A close (an Edinburgh hidden stairwell) is across the street and takes you up to the Castle walking just two minutes!!
Royal Mile is right there too. Where you can walk from the Edinburgh Castle to the Queen's Palace.
The National Museum of Scotland is just up the street.
There are many restaurants, shops and pubs within 1-2 minutes walk in any direction
But also you can break away from the city in greens spaces. Medow park is just 5 min walking from home and 10 min to go to Arthur Seat