Edinburgh Vacation Rentals, Tourist Attractions & Landmarks

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About Edinburgh

Edinburgh is well known for its vibrant history, cultural traditions, world class tourist attractions, landmarks and of course vacation rentals. Indeed, Edinburgh has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status twice over.

Map of Edinburgh - An illustrated map of Edinburgh and the top sights to see while you stay with us
An illustrated map of Edinburgh and the top sights to see while you stay with us

From the cobbled and narrow streets of the medieval Old Town, where you will find the Royal Mile, Grassmarket, and Edinburgh Castle, to the grandeur of the Georgian New Town, the architecture of Edinburgh illustrates how the passage of time has affected the appearance of the city.

Several of our holiday rentals are situated in these wonderful buildings and offer an insight into the history of our city.

Edinburgh consisted of the Old Town until the late 18th century. However, to reduce cramped conditions, a competition was launched to design the New Town.

The winner, James Craig became the designer of The New Town. Construction began in 1767 and was complete by 1810.

In the second half of the 18th century, Edinburgh was the centre of The Enlightenment and was home to a large number of eminent thinkers and scientists, including David Hume, James Watt and Adam Smith from nearby Fife.

The home of literary greats such as Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott, Edinburgh continues to inspire the modern-day writer. For example, Ian Rankin and Alexander Mcall Smith use Edinburgh as the backdrop for much of their work. Readers will delight in their descriptions of famous Edinburgh landmarks and streets!

On the political front, Edinburgh held parliament until 1707 which saw the Act of Union, in which Scotland and England joined together politically. Power moved from Edinburgh's old parliament to London's Westminster.

However, in 1997, Scotland voted to form a devolved Parliament and now has control of most domestic issues. Today parliament now sits in the distinctive new landmark building at the bottom of the Royal Mile.

Today visitors can experience the vibrant history of Edinburgh through the many sites and attractions, from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. 

Walking tours also allow our guests to immerse themselves in our city, while farmers' markets provide a taste of the fantastic local produce on offer in our city.

Discover the Edinburgh self-catering holiday lets we currently have available in our portfolio or contact us on info@reserveapartments.co.uk or 0131 510 0201 to find out more.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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