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Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Princes Street Garden, Georges Street, Rose Street pubs
12:00 Arrive late in Dublin due to aircraft problems in Atlanta. Still in time to catch the 3:20 to Edinburgh. Collect luggage, proceed through customs and check in at Ryanair. Slog down to the concrete warehouse where you catch the short hop cheap flights.
3:10 Ryanair flight leaves early filled to the gills with rowdy Hibernian FC fans …
... for the Australia v. Scotland game, Nick was telling me how good the atmosphere would be. He was soo right! It really is a unique experience compared to the rest of the sporting world - or what I know of it, anyway. When the national anthems are played, everyone sings. EVERYONE. And they all take such pride in it. Even the biggest of "manly" men (whatever that really means anyway) will be at a match, singing their **** off! As the opening ceremonies ...
... colorful and lively summer. The New Zealand Army Band performs a Maori Haka as well as breaking into a little Gangam Style. Mongolia represents winter (complete with artificial snow). With each change of season the light bathing the Castle also changes (flowers for summer, snowflakes for winter etc.). In addition to the season performances there are also singers and dancers. One of my favorites of the evening is the singing of ,"Somewhere over the Rainbow" while a rainbow ...
... and down dale and made it into the City centre I headed to Princes Street to have some lunch and a well earned rest in the Gardens. I am amazed each time I come into town how many more people are here. The place is now an amazing feast for the senses. The sound of different languages and accents, Bagpipes and drums all day long, there is colour everywhere, stalls cooking the most yummy foods for ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Aaron Lodge Edinburgh
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wow what a great place to be ,excellent friendly staff great food, luxury accommodation best prices! why stay anywhere else? looked after like a king cant wait to visit again many thanks everyone. kindest regards see you soon selwyn and lynn mctiffin
My daughter was to stay overnight for tests at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and this guest house is just a few hundred yards away. I telephoned and the proprietor told me that I would not be disappointed, far from it, in fact I was very impressed! Lovely, friendly welcome when the proprietor (Father Ted, or Super Ted) came out and carried my bags and showed me to my room. The room was very large with a huge bed and large widescreen tv mounted on the wall opposite the bed, with freeview and sky sports. It was beautifully furnished with plenty of lighting, I counted 3 large table lamps and a standard lamp, plus spotlights in the celing.
Where to start with this when l don't know how much space l have,so here l go.l came to this B&B under difficult circumstances namely my mum going to hospital,so yes the the accommodation is to a very high standard with lovely food great table service and a mega honesty bar all set in lovely surroundings with easy quick access to the city centre, hospital and some fantastic historical buildings.I know these things are important but for myself and my family it was Ted,the proprietor and his family that made everything so easy and good for me they could not have done enough for us,nothing was to much trouble that is why l am going back for a third time since my first stay in December.I am not one for reviews but l have been so touched by these wonderful people that l had to put fingers to keys and get typing. What a great place to stay and the only place for me in Edinburgh.
We visited Aaron Lodge in April booking 3 rooms. Each room was identical in decore and amenities - each lovely and maintained to a very high standard. The big screen telly fitted in nicely with the king sized bed and luxurious very modern bathroom and shower. Ted and family, the proprietors, were extremely welcoming and helpful. Large breakfast room nicely decorated complete with table linens and extensive breakfast offerings of good quality. Only problem here being breakfast served only between 8-8:30. Honesty bar and comfortable guest lounge was nice after a busy day. Parking is tight but bus stops frequently almost outside the door. Very good value for money!
Aaron Lodge "A Great B&B Experience"
Brilliant for Edinburgh
This lodge is very well placed for exploring Edinburgh . You can leave the car in the carpark and get the bus , 33 or 49 from just outside the accomodation into the city centre. £2.50 buys a bus day ticket for a frequent service.
The rooms were spotless and the hospitality fantastic. Such a refreshing change from bigger hotels and with free tea and coffee available in the conservatory , its second to none in our opinion. Breakfast was good too , and with the owners on hand , advice on where to go and what to do is very helpfull to newcomers to this wonderfull city .
Kind thoughts and best wishes to the proprieters and thank you for making our stay memorable.
from Ken and Anna
I am relatively new to staying at bed and breakfast establishments... if the Aaron Lodge Bed and Breakfast is my benchmark for judging future lodging facilities, all others will have to work very hard to meet the standard set by this B&B.
Aaron Lodge bed & breakfast of Scotland
Located just a few short miles from the center of Edinburgh, Scotland, the Aaron Lodge is easy to find and directly on a bus line to the city. There is no need to drive your car. Just park and ride the bus. Within walking distance of one of Scotland's most preserved castles (Craigmiller Castle). The lodgings are new, clean and modern. The owners and staff are very friendly and accommodating. Prices are reasonable and inline with other B & B's of lesser quality.
This is a small B &B located at the end of Old Dalkieth Road near the Royal Infirmry. We stayed for 4 days. The rooms were clean and adequate in size and nicely decorated. Ensuite facilities with the bathroom nice and large. Room facilites include TV, heating, tea & coffee making, hairdryer, clock. Comfortable beds.
Need a good B & B
If you are looking for a good Bed & Breakfast in Edinburgh i would recommend the Aeon Kirlands B & B in Old Dalkeith Road. The proprietors Dot and Ted are very welcoming and make you feel at home. The bedrooms are very clean all have en-suites and TV. Although the B & B is situated about 20 mins out of the city centre there is a bus stop situated just outside the guest house and the buses run every 10 mins, the cheapest ticket to buy is a day ticket at £2.30 you can then hop on and off buses all day upto midnight. The only downside is that it is in a very quiet area with no resturants or pubs nearby. I would definitley recommend this B & B to other people.