Avon Hotel

Address: 1-2 Spence Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH16 5AG, United Kingdom | Inn
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This inn, located in the Prestonfield area of Edinburgh, is near Arthur's Seat, Surgeons' Hall, The Queen's Hall, and University of Edinburgh.
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Sitting in Arthur's Seat

A travel blog entry by pohearn818 on Nov 02, 2014

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... the first 30 minutes before we reach the stairs. Pretty narrow and with the wind blowing hard, it makes for an interesting hike up. Eventually end up near the summit and the views are incredible. Only a little further to go and we are at the top. Lucky for us, it is a picturesque morning with crystal clear skies so we are able to appreciate the full breadth of view all around Edinburgh. Look one way, its golf courses; another, its the sea. Incredible.

Stirling Castle, Brave Heart

A travel blog entry by hunterstrip on Aug 20, 2014

4 comments, 4 photos

... back to that later. Anyway, we had a bit of fun watching the street performers including a couple of young guys playing the pipes and drums. They were really good and it was interesting to see the girls trying to chat them up after their performance. We made our way to the statue of Greyfriars Bobby, the little dog that became famous after he sat waiting for his owner who had died to return. I touched his nose as everyone does as they say it brings you luck. I hope it ...

Scotland Day 2

A travel blog entry by snealy on Jul 11, 2014

12 photos

... tour and we got the name of one not far from Stirling in Doune, was meant to be because we found this little place and pulled up right on 12 as the tour was starting. It was called Deanston and it was very interesting, the distillery is completely self sufficient energy wise and they still make their whisky using minimal technology the old fashioned way. We got to see the water turbines where they make their energy using water from the river outside, the mill and the stills ...

Just call me Queen of the Scots

A travel blog entry by bmenke on Jan 22, 2014

1 comment, 4 photos

... killed his only friend and drank his blood.ew Also, if you have ever heard of Greyfriar' s Bobby by Disney was based off a real dog from this city. It is on my must see watch list when I return.

We went to the Edinburgh castle which sits on a dormant volcano. It was beautiful from the outside, but a waste of money to go in as there was slot blocked off and not much to see. That night we went to a pub crawl tour. We got a free shot at each pub we went to. ...

From Paris, to London, Leeds and Edinburgh

A travel blog entry by quachie on Jan 08, 2014

2 comments, 16 photos

... are full of flavours (slightly on the salty side for some) but leave me full and satisfied. Service is attentive however we get the impression they are trying to get us to hurry as they are constantly asking if we are finished eating when we are clearly still shoving food down our throat. The damage to my wallet is £100. Karen and I end the night early as I had to transfer some of my things to a smaller luggage for tomorrow's tour. We arrange to meet next week when the ...

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