Cheval Abbey Strand Apartments

About Us

On the doorstep of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, this collection of nine, utterly-original serviced apartments share an unrivalled pedigree

The apartments were renovated within the fabric of a 15th century building with more than 500 years’ history. Designed with a nod to the colourful assortment of former inhabitants, the collection of Open Plan, One and Two-bedroom Apartments is both unique and intriguingly unconventional.

Antique fireplaces, age-old stone walls and spiral staircases punctuate the building with interesting little quirks that quietly resonate. And the location is unrivalled, right in the royal heart of Edinburgh, which means our guests can experience amazing views across the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur’s Seat.

Cheval Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood is the perfect place for culture seekers who thrive on staying somewhere truly special.

Choosing to stay in an apartment during your visit to Edinburgh means you’ll have all the extra space you deserve in a secure environment, complemented by our friendly team who can assist with helping you navigate the city, be it for restaurant reservations, theatre bookings, transport and more.

Our neighbourhood

The Old Town is the name for the original and oldest part of Scotland’s capital which naturally evolved around the fortified Edinburgh Castle. The castle sits at the top of what is known as the Royal Mile which leads in a downward slope to Cheval Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the British Monarch when in Scotland.

Construction of the Palace as we see it today was largely complete by the late 17th century, but it is believed monastic buildings existed on the site from as early as the late 12th century. Highlights of any visit to the Palace and grounds include the State Apartments, Throne Room, Great Gallery, the ruined Holyrood Abbey and a host of treasures including tapestries, object and paintings.

Also adjacent to Cheval Abbey Strand Apartments are the Scottish Parliament, which opened in 2004 and is free to visit, and Dynamic Earth, a family friendly futuristic science and nature attraction.

If you are planning on exploring the city’s green spaces, Holyrood Park is only moments from your front door, leading up to Arthur’s Seat, the highest point of what is an extinct volcano. Allow approximately two hours for a round-trip walking expedition to the top.

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