King's Chamber Flat
Riddle's Court

Holiday Flat To Let


This delightful self-contained one-bedroom flat is located within Riddle's Court, very close to Edinburgh Castle. A newly renovated apartment, it is a historic gem and Edinburgh's last remaining merchant house on the Royal Mile.

The bedroom with its 16th century painted beams, was once the hall in which King James VI of Scotland hosted a Royal dinner party for the Duke of Holstein. It is now part of a bright, warm and comfortable flat with a tasteful mix of traditional and modern furnishings. 

The flat is managed by the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust. The Trust is a charity that secures the future of under-used historic buildings across Scotland by expertly restoring them for the nation and finding new uses that can regenerate local communities and the historic environment.


This is a truly unique chance to stay in a building steeped in over 400 years of history. To instant book visit Airbnb,

Get in touch direct at or 0131 510 8789.

Photography by ZAC and ZAC.


The flat comprises one large bedroom, open-plan kitchen/ dining/ lounge area along with a contemporary shower room. Complete with TV and a wifi connection, it is a unique flat offering a quiet private bolt hole in the very heart of Edinburgh.



One King-Size Bed


Master bedroom with a luxurious king-sized bed.

Free Wifi


Free high speed wifi connection throughout the flat.



Easy to use TV with an Amazon Fire Stick with Alexa voice remote.

One Double Sofa Bed


Living room with a sofa that converts into a comfortable double bed.

Bed Linen & Towels


Cleaners place fresh, hotel-quality linen and towels on your bed prior to arrival.

Washer & Dryer


Free to use washing machine and dryer with 30 minute quick wash.

Secure Private Entry


Guests will have their own secure street entrance during their stay.

Modern Kitchen

Sleek kitchen includes appliances such as a hob, an oven, kettle & toaster.

Family Friendly

We welcome families of all ages with a crib and high chair onsite.



Open plan living
Open plan living
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Modern bathroom
Modern bathroom
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A quiet corner in the bedroom
A quiet corner in the bedroom
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Right in the heart of the Old Town, our close leads right onto the Royal Mile and we are within walking distance of all the main attractions.



Around the corner is the National Museum of Scotland, Museum of Edinburgh, Museum of Childhood and the Writer's Museum.



A short stroll down the mound you will find the National Collections, but also modern galleries such as Fruitmarket, Stills and Dovecot.

Riddle's Court Tours


King's Chambers share a courtyard with Riddle's Court, a beautifully renovated historic house with original features such as painted ceilings.

Edinburgh Castle


Just minutes walk from the flat, you cannot miss this world famous icon of Scotland. Offering decades of history and spectacular views across the city.

Family Activities 


Edinburgh has activities for all ages, from a day out at Edinburgh Zoo, Camera Obscura World of Illusions or a spooky Ghost Bus Tour.



Within easy reach are the main Edinburgh shopping areas of Princes Street & George Street or the quirky boutiques of Victoria Street.



Edinburgh has a wide range of delicious dining experiences from Michelin starred fine dining to traditional Scottish cuisine.

Bars & Pubs


Just down Victoria Terrace you will reach the lively area of Grassmarket where you can sample local whisky and ales in buzzy bars with live music.


“This is a very special opportunity to stay in the heart of the heritage sector. Inside is a beautifully designed and calm apartment, steeped in history and part of a very skillful renovation. Step through the close and you are under the castle, at the top of the Royal Mile and able to walk down lovely lanes in all directions.”