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12 Great Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Edinburgh's Old Town, Scotland

Félix
Updated Oct 25, 2018

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. A great, young, vibrant and lively city having many attractions and points of interests. A great history, wonderful buildings and architectures, many museums and other cultural spaces…well, there are many things to do over there. While enjoying the city’s delights, it’s also a good idea to find a comfy place to stay enabling you to take your time to enjoy the place. In this article, we’ll focus on Airbnb accommodations based right in the middle of the city for you to make the most out of your stay and to enjoy the most of the city.


Read on to find out about the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Edinburgh Old Town, Scotland.

1. The Wee Highland Coo next to Edinburgh Castle (from 120 USD)

Based in a quiet courtyard in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, this cozy apartment is close to the Grassmarket, the Royal Mile, the National Museum, National Gallery and all the main attractions but also features and an incredible view of the Edinburgh Castle. Perfect for a traveling couple, the flat offers a beautiful bedroom, a freshly painted living area, and also an all-furnished bathroom and kitchen for an enjoyable and comfortable stay in the heart of the city.

The Wee Highland Coo next to Edinburgh Castle

Price: from 120 USD

Number of Guests: 1

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2. The Castle View Penthouse (from 125 USD)

This bright, modern and spacious penthouse flat in Edinburgh is a great opportunity to be both close to the vibrant Grassmarket area, the Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile & Central Edinburgh, all while enjoying a high-standing accommodation. Here on the 3rd floor, from the living room and bedroom, you will fall in love with the view of the Edinburgh’s Castle, the most iconic sight of the city. Furthermore, up to 6 guests will appreciate the completely refurbished apartment providing everything needed for a great and comfortable stay (including TV, big living room, king size bedrooms, kitchen, and bathroom).

The Castle View Penthouse

Price: from 125 USD

Number of Guests: 1

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3. Best View in Town - Castle View Apartment (from 109 USD)

Based in a historic old romantic building in central Edinburgh, this awesome apartment is a perfect place. 5th floor, 2 double bedrooms, modern kitchen and a lovely large living room featuring a breathtaking view of Edinburgh Castle, this flat is a top-one not to be missed for those looking for close and easy access to all of the city’s attractions and sites of interests. Here, guests will enjoy the fully-furnished accommodation that will provide them all of the commodities (large bedrooms, TV, kitchen, bathroom, and living area) while having the possibility to discover the rich and vibrant history of the old town following your lovely host’s advice.

Best View in Town - Castle View Apartment

Price: from 109 USD

Number of Guests: 1

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4. Be neighbors with Edinburgh Castle (from 83 USD)

This flat is a great value for money for groups or solo-travelers wanting to discover the city, being close to everything. Situated nearby the Grassmarket in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, staying at this bright flat (literally touching the Old Edinburgh Castle) will allow you to discover and gaze at the beautiful architecture and historic buildings of the city’s center. Moreover, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to get around the several shops, restaurants, entertainment, transport services and other interesting and useful places of the city.

Be neighbors with Edinburgh Castle

Price: from 83 USD

Number of Guests: 1

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5. Central apartment with castle view (from 111 USD)

Right in the middle of the Edinburgh Old Town, beneath the castle, this cozy and bright apartment is right near the main tourist and festival attractions (the castle, the Royal Mile, National Museum, National Gallery, Princes Street and much more). Moreover, you’ll enjoy having a breathtaking view of the Castle from the bedroom and kitchen, but, even being close to everything, you’ll still appreciate the quietness of the flat. Well, this is a great place to stay for 2 or 4 travelers, providing them with all the useful and necessary commodities at a reasonable price.

Central apartment with castle view

Price: from 111 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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6. Amazing Apartment In Central Location (from 145 USD)

About 1 minute away from all the most iconic sites of the city, this location is a beautiful cozy apartment fitting groups, couples, solos, business travelers, and families. Featuring all the necessary amenities such as bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, and living room, the chic flat is a mix of antique charm and modern comfort where you’ll feel at home while staying in Edinburgh.

Amazing Apartment In Central Location

Price: from 145 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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7. Grassmarket Castle Apartment (from 118 USD)

Immediately next to the iconic Edinburgh Castle that you can see from the window, this apartment is also nearby (as you can see from the window view) a vast range of traditional pubs, restaurants, coffee bars and boutique shops. Here, you’ll enjoy staying in a comfortable place that allows you to discover the rest of the city; the main shopping areas, museums, sites and attractions.

Grassmarket Castle Apartment

Price: from 118 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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8. Castle Apartment (from 87 USD)

If you’re looking for a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the Edinburgh Castle staying in a top-flat at a reasonable price, here it is. Located immediately next to the famous Castle, straight in the heart of the old town, this accommodation is a great starting point to your city discovery. At a little walk away from all the main tourist and festival attractions such as the Royal Mile, National Museum, National Gallery, Princes Street etc, the flat is suitable for both families, solo-travelers and professionals alike.

Castle Apartment

Price: from 87 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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9. Luxury Flat in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town (from 138 USD)

This luxurious flat is located straight in the center of Edinburgh Old Town, close to the many sights of the place. The Fringe festival venues, the iconic Edinburgh Castle, and the vibrant New Town are nearby, so this is a perfect place to start your Edinburg exploration for couples, by yourself or with a family.

Luxury Flat in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town

Price: from 138 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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10. Modern Bright Royal Mile Apartment (from 110 USD)

Located in a quiet courtyard in the historic Old Town of Edinburgh, this well-equipped flat is close to all the city’s major sights and attractions. Here, you’ll enjoy a spacious modern area where the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms and all the flat’s equipment will make you feel at home; it’s quiet and comfortable while being at a walkable distance from the city’s conveniences and things to do. It’s a top place to book for a high-standing stay in the Scottish city.

Modern Bright Royal Mile Apartment

Price: from 110 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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11. Beautiful apartment in historic center (from USD 71)

Situated in a cobbled lane that used to be part of the King’s stables, you are right below the Castle in Edinburgh. The unit which sleeps three people is next to the Grassmarket in the heart of the historic downtown. Soak up the history which surrounds you as you walk the streets. There’s free street parking close by and a parking area two minutes walk away. The apartment is accessed through a secure entry, and it’s all yours while you stay. The space comes with free TV and WiFi for your entertainment. Your kitchen is fully equipped. Enjoy the bathroom shower or Jacuzzi. It’s a comfortable living space within walking distance of all the sites.

Beautiful apartment in historic centre
Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
301 reviews
Entire apartment 1 bed 3 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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12. Superb apartment in historic center (from USD 84)

A Superhost looks after this apartment which is in a listed building. Built in 1850, the modern interior is comfortable and spacious. It’s nicely situated to walk to all the old sites. The unit is just a five-minute walk to the Grassmarket. While the area is bustling and exciting, the accommodation is quiet. A double bed and a sofa bed sleeps up to four people. The apartment comes with high-speed Wifi and multiple TV channels for your entertainment. Guests access the building with their own keys. They have access to a washer and dryer, and kitchen space. However, breakfast is included in the rental. Your host will meet and greet you, and if needed, is a phone call away.

Superb apartment in historic centre
Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
198 reviews
Entire apartment 1 bed 4 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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Enjoy the heart of Edinburgh comfortably

With these 12 accommodations around the heart of Edinburgh, you’ll appreciate discovering the vibrant and beautiful capital of Scotland while being cozy and comfy in a great Airbnb flat!

This article was originally published on Oct 27, 2017

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