What makes Edinburgh’s Christmas so special?

Christmas Markets

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Did you know that between the 20th November and the 4th of January, there’s not one, but three Christmas markets? The Scottish Market will be at St Andrew Square again this year, showcasing the best food and drink we have to offer. The amazing European Market which has graced Edinburgh with its presence for the last 20 years, will stretch from the Mound all the way along to the Scott Monument. For the little ones the Children’s Market which is located in Santa Land is prefect! 



Edinburgh’s food scene needs no introduction. Between Michelin starred restaurants and incredible street food vendors, you’re spoiled for choice all year round. With the Christmas Markets and activities going on along Princes Street and at St Andrew Square, comes even more delicious food. Regular offerings are churros, German sausages, burgers – and don’t forget the mulled wine and cider!



From December 15th to January 2nd, Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical will be singing and dancing up a storm at Edinburgh Playhouse. If you want a truly amazing, visually thrilling show to see this Christmas – this is it. The Edinburgh Address have an exclusive offer available to guests booking accommodation before the end of November – half price Priscilla tickets. Get in touch now to book! If you prefer your performances with a little less sass and a little more class, Circa: Beyond will be on from the 20th November – 3rd January in the magical Speigeltent which will take up residence in St Andrew Square.

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As well as the now world famous Christmas Markets, Edinburgh’s Christmas, run by Underbelly includes ice skating, a big wheel, and the notoriously terrifying Star Flyer! There really is something for everyone. This year, Virgin Money will be bringing the Street of Light to the Royal Mile - it's set to be absolutely beautiful. 

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Edinburgh’s Princes Street party is now world-famous, with our lovely city being rated as one of the best cities in the UK to bring in the New Year. Not only does Princes Street play host to an amazing gathering of revellers from all over the world, we always have amazing musicians helping us bring in the New Year. This year Scotland’s very own and very talented Biffy Clyro, along with the brilliant Idlewild will be providing the soundtrack! If you want to do something different, Abandonman’s Bass Drop Ceilidh at St Andrew’s Square is guaranteed to be awesome!

Picture Perfect Scenery

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If you’re looking to go somewhere easy on the eye, you can’t do much better than Edinburgh for a winter vacation. The city is beautiful whenever you visit – grand architecture teamed with the leafy parks scattered around make it so iconic, however at Christmas time, Edinburgh is turned into a fairy tale. Regardless of whether we get snow or not (fingers crossed we do!), the city looks so magical when it’s lit up with all its festive cheer.  

We've still got some availability for the festive period - go to The Edinburgh Address now to book your luxury self catering accommodation.

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Do you dare to explore haunted Edinburgh?

We've all heard the ghost stories about Edinburgh, so here's our list of some of the most hunted parts of the city...

        The Vaults

As the city expanded in the 18th Century, the most unlucky Edinburgh dwellers had to resort to seeking refuge in the spaces under the city where it was damp and needless to say, not great for your health. Bodies of these unfortunate people littered the Vaults and it’s even reported that the famous Burke and Hare liked to go digging for corpses there. Voices being heard, children screaming, sightings of moving shadows and unexplainable changes in the atmosphere are all spooky spectacles reported from inside Edinburgh’s Vaults in the past.


        Mary Kings Close

One of the many alleyways coming from The Royal Mile, stories of the plague, murder and corruption surround Mary Kings Close and its sinister history. Tales of the supernatural have been coming from the Close for literally hundreds of years and it’s now a popular ghost tour destination for those not so easily frightened…

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        Calton Hill

Standing at the top of Calton Hill, you get some of the very best views over Edinburgh. Did you know that as well as having a wonderful fireworks display at Hogmanay, the hill plays host to Beltane Fire Festival – a Pagan event which lures the city’s wildest inhabitants to sing and dance around flames? This hill is no stranger to odd goings-on – it is said to be ‘haunted’ by a fairy boy who and others who have a special gift of sight into another world.

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       Greyfriars Kirkyard

Obviously, there couldn’t be a list of haunted places without mentioning at least one grave yard – that would just be silly. Greyfriars Kirkyard is probably the most famous of Edinburgh’s cemeteries –due to the tale of Greyfriars Bobby. The ghost who is said to terrorise this part of town, however, is not that of the dog – it is said to be George Mackenzie, an executioner of prisoners in the 17th century. Countless sightings and odd goings-on have been reported as well as physical disturbances and attacks!


        Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh is often described as one of the most haunted cities in the world, so it’s no surprise that the castle, which has seen numerous bloody battles, would be one of the most ghostly places in town. Two of the most common reports are of visitors being able to hear bagpipes from the tunnels below – where a lone piper disappeared hundreds of years ago – and the sighting of a little drummer boy (who just happens to be headless).

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Even with all our ghosts and unexplained goings-on, Edinburgh is an amazing place to visit – so whether you’re in search of the paranormal, or just fancy a relaxing trip to Scotland’s capital, visit us online for luxury accommodation

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Introducing… The collection of four exquisite apartments new to The Edinburgh Address

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We’ve just added the most indulgent, luxurious medley of beautiful flats to our portfolio and we can’t wait to share them with you! We’ve added three penthouses – a one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom as well as a three bedroom town house – style apartment. As well as being immaculately adorned throughout, they are situated in Edinburgh’s most famous street – The Royal Mile. These apartments, without a doubt, are the full package of deluxe living.

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Views stretch across Princes Street and Calton Hill, over Edinburgh’s rooftops. If you’re coming to Scotland’s capital, these apartments really are the place to take in the city in style. 

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The Edinburgh Address and Edinburgh Playhouse - Excellent Entertainment and Delightful Digs!

We are delighted to announce that we’ve recently teamed up with Edinburgh Playhouse to be able to offer our customer’s exclusive theatre ticket deals when you book accommodation through The Edinburgh Address.


The Playhouse has some amazing shows lined up in the coming months from its Christmas panto “Priscilla – Queen of the Desert” to the classic “The Sound of Music” and the gripping “Blood Brothers” as well as sing-along-shocker “The Rocky Horror Show”.

This October, we're offering half price tickets to Shrek The Musical! 

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If you’re into theatre, then coming Edinburgh and to the legendary (and biggest working theatre in the UK, don’t you know!) is an absolute must! With loads of great restaurants near-by (many of which have special pre-theatre menus), a good old-fashioned night at the theatre can be the perfect evening away. Combining it with staying in one of the most magical cities in the world in first class accommodation, it’s guaranteed to be a fabulous experience! 

Contact us on 0131 202 1188 for booking enquiries or visit The Edinburgh Address for availability and rates.


Welcome to The Edinburgh Castle Suite

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We are delighted to announce that we have added an absolutely stunning property to our portfolio! The Edinburgh Castle Suite @ Castle Terrace is a five star, jaw-dropping-ly beautiful three bedroom flat which we are proud to say can be rented out from now for stays of between two nights and three months. 

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Situated on the famous Castle Terrace, this second floor flat has unbeatable views over the castle and further out to Princes Street. You can literally be lounging about in the sitting room with Edinburgh Castle just in front of you. As well as the brilliant views, the apartment is second to none in its interior – designed using a mix of classic Edinburgh Style and fresh and funky art work.

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The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you’ll need to cook – or why not hire our private chef to come and do the hard work for you! 

For availibility and a full list of our properties, please visit The Edinburgh Address. You can contact us on 0131 261 8646 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Holidaying: Why rent an apartment instead of a hotel room?

Everyone loves a holiday – that’s one thing for sure. Choosing where to go can be half the fun (or the battle), but one thing has been changing in recent years – renting an apartment as opposed to a hotel room is on the rise among travellers. Once you’ve decided on your destination, it’s time to pick where you’ll be calling ‘home’ for the next few nights. To us, the obvious choice is your own private luxurious apartment, not just one hotel room. Here’s why:

  • Privacy – a place to call your own! When renting out a whole apartment, you have your own space – no nosey neighbours to bump into in the hotel corridor! Your own kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living area means that if you don’t want to see anyone else – you don’t have to! Hide yourself away in that apartment all you like! If you want to eat breakfast in your birthday suit, no one’s going to stop you!

