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TravelPod Member ReviewsBurt's Hotel Melrose
A proper old man pub where we enjoyed drinks when the weather got too much for us. We had the best pint of cider while the rain lashed down on the windows outside.
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We headed back to the old town and up to the top end of the Royal Mile, to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. As well as having a camera obscura, it had 4 floors of visual illusions. We had 5 minutes to spare before the camera obscura show at 12pm so we wandered round the outdoor view points on the 5th floor of the building. It had great views of the city and the castle next door to us.
A camera obscura is basically ...
It was a very uneventful weekend. We slept very well in a very comfy and warm bed; and for way too long too. But maybe that was just a consequence of trip coming to an end.
For the first seven months of our adventure we never really planned a thing. We wanted to be in Galapagos at a certain time of year, but we never pinned down a date. Everything was pretty much "What ...
... first explored the area. We walked down the track to the ruined castle. There was not much here, but it was
interesting to see. We walked back up to the abbey, went inside.his place had lots of decorations and i think it is the only place to have statues of angels playing bagpipes. There was a talk going on while i was here, so i listened to it for a bit and then went down to the crypt. According to legend the crypt down here has lots of ...
... and most were delayed, but a lot more flights were taking off than in Marseille.
Our flight ended up being delayed by two hours, but at 3pm, we had a gate, a plane, and a pilot. We actually managed to fly out. We were so happy to get on the plane, none of us cared at all that we'd been delayed for more than a day and had to travel to another country to get this flight. It could have been much worse.
Just prior to getting back into Melrose, we stopped at a place called Abbotsford House. Abbotsford is a historic country house in the Scottish Borders, at the town of Galashiels, near Melrose, on the south bank of the River Tweed. It was formerly the residence of historical novelist and poet, Walter Scott.