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Buckingham Terrace

Opulent apartment with three bedrooms, each ensuite, as well as a conservatory, private patio and garden.

Buckingham Terrace is a fabulous three-bedroom apartment within fifteen minutes’ walk of Princes Street, and even closer to the opposing tranquil surrounds of Stockbridge and the picturesque Water of Leith Walkway and Dean Village. A comprehensive range of amenities is … Continue reading

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North Castle Street

Fabulous, recently refurbished three-bedroom apartment providing easy access to the best Edinburgh has to offer.

North Castle Street is an inviting luxury self-catering apartment situated on a street adjoining Castle Street, so-named because it sits within view of the city’s centrepiece, Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock. The city’s foremost attractions spanning the Royal Mile … Continue reading

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Dundas Apartment

A cosy and well-equipped garden-level apartment in Edinburgh’s prestigious New Town.

This charming garden-level apartment was built in 1820, forming part of a Georgian tenant building situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage area of New Town. Dundas Street is a popular New Town thoroughfare, well known for its … Continue reading

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The Greatbase Guide to the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

The first marathon in Edinburgh was held in 1982, with the Edinburgh Marathon Festival inaugurated as an annual event in 2003. Since then the format of the festival has changed several times, most notably in 2010 with the advent of … Continue reading

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New Town Mews

A stylish two-bedroom self-catering apartment on the first (US second) floor of a charming cobbled New Town mews.

New Town Mews is an attractive two-bedroom self-catering apartment on the first (US second) floor of cobbled Gloucester Lane in Edinburgh’s New Town. The property’s central location offers easy access to all the area’s amenities and attractions, catering for your … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: April 2017

In the western world, April is traditionally associated with Easter, a time of festivities and renewal, so where better to be than Scotland’s foremost festival city? April’s roster of major events commences with the renowned Edinburgh International Science Festival (Saturday … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Rugby Internationals 2017 – RBS 6 Nations 2017

Edinburgh is famous for its incessant calendar of events, but the beginning of each year is dominated by the Rugby Internationals, billed as ‘the world’s greatest rugby tournament.’ The Six Nations – Scotland, England, France, Ireland, Italy, and Wales – … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Celts exhibition, National Museum of Scotland

‘…you will not hesitate to declare that all these things must have been the result of the work, not of men, but of angels.’ (Gerald of Wales, describing an Irish manuscript, AD 1187)   Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to be … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions

The booking calendar is half red on a particular date. What does this mean? When the booking calendar is half red, it means other guests are due to come in on that date.   When do I collect the keys? … Continue reading

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Left Luggage in Edinburgh

Our guests are welcome to drop off any luggage at our office (24 St Stephen Street; zoom out or centre map below) from midday on Monday to Friday prior to checking in; please confirm your drop-off time together with your … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: December 2015

Infographic produced using Easel.ly (www.easel.ly)   Hyperlinks 24 Doors of Advent Stockbridge Santa Parade 3D/2D Christmas Craft, Art & Design Fair 2015 Christmas Charity Festival Shine! Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival Santa Run 2015 Summerhall Christmas Market Edinburgh drive-in movie spectacular The … Continue reading

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Parking in Edinburgh

There are a few different types of parking in Edinburgh. The availability of on-street parking varies; some of our properties have this facility and so if you consider it essential, we advise you send us an email (info[at]greatbase.co.uk) so we can identify … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: November

  Infographic produced using Easel.ly (www.easel.ly)   Hyperlinks Bonfire Night Summerhall’s Beer FestivALE Edinburgh Short Film Festival Christmas Foodies Festival Edinburgh Art Fair Previously History Festival Scots Fiddle Festival Edinburgh’s Christmas St Andrew’s Day Street of Light

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What’s on in Edinburgh: October

Infographic produced using Easel.ly (www.easel.ly)   Hyperlinks Edinburgh Coffee Festival Oktoberfest Edinburgh Restaurant Festival Portobello Loves Circus Run or Dye Scottish International Storytelling Festival Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair Botanic Lights The Cake and Bake Show Edinburgh Edinburgh Tourist’s guide to … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: September

  Infographic produced using Easel.ly (www.easel.ly)   Hyperlinks Beyond Borders Film Festival Luna Cinema at the Royal Botanic Garden Mur D’Arthur Tour of Britain Stockfest Edinburgh Riding of the Marches The Push (charity fundraiser) EH1 Music Festival Cyclefest Edinburgh Doors … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: August

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What’s on in Edinburgh: July

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Spotlight on: Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Who? A host of magicians, some friendly staff, and punters (including me; and how about you?). What? Edinburgh International Magic Festival, which brings performers and audiences together to explore the art of amazement and astonishment. When? Until this Saturday, fourth July. … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: June 2015

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What’s on in Edinburgh: May 2015

Imaginate Festival 2015 (Monday 11th – Sunday 17th) Now in its 26th year, Scotland’s annual international festival of performing arts for children and young people is again to be held in venues throughout Edinburgh. A free Imaginate Festival Family Fringe is … Continue reading

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My Rabbie’s tour experience: Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle

A fortnight ago, I was fortunate enough to attend one of Rabbie’s outbound tours, specifically their Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle day tour. Rabbie’s (the colloquial moniker of our national bard, Robert Burns) is a multi-award winning touring agency, offering small … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: April 2015

Events beginning in April [including Beltane Fire Festival, pictured]   Dinosaurs Return! at Edinburgh Zoo (Friday 3rd – Sunday 1st November) Edinburgh Zoo is going Jurassic with a range of impressive animatronic dinosaurs, in an exhibition intended to raise awareness about the … Continue reading

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Literary Edinburgh part 1: The people

