The Gilvenbank Hotel
Travel Blogs from Glenrothes
... between several customers at one location we were told by the staff the company next door would be of more help. We decided with time drawing short we needed to divide and conqueur! I waited behind more customers and the next location which included a hysterical Asian man demanding a he had Paid his bill and needed service! I eventually got us set up with phones and chad grabbed mcdonalds and we ran to meet the group ...
After getting our driving instructions last night from Jo, we headed into the park and pay bus depot which was supposed to take 10 mins - huh 30 mins later after taking the wrong turn we arrived at the depot. We travelled into Edinburgh via Murrayfield rugby ground. We weren't able to get onto the pitch but were able to get into the stands so M had his photo taken there. It was great to see the ground and it wasn't far from J and J home.
We then travelled into Edinburgh and after ...
... their first time this year. It was VERY cold and windy out, but no rain and we even saw the sun later in the evening which give the city a whole new glow.
We were now very cold and hungry as it was almost 8:15. We stopped in for dinner at The Royal Mile Tavern where we enjoyed Belhaven Ale (a Scottish ale) and made a toast to Edinburgh. Dave ordered up Haggis, Tatties and Neeps. (haggis, potatoes, and turnips) and I opted for ...
Now, we are in Edinburgh. To recap:
We are on the top floor of a 4th floor walk up.
We are in a college town.
We have finally found a place to park the car.
We are now ready for our first day in Edinburgh.
We are going to the castle (Another castle! Calm, calm, this could be fun).
Our first assignment of the day is to get where all of the tour buses start. We need to catch a city ...
... We also viewed the royal apartments where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to her only son, James VI.
On leaving the Castle we stopped in at the Whisky Experience Centre to book into the 5pm tour. We then headed down to the Grassmarket area and back to Mussels and Steak for lunch. They had a 5 GBP meal deal of a burger or mussels + wine or beer for lunch.
Our next stop after lunch was at the Library to ...