In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas is well on its way, especially in Edinburgh, and we at EdBook are very excited so we thought we would give you our guide to Christmas in the Scottish capital.

Let us set the scene, you’ve got your Santa hats on and a hot chocolate in your hand, Edinburgh castle is lit up behind you and you are with your friends and family relaxing with a spot of Christmas shopping. Sound like a good day?

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Christmas trees are sprouting up throughout the city providing many a street and shop with a festive glow. The main event, which attracts people from all over the world, has to be the Christmas market, this year 24th November until the 4th January, bringing a festive buzz to the centre. From German beer to chocolate filled crepes, from ice skating to the big wheel, there is plenty to keep adults and children alike thoroughly entertained.


Whether you plan on enjoying the festive season with family or friends, Edinburgh is the perfect city to take a break. We offer a range of apartments in different locations around the city. The beautiful Montgomery Street Apartment can sleep up to eight people. As a previous happy guest has said, ‘This apartment was perfect for a girl’s weekend. It is very bright, spacious and comfortable. It is in a great location and an easy walk to the city centre. I would thoroughly recommend it and would definitely visit again!’ So the question is who are you going to bring?


If you are feeling a bit energetic whilst in Edinburgh, you could always take part in the Great Scottish Santa Run. Keep warm by running (or walking!) around Princes Street Gardens dressed in a Santa outfit then warm up after with a mulled wine or two! Of course this isn’t for everyone, so with a vast array of shops on Princes Street then maybe just take the opportunity to buy those last Christmas presents.

We can’t forget what else is Edinburgh famous for, Hogmanay of course, and in 2011 it is set to be bigger and better than ever! So grab your friends, the beer, and your hats and scarves (the woollier the better) and book an apartment now! You can all be together and do what you want, when you want. Even spend New Year’s Day chilling out on the sofa watching TV, nursing your head from the night before. That is the beauty of an apartment; it’s a home from home.


The festive season can be far from relaxing for some. Maybe you need a post Christmas romantic break. Start the New Year on a high with a stay at our St. Mary’s apartment. Its breath taking location, just off the Royal Mile, leaves you within walking distance of the Castle and many outstanding restaurants such as The Witchery and Motheiths.


Whatever you are planning over the festive season and beyond, Edinburgh is a beautiful city with endless things to see and do. Make your Christmas this year special and come and stay with us. Have a lovely Christmas everyone!

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We have also changed our logo and company colours - giving us a fresh start for 2012.

Thanks to Tribalogic for their help in putting the new website together.

We have some great apartments for holiday and short term rental in Edinburgh and the new site makes it even easier to find and book the right one for you.