Edinburgh’s Oldest Townhouse Opens

Chambers Town House 2

Edinburgh’s oldest townhouse in Advocate’s Close opened after a 12 month restoration project recently. The latest addition to the Old Town Chambers serviced apartments, is part of the £45 million redevelopment by the Chris Stewart Group to open up some of the Old Town’s hidden closes into a thriving leisure and business destination, which also included the Devil’s Advocate Bar. Its flagship townhouse, which pre-dates 1490, has been awarded a five-star rating from VisitScotland, and blends state-of the-art facilities with centuries old architectural features, such as solid stone walls, original fireplaces and painted wall panels and beams, contrasting against double smoked French oak wooden flooring and Italian tiling makes it one of the most exclusive and historic places to stay in Scotland. Julie Grieve, CEO of the Old Town Chambers, said, “It is a hidden gem, and the oldest townhouse on the Royal Mile.”