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  • Space – In the famous words of Mel Gibson (Braveheart) “Freeeeeeedom!”
    The Edinburgh Address’s apartments range from a perfectly compact studio flat to a huge 5 bedroom, three bathroom lakeside house or a penthouse spread over three floors which sleeps up to 9 people and has its own roof-top hot tub! Don’t be confined to your little hotel room, spread your wings in your very own apartment!

  • Money – All of The Edinburgh Address’s apartments are in city centre locations – Royal Mile, The Meadows, Castle Terrace – take your pick! Staying in a hotel room in any of these locations would most likely break the bank, but when you cut down the cost of renting a whole apartment, prices per night, per person are almost always less expensive than if you went for a hotel room. We also offer long stay and low season adjustments of up to 40%!


  • Charged per apartment, not per person – As mentioned, renting out a whole apartment can often make more sense financially than a hotel room. Hotels usually charge for the number of people staying in the room/rooms, however we have a flat rate for out apartments so as long as there’s enough beds for bodies – you won’t have to pay any extra!

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  • Feel like a local – Immerse yourself into Edinburgh’s culture and live in one of its iconic cobbled windy streets. Staying in a hotel can feel generic, but when you have your own apartment, you can really settle into the style of the city.

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  • Luxury – All of The Edinburgh Address’s apartments are hand-picked for our portfolio and we make sure they are up to an extremely high standard. Each apartment is individual in its exterior and interior, each with its own luxurious theme.


  • Freedom with food! – You don’t have to eat in the hotel restaurant, you don’t have to eat in any restaurant if you don’t want to – you don’t even have to get dressed for dinner! Renting an apartment means having your own kitchen complete with all essential amenities meaning if you want to make cheese on toast at 4am, you can make cheese on toast at 4am! In fact, did you know that you can hire a private chef to come and cook for you in your Edinburgh apartment? It’s all about choice!

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Whichever one of our gorgeous apartments you decide to make your home from home, we’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do. To have a look at all our apartments and check availability, click here. Phone 0131 202 1188 for all enquiries. 



Edinburgh Festival 2015 - The Edinburgh Address's Top Picks

Like every year, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is set to grow yet again, with more performers, venues and audience members than ever before flooding into our city to grab a piece of the action. Picking which shows to see out of the 3,314 taking place this year will be no mean feat – we’ve only got between the 7th and the 31st of August to cram in hours of comedy, music, theatre and magic. Whether you live in Edinburgh or you’re making the pilgrimage to our beautiful little city especially for this spectacular month, there’s not a chance of you running out of things to keep you amused.


Here, we’ve made a list of what we expect to be some of the most brilliant shows this year:

Woolly Eyed Turtle - Cantankerous Theatre

“One stupid town and all its inhabitants played by two ridiculous women”

If you’re looking for laugh out loud funny, Woolly Eyed Turtle is what you need to be watching this summer. Made up of Emily and Meave, Cantankerous aim to blend cultural ideas they grew up with in Ireland by bravely tapping into bold stereotypes and portraying them in a hilarious line up of characters. Look out for awkward results and unexpected twists in their shows.


Hitch! - Big Sexy Circus City

“Riveting style… everything that is imaginative about modern circus and cabaret”

What would the festival be without a little cabaret!? This hugely entertaining show involving circus and cabaret is based on the like of Alfred Hitchcock and promises not to disappoint! Go along to see this funny, dark, intriguing and entirely captivating show and you’ll want to see more of what Big Sexy Circus City have to offer!


The Dougie MacLean Project

“A musical hero”

Probably most famously known for his hit song “Caledonia” – this will be an unmissable evening of traditional Scottish music. A must for any festival-goer who wants to get back to the Scottish spirit of it all. This seven piece band promises lively tunes and sensitive tones.


Hairy Mclary’s Cat Tales - Nonsense Room Productions

“Every child should see it!”

This is one for the kids (or those who refuse to be counted as adults). For anyone who remembers the Hairy Mclary books, this show will give you nostalgia – the return of the scruffy little dog and all his friends will take you back to your childhood! For those taking children along to the festival, this show is a must with its story-telling and catchy songs to keep the little ones captivated!

