New Lanark Mill Hotel
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- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Indoor pool
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Another short stay - this time at New Lanark World Heritage Site. Once a self-contained cotton mill village, it is now a large hotel with some self-catering water houses. The mill is still operational, and even though it's been forever since I knit anything, I came home with several skeins of Scottish wool yarn and hope to re-learn!
Finally time to say goodbye officially to the Scottish
Highlands. My plan for my last three days in Scotland was to check out New
Lanark and a number of sights in the Borders Country before dropping my rental
car off in Edinburgh, spending a night there, and taking the bus/ferry from
Scotland to Ireland.
I didn’t have much of an agenda for the day other than to
see New Lanark where I was booked in a hostel for ...
... Carlton Hill which had even more incredible views of the entire city and hills. We saw the Nelson monument, dedicated to a Naval Captain who died in the Battle of Trafalgar, and the National Monument. We also found a statue of Abraham Lincoln in a cemetery which was built to commemorate the Scottish soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
After this venture to Carlton Hill, we walked back downtown heading towards the Royal Mile. We were able to ...
... a coffee, I had a small carvery meal that was lovely and great value.
We hit the road after GG spent some time looking for his little bag with change, SD cards etc. in it, fortunately he found it or we'd have had to return to the YHA and turn the place upside down. GG's excellent navigation saw us only go the wrong way once and eventually we found the back road he wanted to travel, playing dodgems with the ...
... love about castles?
After the castle tour and a nice dinner on the patio overlooking Grassmarket and Candlemaker's Row, we returned to the castle esplanade for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The "Tattoo", for short, is an annual performance by UK and International military bands. The word "Tattoo" is derived from tap-toe, which literally means close the (beer) tap in Dutch. Tickets for the Tattoo are typically difficult to get because they sell out over a year in ...