Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals Near Edinburgh Castle, United Kingdom - Updated 2021

airbnb Edinburgh Castle, United Kingdom

The Edinburgh Castle is an iconic tourist location that’s of Scottish origin. Within its walls, you’ll learn the entrancing history of how former Scotland kings were enthroned with the Throne of Destiny, and also soak in the sights of the crown jewels that are on display. There’s also the One O'Clock Gun, which in a well-loved tradition of the county, as well as the oldest building of Edinburgh to peek into - St Margaret’s Chapel. Events take place at the Edinburgh Castle almost all year round, so it’d be a good idea to book your trip when there’s something exciting underway. While you’re at it, you might want to take a peek at these 10 Airbnb vacation rentals too!

1. Studio apartment with a view of the castle (from USD 113)

This cozy apartment is just right for two, and is made up of a bed and a bath. You’ll be close to the shops, including those at Edinburgh’s Old Town, Grassmarket. The kitchen’s been fitted with not only the expected essentials, but also a washing machine too. Other facilities accorded for you by the owner include WiFi, TV, iron, heating and a laptop friendly workspace. Not suitable for kids below the age of 2 and pets.

Studio Apartment with Castle View
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
603 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
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cozy little apartment with a wonderful view of the castle from the balcony
there is free wi-fi and it was lovely & cosy
lovely view of the castle from the kitchen
great view of the castle out the kitchen window
there is a lovely view of the castle from the kitchen
nice clean studio apartment
a good space and very clean with some great personal touches
lovely and clean and there was great contact with ann
so clean and in a perfect location
perfect location and very clean flat
ann is a super host
ann is a great host who was very kind and thoughtful
she was also very helpful with suggestions and respond time
very thoughtful host cozy place
ann was a wonderful quick responding host with an unbelievable flat
superb location just off grassmarket
great location with restaurants and shopping all around
a lovely secure flat very central
location location location and great value for money
fantastic location for a visit to edinburgh
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2. The Grassmarket Snug - 5 minutes from the castle (from USD 81)

This place is great for 2 people, and consists of a bed and a bath. Stay here and get discounts on select tour packages. You’d be in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, but in a spot that’s quiet and away from the noise of bars at night. Perks provided include uncapped WiFi, a flat screen TV, king-sized bed, a fairly equipped kitchen and a washer. No smoking, pets nor events are allowed on site.

The Grassmarket Snug, 5 minutes from the Castle
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
464 reviews
Entire apartment 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the apartment and its amenities
the kitchen area was well-equipped and the bed was incredibly comfortable
very nice apartment in the centre of edinburgh
the apartment was sparkling clean and all the amenities were fantastic
it was very cozy and comfortable – a perfect place to rest after a day of exploring edinburgh
nice clean 1 bedroom flat
very clean and comfortable
clean spacious warm and well equipped
lovely clean and well thought out place to stay
lovely and very clean apartment
ashlie was kind to provide detailed instruction to retrieve keys while she was away
place was great and the hosts are very quick to respond to any questions
the guestbook in the snug had many helpful recommendations for places to eat visit etc
very nice place well positioned friendly host
our hosts had also added a few thoughtful touches which we very much appreciated
the location is great
great location and very comfortable studio
perfect location for edinburgh old town
the snug is close to the grassmarket and walking distance to many attractions
great location right next to grassmarket
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3. A hidden gem for 2 in Edinburgh (from USD 76)

This one-bedroom apartment is just around the corner of the Castle, and in the midst of Grassmarket. You’ll be surrounded by shops galore - antique shops, restaurants, cafes and even bookshops.The apartment itself is designed with modern and funky in mind. You’ll have free WiFi and a Sony TV with Netflix to use, as well as a patio to hang out and enjoy the sights of the town. The apartment is also well equipped with modern amenities.

Castle Hideaway
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
495 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
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the apartment was just as described lovely we would definitely book again
the decor of the apartment is stunning and had a beautiful homely touch
had a lovely stay at emma’s apartment
cooking facilities are available and in good condition with all sorts of cooking utensils and varieties of seasonings
would highly recommend staying at emma’s apartment
spacious clean neat and tidy
very beautiful and clean
clean and cosy flat would recommend to friends
the flat was very clean and had everything we needed
the flat is very clean and well maintained with everything you will need to enjoy your stay
emma a wonderful host
emma is an amazing host with lots of info and quick responses
emma is a great host
great place and very helpful owner
emma is a great host
the location of the flat is ideal
the location is perfect
great location in old town everything in walking distance and a handy supermarket very close
location was really great
great location and nice space
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4. An apartment for 3 just within reach of Grassmarket (from USD 102)

A bright and modern apartment that will give you access to the main attractions by foot. A 10-minute walk is all it will take for you and your family to reach Princes streets and its surrounding gardens. You will enjoy a spacious living room that comes with a sofa bed and another room with its own king-sized bed. Amenities given include WiFi, a washing machine and a dryer and use of the TV and kitchen. No smoking or pets allowed.

