Looking for a property ‘fit for a king’? How about an earl instead? Constructed in 1822, this three-bedroom flat is filled with history and character. Originally designed and constructed for the Earl of Moray, this home exudes luxury and features fine period details throughout.

Located in one of the most sought-after areas in Edinburgh, Moray Place represents one of the most important achievements of the Georgian New Town of Edinburgh. Built on the Earl of Moray’s land, Number 28 was not only the first to be built in Moray Place but is also believed to be the only one designed with instructions from the Earl himself.

With astounding westward views over the Dean Valley, angled to encompass a wide arc from the Dean Bridge to the Firth of Forth, it is simple to see why the Earl lived in this property. It is truly a grand apartment, with an interior to match the views of the exterior.

28 Moray Place grand drawing room

The current owner has lived in the property for over 35 years, having bought it in 1981 without viewing it, as her and her husband lived abroad at the time. They immediately fell in love with the apartment, particularly the views and private gardens. The current owner spent much time redecorating the property with the help of an interior designer, cleverly utilising striking wallpapers and colours.


Designed for modern living, the flat perfectly combines the historical pieces of the past with current finishes. The elegant and historic original features are still clearly seen throughout the property. Decorative cornices adorn the ceilings in several of the rooms and are quite impressive. No room is complete without a touch of history; even the storerooms have intricate ceiling work. The large dining room contributes to the elegantly proportioned rooms, along with three bedrooms. The master bedroom (formerly a reception room) boasts beautiful views and an en suite bathroom. One of the other bedrooms also benefits from an en suite bathroom.

28 Moray Place dining room

A marble mantelpiece makes the large fireplace the highlight of the grand drawing room, formerly the Earl’s ballroom, which features high ceilings and a strong taste of historical grandeur. The intricate cornicework adorning the ceiling in this room is quite simply breath-taking. The room is complete with a large bay window allowing it to be flooded with natural light.


Situated on the first floor of one of the most prestigious townhouses in Edinburgh, this property has the added benefit of access to the renowned Moray Pleasure Grounds of Ainslie Place, Moray Place and Doune Terrace Gardens.

28 Moray Place exterior

About the area

Located within easy walking distance of Princes Street, Waverley Station and other locations in the city centre, this home is ideally positioned for city wandering and exploring. A wide range of shops, restaurants, cinemas and bars are nearby for your convenience and ease of access.

This property brims with historical importance and traditional features. It is ready for a new owner to take on its past and move it into the future with some modernisation and upgrades. It is rare that such an opportunity arises to acquire a luxury flat with such major historical significance.

28 (1F) Moray Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BX
Offers over £799,000
3 bed first floor flat
1 reception room
ESPC ref: E399574
EPC rating: D
For more information contact 0131 253 2886
Selling solicitor: balfour+manson