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Welcome to 518 Cockburn Street

Address: Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BS

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Just 2 minutes’ walk from Princes Street Gardens, 51/8 Cockburn Street enjoys a central location in Edinburgh Old Town. Less than half a mile from Edinburgh Castle, this contemporary apartment has free Wi-Fi. A well-equipped kitchen has an oven, microwave, fridge and washing machine. There is also a separate dining area, and a lounge with flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod dock. Guests can also enjoy 10% off drinks and authentic Italian food in the local popular restaurant La Locanda, which is situated on Cockburn Street. The double bedroom features luxury bed linen with a high thread count and a Villeroy and Boch bathroom suite with an overhead power shower. Waverley Train Station is just a 6-minute walk away, and the varied shops and bars of Grassmarket are 8 minutes from 51/8 Cockburn Street. The National Museum of Scotland is a similar distance away, and the Scottish Parliament is around 15 minutes’ walk along nearby Canongate.

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Gladstones Land - Edinburgh - Historical Houses

Gladstones Land - Edinburgh - Historical Houses

Distance 0.12 miles (0.19 km)
This is an example of an early high-rise which housed diverse social classes. The merchant and his family would have lived in two of the apartments while the others would have been rented to another merchant, a minister, a knight and a guild officer.Gladstone's Land provides a unique opportunity to experience how people lived and worked in Edinburgh's Old Town over 300 years ago. The merchant's home features a remarkable painted ceiling, wall decoration, fine furnishings and a fascinating kitchen. On the ground floor, shop booths have been recreated in their original setting, complete with merchandise.

Museum of Scotland - Museum

Museum of Scotland - Museum

Distance 0.26 miles (0.41 km)
The Museum of Scotland is a striking and impressive achievement, beautifully framed by its surroundings, by Edinburgh's Old and New Towns, and the landscape beyond. From the Museum's roof-top garden visitors will have an unrivalled view of the historical as well as architectural context of the new building. Edinburgh Castle , Greyfriars Kirk, the Scott Monument , the spires and pinnacles of the city, the sea, and the hills beyond interact with the new museum, reinforcing its role as a central point in the nation's heritage, a protector of Scotland 's treasures. In 1991 architects Benson + Forsyth were selected as winners of the architectural competition to design the new Museum of Scotland .

Edinburgh Castle - Castle

Edinburgh Castle - Castle

Distance 0.43 miles (0.69 km)
A majestic landmark which dominates the capital city's skyline just as it has dominated Scotland's long and colourful history. Edinburgh Castle is the best known and most visited of Historic Scotland's buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognisable fortress is a powerful national symbol, and part of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site. A rich mix of architectural styles reflects the castle's complex history and role as both stronghold and seat of Kings. The tiny St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh's oldest building, dates from the 1100s.

Edinburgh Playhouse - Select One

Edinburgh Playhouse - Select One

Distance 0.46 miles (0.74 km)
The Edinburgh Playhouse is a former cinema in Edinburgh Centre in Scotland which now hosts touring music and musical concerts. Its capacity is 3,059, Stalls: 1,519, Balcony: 860 and Circle: 680 making it the largest UKs working theatre in terms of audience capacity.