King's Chamber Bedroom

The King’s Chamber

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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 which offers the unique chance to stay in a building steeped in over 400 years of history.


The King’s Chamber comprises one large bedroom, open-plan kitchen/dining/lounge area with double bed settee along with a contemporary shower room. The bedroom has a spectacular 16th-century painted ceiling, created when King James VI of Scotland used this room to host a royal banquet for his brother-in-law, the Duke of Holstein. It is now part of a bright, warm and comfortable flat which features a tasteful mix of traditional and modern furnishings.

Each of the windows overlook the building’s inner and outer courtyards, providing a sense of historic grandeur as well as a peaceful oasis just off the Royal Mile. Complete with TV and a WiFi connection, the flat offers a private bolt hole in the very heart of Edinburgh.


  • One king-size bed
  • One double sofa bed
  • Secure private entry
  • Free WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Modern Kitchen inclusive of a hob, oven, kettle and toaster
  • Television with Amazon Fire Stick with Alexa voice remote
  • Free to use washer and dryer with 30 minute quick wash
  • Family friendly with a crib and high-chair onsite


Nestled in the heart of the capital city, the King’s Chamber is right on the doorstep of Scottish culture and history. From sightseeing tours and national galleries to Edinburgh Castle and boutique shopping, Edinburgh’s main attractions are at your fingertips.

  • Sightseeing in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town
  • Museums and galleries
  • Riddle’s Court tours
  • Edinburgh Castle, just minutes’ walk from the flat
  • Family activities including Edinburgh Zoo and Camera Obscura World of Illusions
  • Shopping on Princes Street and George Street
  • Restaurants
  • Bars and Pubs in the lively Grassmarket

Guest Reviews

“Gorgeous place in the heart of Edinburgh! The apartment is very well designed, amenities are top notch, very friendly communication. I was worried that it would be loud as it is just 10 steps away from Royal Mile, but the place was really quiet even in the middle of Fringe Festival! ”

“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.”

“It was a HUGE treat to stay in such a historical location if you are a history nerd like me, and the painted beams were the jewel of the apartment. Fiona has put a lot of care into making the apartment comfortable, and her communication was fantastic… I felt like I was well taken care of and could reach her for anything.”

“You can’t beat the location as it’s only an 8 minute walk from Waverley, right on the Royal Mile, close to pubs, museums, shopping, historical landmarks… seriously, you could practically crawl to the castle. I really hope I can return to this flat someday!”

Riddle's Court King's Chamber Painted Ceiling


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Riddle's Court Exterior