In the heart of Royal Edinburgh, this sublime sanctuary has an unrivalled pedigree.
Once a sanctuary for debtors, this 16th century building next to the Palace of Holyroodhouse has been lovingly restored to create nine luxury apartments.
Managing the suites is Lateral City Apartments who already own two other distinct properties in the city – Old Town Chambers in the medieval heart of Edinburgh and The Edinburgh Grand, housed in a former banking office in the New Town. All properties have been painstakingly restored, with a range of apartments sensitively created from the different buildings.
Abbey Strand is crafted from a building with a rich history dating back 500 years, and these apartments bring together ancient provenance and contemporary lifestyle, within slightly-misshapen-but-undeniably-characterful walls. Designed with a nod to the colourful assortment of former inhabitants, the collection of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments are totally unique and intriguingly unconventional. Medieval fireplaces, age-old stone walls and spiral staircases punctuate the building with interesting little quirks that quietly resonate. And then there’s the location. Slap bang in the Royal heart of Edinburgh, which means amazing views across the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur’s Seat. Here is the perfect place for culture seekers who thrive on staying somewhere truly special.
Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood: choose from a studio,
one or two bedroomed apartment, with prices starting at £199. Call 0131 230 0500 for more information and to book.
Photograph of exterior: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020; photographer: Kevin McCollum