A1 Playfair House Hostel

Address: 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

Scotland in four days

A travel blog entry by john.beach on Jul 05, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... evening with busking bag-piping playing Scots. It's like hearing the bagpipe solo from AC/DC's Highway to Hell on high rotation, and to tease more money out of the tourists, some pipers have blended their music with flame-throwing technology, so that each blast of air is accompanied by a fiery plume of flame. Scottish heritage is proud and traditional, and the novelist Walter Scott and philosopher David Hume - the first to set out ...

From the Abbey to Edinburgh

A travel blog entry by jessica.schiesl on Nov 07, 2014

11 photos

... window and since most were drunk, they would get stuck in what their wives would call "a sh*t storm".

Sh*t faced: We use this to describe someone who is very, very drunk. Going off of the story from above, wives would also call their husbands this when they would come home drunk and covered in poo.

Hangover: We all know what this means. This came about when people used to be hung to death for their crimes. Authorities thought doing this on Sunday mornings after ...

Final days in Edinburgh

A travel blog entry by georgelondon on Aug 28, 2014

1 comment, 18 photos

... or scrambled eggs, fried tomatoes, hash brown patties like those served at McDonalds. They also served meat haggis, vegetable haggis and black pudding (black is from pig's blood). Both versions of haggis were edible; I could not finish the black pudding. For folks who were concerned about their health hot and cold cereal was provided as well as fresh fruit, and bread and meats with which to make sandwiches.

I have a complaint that goes back to my first ...

Pipers, Castles, Dreams and Bucket Lists

A travel blog entry by jklezok on Aug 19, 2014

38 photos

... how people cooked, entertained, carried on business, etc. during that time period. The staff really bring to life the history of Edinburgh. The furnishings are marvelous to look at. They have rosewood tables and clocks, mahogany cabinets with intricate inlays. There are two floors to go through and about seven rooms, it takes about an hour and a half to two hours (if you engage the volunteers, like I do). Once again well worth the time and money. We head back out to the street to ...

Edinburgh, Royal Mile to the Castle

A travel blog entry by dbworld2see on Jul 23, 2014

1 comment, 10 photos

... to go to The Witchery and we now understand why. I'm not saying it was the best meal I've ever had in my life, but it was a fantastic experience and one we will remember forever!

Everyone needs to visit this great city once...From the grand gardens, to the little windy streets, to the tourist traps. It is a great place to visit and experience first hand.

Until Next Time,
Bree and ...