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Jurassic Park - Superbolt Theatre

“Raptors may be defeated, but every family has its monsters”

The award-winning five-star sell-out spin on Spielberg's classic is guaranteed to have you in stitches. The Park family welcome you to Lyme Regis for their dinotastic DIY adventure. This funny yet touching show is definitely one to mark on your calendar as a must-see.

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Are you coming to the Edinburgh Festival 2015? We've still got availability in some of our luxury apartments during August! Visit us online at The Edinburgh Address or phone us on 0131 202 1188 to book your accommodation today! Rent your own home from home in central Edinburgh and live like a local. 


It's a Dog's Life!

If like us you love dogs, Edinburgh is the right place for you and your pooch to come for a holiday! Edinburgh loves dogs. Just look at our history – good old Grey Friars Bobby holds his place on George IV Bridge outside Greyfriars Kirkyard where he guarded the grave of his owner for 14 years!

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The brilliant Dugs’N’Pubs has become somewhat of an Edinburgh institution, now guiding dog owners all over the UK on where the best dog-friendly pubs are. Go onto their Twitter and you’ll be met with a hall of fame – pictures of people’s dogs they tweet in.

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Some of the most notable Edinburgh drinking holes you can go with Man’s Best Friend are The Sailsbury Arms, Newington, Bon Vivant, Stockbridge and the aptly named The Wally Dug, New Town.

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This brilliant Buzzfeed post might surprise you with some of Edinburgh’s dog-friendly places such as theatres, art shops, beauty salons and boutiques.

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If you decide to visit Edinburgh with your furry friend, The Edinburgh Address has the perfect dog-friendly property. Located in the lovely Newington, The Family Retreat @ Arthurs Seat is close enough to all the city centre attractions, and plenty of bars and café’s that you’ll be enjoying Edinburgh’s buzz. With your own garden and situated in view of Arthurs Seat, you’ll have plenty of room to go for a run with your puppy! 


For a full list of The Edinburgh Address luxury self catering accommodation please visit us online or phone 0131 261 8646.


Well Done Marathon-ers!

It was the Edinburgh Marathon Festival this weekend and it was an amazing atmosphere! We’d like to say a huge well done to anyone who ran in any of the races – and an especially big congratulations to Siobhan, our Sales and Office Manager who completed the 10K in 1 hour and 1 minute!

Although the race was gruelling and parts were uphill, Siobhan kept going and crossed the finish line. She’d been training by running the length of the Forth Road Bridge accompanied by her six year old son on his bike!

The sun came out to shine at the weekend for everyone running their race and a great time was had by all! We’re looking forward to another busy marathon weekend next year – although first we’ve got the summer to come!

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Visit Edinburgh this Summer!

We’d like to be able to say that ‘summer is coming’, however with recent week’s weather it’s hard to say which season we’re in! Let’s be honest – Scotland isn’t exactly famed for its clear blue skies and scorching heat! So let’s just say June, July and August are coming, which in Edinburgh means much more than weather. It means atmosphere. It means the streets being packed by tourists, it means ‘taps aff’ if the sun decides to show its face. And it means the Fringe Festival, which every Edinburgh native loves to moan about but secretly love it as much as everyone else.

Why should you visit Edinburgh this summer? Here’s why:

1. Food and Drink

With this being Scotland’s year of Food and Drink, it makes more reason than ever to visit the capital to sample some of the treats we have to offer. We’re not just talking about your traditional Scottish food like haggis and neeps, we’re talking about a modern, contemporary twist on great Scottish cuisine. Amazing restaurants such as The Witchery and the lovely vegetarian eatery David Bann, and Cranachan & Crowdie, the fantastic fine Scottish food and drink deli on the Royal Mile.

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2. Culture

The history, art and atmosphere of Scotland’s capital come together to create a rich and vibrant culture which is only heightened in the summer months with the array of events and festivals. Edinburgh’s feel in the summer months cannot be matched, with traditions from all over the world making the city one huge hub of activity.

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3. Attractions

Of course in Edinburgh we’ve always got the classic attractions. The Castle, Edinburgh Dungeons, Camera Obscura, Dynamic Earth and Mary King’s Close provide entertainment (and in some cases a massive fright) all year round.


