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At the foot of Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile, you will find Cheval Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood. All nine apartments are situated in an historic building on the approach to the gates of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The palace is the British monarch’s official residence when they are in Edinburgh and is well worth the visit during your stay.

This peaceful location is opposite Scotland’s striking parliament building, and Cheval Abbey Strand Apartments is the ideal starting point for a hike up to the top of Arthur’s Seat – an extinct volcano with spectacular views of the city and the surrounding countryside. Just a short five-minute walk from the residence past the parliament is Dynamic Earth, a family-friendly attraction that takes visitors on a journey through history, from the Big Bang all the way to the present day.

Your exploration of Edinburgh begins at your front door, as you walk the full length of the Royal Mile up to Edinburgh Castle (17 minutes/1.6km). En route you’ll encounter a wealth of shops, restaurants and picturesque alleys (called closes in Edinburgh) full of cosy bars waiting to be discovered. The journey to Edinburgh’s main station, Edinburgh Waverley, takes 14 minutes on foot (1.2km), and puts you in striking distance of Princes Street Gardens, the Scott Monument, Scottish National Gallery and the Johnnie Walker Experience.

From the airport there is a frequent tram service which takes you to Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station (34 minutes), or you can take a taxi directly to the front door of Cheval Abbey Strand Apartments – the journey will take roughly 30 minutes door to door assuming traffic is flowing.

A regular bus service (the number 35) runs from just outside the Scottish Parliament down to Ocean Terminal in the north of the city, ideal for visiting the Royal Yacht Britannia. The same route in the other direction can deliver you almost to the top of the Royal Mile if you don’t fancy the walk.

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