Richmond House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
Gone2asia stayed here on Nov 26, 2010 during their trip titled: Eingeschneit in Edinburgh.
... The hills are gentler and
populated by the ever present flocks of sheep as well as small villages where
you have to wonder how the people earn their living there. The second trip took the Western road, by
far the most rugged, the most isolated, even desolate (abandoned even by the
sheep!) and the most beautiful journey.
We went from East to West to the Isle of Skye and came back through the
Jacobite Trail down ...
... when I was young asking my mother where my name came from and even though I was quite young her reply was that it came from a babies name book, you know the type women used to get from a friend or family member when they announced that they were going to have a baby. Well my mother had a sense of humor similar to mine so to this day I don't know if that was true or she was just pulling my leg. I would like to think that she did have, a least some inkling ...
... be nice to try something that we didn't know. After much to-ing and fro-ing and humming and hah-ing, we settled on a box set of three 20ml bottles: Caol Ila, Cragganmore and Talisker.
We set off again on our sedate drive towards Edinburgh, Greg rather rosy and sleepy in the passenger seat! Near Pitlochry, we spotted a sign for a fine Chocolatier.... so of course, still flushed with love of all things associated with single malts, we pulled into the car park ...
... all our planning went. Next day we were on a bus bound for Edinburgh. As soon as we left it started snowing, it had actually been trying too for the last couple of days. Lucky for us. Within minutes of arriving in Edinburgh I was in aww. Gorgeous old castles looking down on a more modern main street with shops after shops and cute little market and food stalls. We visited the portrait gallery and a very impressive interactive museum ...