Alva House

Address: 45 Alva Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5AX, United Kingdom | Hotel
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This hotel, located in the Abbeyhill area of Edinburgh, is near Calton Hill, Edinburgh Playhouse, Playhouse Theatre, and Brass Rubbing Centre.
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    A travel blog entry by tuckerhoneymoon on Jun 04, 2015

    3 comments, 16 photos

    ... speaks Scottish Gaelic, the second language on all the displays, which seems like a waste of signage.

    The Royal Mile was the name of the main street that ran from the castle to the Parliament -- it had all kinds of shops and restaurants on the way and was generally a very nice walk as all of the buildings and architecture were very attractive.

    We stopped by a few whisky shops while here, but most were overpriced and sold the same stuff you could find ...

    A Royal Holiday

    A travel blog entry by rickandluann on Sep 27, 2014

    2 comments, 58 photos

    ... br>

    The open-air preaching tent was used by preachers during the 'communion season’ which lasted for several days each year. Though Robert Burns criticized these meetings as strictly social, I believe the teaching of ethical monotheism elevates human behavior ...

    The Tattoo

    A travel blog entry by georgelondon on Aug 17, 2014

    2 comments, 17 photos

    ... worked.

    The best parts of the tour were watching the buses that transported the Scottish armed forces musicians to the castle and unloaded them, and watching the bagpipe and drum bands warming up prior to the tattoo. This was great: we were so close to these pipe bands which numbered 15. If I am able to upload some of these warm up clips onto YouTube I ...

    The luxury viewpoint

    A travel blog entry by kayyendole on Apr 01, 2014

    15 photos

    ... walked down the alleyways and up many steps and saw Edinburgh from the Camera Obscura and Scott's Monument and the top of a bus. Now we are seeing places more accessible to us like Holyrood House and the Botanical Gardens. Weather permitting of course.

    Another highlight of the trip is seeing Elspeth again. I was at College with Elspeth in the late seventies, early ...

    New Year!!!!!!

    A travel blog entry by kateandglen on Dec 29, 2013

    50 photos

    ... so cool, he was dressed up in a tattered cloak and a top hat, Very authentic. We walked around all the old streets and he told us several ghost stories and history about the city. The end of the tour was a visit to one of the old vaults under the bridges, this place used to be a bar but had to be shut down because there had been too much paranormal activity..... spookie. Needless to say we took lots of photos trying to catch ghosts on camera.

    After our ...

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