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Riddle's Court

Riddles Court 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PG, Scotland
+44 131 510 8789
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Fabulous apartment in the heart of the Old Town

We stayed in the King's Chamber apartment and it was absolutely fabulous. The apartment is huge... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Heather C
Beautiful venue in a tremendous location

I ran an event for my work in the Library Room at Riddle's Court last weekend and was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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, influential and creative people have lived here or been associated with this building including King James VI, Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, Sir David Hume and Sir Patrick Geddes. As a Fringe Festival Venue Riddle's Court has helped put artists centre stage early on in their careers including Stephen Fry and Maggie Smith. Riddle's Court is the historic jewel in Edinburgh's Old Town. Hidden away until recently, it is a beautiful and atmospheric building making it a unique venue for exceptional events and spectacular entertaining. Riddle's Court also houses the Patrick Geddes Centre which hosts learning events, lectures and tours.
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Riddles Court 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PG, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed in the King's Chamber apartment and it was absolutely fabulous. The apartment is huge with bags of character – the painted ceilings are beautiful! The location is also amazing and very well placed right in the centre of the old town. Would highly...More

Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ran an event for my work in the Library Room at Riddle's Court last weekend and was absolutely delighted with the venue. The staff were helpful and friendly, the room (and Riddle's Court as a whole) was absolutely beautiful, the catering provided was very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riddle’s Court is a truly spectacular venue! It was a really special place to hold our International Debating Competition Final and the staff could not have done more to make the event a success. All of the pre-event coordination and communication was really excellent! Gail...More

Thank 292development
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Reviewed 3 weeks 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

Thank Dougiedad
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

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

Thank ValFergusonOBE
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

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

Thank Oinseach
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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

Thank _elizmackay
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