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Royal Mile, 357 High Street, Old Town. City Centre. Parking.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment on Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh - 2 minutes walk to Edinburgh Castle

A comfortable and well presented self-catering holiday apartment situated in a historic listed building overlooking the Royal Mile, just moments from Edinburgh Castle and situated just opposite St Giles Cathedral. The apartment is on the first floor and has its own unique private staircase entering directly onto the Royal Mile. This unique apartment has four large windows to the front where guests can sit and watch the ever changing bustle of the Royal Mile below. The apartment is well furnished and newly modernised and makes a lovely comfortable place to stay.

Property Manager
Derek Gibb
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Derek Gibb

Pillowstops is run my husband and wife team Catherine and Derek Gibb.

"As a family we have used self catering properties around the world for our own holidays and know how important it is to make sure that when you arrive you are not disappointed with your choice of holiday accommodation. The two main areas of disappointment that we have found are location and standard!

The apartments that we offer are situated in Edinburgh's no 1 historic tourist street being the Royal Mile and our apartments are maintained and cleaned to a very high standard exactly as we would want to find ourselves when going on holiday.

We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh.

Why Derek Gibb chose Old Town

Location, Location, Location and a very nice property !

What makes this apartment unique

Easy access out onto the Royal Mile by way of private staircase with only 10 steps.


Old Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom with bath. There is a shower over the bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed in Sittingroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. The sitting room has a good quality fold out sofabed and a good quality fold out camp bed to make the accommodation more flexible.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: There is no outside area however the small stone staircase makes a lovely place to sit on a sunny day and watch the the bustle of the Royal Mile. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Full bedding and towels included.


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Royal Mile, 357 High Street, Old Town. City Centre. Parking.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Awesome location and all the comforts of home. Having the kitchen was particularly awesome!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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  • 5 of 5

You could not find a better location! We were able to walk to all of the sites we wanted to see very easily. The apartment itself is very well equipped and clean. There was nothing missing here at all. Honestly, stop looking and book this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Concord CA

Perfect location and layout!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about how much we enjoyed this wonderful apartment- everything was so clean and nice. Derek was great, very accommodating. The apartment is directly across from St. Giles. Perfect location to explore the Royal Mile and beyond.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place too stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very lovely time at the apartment, the place is exactly as the posting explained. very well kept and a really good location on the royal mile.

Derek was just fantastic to work with and we hope to come stay here again next year!


Derek was extremely helpful andade us feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
The Filling Station
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Briads / Swanston / Mortonhall
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Waverley Station
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Indian / Scottish/ Italian
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Hillend Ski Centre ( Artificial Slope)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

If history and architecture interest you then Edinburgh's Old Town and the New Town will be of specific interest.


The nearest beach is about a 30 minute bus journey away.


2 minute walk to Edinburgh Castle.

10 second walk to St Giles Cathedral.

5 minute walk to Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens.

5 minute walk to Greyfriars Bobby Statue & Church.

5 minute walk to Waverley Train Station.

8 minute walk to Edinburgh Farmers Market (every Saturday).

15 minute walk to Holyrood House & Scottish Parliament.

15 minute walk to Edinburgh International Conference Centre.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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