Cowgate Tourist Hostel

96 - 112 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1JN, United Kingdom | Hostel
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This hostel, located in the Old Town area of Edinburgh, is near Museum of Scotland, Royal Museum, Highland Experience Tours, and Loch Ness Discovery Centre.
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    ... gates up to the portico. Kathy and I ended up using the Audio tour headphones which are available at an extra cost. You key in numbers which are labelled on various things in and around the castle to hear more about that particular thing or area. The first choice you have to make as you get through the portico is to either climb the stairs on the left which take you directly to the summit, or to continue up the cobblestone promenade which is used by vehicles ...

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    A travel blog entry by bbethell on Aug 04, 2011

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    ... I'm using Rosemary's computer until I get mine back from the apple hospital. I hate to complain, but I'm like a child and ask my friends I NEED my sleep, so this time difference thing is not working out well. Now I'm back packing (our bags exploded in this room) because we leave early in the morning for Durham for the week! I miss everyone at home but I'm having so much fun I barely even offense. much love to you all!