4. Festivals

This couldn’t be a blog post about Edinburgh in the summer time without mentioning the festivals. But it’s not just the world famous Fringe – Edinburgh is “the world’s leading festival city”. We’ve got the International Film Festival, the Jazz and Blues Festival and the International Book Festival too.

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5. Golf

Scotland has 578 golf courses. Yes. Five hundred and seventy eight. Edinburgh has 67 of these 578. With the 144th British Golf Open being at the beautiful St. Andrews this year, there’s no better reason to stay in Edinburgh and explore. 



Eight Great Gluten Free Edinburgh Eats

As anyone else who has the misfortune of having been diagnosed with coeliac disease, a wheat allergy or gluten sensitivity, or those healthy eaters (such as Gwyneth Paltrow) who decide to forgo gluten for the (suggested) benefits going without it brings, you’ll know that when it comes to dining out it’s not always a walk in the park.

Edinburgh – like every other place in the UK it seems – does have the usual pasta and pizza chains which offer gluten free versions - which is all good and well, however you can get quite fed up with the sometimes cardboard-y texture of the GF pizza base and let’s be honest, pasta isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. Having Pizza Express, Bella Italia, Amarone and Zizzi is convenient, but it’s nice to go somewhere with a more local, individual feel.

So here are eight places in Edinburgh where you can get some good, fresh, gluten free food:

1. Tuk Tuk

1 Leven Street, Edinburgh 

Tuk Tuk is an awesome Indian street food restaurant offering tapas – style dishes in a laid back stylish environment. Loads of their food is naturally gluten free and it’s great because you can try a few little dishes instead of having to stick with one choice. It’s BYOB, making their already inexpensive prices seem even more affordable.

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2.The Mussel and Steak Bar

110 West Bow, Edinburgh

The Mussel and Steak Bar has two restaurants; one in the amazing Grassmarket, and one conveniently located on Jeffrey Street. Go there to try some of Scotland’s best local produce – have their famous Surf ‘n’ Turf to sample the home grown goodness from the land and the sea. Most of their food is naturally gluten free and they have at least one vegetarian option too.


3. The Roamin’ Nose

14 Eyre Place, Edinburgh 

The Roamin’ Nose is a lovely bar/restaurant with a really cool atmosphere. I’d emailed the manager before I went along for a big dinner party and when I got there she gave me my own little plate of oatcakes with the antipasti and bread for everyone else and told me if I could or couldn’t have each thing that was brought to the table. There’s not a huge choice in terms of options but it’s a great place and the food that is gluten free is super tasty and well made.

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4. Indaba

3 Lochrin Terrace Edinburgh

If you want to try something different and delicious, go to Indaba. Most of their menu is gluten free and the staff have tonnes of knowledge about their menu and dietary requirements. They bring together flavours from Spain, South Africa and Venezuela and it doesn’t disappoint – on my last visit I ate crocodile and it was delicious!

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Green Police Box, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

I LOVE THIS PLACE. The staff are awesome and the crepes are even more awesome. They’re all gluten free and you have them lactose free too if you like. They do sweet or savoury fillings and have different specials every day. There’s an amazing atmosphere around the converted old police box and especially during the Festival it’s always crowded and loud from music.


6. Café Andaluz

77B George St, Edinburgh

With one location in Edinburgh and two in Glasgow, Café Andaluz is an extremely popular Spanish tapas restaurant. Like Indaba there are loads of gluten free and vegetarian options and as they’re small dishes you can try lots.

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7. Falko : Konditormeister

185 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh 

The café is located in Bruntsfield and although there isn’t a great selection of gluten free savoury food, they always have a few amazing looking cake options.


8. Burger

94a Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

It may not be the healthiest choice, but burgers are burgers and who can resist them?! It’s so great when you can go somewhere and order a burger WITH a bun. This American-style, chic version of a fast food restaurant where you can order a (proper) drink with your burger has many verities on its menu. Yum yum. 

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Book The Panoramic Penthouse @ Quartermile for May and have unlimited use of the private hot tub!

No-one ever promised Scottish weather would be good, regardless of the time of year, and it seems like recently we’ve experienced each of the four seasons at least once in Edinburgh! You’d never hear of anyone heading to Scotland with a suitcase full of swim suits and sun cream – but luckily we’ve got far more to offer than heat! We’re not saying that the weather is always bad though – last month for example in places the temperature reached a tropical 20°C!

