Recently I met with a client looking for a modern, city centre flat in Edinburgh. He had heard about the Old Town and thought this would be an ideal area; close to both his work, the University for his girlfriend and a good fun area to live in. Whilst looking, I rediscovered part of the Old Town near Holyrood that I had not visited for a few months. There are now some lovely converted buildings with some very attractive mews homes and apartments etc. The whole of the Old Town was still bustling with tourists and full of history. One end is closed by the castle and the main artery, the Royal Mile, is actually made up of four distinct streets named Castlehill, the Lawnmarket, the High Street and the Canongate, leads away from it, down to the now-ruined Holyrood Abbey. Narrow closes (alleyways), often no more than a few feet wide, lead downhill on either side of the main spine in a herringbone pattern. Large squares mark the location of markets or surround major public buildings such as St Giles Cathedral and the supreme courts. After viewing a couple of properties in the Canongate and surveying the area, we went to the West End where, after much consideration, decided on a beautifully refurbished, modern open-plan apartment in Moray Place. We managed to negotiate a reduction of £50 a month on the rent so an enjoyable and successful day out. Thankfully my client’s girlfriend, who was unable to visit Edinburgh and preveiwe properties at that time, also loved it when she saw it!
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