Maybe you don’t want to be ON the Royal Mile, although we’ve found it to be a great location, and maybe you want the “breakfast” part of a B&B, or other aspects, but we’ve found staying in a second-floor apartment on the R.M., with a view, to be ideal.
First trip to Edinburgh, we arrived, then just headed for a B&B recommended by Rick Steves, and knocked on the door. This was years and years ago. They were full up, but recommended another B&B 2 doors down, which was great. It took a bus ride to get to the R.M., though, a pretty long walk.
Second trip, we found the apartment with the unbeatable location, and very reasonably priced, too! Our third trip’s coming up this summer, and we wanted 5 nights, but only 4 were available at that apartment during our week. Turns out there’s another apartment just across the street, with nights available, so we’re staying in the same neighborhood, just across the street from last time. We’re fixing our own breakfast, but it’s a perfect spot.
Any chance you’d consider that, or is B&B and walkable non-negotiable?