A little selection of what has become an institution in Edinburgh - the coffee shops! More famous than pubs, often the trendiest spots in town, the coffee shops have completely changed the way we consume coffee and food. We have packed our travel mug, ready to give you the best addresses we know.

 

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What an amazing little coffee shop, one of our favourites to be honest. Trendy and quiet, hidden between The University of Edinburgh and the National Museum of Scotland, The Brew Lab has been running since 2012, and offers not only great coffee options, but also a wide variety of delicious food. But wait, there’s even more. You can also train yourself at The Brew Lab! Book yourself in one of the three masterclasses, including Latte Art or Filter Brewing.

A must go!

 

The impressive volcanic hill located right in the centre of Edinburgh is one of the Masterpieces of the Old Town. Gathering History, heritage and ghost stories, Castle Hill also hosts the best attractions of the city.

We have recently been invited to visit what makes Edinburgh Old Town so special. From Edinburgh Castle to The Scotch Whisky Experience and Camera Obscura, we have quite a lot to share with you! Put your trainers on and let’s get started.

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It's Halloween! We thought it might be worth to take you around the city and tell you how was Edinburgh in the past.

Edinburgh is known to be the spookiest city in the UK, and maybe in Europe. And no wonder why. Its Medieval Old Town hides thousands of vaults, graves and wicked secrets that may scare you to death. Cannibals, murderers, torturers and other gory stories are waiting for you.  

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If you are ready to embark in a dreadful adventure walking around Edinburgh underground paths, then make sure to choose one of the below tours specialised in ghost tours to get the most of your experience.

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Located in the north of the city, Stockbridge is well known as the trendiest neighbourhood of Edinburgh. And no wonder why. The area is full of cafés, restaurants, delis and other dedicated shops - the foodie paradise in other words.

Between Gastro Pubs and little street food shops, we have selected the best addresses for your next breakfast, brunch, lunch or diner.

Prepare your forks, part 1 coming up right now.

 

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Purslane - The perfect definition of casual fine dining. Named Edinburgh restaurant of the year last May, Purslane brings together Scottish food at its highest level making you forget the traditional haggis neeps and tatties as National dish. Focusing on seasonality and local produces, the chef Paul Gunning has sourced 80% of his suppliers in Stockbridge. Trying to bringing the community together, the aim of the chef is to offer great food at more than affordable prices.

In brief, at Purslane you will experience exquisite dishes and a lovely atmosphere in a tiny restaurant.     

Where? 33a St. Stephen Street Edinburgh EH3 5AH

Autumn has finally arrived in Edinburgh! It’s starting to get chilly so to warm you up we thought it’d be a good idea to share what to do in the city in October. And there’s actually quite a lot! So let’s get started.

October tip from The Edinburgh Address: remember to pack a rain gear, no matter what.

 

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The Gin Festival - For its very first edition, the Gin Festival is bringing to Edinburgh no less than 100 different gin from all over the world along with street food and music, and the opportunity to meet gin distillers face to face. From gin tonic lovers to initiates, there’s certainly a glass waiting for you. We are looking forward to this.

When? 6th - 8th October

Where? The Corn Exchange

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We think Edinburgh’s West End and Dean Village areas are amongst the most beautiful sights and lovely attractions our city has to offer. Yes – of course Edinburgh has the Castle, Arthur’s Seat and The Royal Mile, but take a step back from these monumental crowd-pleasers, and you’ll find cobbled streets, pretty paths and individually owned boutiques and café’s which are a pleasant change from the generic shops we’re so used to seeing on every street.

Take a stroll down to Dean Village and you’ll feel like you’re no longer in Scotland’s Capital City, but in a dainty suburban town. Here’s our guide to just a few of the things you can do whilst in this charming area.

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One of the most striking features of Edinburgh is the way that every area has its own distinct persona – an architectural and social character unlike any other. With every region offering something new and unique, the draw of returning to this beautiful city is amplified by the distinctive experiences offered throughout its many geographical genres.

Located a little over a mile from Waverley Station, the cluster of gorgeous Bruntsfield, Marchmont and Morningside combines an intriguing blend of history and character with a contemporary, bohemian flair. More secluded than the city centre, this charming cultural hub offers a wealth of exciting things to do and see for Edinburgh newcomers and connoisseurs alike. Plan your day and let The Edinburgh Address take you on a tour of the best that Bruntsfield and the surrounding burghs have to offer.

Partake in a round at Bruntsfield Links

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Our gorgeous two bedroom, two bathroom property at North Charlotte Street is the ideal apartment for your luxury Edinburgh city centre get away. The apartment has one king sized bedroom and one super-king, both with en-suite bathrooms. In our opinion it is one of Edinburgh's most prestegious self catering properties. There's free private and secure parking to the back of the property as well as free wi-fi and a welcome pack. We're offering 15% off stays in April and May 2017.

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Boasting some of the world’s finest courses, Scotland offers the golfing connoisseur an array of exquisite possibilities on par with greens all over the world. From perching upon St Andrew’s iconic Swilken Bridge, to the sweeping Duddingston fairways overlooking Holyrood Park, the fineness of a Scottish golfing getaway is not an occasion to be missed.

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We love hearing that guests love our apartments. Here are some of our favourite things guests have said about their stays over the last couple of months:

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"Fantastic apartment so close to Princes Street; shops, restaurants and bars all within easy walking distance. The accommodation was in excellent condition and very clean. We would highly recommend."

"Great Apartment, great location. Easy and helpful service. We would highly recommend."

