Lateral City adds latest Edinburgh apartments

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UK: Lateral City has opened Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood in Edinburgh.

The 16th century building has been converted to provide serviced accommodation.

Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood is operated by Lateral City Apartments, and is the third property in its portfolio, joining The Edinburgh Grand and Old Town Chambers.

House manager Freya Spargo, welcomed the first guests to Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood after a two year renovation which has seen the building’s former inhabitants, from Mary, Queen of Scots’ courtiers to the Italian composer Domenico Corri and essayist Thomas De Quincy, become the inspiration behind nine bespoke studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.

The building is located at the foot of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, on the doorstep of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official Scottish residence and immediately opposite the Scottish Parliament.

The apartments also overlook a new public physic garden, inspired by some of the earliest recorded gardens at the Palace. The ground and first floor have been transformed by Royal Collection Trust into a learning centre for school groups, families, and adults visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Gavin MacLennan, general manager of Lateral City Apartments, said: “It’s fantastic to see the building reimagined and coming to life again for a new generation of people who love Edinburgh. At Abbey Strand guests can enjoy Edinburgh’s history, its culture and be excited about its future. These walls are steeped in history and have interesting stories to tell. Staying in these apartments will be a completely unique experience."

“We have been working closely with Royal Collection Trust to ensure everything is perfect, from capturing the history and heritage of the building through to the experience of the guests when they arrive. This is a special place and we’re looking forward to sharing its stories with our guests," he added.


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