Our apartment is situated right in the centre of the city, about a 7 minute walk from Princes Street, in a quiet location close to Broughton Street where you’ll find lots of great bars, cafes and restaurants. Getting there is easy whether you’re travelling by car, on foot or arriving by train or plane.
Gayfield Square Apartment location...also check out the map below!
Edinburgh International Airport has several daily connecting flights from the major London airports (check out cheap deals from BA, BMI and Easyjet), as well as other centres around the UK and Europe. Once at the airport, there are various ways to reach the apartment. Aside from a taxi door to door (cost about £20-£25 and takes about 30 minutes), the easiest alternative is to take the tram. This departs from just outside the airport terminal (turn left once outside and walk past the taxi ranks). Take the tram to the terminus at York Place in the centre of town. The apartment is a 2/3 minute walk from the terminus- keep walking straight ahead, pass the Playhouse Theatre and Gayfield Square is on your left going down the hill. Turn left on to the square and the apartment is 50 metres down on the left. The tram costs £5 single or £8 return and takes 40 minutes. Alternatively you can take the airport bus to Waverley train station (about 30 minutes), then it’s a short cab ride or a 7 minute walk.
Edinburgh is linked to the rest of the UK by an excellent rail network. You can travel directly from London (www.Lner.co.uk), Glasgow, and many other cities and towns. Timetables and other rail information can be found at National Rail (www.nationalrail.co.uk). Alternatively you can book through www.thetrainline.com. Once at Waverley train station, exit to Princes St., and follow the directions for how to get to Gayfield Square by car, or see the map below.
Find Princes Street on the map. The A1 and A68 terminate at the east end of Princes Street. From the A1 you make a right turn from Waterloo Place on to the A900 (Leith). From the A68 you veer right from South Bridge on to the A900. In both cases, carry on down Leith Street until you reach a roundabout. Carry straight over (the Playhouse Theatre will be on your right) and continue down the street to the next roundabout. Take the first exit heading directly ahead down the hill but turn IMMEDIATELY left (almost on the roundabout) on to Gayfield Square. Number 3 Gayfield Square is about 100 metres down on the left (just past the police station and it’s very secure!)
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