Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First

18 Holyrood Park Rd., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH165AY, United Kingdom | 2 star hostel
Prices starting from $124.00

Travel Blogs from Edinburgh

Day at Lindisfarne

A travel blog entry by kathmom


Saturday morning, and we were making plans for the day. Dan and I wanted to see Edinburgh, but we weren't overly excited about it. There are some interesting things to see, but I had seen some of them before and that morning the city seemed crowded, expensive and kind of dingy in our minds. The buildings are made of sandstone, and many years of coalburning from stoves and the railroad trains really had their effect...the old city, especially, is really dark ...

Edinburgh: History Abound

A travel blog entry by younginmotion


... chapel built in 1280. I was able to stand in the chapel, exactly where Mary Queen of Scot's had prayed (which for a Catholic history major was just plain fun). We saw the whole castle, from the huge stone kitchens in the basement, to the unrivaled view of Edinburgh from area armed with cannons.

The route back to the main part of the city from the castle was downhill, and much easier. We recounted the experience while walking through yet another ...

Get on ya Shanks Pony

A travel blog entry by rebecca.taylor


... literally get **** faced.

After the walk we got pulled pork in a bun which was very popular in that area of town and then hit some free fun at the museum. The museum was massive and since we didn't really follow the map we got stuck in the Scots as Kings area and missed all the good stuff like the history of medicine exhibit. After awhile we just couldn't look at any more exhibits so we left the museum and went on the usual hunt for alcohol.

We stopped at ...

Blog blog blog

A travel blog entry by janetanne


Holyrood Park is a Royal Park in central Edinburgh which is just gorgeous and is made up of Lochs, glens, ridges and basalt cliffs. It was formerly a 12th century Royal hunting estate. The park was created in 1541 when James V had the ground enclosed by a stone wall. The park is now publicly accessible and contains Arthur's Seat the highest point in Edinburgh and the cliffs of Salisbury Crags to the west. There are three lochs; St Margaret's Loch, Dunsapie Loch, ...

A Day in the Old City

A travel blog entry by djsuchomelly


... br> #27: Greyfriar's Kirkyard - This is part of the Covenanters Prison. The Covenant, which was first signed at Greyfriar’s Kirk in 1638, promosed to defend Presbyterianism from intervention by the Crown. The southern section of the kirkyard was used in 1679 as a prison for over 1,000 supporters of the National Covenant. For over four months these men were held here without clothing or shelter and each man was allowed only 4 ounces ...

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This 2 star hostel, located in the Holyrood Park area of Edinburgh, is near Arthur's Seat, Surgeons' Hall, The Queen's Hall, and University of Edinburgh.
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