Abbot's House Hotel
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... Feasting on lamb lollipops and rabbit ragu. Continuing our walk we made our way to the royal botanical gardens. They were absolutely beautiful and we spent a few hours just wondering around enjoying the sights. Once we made our way through the gardens we continued following the canal on to the port of leith, only getting lost once along the way. Reaching leith we walked along ...
... grabbed a sandwich for lunch and ate it in the park then wandered around the other side of the castle through to the West End. We stumbled on a big park called The Meadows which backed onto the Edinburgh University. Ash took to opportunity to have a look in the huge uni bookshop called Blackwells. For our final night in Edinburgh we treated ourselves to a nice Indian meal at Ghurka restaurant in the Old Town. We really enjoyed Edinburgh and look forward to going back again one ...
... Royal Mile there are many tourist shops, and other tourist attractions.
Chalton Hill is an easy walk from the Royal Mile and worth the climb up hill for more sites of the city and the surrounding area. South of the hill sits Holyrood Palace, the Queens Residence while in Scotland.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAbbot's House Hotel Edinburgh
Abbots House in near the wharf area in Leith, a suburb about 3km south of Edinburgh. It is an old guesthouse that has seen better days. Our room has an ensuite (as long as you don't want to get 2 people in it). There is a skylight that doesn't have a cover. When I reported this I was told that they knew about the problem and would fix it tomorrow (which they didn't). I am not sure why they didn't fix it before we got here.
The breakfast was OK but not as good as those at the other places we have stayed at in the UK.
Abbots rated as 3 star on Bookings.com. I am surprised that they got such a high rating.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.