Alva House

45 Alva Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5AX, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Edinburgh: History Abound

A travel blog entry by younginmotion

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  • prisoners were held in the dungeons at Edinburgh Castle during the Napoleonic Wars, which historically speaking is extremely recent
  • Edinburgh's history is alive, and it's inhabitants reference it often. The architecture and regal history are reasons for pride in the Scottish people.
  • Scotland at it's most regal will always, charmingly, be the scrappy, earthy, spirited counterpart to the more refined England in the UK.

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    Bagpipes, Kilts and a Wee Bit of Scotch

    A travel blog entry by europe2.0

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    ... have Stone beer on tap. And when I asked why Stone, the guy said because they brew good beer....hmmm okay. I tried the BrewDog lager. Kole had a Brewdog dry hop amber ale, because why have a Stone beer in Scotland when he had plenty of it in San Diego. The next bar we walked into was a pub called the Jolly Judge. It was a hole in the wall down a dark alley by our hotel. This pub made it feel like we went back in time with its low beam ...

    Tour Day Five

    A travel blog entry by astudentabroad

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    ... break her neck and the energy from the horse and carriage jolting along the rough roads was enough to re-start her heart like a defibrillator. She was taken back to the Grassmarket to be hung again however a spectator pointed out that this was double jeopardy and that you can not be tried for the same trail twice so Maggie was allowed to go free and lived for another 40 years... pretty cool :D
    We saw the outside of the ...

    A King's day of Queens

    A travel blog entry by sandraking

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    ... I treated myself to a very nice morning tea in the restaurant on board.

    It was then back onto the next hop-on bus to arrive and a short trip to Holyrood Palace, the royal residence when the Queen and family are in Scotland. In the grounds is an art gallery known as the Queen’s Gallery. The current exhibition is Leonardo Da Vinci – The Mechanics of Man. I bought a combined ticket and went in to look at the display. It ...

    Scotland

    A travel blog entry by sophevans

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    ... Cat'. I chose one that looked popular, parked myself at the bar and ordered my first steak since home. It wasn't quite the same, but it was great to have some red meat! Back at the hostel, I took my iPad to the bar, which is also the common room and kitchen, and met a few other travellers, including a couple of Aussies. There was also an Australian girl in my dorm called Anthea, and we decided to do some sightseeing together the next day. Some other backpackers recommended ...

    Location

    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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