Self Catering

Self catering rental accommodation in central Edinburgh
(Above - the view from the apartment balcony)

Edinburgh Castle and Ramsay Garden

5/2 Ramsay Garden

Astonishingly central, right next to Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, with panoramic views over Edinburgh.

Sleeping 2 to 4.

View of Ramsay Garden from Princes Street

Behind the blue and white flag of Scotland you can see red and white Ramsay Garden with the defensive walls of Edinburgh Castle behind. It has an exuberant mix of Scots Baronial and Arts and Crafts elements, with towers, heraldry, oriel windows and balconies, and was built by planner and visionary Sir Patrick Geddes for his wife in 1893, incorporating the old Georgian house and studio of Alan Ramsay the poet and his son Alan Ramsay the painter. Geddes called Ramsay Garden the "seven-towered castle I built for my beloved".

This apartment has three grand windows with panoramic views over Edinburgh and Princes Street Gardens, and a balcony - you can see it in the photograph (right)- look for the larger window and balcony under the pointed roof in the middle.

It is quiet, secluded, only 100 paces from the shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs of the Royal Mile, and even has a little known short-cut to the Castle itself.


Living room windows

Right, and below right;

Three views of the large octagonal room with three tall windows looking onto the trees and parkland of Princes Street Gardens, over Edinburgh to the Firth of Forth and Fife on the horizon - the view at the top of this page.

This is the Living room with kitchen area, a dining table for four, and comfortable sofas. One sofa folds out to make a double bed.

You can walk round the balcony with access from the adjacent bedroom.

Living room kitchen
  • 42" 1080p LCD TV.
  • DVD Player.
  • Freeview channels.
  • CD Player.
  • Free WiFi for your laptop.


  • Variable flame effect gas fire.
  • The apartment has central heating.


  • The apartment has free private parking.
Dining area Living room and kitchen area

The kitchen area has:

  • Worktop/breakfast bar with two bar chairs.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Microwave.
  • Electric Oven.
  • Electric hobs.
  • Kitchen equipment.
  • Glasses, crockery etc., for 4


  • There's a washing machine and ironing board next to the bathroom.
Bedroom Bathroom, with shower

Above and right;
The bedroom, with double bed and storage cupboards, has a door going directly out onto the balcony.

The separate bathroom has a power shower, basin and wc.


View from the balcony

Prices start at £125 per night or £800 per week

Note: You can check availability or book directly here on Best City Luxury Apartments website:
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Ramsay Garden
Availability and Booking

Breakfast for two on the balcony, looking over the trees of Princes Street Gardens to the neo-classical temple of the Scottish National Gallery of Art.

Staying here you have special access to Ramsay Garden private gardens just below the apartment.

To enquire:

Dining table view

For Booking and Availability Enquiries... see above.

Any other questions, or to book by telephone, please contact:
Paul Carruthers or Reservations at:

Best City Luxury Apartments
5/2 Ramsay Garden
Scotland, UK

Tel: 0131 661 4069
Mobile: 07904 562 723
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 131 661 4069
Mobile: 44 7904 562 723
Lines open 8am to 8pm (UK time)

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