Edinburgh has a unique claim to fame in being the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, a permanent award in recognition of its outstanding literary credentials. This blog series will profile the people, places, and events that entitle Edinburgh to … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: March 2015

Events beginning in March   Wee Dub Festival (Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March) The country’s biggest celebration of dub, reggae and soundsystem culture returns to Edinburgh for its fifth iteration. From modest roots as a one-night one-venue event in 2011, the … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Highlights 2014/15

This post documents my experience as an official local blogger for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2014/15. Most people associate Edinburgh’s Hogmanay with the party on New Year’s Eve, but the #blogmanay programme spanned a week, with many local businesses extending a Scottish welcome … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: January & February 2015

Events beginning in January Burns events at The Scottish Storytelling Centre (Tuesday 20th – Friday 30th) This series of events in tribute to the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns, includes a 3-piece Burns Supper  (Tuesday 20th – Thursday 22nd), a musical celebration … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: December

Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse (Friday 5th – Tuesday 6th January) Savour the festive spirit at Holyrood Palace, which will be given a Christmas makeover for the first time, with its State Apartments, courtyard, Royal Collection Trust Shop, and ornamental fountains dressed … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: November

Bonfire Night (Wednesday 5th; fireworks displays also on Sunday 2nd) This annual commemoration of the foiled 1605 Gunpowder Plot, whereby a group of Catholics, including Guy Fawkes, attempted to assassinate the Protestant King James I by blowing up the Houses of … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: October

  Oktoberfest (1-5 and 8-12) A German funfair modelled on that traditionally held in Munich, Oktoberfest is to be hosted over 10 days in a tent with a capacity for 1500, erected at the Red Square in West Princes Street Gardens. The festival … Continue reading

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Golf in Edinburgh

The genesis of golf Among Edinburgh’s many claims to fame is its status as the site of the earliest recorded rules of golf, at Leith Links. Here, on what was possibly Britain’s first public green, gentlemen once played “gowff” for … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: September 2015

Forth Bridges Festival (4-13 September) This Festival celebrates the Forth Road Bridge and the Forth Rail Bridge, which span the Firth of Forth and connect North Queensferry to South Queensferry. The highlight of this festival is to be the 50th … Continue reading

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City showcase: Lothian Road

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City showcase: Leith Street

 

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City showcase: The Grassmarket

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City showcase: George Street and Queen Street

 

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City showcase: Edinburgh Castle

 

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City showcase: Dean Village and the Water of Leith

 

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What’s on in Edinburgh: August

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (1 -23 August) This celebration comprises part of the Year of Homecoming, with the participation of hundreds of Commonwealth citizens. It promises “music, dance and precision display with the Massed Pipes and Drums, the Bands … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: July

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival (5, 6 & 18-27 July) The UK’s largest and longest-running Jazz & Blues festival returns for its 36th year, with international musicians gathering for over 140 gigs across 13 venues. The preliminary weekend will see a Carnival … Continue reading

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Where Can I Ceilidh (‘kay-lay’) in Edinburgh?

C-E-I-L-I-D-H/K-E-I-L-I-D-H: pronounced ‘kay-lay’ ‘Ceilidh’ is a Gaelic word literally translating as ‘a visit’, but it can also denote a dance, a concert, or a party; its social connotations are reflected in its derivation from the Old Irish céle (singular) meaning ‘companion’. … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: June Part 2 (events beginning from the 15th)

Our preceding blog post covers June’s main events in Edinburgh up until the 14th of the month. This instalment completes the programme for June and gives details of how to get involved in each event.   15 June: Race for Life This … Continue reading

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What’s on in Edinburgh: June Part 1 (events beginning up until the 14th)

To give you a heads-up on all that’s happening in Edinburgh, we’re commencing a new blog series outlining the main events occurring in the city each month. June’s busy schedule has a predominant film focus, but there’s a lot more … Continue reading

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Can I stay in Edinburgh for the Ryder Cup?

From September 23rd-28th 2014, one of the world’s biggest golf competitions – the Ryder Cup – will be held in Gleneagles, Perthshire. Accommodation anywhere near the famous golf course is at a premium and was of course booked up a … Continue reading

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Drummond Place

Recently redecorated three-bedroom New Town apartment spread over two levels, with ample catering space and facilities.

This fabulous luxury self-catering apartment spans two lower levels and is situated in Edinburgh’s New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned as a paradigm of city planning and for its neo-classical and Georgian architecture dating from the 18th and … Continue reading

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Ryder Test

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Edinburgh International Festival 2014 has landed

Well it’s only March and the temperature right now may be below freezing but already we’re getting warmed up for Edinburgh’s festival season with the launch of the Edinburgh International Festival 2013 programme. Continue reading

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The Irish are coming….

Scotland v Ireland this Sunday at Murrayfield! We’ve heard that there are still 1000 tickets left for the game so don’t miss your chance to catch what is shaping up to be an unforgettable contest between the two countries. We’re … Continue reading

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Red Bull Hill Chasers in Edinburgh 12th April 2014

This month the Grassmarket is going to be transformed into an uphill race track for one night only as part of the Red Bull Hill Chasers event. On Saturday 12th April at 7pm.  BMX bikers, mountain bikers, road racers and … Continue reading

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Greatbase on top in Local Business Accelerators competition

Previously we mentioned that Greatbase had been shortlisted for the regional heats of the national Local Business Accelerators competition. We were surprised and delighted to hear earlier this month that the Edinburgh Evening News had chosen our company as one … Continue reading

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Science Extravaganza- Fun for all the Family

Get the whole family involved in this two-week festival, celebrating the innovations, inventions and wonders of science. Continue reading

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