Do something special this Valentine's Day - plan a romantic trip to Edinburgh. After all, we were voted the 16th most romantic city in the world! Here are some of our ideas guaranteed to impress that special person in your life:

Take a walk along the Water of Leith

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What ever happened to good old fashioned walking and talking? Edinburgh has some stunning scenery so take a stroll along the Water of Leith walkway and soak up the atmosphere.

Edinburgh has played host to all manner of amazing events in 2016 and 2017 looks set to be even better! Edinburgh is known around the world as the City of Festivals and it certainally lived up to its name this year! From magic to jazz and cycling to science, we've really seen it all this year. Edinburgh is an amazing city to visit and our luxury self catering and serviced apartments provide the perfect home from home for your get-away.

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Here is a small selection of some of the fantastic events planned for next year:

Winter is definitely upon us here in Edinburgh. We've got a whole host of exciting events coming up in our beautiful city and we want to share them with you!

18th Nov – 8th Jan: Edinburgh’s Christmas

Every year Edinburgh welcomes European and Scottish markets, rides, performers and food and drink vendors to create a spectacular winter wonderland in the centre of town. If you're not in the Christmas spirit now, you will be once you've visited Edinburgh's Christmas!

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Edinburgh has so much to offer over the Christmas and New Year period. In 2014, nearly 150,000 people ascended upon Edinburgh to help us locals bring in the New Year and party along Princes Street. There’s a unique atmosphere in Edinburgh – a real sense of one-ness when we celebrate the start of another year together. The bands, the DJs, the people, the fireworks – it all comes together to create one magical night!

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But it’s not all about just that one night. It’s about exploring Edinburgh and seeing all we have to offer. During the festive period, we have the European and Scottish markets, plus numerous rides, plays and child-friendly events.

When looking for the best deal for your Edinburgh self catering holiday, there’s one tip we can’t stress enough – always book direct! Here are a few reasons why:

Money talks

The fact is, the less middle-men involved, the less your holiday is going to cost. Prices on our own website should never be more expensive than those on third party websites, but if you ever do find one of our apartments listed on a live booking site for less than it is on our site, come directly to us and we will beat the price.

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Special offers and promotions

We set all our prices, on all the websites we use, and we want you to book directly with us. That’s why our best discounts and last minute promotions are exclusively on our website. You won’t get our gorgeous self-catering apartments with up to 30% off on any other site.

Knowing we’re satisfying our customers’ needs is what makes our world go round. We clocked up a lot of 5 star rated reviews from September stays – here are some of our favourite:

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“Great penthouse apartment, this place is all about the views and the floor to ceiling windows really make the most of them.

With 4 floors and 2 outdoor roof gardens we had ample space to spread out. The layout of the apartment also works great with all the bedrooms on one floor, day living and main roof garden with dining area and BBQ on the next, beautiful lounge on the 3rd floor for relaxing in the evening. Finally, the top floor with the hot tub and lounge seating on the very top of the building all to yourself. Arthurs seat, the castle, Pentland Hills, everything in plain sight with sprawling 360 degree views.”

After a wonderful summer and fantastic Fringe Festival we’re now well into Autumn, and if you’re like us you’ll have turned your attention to the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas! Every year, Edinburgh’s Christmas seems to grow with more and more space being dedicated to the beautiful European and Scottish Christmas Markets, lots of fun-filled activities, shows and plays, and of course the ice skating and rides across Princes Street Gardens and St Andrews Square. We think Edinburgh is the best place you could be for winter.

Plan a luxury Christmas for you and your family.

Ever thought about going away for Christmas? Look no further. With a range of luxury, unique and homely houses and apartments, we’ve got the perfect accommodation to suit any group. Take the stress out of Christmas and having the family over – create your own perfect home from home. Visit our website to view availability.

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Christmas shopping? Make an event of it!

Some of us love shopping and some of us hate it, but in our opinion, visiting Edinburgh during the festive period is enough to turn even the biggest shopping-sceptic into a shopaholic! Plan a trip to Edinburgh and stay in one of our gorgeous apartments and be met by complimentary bubbly and chocolates* to enhance your Christmas shopping experience. We’ve even got 15% off mid-week stays in selected apartments!

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“Travelling puts you in a heightened state of awareness. It stimulates your brain and makes you call up all your intellectual, spiritual and physical resources. Journeys are necessary for human beings; otherwise, we stagnate. Change is essential for everyone, and travelling presents a high rate of change.”
By the Canadian writer Lynne Shuttleworth.

 

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We all know that Edinburgh’s biggest jamboree is its multiple arts and performance festivals which run through the month of August, but once that’s all past, September comes along, and we think it’s just as worth visiting Edinburgh as it is in August. Here are a few reasons why…

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The Scots have crafted a cultural capital, full of entertainment and celebrations of the arts, where history and legends blend together.

Edinburgh is full of charm, especially during the summer months when the world famous Edinburgh Festivals fill the town with creativity and visitors from worldwide. It is a season dedicated to the performing arts, to all cultural projects and aims to promote independent innovation and freedom of creation. Edinburgh is the scene of impressive festivals that bring together the most creative and talented artists to share experiences, ideas and resources, and least of all to provide unrivalled entertainment.

Discover the perfect base for a truly authentic Fringe experience, with sight-seeing and festival venues all on your doorstep! Look no further to find your home-from- home.

Ideal for anyone wanting to maximize their experience of all this vibrant city has to offer, our self-catered holiday apartments combine the luxury feel of a top hotel with cosiness, privacy and the freedom of feeling like you were at home.

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