A1 Playfair House Hostel

8 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5JH, United Kingdom | Hostel
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This hostel, located in the Leith area of Edinburgh, is near Calton Hill, Edinburgh Playhouse, Playhouse Theatre, and Nelson Monument.
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Travel Blogs from Edinburgh

History, Whisky and the Edinburgh Festival‏

A travel blog entry by mandyandcharlie on Aug 06, 2014

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A rainy morning, and a good day to be inside, at the Bannockburn Visitor Centre. This is where Robert the Bruce defeated the English in 1314, a feat that eventually established lasting Scottish nationhood. Exploiting the marshy ground, Bruce won a great tactical victory against a much larger and better equipped force, and sent Edward II 'home again, tae think again' as the Flower of Scotland reminds us.

Scotland? Why not!

A travel blog entry by phil.worner on Jun 11, 2014

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... Obviously with my ticket booked this was an issue so they said they would email an offer through tomorrow. Great news. Anyway train left at 1pm and it took 4.5 hours to get up to edinburgh. Today was Kelsey from my top deck tours birthday and she had put a post on our Facebook wall a few days back for anyone that was around to join the festivities, so in between watching movies I sorted out ...

Day Two

A travel blog entry by cwhiteside on Mar 23, 2014

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... Maclean. One character focused on celebrating the lewd and alcohol induced aspects of the great Scottish writers, while the other celebrated the lyrical nature and sheer beauty of the use of the Scots language by these people. The tour touched on many authors, but the most significant for us were Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, and JK Rowling. We had an interesting moment on this tour when at one point, a drunk and homeless man wandered into our group ...

Get on ya Shanks Pony

A travel blog entry by rebecca.taylor on Sep 07, 2013

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Second day in Edinburgh

We decided today that we would go on the free 2.5 hour city walk where you just need to tip the guide afterwards. Anyway it was mighty fresh this morning (although the guide was just wearing a tshirt and shorts) but not yet raining thank god! Anyway our guide was amazing! Lets see what i can remember- he talked about Edinburgh wanting to be Athens (even though they had never seen it), the plague and building over the old city (and burying ...

Edinburgh in a day

A travel blog entry by paulepay on Jul 23, 2013

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... my 2nd favourite Scottish city we found our hotel (no thanks to Maureen) who is the name we have given the directing voice in maps. as she didn't seem to know about all the road changes in the burgh as there is so much building happening. Now Hotel, nothing flash but it was clean and bright, only problem was when we opened the door there was a double bed, and thats all. Now I love my mother but i draw the line at tucking under ...