Smart Apart Hostel

5 South College Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9AA, United Kingdom | Hostel
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This hostel, located in the South Side area of Edinburgh, is near Museum of Scotland, Royal Museum, Auld Reekie Tours, and Festival Theatre.
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Travel Blogs from Edinburgh

Another Mixed Bag

A travel blog entry by lynnyslonglaugh on Aug 09, 2014

1 Green Bottle
One of my "take a punt" shows at the Fringe. An interesting play that explored our modern communications and social media and how we show only a certain aspect of our lives on it.

The acting was OK and it was quite funny, but the play itself was a little disjointed for my liking, it felt like watching the TV, listening to the radio and reading a book all at the same time.

Siddhartha the Musical
I had ...

A Wee Taste of Scotland

A travel blog entry by karatedude99999 on Jun 27, 2014

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... s zanniest tourist attractions. Occupying a six story tower, the camera obscura experience is half fun house half historical learning experience. The fun begins all the way on the sixth floor, where you enter an empty dark room with a round, white wooden table at its centre. A guide then turns off the lights in the room and the center of the table is illuminated with a view of downtown Edinburgh. Operating since the 1800's however, this visual effect is completely free of ...

Edinburgh: History Abound

A travel blog entry by younginmotion on Dec 09, 2013

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... different. The outside of the palace is notably modern compared to the inside which remains decorated with hardwood paneling and massive medieval tapestries. Since my travel buddy was on a student budget and I had saved for the trip, I toured the grounds alone. The timing couldn't have been better, since the Mary Queen of Scot's (hereafter referred to as Mary) private apartments had recently been opened for viewing. I saw everything, aided by a with a ...

Bagpipes, Kilts and a Wee Bit of Scotch

A travel blog entry by europe2.0 on Dec 09, 2013

2 comments, 5 photos

... mind is the castle. The Edinburgh Castle is one of the best preserved European Castles we've had the pleasure of visiting. It sits on top of an inactive volcano at the head of the old town district. Our visit at the castle lasted several hours since there is so much to see. In the castle walls, there were exhibits for the military weapons, a national war museum, a church for the fallen soldiers, prisoner of war vaults, even a dog cemetery for ...

Day 4: Tours all day!

A travel blog entry by janiceing on Jun 22, 2013

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... terrifying. Our guide first told us and demonstrated the history of common torture methods for criminal punishment, mercilessly whipping David and an Englishman. She then told us all about the horrifying history of Mary King’s close. Finally, we head down into the vaults, deep underneath the south bridge. She built up a lot of anticipation through great storytelling and acting. That night, David actually felt the presence of a female ghost there. ...