Self Catering

Self-catering rental accommodation overlooking Holyrood Park close to
Holyrood Palace and Royal Mile. Free parking. Sleeping 2 (+1 adult or 2 children).

Holyrood Palace and Waverley Park Caption

25 Waverley Park
Abbey Hill

Arthur's Seat

What other capital city has extinct volcanos and heathery wild craggy grassland right in its centre? And where else could you stay in the middle of a city where can you hear so little traffic that when the wild geese land outside you can hear them grazing?

Edinburgh is unique in having this area of wilderness right in its centre, and journalist/broadcaster Lesley Riddoch's apartment is on the edge of it. From the window you can see Salisbury Craggs and Arthur's Seat (left) (the walk to the top takes 25 minutes) and the wide open public space in front used to be Mary Queen of Scots' hunting park. The Palace of Holyrood House is virtually next door, and from there you are on the Royal Mile which leads up to Edinburgh Castle. Supermarket, take-aways and provision shops are all nearby.

This is very much Lesley's home from home, used by her as much as by her guests; snug and cozy it's ideal for two people self catering.


Sitting room Sitting room window
Bedroom Bathroom

Above left;
View from the sitting room window.
Above right;
Gas fire, digital TV with a full range of channels. DVD and CD player. Sofa bed for one extra adult or two children.

Below left;
Bathroom with bath (shower over) basin and wc.
Below right;
Double bedroom.


  • Electric hob, cooker and grill.
  • Microwave.
  • Toaster.
  • Washing machine.
  • Fridge with small freezer department.

star Internet access via ethernet cable.


Minimum stay three nights - price per night: £50-£70.
Weekly rental prices: £300 - £450 (Festival, Christmas, New Year).
Sofa-bed in the sitting room good for one extra adult or two kids (but not two extra adults).
No smoking please.
Free parking.

To enquire or to book:

Holyrood Abbey Church Waverley Park

Please contact:
Lesley Riddoch

Jamesfield Farmhouse
Fife, KY14 6EW Scotland, UK

Mobile Tel: 0777 1773 620
or from outside the UK:
Mobile Tel: 44 777 1773 620

Free parking outside the flat. Lesley's flat is on the 2nd floor in the centre of the photograph.

East window of Holyrood Abbey Church (founded 1128). The Palace is attached on the left. Photograph taken from the public park which you can walk to in less than sa minute from the apartment. You can also walk through to the Royal Mile from the park. See map below.

Please tell Lesley you found 25 Waverley Park through About Scotland!

Map of the centre of Edinburgh:

Map of  Edinburgh

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