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Where to go walking in Edinburgh

  If you’re looking for a hassle-free (not to mention literally free!), healthy and memorable way to explore Edinburgh, taking a stroll through the city centre is an ideal option. Edinburgh has several scenic routes to cultivate an easeful frame … Continue reading

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Where to buy chocolate in Edinburgh

Where to buy chocolate in Edinburgh  Chocolate is entwined with a number of special occasions in the United Kingdom – principally Valentine’s Day but also Easter, Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. The gifting of chocolate on Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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Where to buy flowers in Edinburgh

Where to buy flowers in Edinburgh Edinburgh has no shortage of quality florists and below you can find our roundup of flower shops in the city centre. These are the perfect places to visit if you’re looking for flowers, gifts … Continue reading

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6 Nations 2020 in Edinburgh

Scotland’s second home match of the 2020 Six Nations Championship will see them face down France on Saturday 8th March, with kick-off at 3pm. Our properties within central Edinburgh are an easy walk or bus ride from Scotland’s largest stadium. … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s Best Romantic Restaurants

Our round-up of Edinburgh’s best romantic restaurants for Valentine’s day. It’s that time of year again and St Valentine has us all wondering how best to surprise our significant other (or how best to attract one perhaps). Either way, whether … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s best Ethnic Restaurants

The Best Ethnic Restaurants in Edinburgh With a budding street food scene and a growing list of Michelin star restaurants, Edinburgh is fast developing a reputation for culinary excellence, particularly with regard to Scotland’s famed natural produce. However, Haggis, Whiskey … Continue reading

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Best Six Nations Pubs in Edinburgh, 2020

Best Six-Nations pubs in Edinburgh It’s that time of year again so prepare yourselves for the growing anticipation, misplaced aspirations and inevitable crushing disappointments (if the blood in your veins has a Caledonian flavour at least) as we document the … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Edinburgh 2020 Guide – Events and Accommodation

Chinese New Year 2020 Edinburgh Guide – Events and Accommodation 2020 marks a special year between Scottish and Chinese Culture because the Lunar Chinese New Year and Robert Burns Night both fall on the same date – 25th January 2020 … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh

Romantic things to do for Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh Plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh? How about getting some inspiration for romantic Valentine’s Day gifts and experiences to share with your beloved? Look no further as we have you … Continue reading

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Stockbridge

Top-floor, one-bedroom apartment in a quiet street just off Raeburn Place in the Stockbridge area of the city. This lovely apartment is bright, spacious and colourfully decorated in warm shades making it feel welcoming and tranquil. It’s a great place … Continue reading

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Dublin Street – Top Flat

Fabulous and bright New Town flat with easy access to Edinburgh's cultural and commercial hotspots.

This fantastic top floor self-catering apartment is situated in a B-listed tenement within Edinburgh’s New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its neo-classical and Georgian architecture dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The property is within easy walking distance … Continue reading

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North Castle Street

Fabulous 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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Cobbled Lane Mews

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

Cobbled Lane 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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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 – Tips and Voucher Code

Where to store your 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 … 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: 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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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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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: 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?

Last updated on 21/11/2019 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 … 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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Drummond Place

Expansive 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. The New Town is renowned as a paradigm of city planning and for its neo-classical and Georgian architecture dating … 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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Love is in the air!

With Valentine’s Day coming up what better place to take a loved one than to Edinburgh – once described by Sir Walter Scott as ‘mine own romantic town’. Continue reading

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Greatbase shortlisted for Local Business Accelerator awards

Here at Greatbase we’re all very excited by the news that we’ve been shortlisted for the regional heats of the national Local Business Accelerators competition. Backed by David Cameron and with Deborah Meaden from Dragon’s Den as the national ambassador, … Continue reading

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Remembering Bobby in Greyfriars Kirkyard

Last week a special commemoration event took place in Edinburgh to mark the death of Greyfriars Bobby – the small dog with a big heart. Continue reading

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edLighten

The edLighten project celebrates the literary heritage of Edinburgh through the use of dynamic projection mapping over various Historical sights. Many famous quotes from the Scottish Enlightenment will be made visible to all More info: http://www.cityofliterature.com

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Royal Mile Heart – Video Tour

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Holyrood – Video Tour

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Edinburgh International Fringe Festival

Edinburgh International Fringe Festival

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