The Ayden Guest House

Address: 70, Pilrig Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH6 5AS, United Kingdom | Hotel
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This hotel, located in the Leith area of Edinburgh, is near Old Town, Blair Castle, Greyfriars Bobby Memorial, and Brass Rubbing Centre.
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      Newcastle, All over Scottish highlands + more.....

      A travel blog entry by fitzy.folk01 on Aug 23, 2014

      56 photos

      ... was lovely and had views overlooking the mountains so we chilled there. On monday weather a little better we headed out to do a hike. We brought from the visitor information center a trail pack. Which had directions to a hike. We thought it would contain a map but literally was written instructions. i.e. from the visitor information centre turn right and walk for 50 yrds, at the intersection turn left and walk 100 yrds, and so on. It was like a treasure hunt to find the start of ...

      Exploring an ancient city

      A travel blog entry by khillski on Jul 18, 2014

      26 photos

      ... at the top, and which, after the New Town was built, degenerated into a slum. That's hard to imagine now, as the Royal Mile is lined with upscale restaurants, coffeehouses and bars, as well as more than its share of tourist and woolens shops.

      Dominating it is the castle, perched high aloft a steeply descending volcanic plug, its earliest parts dating from the 12th century. The Palace, National War Museum and two chapels are all within the grounds. The castle is ...


      A travel blog entry by andyandmichele on May 05, 2014

      4 comments, 4 photos

      ... a historic fortress which
      dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, from its position on the
      Castle Rock. There has been a royal castle on the rock since at least
      the reign of David I in the 12th century, and the site continued to be a
      royal residence until the Union of the Crowns of Scotland and England
      in 1603.

      Few of the present buildings pre-date the 16th
      century, when the medieval defenses were largely destroyed ...

      Fringes and Tattoos

      A travel blog entry by mcopeland on Aug 24, 2013

      2 comments, 11 photos

      ... fireworks. At the end of the show (after God Save the Queen) they asked everyone to join in singing Auld Lang Syne (with the words shown on the castle background). Everyone in the place crossed their arms in front and shook the hands of their neighbor on each side to the rhythm. Apparently it’s the Scottish custom, and it was quite the thing seeing 12,000 people in the stadium doing this ...

      Churches, Gravestones, and a Police Escort

      A travel blog entry by mccausland on May 15, 2013

      3 comments, 6 photos

      ... several properties within the close. The close was partially demolished and buried under the Royal Exchange, and with it being closed to the public for many years, the complex became shrouded in myths and urban legends; tales of ghosts and murders, and myths of plague victims being walled up and left to die abounded. However, new research and archaeological evidence has revealed that the close actually consists of a number of closes which were originally narrow ...