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... snow on it, and the sky was the most amazing colour. I could have sat there for so long.
I'll definitely miss Edinburgh - and not just because I was leaving to go study for exams, but the calmness. I didn't feel like a tourist there, I felt like I belonged there, and I can't wait to go back. And with such cheap flights from Dublin, I know I will be heading back there before I go home.
Anyway, next stop - Canada.
... refrigerator was ...
We woke up today to heavy rain so we took a tour to the south of Scotland. We went to Rosalyn chapel and also saw the castle ruins. Then we went further south to melrose to see the ruined abbey. We crossed over to England and the weather got better. We walked on hadrians wall and heather and Adam ran to see the robinhood tree. We had a nice Italian meal for ...
... bags in tow and looking more than a little tired. Both Anna and I shared a guilty look, as we didn't want to brag about our restful night sleep on our flight.
While I have driven on the left side of the road several times before -- in Cyprus, South Africa, and Ireland a few years back -- it always takes some adjustment. I'd received a card with maps for the UK for my GPS unit for Christmas, and I cannot say too often ...
... and quickly went for a hike up the hill. This was no ordinary hill, it was Calton Hill which may not sound that exciting but when you hear drunken Scotsmen singing unintelligibly atop the Roman ruins that decorate the hill, you will understand. The hill was not too bad of a trek to the summit, just 15 minutes of walking on a slant. When you get to the top there are plenty of others who had the same idea as you, but it is not crowded at all. We were a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Abercorn Guest House Edinburgh
A lovely setting for our big day
Myself and my partner had decided to get married in Edinburgh in March of this year. It was all left a bit late and the whole thing was organised in 20 days. From looking on the net to find a nice place to stay, the Abercorn immediately stood out. The photos on the website don't do any justice to just what a wonderful setting the abercorn really is. The whole house is warm and welcoming, fantastically laid out and very relaxing. Angela helped my now wife, find a hairdressers and somewhere to have her make up done, recommeded a place where we could have lunch after the wedding and even helped with some of the wedding photos. It was a brilliant weekend, made all the more special for having such a lovely place to stay. We intend to return next year for our aniversary and would highly recommend anyone who fancies a break in Edinburgh to get booked into the Abercorn, you won't be dissapointed.
Gavin & Sarah.
A Warm and friendly place
Having visited Edinburgh for the first time we were unsure where to stay, we decided to stay at the Abercorn Guest house on Portobello Road, what a superb choice we had made the hosts Angela and her husband were very friendly and made us feel welcome. Angela was helpful at all times giving us advice on where to go and what to see,she also gave sound advice on where to wine and dine.The room was warm and comfortable and the breakfast superb,this was a lovely location to stay and we are sure it would be the same all year round whatever the season.We would definitely stay there again two nights in Edinburgh was just not enough time to see and do all that we would have liked to do,but still we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at a lovely guest house in a lovely City,Edinburgh.
Superb in all respects
Ourselves and two friends spent two nights at the Abercorn, delightful accomodation, food, and a truly warm welcome. Thoroughly deserves its 4 diamond STB rating. Will definitely stay again.
Wonderful Scottish Hospitality
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Abercorn Guest House. From the wonderful greeting upon your arrival to the elegant (and clean) rooms and hearty Scottish breakfast every morning. Angela and her family really know how to make your stay a memorable one.
The guest house is located close to the city (yet far away enough to feel like you are in a sea side town) with a superb and cheap bus service linking you to the whole of Edinburgh.
Angela was always there to help and have a chat with. Next time i am in Edinburgh that will be my first choice for accomodation.
Thanks for a wonderful stay!!
Great guest house
Me and my partner have just returned from Scotland where we stayed, for three nights, at the Abercorn guest house.
The location of the hotel is about five miles outside Edinburgh in a nice little suburb, called Portobello. The bus service into edinburgh is superb. The buses seem to be there whenever you need them. £1.40 for a day long pass and well worth every penny.
The guest house, itself is charming and charismatic.
The rooms are very clean and have every comfort you could wish for.
The breakfast is first rate and the service is the same.
Angela is a superb host and makes you feel welcome from the first minuite you arrive.
Nothing is too much for her and her knowledge of where to go and what to see is very good. (Apart from reccomending an Indian restaurant as, 'a good Chinese restaurant.')
We most certainly will be going again, and would heartily reccomend it to anyone who wants the personal, caring touch.
You will love the Abercorn Guest House...
....cos we did! A beautiful old Georgian family home with luxuriously decorated well-proportioned bedrooms, we immediately felt at home here after a long drive.
We were greeted by a genuinely warm and friendly hostess and her family, who couldn't go to enough trouble to help you with anything at all.
The location of the guest house is in Portabello, a few miles outside Edinburgh centre, which is ideal as a regular bus service stops right outside on main road. Incidentally, it is difficult to hear the traffic from the road as the house is set back from it, and the public transport is so efficient and good value for money, we never once had to use the car.
The rooms and ensuite bathrooms were spacious and clean with lovely personal touches to make you feel at home. The breakfast times were not only flexible, but the large fresh breakfast portions also filled us up for most of the day.
One of the best guest houses we've ever been to, thank you to Angela and her family for making our stay special.
Great little place
We stayed at the Abercorn in Jan 2006 and would highly recommend it. Edinburgh is very accessable via a frequent bus service which stops right outside the hotel. The rooms are warm comfortable and spacious and the cooked breakfasts are delicious! Anglela MacDonald is a wonderful hostess - nothing is too much trouble. Look forward to our next visit!
Great price, excellent service from Angela
The Abercorn Guest House is the best place I have ever stayed before, seriously, we found it to be very welcoming, excellent service and great food! The Guest House is so professional and spacious, it's more like a hotel. Definitely a 5 star ***** accomodation. If you want to talk, they make you feel welcome... if you want your space, they leave you to it!
I'm going back there with friends and family next year-it's just such a relaxing place!!!
p.s. Angela, thanks for the great service and help with finding places to go, we look forward to seeing you again.
Great place to stay
Myself and my partner have just returned from spending a couple of nights at the Abercorn Guest House and cannot believe how great it was.
The minute we arrived Angela was out on the step to greet us. The rooms were spotless and the breakfast...what can i say...fantastic!!!!
Nothing was too much trouble, it was so friendly you felt at home straight away. The only downside was that i had to leave to come home....even on leaving we were given a hug.
Fantastic place and if i ever need accommodation in Edinburgh in the future i will deffo return to the Abercorn.
Angela and family......THANKS
Karen & Colin (Liverpool)
The best home from home
My family, friends and I stayed for 7 days at the Abercorn Guest House, seven of us in total !! and had the most comfortable and welcoming stay we have ever had. We were greeted like one of the family and nothing was too much trouble. Angela and her family have the most beautiful, comfortable, and wonderfully decorated home/ guest house. and the bathrooms, and bedrooms were luxurious and very clean.
Our scottish breakfasts were outstanding and the choices were amazing every morning.
Both my teenagers wanted to return to Scotland as soon as we got home and to the Abercorn so that is quite a recommendation from a 14 and 17 year old. We do plan to return one day and enjoy the stay all over again as it was value for money.