Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
What Not To Miss:
Ranked highest among Edinburgh ghost tours on tripadvisor. I did the 8pm Ghost and Ghouls tour and you need to go with an imagination and interest in history. I have both and whether or not spirits do exist it is still cool to learn of a city's gruesome past and go underground that is virtually untouched …
... roll," said Nathan, quickly followed by, "me too" from Garrett. For those of you not in the know, the boys love all manner of smoked and cured meat products. Sausage rolls were a hit! Of course you probably cannot escape exiting the bakery without making a little purchase, and we were easy victims with two boys that had seen enticing goodies in the case earlier. Nathan selected a "yum yum" best equated to a ...
The Union Canal which travels between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk is very near here so we cycled the 1 mile to get to it and then it was about 8 miles along the tow path into the middle of Edinburgh. It was a very pleasant ride and the path recently mowen so not too many nettles and blackberry to brush past.
We spent about 3 hours walking around the central area and up Carlton Hill for a view. We could see lots of people walking up to Arthur's ...
... think of how we as people do not notice the Lord and the light he shines on our life. We are quick to disregard him until we need him. Like these lantern we do not realize how much we depend on the light of them until we have nothing. We only need the light when the world gets dark and need to find our way. As Christians this is when we need God the most. ...
... that you can nearly see your breath in the ancient, unheated stone building) and you cannot help but imagine the thousands who have heard these same songs in this same place over the ages. It is a fitting place to take some time for reflection during Holy week.
Maison Bleue for dinner in Grassmarket is our next stop. Like so many of the old buildings in Edinburgh, part of the charm is the setting itself. Thick, old stone walls and ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
I would love to have rated this 5stars to help boost it rating on TA, but Im being honest. Easy Hotel is a good chain of hotels that put clean modern rooms in central safe locations for typically less than $50/night.
On Princes St New Town halfway between Waverley and Haymarket
10-15minute walk to Royal Mile or Calton Hill
Safe Area, Always people walking on main shopping thoroughfare and whenever the trams are finished it even be better.
Quiet night sleep, you can control heat/ac unit too.
It's not a bad hotel for the budget conscious, but if you want something on the Royal Mile with all the other tourists this might be out of the way. This is literally halfway between New Town,
Booking early is recommend for best deal, I paid 19GBP cheapest in Edinburgh that wasn't a hostel dormitory. Even if you add early check in, wifi, television it will still be cheapest.
Only has a vending machine and coffee machine, but has vouchers daily for discounted full Scottish breakfast at Ryan's a block over to the west end which was very good.
Not the best at going out of their way, mainly only 1 person there 24hours for simple questions, check in/out, security. Not rude, just not the best.
They are small and probably best for solo travelers or a backpacking couple. Not for families or romantic couple getaways.
Small rooms with windows look out the back, Standard rooms have window overlooking Princes St front and Edinburgh Castle. This is key to remember, I was a bit bummed out. Then you walk out the front door and see it anyway.
Beds and pillows can be too flat and soft for most, I enjoyed my sleep through the night.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.