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Scotland’s rich culture and history makes it a wonderful and interesting place to visit and it’s an added bonus when we do get sunshine and warmth. As we can’t predict the weather for you, we’ve decided to offer something else much more luxurious for bookings made at The Panoramic Penthouse @ Quartermile this May. Sleeping up to six adults and three children, this stunning apartment is one of The Edinburgh Address’s most prestigious properties. Set over three floors and with three separate balconies, there’s exclusive use of the private hot tub on the roof terrace which would normally cost an additional £100 – when you book during May we are giving the use of the hot tub completely free! Imagine sitting in the hot tub, looking across the Meadows, whether it’s a fabulous sunny day or an atmospheric grey one, you’ll be warm and relaxed, in completely luxurious surroundings.

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So sit back and relax in your very own private hot tub, sip champagne, read a book, watch the world go by – and watch it somewhere you can really see everything. There is literally a 360 degree view of Edinburgh from the private roof terrace. So whatever you’re planning to do in May, plan to do it in Edinburgh.

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

It's Time to Graduate!

It’s that time of year again – classes are drawing to a close, dissertations are bound and submitted and the realisation that university is finally over and the world of employment is beckoning you is very real! It’s time to get out those black capes and funny hats, prepare to smile for the camera and celebrate with family and friends – it’s graduation time!

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Firstly, we’d like to say a huge congratulations from The Edinburgh Address to all the students graduating this year. Of course this is a huge cause for celebration for parents and family members of anyone who’s achieving their university alumni status.

If you’re coming to proudly watch your son, daughter or friend graduate or just fancy a luxurious stay in the city, The Edinburgh Address has the perfect self catering apartment for you.

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Fantastically located, The West End Retreat @ Lynedoch Place is in a beautiful setting and close to Usher Hall and a 5 minute walk from Princes Street. The apartment has recently been refurbished, giving classic Georgian Edinburgh a stylish twist.

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Located near the Meadows and in the picture perfect area of Marchmont, book Marchmont Main Door @ Spottiswoode Road for a stay in a luxurious, yet home-comfort styled apartment. This apartment sleeps 5 people so is ideal for family stays.

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If you fancy staying in the beautiful residential area of Stockbridge when visiting Edinburgh, Stockbridge Grandeur @ Carlton Street is the apartment for you. This Georgian terraced flat is a cosy and contemporary space which could easily become your home from home.

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. 

Spend your May Bank Holiday Weekend in Edinburgh

What are you doing this May Bank Holiday? Haven’t decided yet? Visit Edinburgh and stay with The Edinburgh Address in one of our luxury self-catering apartments and get up to 15% off and a late check out*. Take advantage of the long weekend off work and come to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Take in the amazing views Edinburgh brings with the Castle, the iconic architecture of Calton Hill, the cobbles of The Royal Mile and of course good old Arthurs Seat.

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Come to Edinburgh and book yourself into our luxury accommodation – we cater for from one guest up to nine, so come by yourself, with your partner or bring the whole family to experience what we have to offer! We still have availability in some of our apartments and with up to 15% off, why would you decide to go anywhere else!?

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The West End Retreat @ Lynedoch Place is a perfect home from home for your holiday to the city – accommodating up to four people, it is a fantastic city centre getaway in the ever-stylish West End. Located within close proximity to Haymarket Train Station and the West End of Princes Street, this apartment is extremely convenient, and beautifully surrounded, being near Stockbridge.

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Equally as centrally located, is South Charlotte Street @ Charlotte Square is in between George Street and Princes Street – would you need more of an excuse to hit the shops!?

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Stay near The Meadows (not that we can predict that the good old Scottish weather will be any good!) at The Old Chapel @ George Square and soak in the luxury feel of this Grade A listed Georgian building. The statement spiral staircase puts the cherry on top of this delightfully decorated property, and with it sleeping up to eight guests, bring your family along this May Bank Holiday Weekend!

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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. 

*Subject to availability. 

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.


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.


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!


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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You can see all our other properties and their availability here. Alternatively you can also 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.

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.

Coco Chocolatier- Bruntswick

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!