Under the Castle, Grassmarket
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
253 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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the view from the courtyard to the castle is stunning and the apartment had everything i needed
the electric heaters are on timers so you can easily adjust them
the weather turned warm and we made use of the provided fan
we had a great stay at lynne's apartment
i loved watching the sun light up the castle over breakfast
it was very clean as well
the room was clean and well furnished
the apartment is clean and well equipped
it was clean and warm with everything we could need
it is clean and very well equiped
the host was fantastic
lynne was a wonderful host from the beginning
lynne is a wonderful host
lynne was a great host accommodating in every way
lynne was a fantastic host
location is perfect easy walking distance to everything
lynne's place is perfectly located for touring edinburgh
lynne's place is absolutely magnificent
great location for exploring edinburgh and amazing value
fantastic location quiet and comfortable
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5. An elegant apartment near the castle (from USD 148)

Stay in the vicinity of great wine bars and restaurants, in this apartment that fits 4 perfectly. The unit consists of a bedroom, 2 beds and a bath, and comes with Virgin cable TV, a fitted kitchen with all the perks you’ll need as well as a washing/drying machine. This recently refurbished flat also comes with a telephone, central heating and complimentary WiFi. No smoking and parties are allowed.

Smart Apartment by Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
195 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
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her flat was comfortable and had all the amenities
the bed was comfortable and the wifi signal great would stay here again in a heartbeat
a great bed and a sofa that folds out
perfect wash cons: lack of circulation like a fan
tip: cafe picasso round the corner does a lovely breakfast
it was clean and well equipped
the lady wynd flat was great clean and very comfortable
the apartment was clean and cosy
the flat is cosy clean and comfortable
house was immaculately clean
eleanor is a great host
eleanor was a great host too
eleanor was a great host
eleanor was a fantastic host
eleanor is a great host
absolutely best location for the city
amazing location just below the castle
brilliant flat in perfect location
the location is great which is near the edinburgh castle
great place fantastic location
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6. Ground-floor unit for 3 under the castle rock (from USD 88)

This unit is fresh and breezy, and is made up of 2 beds and a bath. It’ll take you no more than a 2-minute walk to reach the Grassmarket area. The living room has a TV with a number of free-view channels, a DVD player and complimentary WiFi too. The kitchen is well-equipped and also comes with an attached washing machine. Other provisions include a first aid kit, a laptop friendly work space and a hair dryer.

Grassmarket Approach: below Edinburgh Castle rock
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
236 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
don’t mention how stunning the offerings as to furniture bathroom and kitchen
the wi-fi works well the kitchen is well-equipped and the bed is comfortable
the view of the castle is beautiful just as you walk out of the apartment
there’s everything to spend comfortable 3-4 days in the city
the space is charming but more than enough room for two people
the apartment was excellent very clean and quiet
viv and paul’s place was a very clean and tidy
fridge was spacious and super clean
the apartment was clean and had a seperate bedroom
a lovely clean flat with all you require
host responsive and helpful
the hosts are quick to reply with help and suggestions as needed
great response from our host viv - thank you for your always quick response
viv was very communicative helpful and kind
good value for the heart of edinburgh great responses from the host
perfect location to explore edinburgh
excellent location and close to everything
the location is perfect walking distance from every where
excellent location just off the square
great location i would say
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7. A 2-bedroom apartment with views of the castle

This unit is great for 4; it comes with 3 beds and a bath. The castle, museum and even train station is close by. Amenities provided to you and your pals are modern and designed to make your stay a comfortable one. No parties, smoking, or pets are allowed on the premise. Central heating keeps the unit warm even on the coldest of days, which is surely a plus!

