Dorstan Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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We started our 2 weeks in Edinburgh. We took a Ryan Air flight to Edinburgh from Dublin for 17 euros (about 25$) each one way, and 25 euros for the 1 piece of checked luggage! It was definitely a low budget experience (a free for all to ensure you got on with your carry on and very squatty seats.
This was an historic time to be visiting …
... and had a walk down the Royal Mile, past the huge number of souvenir shops, I have never seen so much tartan in my life! We then had a M&S meal deal lunch sitting in Princes Street Park. We were all feeling a little weary so headed back to the B&B for an afternoon rest. We had an early dinner and then began thinking about packing and what to wear on the plane home etc. 1 full day left...sigh.
Love and smiles,
Arriving at the Book Festival is however very cheering. Charlotte Square has been transformed for the next two weeks into a tented book heaven, with four different theatres, some smaller performance spaces and a couple of cafes. One whole side is devoted to a large bookshop and separate children's bookshop, and in the quieter back corner there are tents for children's readings and activities. This being summer in Scotland, roofed duckboard walkways connect all ...
... and show your boarding pass to get free stuff from the cafeteria. So, we sorted ourselves out with some toasties and washed them down with several free beers and wines. We had been chatting to a couple of old ducks from Edinburgh who both told us that it hadn't stopped raining for the past 3 weeks so we were preparing ourselves for a bit of ****** weather.
We caught the bus from the airport to the Lighthouse Hostel and there was free wifi on board. There is free ...
Today we find ourselves back in Edinburgh for the day. A bit less crowded as it is Sunday. Ian has his book of Edinburgh town walks and we have a choice...Arthur's Seat, a volcanic plug which towers above the city, or Carlton Hill, site of the City Observatory and National Monument. Both offer fine views. Arthur's Seat is the tallest but looks like it needs at least a day to climb, probably an exaggeration but with a summit of 823ft/251m it's no mean feat. We wimp ...