Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... there for the night. The stone buildings and fences are still everywhere here, and this camp is also in a lovely setting - not as good facilities as the pub, but nice enough.
The next morning - 13th August I wake up to an old man beside me. Bo has turned another year older. Once his pressies are opened and brekkie over with we are off again, destination Edinburgh. Excitement as we pass the Scotland sign and we count down the miles to the capital. ...
... bit cold as well...anyway no kilt. We went on a tour underground called 'Mary's Close' where people lived in claustrophobic conditions. Many people died from the Black Plague which spread rampant amongst 100,000 people crammed into a very congested area. Over 50,000 died during this time. The young lady who led the tour was a real pleasure and so funny with her commentary. It is hard to believe people could live in these conditions, ...
... front. The rest of the crew met us there and got drinks with us. They had all (except Ash), just been for a walk up to Arthur's Seat, which is at the top of one of the mountains on the outskirts of the city, and while climbing some rocks there, V had ripped a massive ****** hole in his jeans! So he headed back to his hostel to change! Our food came out, and Darren's food was.... SOUP!! Oh no!!!! (For anyone who doesn't know, Darren doesn't eat soup, for some strange reason...) ...
... card but still ;) hahahaha anyways, we went to Mary kings close after. It was so cool. Underground tunnels galore. They were homes to people who often were hit by the plague. We learned the street we are staying on is where dead people's bodies and animals plagued by the plague were put, very creepy. And also the homeless man is still outside of our hostel ally door. I'm weirded out. Besides that we are hiking tomorrow at Arthur's seat! About to go see what nightlife is like in Edinburgh! ...
... to Garelton Lodge. Gavin and Jackie had outdone themselves in preparing it to be beautiful and welcoming and excitement grew as couple by couple, guests arrived. I believe the final count was a guest list of about 30 or so. The ceremony was led by a humanist officiant who explained that their belief is in the goodness of man and his ability to choose to live a life rich in meaning and compassion and tolerance and love ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility