! Not only does this café make the most inventive and delicious ice creams and hot chocolates but it also has a unique vibe with a lovely owner called Mary. And as a bonus you can sample the different flavours if you can’t make your mind up- make sure you check out her facebook for the daily flavours.



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If you enjoy chocolates, why not go to a chocolate tasting and discover lots of different luxurious chocolates. You can also visit the shop and pick up some adventurous flavours like Rose & Black Pepper Dark Organic Chocolate?

 

Considerit- Edinburgh Farmers Market Grassmarket

Edinburgh Farmers Markets always have a variety of local producers and one, which is definitely worth visiting, is Considerit, a Dundee based chocolatier offering fantastic handmade chocolates.



Ocelot Chocolate & Edward & Irwyn- stocked in various delis and cafes

Edinburgh has an abundance of delis and cafes, which stock delicious foods from cheeses, liqueurs and handcrafted chocolates.

 

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Thinking Chocolate- Elm Row

If you are a real foodie you should go to Thinking Chocolate, whether you are looking for a cooking class or something different you definitely won’t be disappointed! IF you are feeling brave, why not try some Haggis truffles?



Click here to see all our special offers for this delicious month and enjoy up to 20% off your stay!

4 stunning new properties join The Edinburgh Address portfolio

We are delighted to introduce The Rutland Street Apartments to The Edinburgh Address portfolio of luxury holiday accommodation in Edinburgh!

Bedroom of Garden Apartment

 

This grand townhousehas been beautifully renovated into 4 apartments offering guests the chance to book individual units or the whole house.

With a focus on interior design, each apartment is unique and sublimely decorated with bold pieces. 

 

Unique Interiors

Modern Kitchens

City Centre style

Themed rooms

 

Stays at the apartments start from £150 per night.

Choose from Garden Apartment, Family Apartment, Ground Floor and the First Floor Apartment.

Best of all? You can book these apartments all together to accommodate a group of up to 12! Perfect for a special occasion. 

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Find your Corporate Home

Centrally located, our unique apartments can offer you the ideal home away from home with a lot more personal freedom and space than an individual room.

Whether you are relocating or here on a business trip, we have a variety of properties to meet your needs.

Here are some of our one bedroom apartments, perfect if you are travelling on business.

New Town Boutique @ Northumberland Street & New Town Chic @ Northumberland Street
Located a few minutes’ walk from George Street, both of these one bedroom apartments are ideally situated for most City Centre Offices. Both of them are equipped with everything you might need during your stay including a washing machine as well as a fully equipped kitchen.

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Stockbridge Grandeur @ Carlton Street
This one bedroom Georgian apartment presents the perfect space with a real wow factor, only 1 mile from the City Centre! There is metred parking outside the property, free from 6.30pm until 8.30am Monday to Saturday as well as all day on Sunday. The apartment has a large luminous living room, as well as a fully equipped kitchen including a washing machine and dishwasher to make your stay as seamless as possible.

The Studio @ Drumsheugh Gardens
Within 5 minutes’ walk from Haymarket, this West End Studio has all necessities to make your stay as relaxing as possible. There are excellent transport links to this apartment; however it is within 5 minutes’ walk to many Edinburgh Offices.

All our apartments come with free WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen as well as at least one bathroom. You will also find toiletries as well as a welcome pack with tea and coffee in your apartment. We aim to make your stay as stress-free as possible, so if you require any extras please get in touch.

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If you are renovation your Edinburgh home and don’t wish to stay in it, whilst work is being carried out, this might be your perfect alternative. Our properties are located across Edinburgh, click here to find your nearest home away from home.

If you are interested in renting one of our properties for a longer period, please get in touch as we can offer you competitive discounts. 

What an exciting year we have ahead of us!

Every year Scotland celebrates a theme and 2015 is a great theme: The Year of Food & Drink!

Celebrating everything Scotland  has to offer there is an exciting programme with monthly themes as well as events, have a look at upcoming events.

January: Traditional Foods
With Burns Night just around the corner, this month is the perfect excuse to be brave and try some haggis if you haven’t already done so or try an alternative haggis dish- what about Haggis Bon Bons?


February: The Food of Love

The perfect excuse to buy some nice chocolates, have a look at this amazing Chocolate Larder Food Map of Scotland (and Edinburgh)

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March: Brewing and Distilling

Why not attend one of the many tastings or just visit a traditional Scottish pub, we love Teuchters in the West End and Cloisters bringing you a variety of local beers.


April: Award Winning Food

Edinburgh has the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants in Scotland as well as numerous highly acclaimed restaurants


May: Whisky Month

What better place to celebrate the national drink than in the capital, there will be lots of events and tastings. Make sure you mark the 16th May in your calendars as it’s World Whisky Day!

June: The Future of Food
A highlight of this month is the Cake Fest Edinburgh on the 21st June (you heard right- an entire event dedicated to cake) in one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful locations: The Royal Botanic Garden.

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July: Summer Berries and Fruits

Pick your own fruits, although it’s hard to imagine on such a cold day Scotland produces a lot of fruits and berries- have you already had Cranachan- one of our most traditional and delicious desserts


August: Delicious Dairy

Returning this year bigger and better is the Foodies Festival (7th-9th August) showcasing everything Scotland has to offer with tastings, cooking classes and lots of entertainment!


September: Celebration

This month is all about celebrating where our food comes from, why not go to one of Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Markets to celebrate local produce?


October: Sustainable Shore

Already a huge success in 2014 the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival will be back this October, with amazing special offers- watch this space

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November: Hearty and Heartwarming

There’s nothing better when the days are getting shorter and colder than some good old comfort food, from hearty stews to delicious broths (and sticky toffee pudding).


December: Grand Finale

To finish 2015 with a bang, restaurants will be serving delicious menus, which will keep you coming back for more


This year is definitely the year for foodies, gourmets and connoisseurs. If you already have dates in mind or simply want to see what we have on offer, click here.

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Book your Romantic Getaway…

That’s right January is almost over and we all know what that means; Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!

Most of our properties are already booked however we still have a few hidden gems.

The Georgian Suite @ Royal Terrace has to be one of the best romantic getaways, ideally located on the Royal Terrace, only 5 minutes walk from the Playhouse, George Street and Princes Street, this beautiful two bedroom basement apartment will give you an unforgettable stay.

The Georgian Suite Living Room

This luxurious apartment perfectly blends traditional Georgian architecture with a bright and modern interior. The two bedrooms are extremely spacious, with high ceilings, a lot of storage as well cream carpet floors. The Master Bedroom has a period fireplace giving the room a warm and romantic feel.

Tastefully decorated you will find modern and colourful features throughout the apartment. The living room has a modern décor as well as a unique dining area, seating up to 4 people.

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The modern kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need, but if you don’t feel like cooking you are within five minutes’ walk from some of Edinburgh’s finest restaurants. Why not treat yourself to breakfast from Valvona and Crolla Caffé Bar, a delicious café and deli only a few minutes’ walk from the apartment.

To complement the rest of this property there is a large bathroom, which boasts a modern shower over bath, as well as his and her sinks in warm brown tones, perfectly accentuating the limestone tiles.

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The apartment is accessed via its own stairs and private entrance and has a private front garden, giving you all the privacy you want during your stay.

Make sure you book your romantic getaway now to avoid any disappointments. We also have the Panoramic Penthouse @ Quartermile available for this weekend.

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Celebrate Burns Night in tradition

Burns Night must be one of the most Scottish Nights of the year, whether you are visiting Scotland for the first time or are a regular visitor this is the perfect excuse to have some haggis, neeps and tatties and of course drink some Scotch whisky.

To celebrate this special night, there will be special events throughout the city, here are some highlights:

Whiski Rooms Burns Night Supper, 25th January 5pm and 8.30pm

Where better to celebrate this special night than at the Whisky Rooms. Enjoy a delicious traditional meal with a twist and of course different whiskies, why not have a whiskie tasting to finish off the night? Make sure you book now to avoid any disappointments.

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Robert Burns Weekend at Ghillie Dhu, 23rd- 25th January

Celebrate this traditional night in this beautiful Scottish venue, which will definitely be a night to remember. Have a look at the delicious menu here

Our new Rutland Apartments are right around the corner of the Ghillie Dhu.

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Supper With Burns at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, 20th-22nd January

(Re)-discover Burns stories and poetry accompanied by a traditional 3 course dinner. The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley”.

Book your night here.

 

As an added bonus we are offering up to 20% off our apartments in January, so make sure you book your home away from home for this special night! If you have any questions or queries please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 0131 2618646.

Up to 15% off January Sale

  

Happy New Year to you and yours!

To celebrate the start of 2015 and the launch of our brand new website, The Edinburgh Address are giving you up to 15% off stays in January across our whole portfolio!

 Book the lovely Traditional Marchmont @ The Meadows

Book a January stay in any of our apartments and receive up to 15% off your stay. We have apartments across Edinburgh to suit all tastes and needs, from City Centre Chic to Lakeside Georgian homes 

Visit our new website and choose your Edinburgh Address this January!

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Edinburgh: The City of Festivals

With Christmas just around the corner it the perfect time to gather with your friends and family and start thinking of this upcoming year. This is the ideal time to plan and book a holiday for 2015.

Edinburgh is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year, there are festivals and events all year round and plenty to see and do during your stay. Here are some of the highlights for the upcoming months.

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January
Wicked is at the Playhouse until the 10th January so make sure you book your tickets now!
Great Winter Run: 10th January
BANFF Moutain Film Festival World Tour 24th January- tickets still available here
Burn’s Night: 25th January
Manipulate Festival: 30th January- 7th February celebrating international innovative theatre and film.

 

February
Kaiser Chiefs 3rd February
Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival 6-8th February
Russian State Ballet 10th- 14th February Featuring the Nutcracker, Swan Lake and more
Valentine’s Day 14th February book your perfect romantic getaway
6 Nations Scotland vs Wales 15th February
Dirty Dancing 24th February- 14th March
6 Nations Scotland vs Italy 28th February

 

March
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Wedding Fair
7th- 8th March
Edinburgh Yarn Festival
14th- 15th March
6 Nations Scotland vs Ireland 21st March
Puppet Animation Festival 28th March- 18th April
Ellen Kent’s Opera Productions including Rigoletto, La Traviata, Madame Butterfly 26th- 28th March
Train Live at Usher Hall 28th March

 

April
Edinburgh International Science Festival 4th- 19th April
Easter Weekend 4-6th April
Simple Minds LIVE 7th April
Dead By Dawn: Scotland’s International Horror Film Festival 23rd- 26th April
Tradfest Edinburgh 29th April- 10th May Edinburgh’s own Folk Festival
Beltane Fire Festival 30th April

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As an added bonus 2015 is the Year of Food & Drink and Scotland will be celebrating all the culinary specialities they have to offer with a monthly theme. This is bound to be a delicious year with lots of special events and menus to celebrate Scotland.

Make sure you book your own home away from home now to avoid any disappointments, you can see all our availability by clicking here.

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The advantages of coming to Edinburgh this Winter

Christmas is approaching fast, the lights have been switched on and Christmas Shopping has begun. This time of the year is beautiful; however visiting Edinburgh in January and February has a lot of advantages.

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Enjoy some shopping madness!

Everybody loves a bargain and being in Edinburgh in January is a great time to take advantage of the sales. The sales start on Boxing Day and attract and abundance of people, however in January things start calming down and the prices continue to drop.

Whether you want high end boutiques, high street brands or the newest collections, Edinburgh has it all. Have a look at some of Edinburgh’s hidden gems here.

Our West End apartments are ideally located to make the most out of your shopping trip, so make sure you book now!

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Take a stroll to the museum

Edinburgh is full of museums and galleries, the most famous ones including the National Museum and the National Art Galleries. Both of these are very easily accessed and as an added bonus they are free and will keep the entire family entertained. Our Penthouse @ The Royal Mile, The Old Chapel @ George Square and The Panoramic Penthouse @ Quartermile are ideally located within a few minutes’ walk to a lot of museums. Click here to find out more about the exciting Turner Exhibition in January. The movie about Turner’s life is currently playing at the cinema so why not combine both?

 

Spend a traditional Scottish Burns Night

Burn’s Night takes place on the 25th January; every year restaurants bring out exciting menus to honour one of Scotland’s greatest poets. In addition 2015 is the Year of Food and Drink, so there will be additional events for all foodies out there throughout the year. (Keep an eye out for our monthly Foodie Blogs to follow).

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Save some money

January and February are considered low seasons in Edinburgh, so you will save significantly by booking mid-week stays this winter. This way you can spend more money going shopping and going for nice dinners.

 

You can see all our availability here; make sure you book soon to avoid any disappointments.

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Five Reasons why we love Edinburgh’s West End

The West End is a beautiful and lively part of Edinburgh, here are just a few reasons why we love it!

1.  Unique boutiques

Edinburgh’s West End is full of hidden gems, which even locals might not be aware of. These streets hide some of Edinburgh’s most luxurious boutiques, which sell beautiful items; from fashionable clothes to local art. One of our favourites includes Helen Bateman Scotland on Williams Street, designing one of a kind shoes and accessories.

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2.
  Fantastic Restaurants

If you are looking for a nice dinner, you won’t be disappointed by the West End, offering you fine dining for every taste (and budget). We love Kyloe Restaurant and Grill, a delicious restaurant using fresh local produce to create and exciting and authentic menu.


3. Quirky Cafes

The West End is full of quirky cafes where you can relax in the colder winter months and enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee. We love The Caffeine Drip, a newly opened South African café only a few minutes’ walk from Drumsheugh Apartment @ Drumsheugh GardensThe Studio @ Drumsheugh Gardens and The West End Retreat @ Lynedoch Place. Their portions are generous and their cakes are delicious, you can also get a quick bite to eat if you’re in a rush.
 

4. Pubs

Adding to the West End’s charm, there are a multitude of pubs and bars offering you local brews, fancy cocktails and great wine. 52 Canoes Tiki Den has one of Edinburgh’s largest rum collections  as well as delicious food, if you are just looking for a nice glass of wine why not go to Le DiVin, who have a large selection of wine.

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5. Location, Location, Location

As if the West End didn’t have enough to offer it is ideally located at the End of Princes Street and George Street, where you can enjoy couture as well as high street shopping.

It is easily accessed by car as well as public transport, with direct links to the airport and train stations.

As an added bonus the West End is only minutes’ walk to the Water of Leith and Dean Village, one of Edinburgh’s most picturesque locations.

 

Our apartment The West End Retreat @ Lynedoch Place is ideally located to explore the West End as well as the rest of Edinburgh, this stylish first floor apartment can sleep up to four people and is still available for New Year’s Eve! If you are coming for the Street Party, this apartment is perfect only five minutes’ walk from the entrance.

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The Drumsheugh Residence @ The West End
is the ideal place to spend Christmas, it can host up to 8 people with the added bonus of having access to a shared garden and a private parking space. The Studio is located at the back of the apartment, presenting the ideal space for a couple wanting more privacy with its own private entrance.

 

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Get ready for Edinburgh’s Christmas Launch

The days are getting shorter and the temperature has started to drop, what better excuse do you need to go to the Christmas Market?

Edinburgh’s Christmas
is launching in two weeks’ time, and there will be plenty to see and do all across Edinburgh.
The Princes Street Gardens will be beautifully decorated and have an Ice Rink, Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Market and much more.

To launch the six weeks event, there will be a fantastic Light Night on Sunday 23rd November, with over 1,250 performers and the infamous switching on of the Christmas Lights. This free event will take place from 1.30pm to 5pm with a fireworks display at 4.50pm.
Click here to find out more.

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Our beautiful Old Chapel @ George Square is the ideal place for a relaxing getaway this season. Spread over three levels, you can enjoy a hot chocolate by the fireplace or sit back in the main living room after a long day of Christmas Shopping.

This Grade A listed building is located on a World Heritage Site, only a few minutes from the Meadows as well as the National History Museum, a great place to visit with 360 degree views of Edinburgh.

This apartment comes with many hidden extras including the double garage and private garden. If you want to find out more about the site this historic house was built in click here.

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We still have some availability left for this apartment this festive season, to see what else we have available please click here. If you require more information you can also call us on 0131 629 8347 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Please note that we operate a minimum stay of two nights for Christmas and a minimum 4 nights for New Year’s.

Christmas is approaching fast…

Although it’s hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner, before you know it there will be Christmas decorations everywhere and Christmas music playing in every shop.

We love Edinburgh this time of the year; there’s so much to see and do, it’s hard to pick but here are some of the highlights:

 

The Dome

If you are in Edinburgh during the Festive Period, it’s definitely worth going to The Dome, located on George Street, less than 10 minutes’ walk from  Garden Apartment @ Castle Terrace and New Town Chic @ Northumberland Street. Every year The Dome is decorated beautifully with big Christmas Trees and a delicious festive menu. Whether you’re looking for dinner, drinks or afternoon tea- you will find what you want here.

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The Edinburgh Christmas Market

The iconic Christmas Market runs every year from the 21st November- 4th January in the Princes Gardens, less than 10 minutes’ walk from The West End Retreat @ Lynedoch Place, Drumsheugh Apartment @ Drumsheugh Gardens, The Studio @ Drumsheugh Gardens. These apartments are ideally located in the West End, which is lovely this time of the year with fantastic restaurants and pubs with festive menus and decorations.

They are also great if you want to do some last minute Christmas Shopping or enjoy the sales!

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Hogmanay- Street Party and Fireworks

Every year Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party and Concert in the Gardens attracts people from all over the world. There will be three days of celebration completed with the amazing firework display from the Castle. Our apartments South Charlotte Street @ Charlotte Square and The Stylish City Break @ Gayfield Square are ideally located less than 5 minutes’ walk to the entrance of the Street Party!

 

We still have apartments available for Christmas and Hogmanay, so make sure you have a look at our availability here. We operate a minimum stay of two nights for Christmas and a minimum 4 nights for New Year’s.


To welcome you to Edinburgh this Christmas we will offer you a free bottle of Bubbly and a box of chocolates if you stay with us over Christmas!


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Dinner at The Apartment

Last night I spent a lovely evening having a great meal at The Apartment with my wonderful friend Calum! 

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This place is a wee gem in Bruntsfield and is walking distance from several of The Edinburgh Address apartments! Our Spottiswoode Road apartments are just across the Bruntsfield Links from the restaurant and our Quartermile and George Square properties are a quick taxi ride away.

Dining at our Quartermile Apartment

They offer a great A La Carte menu as well as a set menu which changes every month and is very well priced at £12 for two courses, £15 for three. The atmosphere in the restaurant is great, with really friendly staff and cool decor. The place was really busy for a Tuesday evening. It also offers a private dining room which would be great for a special occasion. 

Book your stay at one of the nearby apartments for a Christmas shopping trip in Edinburgh and be sure to book a table at The Apartment too!

Shop ‘Til You Drop this November

November is the ideal time to get your Christmas Shopping done and in Edinburgh you have a lot of options whether you’re looking for designer brands such as Burberry or Kurt Geiger or quirky individual boutiques.

Thistle Street

This is one of Edinburgh’s best kept secrets. Located between George Street and Queen Street, this lively street in the West End has so much to offer; from beautiful boutiques to delicious restaurants. As a special treat we have arranged for guests to receive a complimentary glass of champagne during their Shopping Spree at Covet!
Our apartments The West End Retreat @Lynedoch Place, Drumsheugh Apartment @ Drumsheugh Gardens and South Charlotte Street @ Charlotte Square are ideally located to explore this hidden gem, only a few minutes’ walk from Thistle Street as well as Princes and George Street where you will find all high street and designer brands.

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Multrees Walk

Treat yourself to some luxury shopping this season! Located at the end of George Street, you will find luxury brands such as Hugo Boss or Louis Viton as well as Harvey Nichols. The Edinburgh Tram stops just outside, which makes it even easier to access. The Stylish City Break @ Gayfield Square and the newest addition to our portfolio The Georgian Suite @ Royal Terrace are only five minutes’ walk away. Enjoy a well-earned break at Valvona and Crolla Vincaffe and Ristorante.

Edinburgh’s Christmas Festival will take place from the 21st November- 4th January, only a few minutes from Multrees Walk. Why not combine your Christmas Shopping with a visit to the Christmas Market or a ride in the Big Wheel. There will be a variety of stalls selling food as well as gift ideas and attractions for the entire family.

If you want to treat yourself and your loved ones to something a bit different, why not visit the Hopetoun Christmas Shopping Fair, from the 28th-30th November, only 30 minutes’ drive from the city centre.

There will be plenty of events taking place throughout the festive season to celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Christmas and Hogmanay. Keep an eye out for next week’s blog which will bring you this year’s highlights!

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In the meantime make sure you book your getaway to the city, we still have properties available for November and December as well as special offers. If you want further information you can also call us in the office on 0131 629 8347 or send us an email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Why we love Halloween in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a perfect city to celebrate Halloween, or as we like to call it Samhuinn or Samhain. There are still plenty of ghosts roaming the city as you will discover on one of the many ghost tours.

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The Beltane Fire Society’s famous Fire Festival

Every year this fantastic event draws in thousands of people. Starting on the Royal Mile there will be lots of entertainment as well as a fire procession, which will lead to the Mound. This event is free but welcomes donation, you can find out more about this spectacular event by clicking here. Both The Penthouse @ The Royal Mile and The Panoramic Penthouse @ Quartermile are ideally located to enjoy this festival as well as other ghoulish events taking place in the city.

The view from the Panoramic Penthouse @ Quartermile


The Scottish International Storytelling Festival- ghoulish tales and events

There will be lots of events during the Scottish International Storytelling Festival; discover real stories about witchcraft and the origins of Halloween. You will be spoiled with a variety of events for all age groups. Have a look at what’s happening on the day here.

Who dares enter The Edinburgh Dungeons?

This one is not for the fainthearted. Enter the Dungeons at you own risk; they will have special surprises in store for you on the scariest night of the year! The Edinburgh Dungeons will have a special programme running throughout October, so to avoid disappointment make sure you book now!

We love the Meadows this time of the year, especially when there is a bit of fog rolling over the grass. We still have Classic Marchmont Charm @ The Meadows and Marchmont Main Door @ Spottiswoode Road available for Samhuinn. Many cafes and restaurants in Bruntswick as well as the Meadows will have special Halloween treats, from pumpkin cupcakes to delicious coffees and drinks.

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If you want something a bit different this Halloween, why not book The Family Retreat @ Arthur’s Seat and stay in your own cottage! This cottage is in a residential area and is a great place for a family, why not take the kids trick-or-treating or enjoy a night in the city?

We still have apartments available for Samhuinn so why not book now. You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 0131 629 8347 for more information.

As an added bonus we will offer up to 15% off stays until the 14th November!

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