Left Luggage in Edinburgh

Budget Luggage Storage 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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Parking in Edinburgh

Castle Terrace Car Park

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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Scottish ancestral research guide

Why trace your Scottish family tree? 50 million people across the globe have Scottish ancestry, according to estimates made by the Scottish Government, with the largest concentrations in North America and other countries in the UK. As a result of … Continue reading

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

The Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

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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Deep Fried Mars Bars in Edinburgh

The deep-fried Mars bar is one of Scotland’s most unlikely culinary success stories. Although it may not exactly sound like a dish out of Masterchef, it is actually a delicious blend of a sweet centre with a crunchy coating, and when … Continue reading

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Whisky in Scotland’s capital city – the best places for a dram

It’s no secret that Scotland is the home of whisky (or Scotch as it’s often better known) and where better to enjoy a dram or two than in the capital city. We’re here to guide you through some of the best places to go if you’re visiting our beautiful city and want to try the best whiskies in town. Continue reading

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Where to eat haggis in Edinburgh

We’re constantly getting asked by our guests and even some of our less well-informed friends about where to buy the best haggis in Edinburgh. Continue reading

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Black Friday 2019 promotion

  For Black Friday we’re thrilled to offer our guests 10% off stays of three nights or more at any of our luxury self-catering Edinburgh apartments from now through to the end of March. Use code BLACKFRIDAY19 on new bookings … Continue reading

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Dublin Street – Top Flat

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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Buckingham Terrace

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

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

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

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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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

BT Murrayfield Stadium sign

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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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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