Surrounded by History

Castle Snug is situated in James’ Court, in the lawnmarket area of the Royal Mile. The Royal Mile is at the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, with Edinburgh Castle at its head and the Palace of Holyrood house at its foot. Its name comes from its tradition as a processional route for kings and queens for the last 500 years.

Historic buildings

The Royal Mile has retained many historic buildings to visit – Gladstone’s Land, The Writers’ Museum, Mary King’s Close, the Tron KirkJohn Knox House and the Museum of Edinburgh. To get a real taste of the past though, explore the many closes and wynds, the narrow passageways that line the Royal Mile. In places like Riddles CourtTweedale Court, Bakehouse Close and Dunbar’s Close you will step back in time to the old city

Places of Interest

James Court ~ Castle Snug
Edinburgh Castle
The Palace of Holyrood
Scottish Parliament
National Museum of Scotland
Scottish National Gallery
The Elephant House


The Tower
The Witchery
The Secret Garden
Gordons Trattoria
Angels with Bagpipes


Jolly Judge
The Beehive
Greyfriers Bobby
Deacon Brodies Tavern
The Royal Mile
The World’s End


The Royal Mile
Princes Street
St James Quarter
Victoria Street
The Grassmarket