Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... to get a birds eye view. He lives off small clay models of Nessie which he sells to the tourists. Although he hasn't yet made that crucial sighting, his main message to people is to "follow your dreams" and to live a life without regrets.
We finally checked out of our cottage by 6pm Wednesday night. Our host kindly let us have a very late check out so we could wait for a package of waterproof socks and gloves to be delivered. We haven't had much ...
... we walked out of the first two after about 20 minutes as they were DIRE! We struck gold with a third one though: a very funny chap by the name of Kelly Kingham.
After that there was just time for a quick pub meal and then it was up to the castle for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. What a fantastic experience. A spectacular display of bagpipes and drums en masse, marching and dancing plus ...
... Mary Queen of Scots had ruled. Currently, Hollyroodhouse is the summer home of the Queen when she is in Edinburgh.
Later, we wandered through town a bit. We found our family clan name, Farquharson, and ate a ton of salted caramel fudge. Our family tartan is ugly, by the way.
That afternoon, we had to catch a bus to the airport to get to London. After a quick flight and a long walk, we were in London!
More on that disaster, I mean London, in the next blog.
... you get back from exploring the grass district, make sure you pay a visit to Edinburgh castle. Such a beautiful building full of history, walk the cobbled hills and see the old cannons that protected Queen Victoria and the dog cemetery for the castle guards' many pups that died throughout the centuries. The views of the city are spectacular over the brick walls. If you are a major history buff, you can purchase an audio guide to take you through the rooms and ...
... have an individually catered for breakfast rather than the self serve at the hotels. Gareth, the owner of Froach House is a young bloke who bought the property 10 years ago and has refurbished it well. It is a nice place and we have been spoilt with "extra" touches. Set off at 9.30 and returned at 8pm. Found the information place easily and booked the "on off bus" with a live coach -good move. First hop off, Royal Mile. What an amazing place - ...
Other places to stay in Edinburgh
Balgreen, Edinburgh | Innfrom $80
South Queensferry, Edinburgh | Innfrom $110
Balgreen, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $117
Prestonfield, Edinburgh | Innfrom $124
Prestonfield, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $139
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
Liberton, Edinburgh | Innfrom $123
Restalrig, Edinburgh | Innfrom $71