Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... of a scientist named Hutton from Edinburgh who first discovered through his observations in the 18th century that the world was much older than the Church said it was (they claimed it was about 6000 years old) and also learned important things about how the earth was formed. The entire place was very cool- you get in a "time machine" that summarizes the Earth's formation from the Big Bang and on, a volcano room where the ground shakes, a cold glacier room, a ...
... to spare. I cozied into a seat on the bus and waited eagerly for the engine to start. The bus was nowhere near full but I kind of liked it; less likely to be stuck waiting for people at the stops. The tour guide was an older Scottish man with the distinct accent that I’ve come to love. He was full of stories and jokes that kept my interest and made me even more excited to see the places that we were going to. We were soon out of Edinburgh and in the countryside ...
We decided last minute to do a Haggis tour of Scotland as there is a lot of land to cover and would have been quite tricky without a car, plus we wanted to learn a little bit and meet some people (we're not that sick of each other yet but thought it would be fun). The Scotland countryside is really beautiful. We saw all of the Lochs, did a cruise of Loch ness (unfortunately didn't spot nessy), visited Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle, Glenfinnan Viaduct (Hogwarts ...
... and is well worth the visit. The views from the top looking around the city are amazing and the sun has come out to aid in our picture taking.
After the castle we walk around checking out the Fringe events and then head back for some R&R.
Today we are heading to a suburb of Edinburgh called Leith. This is the waterfront area where the port is. Also it is the home of the Royal Yacht the Britannia. This is the yacht that carried ...
... heckler next to stage and burns her on two separate occassions. The last of which puts her in her place and she had the "are you going to let him talk to me like that" look on to her boyfriend for the rest of the show. The boyfriend who to his credit just completely ignores her and continues to watch and laugh at the rest of the act. We trundle off home just missing out on the shops for a midnight snack which pays dividends come next morning.
Other places to stay in Edinburgh
Balgreen, Edinburgh | Innfrom $80
South Queensferry, Edinburgh | Innfrom $110
Balgreen, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $117
Prestonfield, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $139
Prestonfield, Edinburgh | Innfrom $124
Haymarket, Edinburgh | 3 star inn
- Great hotel/and plenty hot water
- Great old house atmosphere
- Staff friendly and water hot
Leith, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $122
Blackford, Edinburgh | 4 star innfrom $131
- Not Recommended
- A lovely place to stay!
- Joyful stay at the Ben Doran
Restalrig, Edinburgh | Innfrom $71
Liberton, Edinburgh | Innfrom $123