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Riddle's Court

Riddles Court 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PG, Scotland
+44 131 510 8789
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Great city centre venue

I used the Library Room to host an event last week for 50 people . This is an impressive venue and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dougiedad
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edinburgh
Extraordinary period building in Edinburgh’s Lawnmarket

A visit to Riddle's Court is an absolute 'must do' for residents and visitors to Edinburgh. I took... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ValFergusonOBE
,
Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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Riddle's Court is a unique survival, a 16th Century courtyard House set behind the Royal Mile, just a stone's throw from Edinburgh Castle. The property contains significant architectural features documenting its 400 year history. Many aristocratic...more
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Riddles Court 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PG, Scotland
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+44 131 510 8789
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I used the Library Room to host an event last week for 50 people . This is an impressive venue and reasonably priced for the city centre. There are a number of rooms to suit either large or smaller groups. The staff were very supportive...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Riddle's Court is an absolute 'must do' for residents and visitors to Edinburgh. I took a group of people from the Bo'ness & Area Community Bus Association, to explore this fascinating,sympathetically renovated building, in the heart of the Old Town. Our tour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our evening wedding reception at Riddle's Court in February 2018, using the Library (the big downstairs room) for a cèilidh dance and two upstairs rooms for our buffet and a quiet space for guests to congregate and chat. It's such a gorgeous building...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Edinburgh is a city of hidden treasures and Riddle's Court is close to the top of the list for those in the know. Hidden down a close near the Castle is a 16th century tenement where King James VI banqueted foreign royalty under a beautiful...More

Thank libis328
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had a tour this Monday, a dark wet day which meant only 3 of us turned up. We were shown round by Russell, the Education Officer, who is both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. By luck we were able to see some of the ongoing restoration...More

Thank JimEFC
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Stayed in the holiday apartment managed by AIRBNB and visited the Lego exhibition during the festival. Both very good .The apartment is beautiful and the bedroom has an amazing painted beam ceiling dating from the time of James VI where it is said that he...More

Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Spent Sunday night in the amazing Kings Chamber accommodation at Riddles Court, Edinburgh. Absolutely first class accommodation, minutes walk from the Castle, Ideally located within the newly refurbished 16th Century Merchants House, beautifully restored by Scottish Historic Buildings Trust. A pleasure to have had the...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Went to see Lego exhibition. It was amazing! Kids of all ages (including those aged 69!) will enjoy this. The building has been beautifully restored. Staff were friendly, approachable, welcoming and helpful. Cafe was also very good. Prompt service. Good food. Pleasant surroundings and staff....More

Thank Stan W
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I saw this place, looked at it, may have taken a picture, can't really remember, but I remember it, there is a little alley way going down where you can take some stairs at the end into a lower street. Just saw it here for...More

Thank Theycallitmadness
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

Just off Royal Mile, at the end of a small alleyway. 16th century Riddle’s Court is one of Edinburgh’s older properties. An interesting courtyard with an outside staircase built when some of the building was demolished. Was the one time residence of the famous Scottish...More

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visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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