Royal Ettrick Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- High-speed internet in room
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... like my 21st century, thanks very much. Toilet paper and flushing are marvelous things!
After the tour, which was led very well by a young man in costume and character of someone from the 18th century, we made our way to Advocate's Close, another very tiny lane, on which a reputed bar and restaurant, The Devil's Advocate, was.
It was dim, but felt like a funky cave inside, and the food was good, and service was impeccable. Hard to find, ...
... Scotland. Yes, it’s the Scottish equivalent of Buckingham Palace, used mostly in August when the Queen and her relatives and entourage migrate to Scotland and split their time between Balmoral Castle in the Highlands and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.
Unfortunately, though, the queen doesn’t allow pictures inside her houses. The current royal family’s private apartments are no part of the good audio tour, but ...
... would stumble through these alleyways, hear someone yelling up above, look straight up, and get a face full of poo. This is where the term "****-faced drunk" originates from. This is the kind of history I came to learn about.
We also learned a bit about the literary history of Edinburgh. A lot was about Harry Potter. JK Rowling moved to Edinburgh and based much of the books on the actual city. We walked down the original Diagon alley, saw ...
... K. Rowling wrote the first two Harry Potter novels. You can see how she was inspired because the cafe overlooks the George Heriot School, Edinburgh Castle, and Greyfriars Cemetery.
Inside the bathroom stalls there are Harry Potter quotes written everywhere. There is barely any plain wall left. I did manage to find some space to leave my mark though, complete with broomstick and poorly drawn ...
... well and ended up dozing and missing breakfast. Was in time to get to the Math Society's meet and greet and lunch so didn't go hungry, and even met up with one of the people from knitting night. We made our way to the societies fair which was absolutely packed. It was claustrophobic and quite frankly a bit scary so I went to the International Students Centre with a girl from Sweden I met sitting on the wall outside. We had tea and played boardgames with some other international ...