Ballantrae West End Hotel

6 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 5EP, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Scotland-Here we come!

A travel blog entry by bigtravelfamily

17

... of China but you can’t see it from space. In fact, it is hard to tell the difference between the old Roman wall and the regular "modern" stone walls built for the sheep herds. We did see some lovely ruins from the car and did get out and take a picture (then run back to the van because it was SO COLD).

Now we have braved the wall crossing and are in Scottish land. Our friend Michele Corvino and her kids ...

Hogmanay

A travel blog entry by fergalicious

11

Scotland at New Year's is what I would compare most to Times Square at New Year's, with a few big differences. Times Square is extremely monitored with TONS of police, no alcohol, no coming and going once you are in the secured area, and very well organized. But still a crazy mob of people all looking to be at the heart of the action on New Year's Eve when that clock strikes midnight! Scotland on the other hand had quite a few police still (none in which I would actually ...

Edinburgh bbbbrrrrr.

A travel blog entry by hollyhd

6

... ride here was beautiful also, the rolling fields of green and rugged snow capped mountains. I have had a lovely time here and would definitely like to come back. I'm feeling a bit homesick today, and wondering why I needed to come across the other side of the world alone. But I return to Daisy tomorrow for Christmas, and it's all excitement as she is moving into her new place. So we will have a Christmas feast for sure! ...

A city of delights

A travel blog entry by jean.bottsford

3
20

... days; this is a great city to wander and let yourself get lost in. I particularly enjoyed our trip to Roslyn Chapel south of the city, it's a small church with all records of its history lost and many layers of reconstruction by varying religious factions, including the Freemasons. It was brought into the public realm with Dan Brown's DaVincini Code movie filmed there.
Our lodging suite is fantastic. We booked this week through our vacation ...

Learning From the Locals

A travel blog entry by levi.w.francis

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... br>
-Britain and Scotland dislike each other. Scotland historically feels bullied by England and that’s perhaps another reason why Scotland is vouching for independence.

-Scotland is having the same problem with Social Security as the US does.

-Scottish people love the movie Braveheart with Mel Gibson! The local actually attributes the Scottish independence movement from that movie! What a bold statement! Although ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, is near Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, St. Mary's Cathedral, Dean Gallery, and Institut Francais D'Ecosse.
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