Newly renovated city centre apartment a stones throw from Hollyrood Palace
About Ben Jones
My brother and I own the property. We both live in the city centre - very close to the property. I've lived in Edinburgh for the last few years and Ben studied at the University of Edinburgh and has remained in Edinburgh ever since. We both share a love of travel and have travelled extensively - but always end up back in the world's best city, in the world's best country!
Ben Jones purchased this Apartment in 2017
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Overall we enjoyed our stay. Did not like the entrance to the unit...scary, dank....
It is well located, has everything you need...just have to get OK with the entrance...
Very clean all you need like at home
This property is a jewel
Well located, clean
The only thing I dislike is the entr hall. Please do not judge the place for it.
Nice appartment in Old Town Edinburgh
We enjoyed are stay here. The simplicity and clean modern look was to our liking and a nice surprise to the overall building. The kitchen was well equipped and easy to use. The bathroom, though small had a great shower. This set up works well for a couple traveling and not wanting to eat out all of the time. Of course the location to Holyrood park and the Royal mile couldn't have been better. Easy walking and bus transport also a plus. All of the directions and communication with the host was excellent and timely.
Lovely little flat in great location
This flat is located steps away from Holyrood Palace and Arthur’s Seat, with Holyrood Park at the end of the street. The apartment itself is clean and modern, the kitchen is equipped with everything you would need for a few days’ stay. The shower is nice too, just wish the sink was a bit larger! The street is quiet despite its location in the city.
Apartment with Everything You Need in an Excellent Location for Edinburgh!
We were exceptionally happy with this apartment. It was such a treat to be just steps from Holyrood Park, and everything else in wonderful Edinburgh was within easy walking distance. The apartment itself had everything we needed for a comfortable, five day stay; the owners (Ben and his brother) have put much thought and care into providing for their guests, and the binder-full of local info is very comprehensive--we wish we could have fit in all of the recommendations, but we did our best! For such a centrally-located place, the street is surprisingly quiet--very peaceful at night. We would love to return again--thank you!!
I really enjoyed my 5 day stay here , Ben was great! He was very attentive and in Contact before and after check in, the loft was clean and warm, and comfortable. High end linens, and fully stocked kitchen. Really loved it, and I am already recommending to anyone who asks !
You are based in a perfect location to enjoy the wonderful City of Edinburgh and we hope you will have a really fantastic time in our Milton Street flat and love the City as much as we do.
The Royal Mile
Close to the Royal Mile in the historic heart of Edinburgh, we think our Milton Street accommodation offers the perfect location for a fantastic time. Whether you are visiting for a day or two or much longer there is so much to discover. Within walking distance of the flat you will be able to visit museums, restaurants, and shops; explore the closes, wynds and hidden gems; and enjoy beautiful views across the city to the Firth of Forth.
Based in the Old Town and within a World Heritage site, the area is culturally and historically important to the city and jam packed with things to see and do. A ‘Scots mile’ long, and connecting two royal residences (the Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse), the Royal Mile is also home to parliaments old and new, law courts, a cathedral and churches, and a vast range of visitor attractions, walking tours, shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Unsurprisingly, the Royal Mile is one of the most well-known and most visited streets in Edinburgh.
History of The Royal Mile
The Royal Mile certainly has history: when you walk down the street you start at an extinct volcano and continue down a slope that was formed by the retreat of an ice age over 325 million years ago. By the 12th century, this had become the main street of the adjoining burghs of Edinburgh and Canongate.
The Royal Mile is actually made up of four connecting streets: at the top (west) is Castlehill, then Lawnmarket, High Street and Canongate. Dozens of steep pedestrian closes lead off the street, and are worth exploring to find many of the area’s hidden gems. Head down Dunbar’s Close to find a tranquil garden just seconds away from the hustle and bustle of the street.
The Royal Mile features a number of significant landmarks. Edinburgh Castle is a world-famous attraction, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse is still the Queen’s official residence in Scotland.
Opposite the palace is the Scottish Parliament, opened in 2004, and free to visit for tours of the building and its art collection, and of course to see parliament in debate.
Parts of St Giles Cathedral date from the 14th century: inside you can see medieval stonework, Victorian stained glass windows, and take a tour up onto the roof for spectacular views. And just behind the cathedral is the magnificent 17th century Parliament Hall with its hammer beam roof – still used today by lawyers and their clients to discuss cases and also free to visit.
There are numerous attractions that are worth a visit. They include the Camera Obscura, the Scotch Whisky Experience, Real Mary Kings Close, the Museum of Childhood, the Storytelling Centre, the Museum of Edinburgh, the People’s Story Museum, the Canongate Kirkyard, and Our Dynamic Earth which nestles below Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park.
A variety of walking tours begin on the street, with subjects to suit every taste, from history to ghosts to literature.
You will find plenty of opportunities to buy cashmere, tweed, tartan and Scottish specialist food and drink. The street and closes are also home to a number of independent businesses: browse antique jewellery at Royal Mile Curios, or treat yourself to Scottish fare at Cranachan and Crowdie, Scotland’s oldest independent whisky bottler, Cadenheads, or the Cigar Box, or pick up Christmas decorations year round at Nutcracker. Specialty shopping streets such as St Mary’s, Victoria and Cockburn Streets are all just minutes away.
The Royal Mile offers a range of eating out options. There are fine dining establishments such as Wedgwood, Angels with Bagpipes, Cucina at The G&V Hotel and Michael Neave Kitchen and Whisky Bar.
For something more traditional, try one of the many local bars such as the Royal MacGregor, the Whiski Bar, Monteiths and Kilderkin. For take away food, Oink is a must-visit and if you are feeling particularly naughty, the Clam Shell offers the now legendary deep fried mars bar in batter.
Fancy a picnic? Stock up on Scottish deli products at Cranachan and Crowdie in the Canongate and find a spot in Holyrood Park to enjoy the best of our Scottish larder.