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The Wee Palace by the Castle

Entire apartment hosted by Douglas
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
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House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
The renowned and loved Wee Palace is an opulent but cosy apartment in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, in the medieval and bustling Grassmarket square. Located on the third (top) floor of a lovely, truly Scottish historic building, it features a stunning four-poster bed and spectacular views over Edinburgh Castle. This fabulously romantic apartment, which exudes charm and character from every nook and cranny, has just been featured in a leading interiors magazine.

Although there are a huge variety of restaurants in which to wine and dine right on your doorstep, you also have the option of cooking your own romantic meal in the fully fitted contemporary kitchen, and then sitting down to dine with the best view in town, overlooking the Castle.

Mary Queen of Scots, who lived at Edinburgh Castle and gave birth to James VI there, spent most of her childhood in France. To reflect this, you will also find a touch of French glamour complementing the Scottish cosiness of the Wee Palace.

Whilst this stunning apartment has the most commanding views of the Castle, its top floor position - with the bedroom to the back of the building looking on to the garden area - means you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the medieval square when you want to really relax.

A stay in Edinburgh doesn’t get much more romantic, or comfortable, than this.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
TV
Washer
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Dedicated workspace
Long term stays allowed

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 258 reviews

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The apartment is located in the historic market square in the heart of the Old Town (the Grassmarket) and is surrounded by iconic landmarks and attractions and charming cobbled winding streets. The square, which is a vibrant and popular meeting place for visitors and locals alike, features independent shops selling everything from designer and vintage fashion to artisan foods, many restaurants and traditional pubs playing live music.

It is just a minute or two’s walk to attractions such as the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, Greyfriar’s Bobby, and many of Edinburgh’s oldest and most photographed streets including Candlemaker Row, Victoria Street, West Port and our famous view of the great Edinburgh Castle.

Hosted by Douglas

Joined in October 2016
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My name is Douglas and I live and work locally in Edinburgh. I’ve recently moved back here having spent 20 years living in London and I’m currently enjoying re-exploring my old home town. I was drawn to this flat by the amazing view and the vibrant area that it's right in the middle of. I may or may not be about during your visit and happy to meet up if I’m here, otherwise I have assistance to make sure any advice or help you need is close at hand.
My name is Douglas and I live and work locally in Edinburgh. I’ve recently moved back here having spent 20 years living in London and I’m currently enjoying re-exploring my old hom…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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