1 Parliament Sq (apt 15), Royal Mile, 300 metres from Edinburgh Castle



There are three options to get from Edinburgh airport to the city centre, all take approx 30-35 minutes. The main rail station Waverley is approx 250 metres from the apt.

1. Edinburgh trams, approx every 8-10 mins (Sunday 12-15 mins), right outside terminal, the nearest drop off point for the apt is the Princes St stop which is approx 500 metres away. Cost 8.50 pounds for adults and 4.50 pounds for children for a RETURN journey.

2. Airport express bus, every 15 minutes right outside terminal building, drop off point on Waverley Bridge approx 250 metres from apt. Costs 7.50 pounds per person for a RETURN journey.

3. Taxi, many can be found right outside the terminal building and will cost 15 - 20 pounds for a one way journey. However a taxi will drop you off right outside the property you have booked.


Street parking is enforced Mon Sat 08:00 - 18:30, it is expensive and inflexible as you can only stay in one spot for a few hours.

There are many city centre car parks to choose from, you can use these for a short time or full days which cost approx 16 pounds or more or enter the postcode of the property you have booked into this website http://www.parkopedia.co.uk/

Alternatively if you do not plan your use your car much, (Edinburgh is a relatively small city centre and is much better explored on foot), leave your car in a well lit residential street outside the restricted city centre, the whole operation should take approx 30 minutes. Alternatively, the return journey in a taxi from an unrestricted area (approx 2.5 km) would be less than one days parking charges. Information on the best areas for this can be provided.

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Facilities and amenities

Property facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Cooking hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Cot/ Travel cot
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dining area
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wifi
  • Pets not allowed
Nearby amenities and recreation
  • Gym
  • Health spa
  • Shops
  • Supermarket
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants
  • Nightclub
  • Galleries
  • Museum
  • Theatre


22 Sep 2019

Review via Feefo.com


Great location, clean and comfortable! Personal welcome was a nice touch!


Very comfortable flat with everything we needed. Great place to sit and watch the world go by!

16 Jul 2019

Review via Feefo.com


We had an issue with the bathroom sink one evening, we sent a message and someone came to fix it early next morning.
Good walk through upon arrival.
Could do with double glazing as noisy even at the top floor.


Good location. Top floor with many stairs.

19 Mar 2019

Review via Feefo.com


The apartment was really lovely, clean and in a good location. However our apartment was not ready when we arrived.


The purchase was straight forward

19 Feb 2019

Review via Feefo.com


From start to finish we had wonderful and very professional care. I have even left an item in our flat, Edinburgh sc so quick to respond and put my mind at ease knowing it is being returned!


Utterly stunning apartment, beautiful fixtures and fittings. We have stayed here before and there have been a couple of improvements, just adding to an already lovely flat! Centrally located on the royal mile it’s so lively, street performers, stalls, ghost tours, camera obscura the museum. An endless list of things to do and a great choice of places to eat and drink.

27 Jan 2019

Review via Feefo.com


Fabulous flat with enough little extras to make the experience lovely; nice man who greeted us and easy to arrange.


Fabulous flat with lots of home comforts

22 Nov 2018

Review via Feefo.com


The whole process of booking and communication was first class in an amazing property right on the Royal Mile which was extremely good value when compared with what two hotel rooms would have cost.


First class, I will always consider booking with this company again.

19 Jun 2018

Review via Feefo.com


The flat was in a great location, had all the required amenities, and was very clean. If I return to Edinburgh, I will try to stay in the same place.


Great location, great flat

Overall rating

5.0 stars

Based on 4 review(s)

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Price/Value 5.0 stars

My mom, grandma and I stayed in this apartment March 22-28. We had been wanting to visit Scotland together for years, the opportunity finally came, and we had a fantastic time.
This apartment was perfect for us. Right on the Royal Mile-- St. Giles is just across from this place-- so we didn't have to worry about driving anywhere or finding transportation. We just walked and took buses everywhere we wanted to go. The location is great. If you open the windows during the day, you can hear street performers playing just below- Awesome!
We didn't have any problems with noise at night. All of the windows in the place have wooden shutters and heavy drapes, and the area around the building was very quiet at night (after the ghost tours stopped). It's possible that noise might be more of a problem during peak tourist season or festivals, but that's probably true of anywhere that you'd stay on the Mile - and possibly less of a concern here because there are no clubs or late restaurants (that I noticed) immediately around the place...
Other than that, the only caution that I might give would be about the stairs. There are a lot of them. Totally worth the climb for the spectacular views that this apartment has, but definitely could be a problem if you have bad knees...=)

At this point, I should mention that the gentleman who let us into the apartment, Mr. Stewart, very kindly insisted on carrying my grandma's suitcase all the way up those stairs for us. We appreciated that very much.

**I have stayed at three different apartments with Edinburgh Self Catering-- over all very happy with the company. I'm planning to write reviews for Parliament Sq. 2 and Niddry St. 3, too!

Property manager response (13 May 2011)

Thank you for spending the time to write such a comprehensive review for Parliament Sq 1. It is always good to know that the accommodation contributed to a great experience in Edinburgh. Thank you also for allowing Dave Stewart to carry the luggage, he can certainly do with the excercise. Regards, Glenn Ford


  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price/Value 5.0 stars

My wife and I traveled to Edinburgh for our 20th anniversary and splurged a bit on this flat. We couldn't have been any happier with our choice of accommodations or with how our reservation was handled in general. Just a great flat in a great location for anyone who can handle the stairs.

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price/Value 5.0 stars

I stayed at this property for Halloween 2008 with 3 friends. I have to say that this apartment is part of what made our stay in Edinburgh so enjoyable and memorable.

There are absolutely majestic views of St Giles Catherdral out of 2 the windows and the apartment is huge; a real home from home. The beds are all very comfortable with shutters to close out the nightlife on the streets below. The kitchen is fitted out with everything you could need and the living room provided ample space for 4 girls in PJs to lay around watching DVDs. The bathroom was large and always had hot water and had enough room for 4 girls things!

As with lots of self catering accommodation in Edinburgh - if you want the amazing views and to stay in gorgeous old listed properties - expect a haul up several flights of stairs - there are no lifts. But the climb to the top is more than worth it.

The guy who met us to let us in was helpful, informative and very polite and punctual.

The cost for 4 people to stay here was approx half the cost for two hotel rooms which is what we were looking at originally. Very reasonable prices and great savings made.

All in all, this place was magic and we have nothing but great memories and we will be back!

Thank you

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price/Value 5.0 stars

This review is long overdue. We travelled through Scotland and Ireland last year and our stay at Parliament Square was definitely the highlight of our trip!! We stayed at several self-catering apartments and 5 star hotels and this place was, by far, the best!! The location is unbelievable. The apartment is impecable - clean, spacious and very well-appointed. The transaction with Edinburgh Self-Catering was seamless. It is up a fews stairs, but it's well worth the climb. I would HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone!!

Property manager response (09 Feb 2009)

Hello Kristin, So glad you as a guest share my sentiments about the Parliament Square property. Its lovely to know it really helped make a great holiday. Please feel free to tell the world on the many travel websites.

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