Grassmarket Apartment- Castle Views
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
242 reviews
Entire apartment 0 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
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and you can enjoy castle views from the sofa in the living room
a lovely apartment in the grassmarket - excellent launching pad for exploring edinburgh
lovely clean flat and comfortable flat
the apartment was very clean and comfortable
clean fresh and with all you need
also the flat was spotless and the beds were very comfortable
beds very comfy and clean and the kitchen and bathroom had everything we needed
the hosts were great with directions and quick responses to questions
host was very efficient btw
hosts were easy to contact and quick to reply to any queries
hosts were very responsive and communicative
host’s ( grant and rick) responses to our questions are fast effective and pleasing
ideal location for touring edinburgh
the location is fantastic
and the location couldn’t be more ideal
amazing apartment in central edinburgh
brilliant location just off the grassmarket
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8. A gorgeous and cosy Grassmarket studio apartment

Live in the heart of the old town of Edinburgh and don’t skimp on comfort in this amazing place for 2. You’d be getting yourself a modern kitchen and bedroom, a king-sized bed, a smart TV and complimentary Internet to boot! Other facilities provided to you and your guest include the hair dryer, iron, washer, heating and a laptop friendly work space. No parties, smoking or pets will be allowed on the premise.

Gorgeous Cosy Grassmarket Studio
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
207 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
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cute apartment with stunning views of the castle
furniture all great except bed is not king size as listed
nice to have a full kitchen (fridge/freezer toaster microwave kettle stove)
the bed is relatively comfy but the pillows were pretty worn in and down filled so quite flat
the beds are made as in a hotell and the place is neat and tidy
clean pleasant and spacious
everything was clean and well thought out
the bathroom was clean and worked fine
clean cozy and had everything we needed
the apartment is clean and nice
the hosts were great
anna and amanda were very responsive with any questions we had
host is very quick to respond super kind and helpful
we used the hosts' advice for a few different activities or eating spots - all great
nice apartment and loveley hosts would defo come back :)
wonderful location for exploring edinburgh
location was amazing
great central location for exploring the city
awesome location within old town edinburgh
such a cute little apartment in a great location in edinburgh
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9. A studio flat next to Edinburgh Castle and the city center

This apartment’s built for 2, with a bedroom and a bath. Enjoy the views of the castle while you walk down the street and explore the town. There is a whole range of modern amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. No smoking, pets nor parties will be entertained on site.

Studio Flat Next To Edinburgh Castle - City Centre
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
222 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no castle views from the apartment but a stunning view from the roadside
comfortable soft bed and couch
also beautiful views of the castle right outside the apartment door
clean very quiet apartment with all the equipment you would want such as adapters ironboard etc
bed was super comfy
very clean and modern
clean and well decorated
it is clean and tidy
clean tidy and cozy
apartment was clean and comfy
emma is a very sweet and responsive host
emma is a great host who communicates clearly and promptly
thanks for hosting us
close to absolutely everything and with a host that is available with helpful hints and suggestions
the location is fantastic
the location is wonderfully close to everything
really great location would recommend
location location location so cute little flat near everything
great location just a 5 min walk from royal mile
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10. A lovely 2-bedroom Grassmarket apartment for 5

Be no more than a stone’s throw away from the epic Edinburgh castle and the Royal Mile, and enjoy the spaciousness of this apartment unit. The place consists of 2 double bedrooms as well as a large lounge area with its own sofa bed. There is also a baby cot for families to use. The kitchen comes with an oven and a washing machine too, so your laundry woes will be no more too. Other amenities include free WiFi, TV, iron, dryer and central heating.

Lovely 2 bed Grassmarket Apartment Sleeps 5
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
229 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the living room of edinburgh castle is stunning
the apartment is comfortable and functional with a nice view of edinburgh castle
it needs better lighting in the bathroom hard to shave or see to put on make up
the beds were super comfortable
this grassmarket flat has pretty incredible views of edinburgh castle from every window (both bedrooms and the living room)
very clean and welcome
not all dishes were clean
very clean apartment with well equipped kitchen
enjoyed our stay flat was clean with plenty of utensils and towels
the apartment is clean modern and spacious
sarah is very nice and accommodating
the flat is wonderful and the hosts are incredibly helpful with amazing response time if anything comes up
iris and rebecca made a great host
we forgot the key in the apartment and sarah was immediately available and helpful
the location was perfect and our host was very quick with her response to a question
great location easy check in
very good and central location
great location for old town
great location easy to walk to all the main attractions
an awesome location for touring edinburgh
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So, have you made up your mind on your vacation rental pick?

Yes, there’s so many fantastic accommodations to pick from, you’re pretty much spoiled for choice. Do make your pick and head over to the Edinburgh castle, and you’ll be wowed by the scenery and ambience that you’ll get from this particular spot in the world!

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