Royal Ettrick Hotel
Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... all day! We returned to Edinburgh the next day to start the 3 day NYE celebrations, starting with the torchlight procession, a symbolic tradition of bringing light into the new year. This involved people marching the streets with flaming torchlights, finishing at the top of the mountains to watch the fireworks. I unfortunately did not get to participate in this :( NYE finally arrived and Hogmanay is just one big street party with 4 stages ...
Ohh gosh it's morning and the ghost didn't disturb us whew!!!! Looks cold outside another day for thermals. Out the door into our rental to head to Hardian's wall. Slight technical challenge reprogramming the sat nav and then a we hiccough when we didn't trust her but eventually we arrived. Extra layers applied to brave the wind and off up the hill to the Roman fort. Gosh I love the great open spaces and bleak beauty of the moors here. Hadrian built the ...
... both came with comfy seats and champagne. The yellow cabs of New York, dirty and cramped but so iconic The subway, lovely and cool on a hot day. The mad "Ride" bus, with its seats the wrong way and the dancing passers by The lift to the top of the Empire State The water taxi around the Statue of Liberty allowing us to add to the millions of photos of the dear lady. The helicopter over Manhattan (that Henry and Simon can claim at least) A lovely snooze ...
... that looks like a whole days outing. The bike ride back took less than 2 hours as we didn't stop so much to look at things.
After a rest and catch up with the laundry we drove to a near by shopping area which is huge and did a big grocery shop in the 24 hour Asda, which is also huge. I noticed their capping is very tidy!
The midges were out in force back at camp but then the wind got up and drove them away. Bed at 10.30pm and it was still dusk.
... Scotland. The reason for this is so that no one (except the people who work in the Glasgow distillery) know all of the ingredients used to make it. So instead, all the other distilleries that make their own whisky ship off a certain amount over to Glasgow where the guys there mix them together to make The Famous Grouse! But wait it gets better! To make sure that all the bottles produced are the same and up to standards they have to sample all of the bottles; there are over ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility