Additional Location Information
Well situated in the pleasant ‘Leith Walk’ area, the apartment is a 15 - 20 minute walk from the east end of Edinburgh’s famous Princes Street and Waverley Station (the main train station where trains arrive from London, Aberdeen and Glasgow). Leith Walk, which is a 5 minute stroll from the apartment is very well served with buses that can take you to every part of Edinburgh.
On-street parking outside the apartment and in neighbouring streets is free of charge 24/7. While there may not be a space available right outside the apartment building there are usually spaces available within reasonable walking distance. Cars tend to come and go, so it is just a case of looking for a suitable space.
The local area has a range of shops for food, newspapers, etc and there are a variety of pubs, bars, take-aways and restaurants including Italian, Polish, Indian and the traditionally Scottish ‘Tail End Fish Restaurant’ which arguably serves the city’s best fish and chips. The apartment is on the same street as the very tempting Sicilian Pastry Shop.
The city is famous for its castle (on the hill overlooking Princes Street), the Royal Mile (with St Giles Cathedral, the ancient Scottish Parliament building and Museum of Childhood among other attractions), and various museums and galleries, including the recently re-furbished National Museum of Scotland. Holyrood Palace, the new Scottish Parliament and Arthur’s Seat are all within easy walking distance of the apartment and the castle is around a 30 minute walk. Leith, with its many bars and restaurants, the Royal Yacht Britannia and Ocean Terminal (large indoor shopping mall and cinema complex) can be easily reached by taking a bus down Leith Walk.
The Edinburgh Festival takes place in August every year and the apartment is well positioned for the various venues in the city centre. Edinburgh Zoo, with its recent addition of the giant pandas is easily accessible by bus from Leith Walk.