Edinburgh Thistle Hotel

59 Manor Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 7EG, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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May 22

A travel blog entry by gabbyfangor


... was no audio guide and only 2 information posters around the whole castle. To top it all off, the wind was blowing so hard it was hard to walk. We stayed there for about 1.5 hours and then called a cab to pick us up because there was no visitors centre or museum. It was really cool but needed more information. After we took 2 trains to get to Stirling castle. This was much better and there was tons of info posters. We hiked about 15 mins up a hill in the rain ...


A travel blog entry by jamesandbre


... and fun pub facts as we walked around. We visited monuments, walked by the castle, St. Gillies cathedral, to the grass market (the old gallows), through greyfiars kirkyard and to many more interesting places tucked away over 2 and a half tours. He pointed out the window that J. K. Rowling sat at as she wrote the first Harry potter book and then showed us all the graves within greyfiars kirkyard that gave names to the characters, the most famous being Tom Riddle ...

Let There Be Sun!

A travel blog entry by moorsey88


... stories I heard was about a little dog and his master. I knew about the story before my trip from doing research, but it was great to see where this all happened. A man named John Gray, who was a policeman in Edinburgh, had a dog named Bobby. When John Gray died, he was buried in the Greyfriar Graveyard and the dog remained devoted to his master and stayed by his grave for the next 14 years. The dog ...

Festival Month!

A travel blog entry by eric.suzy


... music. What a great time! The crowd didn't stop moving and dancing from the time they took the stage, and the group was even available after the show for pictures! What a memorable and energetic event!

We also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Tubular Bells album at the "Tubular Bells for Two" concert! It's a great story: in 1973, the work of young musician Mike Oldfield was discovered ...

Sunday and Monday in Lovely Edinburgh

A travel blog entry by rkzohm


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Rob and I peeled ourselves away from the Tour to pull a dinner together for all and then watched Mama Mia with the girls. It has been nice doing movie night here as this is the first TV we have had access to all along the way (except for glimpses of the Tour on every single bar or brasserie TV that we walked by in France! Clearly the French share my enthusiasm for the Tour even if my children do not!).

Monday morning we had every intention ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, is near Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Dean Gallery, St. Mary's Cathedral, and Institut Francais D'Ecosse.
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