Self Catering

Holiday self-catering accommodation in Edinburgh centre
Apartment on the Royal Mile. Visit Scotland ****
Wifi. Sleeps 4

166 Royal Mile, Edinburgh

166 High Street
Apartment on the Royal Mile

Third floor apartment
sleeping 4.

This bright spacious apartment really is in the very centre of Edinburgh. Situated in the the middle part of the Royal Mile, the part known as the High Street, it is just a few yards down from St Giles Cathedral. The Royal Mile which runs between Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle is fascinating all year round and is further enhanced during the Festival and at Christmas and New Year with a variety of activities and street events - all taking place just beneath the apartment windows. Bars, restaurants and cafés, newsagents, grocery shops and tourist information are all on your doorstep. And almost everything else in Edinburgh is accessible on foot.

You can see 166 High Street's windows in the middle of the photograph, above right. The apartment is on the third floor (US: 4th floor).

The owners, husband and wife team Gordon Forrest and Leni Rademachar, are likely to greet you on your arrival in Edinburgh (off the bus/train/) at almost no matter what time you arrive. They keep their apartment at a high standard and are most helpful and welcoming.


Sitting Room Sitting Room

Above left;Sitting room, looking through to the Kitchen/Dining room.
Above right; Sitting Room: TV with Freeview, DVD player , Wi-fi (throughout the flat), Ipod speakers. The two windows look over the Royal Mile.

Right; Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, wc and bidet.

Below left;Bedroom with king-size double bed, fitted wardrobe, full length mirror, etc. Looking out at historic buildings at the back of the tenement.
Below right; A zip and link Super King-size double bed that can also separate into 2 full single beds. Plus fitted wardrobe, full length mirror, etc. This bedroom looks over the Royal Mile.

Double bedroom Double bedroom


Kitchen/Dining room

Dining table for eight, and kitchen with:

  • Gas cooker/gas hob.
  • Fridge.
  • Freezer.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Microwave.

There's also a Utility Area with:

  • Washing machine.
  • Free standing clothes drier.



Detail of Robert Adam fireplace.

Sleeping up to 4 in two king-size bedrooms.

Apartment from £95 - £200 per night, depending on season and length of stay. Inclusive of electricity, central heating and hot water, bed linen and towels.

Children welcome, no smoking and no pets please.
30% deposit secures booking (non-refundable). Balance of payment due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Payments: (Cheque is preferred, but card payments are also accepted)
Check-in: 3pm onwards / Departure by 11am.
Special requests are accommodated wherever possible (eg; luggage storage). You are welcome to arrive a bit early if you need to - but you may find the flat still being prepared for you!

To enquire or to book:


Looking up to the sky-light above the wonderful early 19th C. stone spiral stairs outside the apartment.

Please contact:
Gordon Forrest

The Smithy
7-9 Bell's Brae

Tel: 0131 563 0344
Mobile: 07855 824955
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 131 563 0344
Mobile: 44 7855 824955

The apartment address is 166 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS and the owners also call it Apartment on the Royal Mile.

To see availability:

Please tell the owners, Gordon Forrest and Leni Rademachar, you found 166 High Street, Royal Mile Flat through About Scotland!

Map of central Edinburgh:

Map of central Edinburgh

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