Dukes of Windsor Street

17 Windsor Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5LA, United Kingdom | B&B
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Lowland Gem

A travel blog entry by gordonswine

... The name is a strange conglomerate of glen (literally valley) and the surname of the family that began distilling in here 1825, the Quincys.

As a Lowland distillery, you are probably expecting a light, floral, aperitif style, and with good reason. Although it does not triple distill like its famous competitor, Auchentoshan, its stills, as seen in the foggy ...

A Taste of History and Horror

A travel blog entry by rebecca.taylor

... covenanters that opposed Charles 1 of England- exposure to the scottish winter, starvation, whippings and salt torture created the most brutal and sad aspect of Edinburgh history. In the end those who survived the 5 month torture were shipped to the indies for indentured labour but he ship sunk and only 7 survived. Before the original battle there were 5000 men. Crazy waste of lives.

Anyway the ghost in this story is bloody Mackenzie who ordered all the punishment to make ...

Comedy, Whiskey and Scottish history

A travel blog entry by kev_erin


... ok.

Monday was our only day in Glasgow but we managed to see a fair bit of the city in this short amount of time. Everyone kept telling us how grim Glasgow was. Compared to Edinburgh it certainly was grim. It reminded us of Perth about 25 years ago except with a population more prone to drugs and violence. We walked around the city and luckily the weather was kind to us while we wandered. The highlight was probably stumbling across a group of people practicing the ...

A Day in the Old City

A travel blog entry by djsuchomelly


... is. Take our word for it, it's a trek.
#9: St. Anthony's Chapel Ruins - We passed by this on our way up Arthur's Seat. We got our first glimpse of the Firth of Forth from here. The Forth is a river that empties into the North Sea. Such estuaries are called Firths in Scotland.
#10: Donna on the peak of Arthur's Seat
#11: Jeff on the peak of Arthur's Seat
#12: View from the peak of Arthur's seat - If you look out on the ...

Its A Small World

A travel blog entry by hobgoblins5


... and I found cards with beautiful drawings of Edinburgh on them. She loved my souvenir idea of having art from different cities depicting that cities particular landmarks. We agonized over which postcards to choose from, and lamented that we hadn't gone to a gift shop in Glasgow to find something with the Kelvingrove on it. Wonder of wonders, we found one with the Hunterian on it, and picked out some cards of Edinburgh that we were happy with. Leaving the gift shop, we turned right ...

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This B&B, located in the Leith area of Edinburgh, is near Calton Hill, Edinburgh Playhouse, Playhouse Theatre, and Brass Rubbing Centre.
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