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Apartment By Castle

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16 / 4 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PR, Scotland
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent location in the heart of the Old Town right beneath the castle itself. Lovely original old apartment with all mod cons and terrific views from gorgeous shuttered windows. Fabulous welcome basket and friendly owner to greet us on arrival, providing some great local tips and advice. Lots of local information available too. Top marks all round!

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Anahuac, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Apartment By Castle 16/4 exceeded my expectations in every way. The Apartment has character that photos on the website can't properly describe. It is cozy and comfortable. I felt very secure. Waking to see Edinburgh Castle each morning was a delight. The location is perfect. The hosts went above and beyond with helpful acts and kindness.

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Markdale, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky to be travelling with vkbudd and spent 6 nights at the Apartment by the Castle before her family arrived. There isn't much more that I can add to her endorsement other than to say that Moira and Eric outdid themselves in providing helpful information and travel tips, months before we were even in the country. Their response... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I stayed here with my family while visiting the city and I could not have asked for a better location. Right next to the castle, right near the heart of the Royal Mile, it was the perfect place. Very easy to explore the rest of the city using this as a central location. The apartment was also beautiful, very luxurious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Although I had seen all the photos of the "apartments by castle" online, I was pleasantly surprised when our taxi from the airport dropped me at the door, mere seconds after passing the outer walls of Edinburgh Castle. Eric, one of the owners, was there to meet me, help me carry my suitcase up the flight of stairs to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After reading all the fabulous reviews, I simply could not pass up the chance to stay here as I planned our visit over a year in advance. It certainly lived up to its reputation as the BEST place to stay in Edinburgh. The location is second to none and we were glad to be right next to the Castle as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Three days was too short for us as we enjoyed our stay here so much. We stayed in the 11/1 unit, and it was so gorgeously decorated and furnished. It is better than home. If only we have such a home. The view of the castle, Arthur's seat, and buildings on glassmarket are charming. The ways down to glassmarket are... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I completely concur with my friend Susan's review below. Another friend and I stayed a few days longer than she did, and so we experienced more of Eric's top-notch care. He made sure a taxi to the airport was ordered for us, and even though we were leaving at an ungodly early hour, he showed up to carry our bags... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Everything about the Apartment by Castle (16/4) exceeded our high expectations by such a wide margin it is hard to know where to start. I'm going to take a chronological approach to keep all of the amazing things about our stay in order. 1. Even before we arrived, Moira had sent us e-mails suggesting interesting options for our stay and... More 

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Everything was justpPerfect - the location, service and the apartment it self. Lovely owners who did it a home away from home, and had great tips about the city and places to eat. Would defenitly stay here again.

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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