Alba Hills Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... the master hit the apprentice over the head with a stonemason's mallet, murdering him, and was subsequently executed. As it is still and active place of worship, there was a brief prayer service and then we had a cuppa before going back to change for lunch. Lunch was great fun. It was lovely to see Joe and Elizabeth again, ad touched they had come over from Lanark to meet us, boasting that it had cost the each a pond each way on the train. We had a great meal, lots of ...
... originally planned and we already had a great view from or current spot, so we decided to head down to the Palace of Holyrood, the official residence of the Queen when in Scotland. It was from Arthur's Seat however, that I was exposed to the true size of Edinburgh, much bigger than I had previously realised.
... quite disgruntled with England's rule and their choice of king. Interestingly I became aware, that my ancestors, the Clan Farquharsons were avid Jacobites, and were in the frontline at the Battle of Culloden.
Unfortunately due to a string of circumstances, the Jacobites had a huge defeat at the Battle that day, where they fought the Government Army, losing 1500 men in less than an hour. After the battle, Government troups stayed in the highlands ...
... brunch at Oink, pulled pork sandwich cafe. Delicious. Then we stopped in at the People's Story Museum, which was interesting and most importantly free. Not something worth paying for. We then headed to The Real Mary King's Close, a tourist trap of the underground city in Edinburgh. While I say it's a tourist trap, but it was fun and very well presented, and you got to see some authentic housing and working conditions of the past.
I won't be doing a ...
... people tee off, and even though I’m not one bit interested in golf, it was really interesting observing the process for booking a game, organizing caddies etc. After a while we walked down to Swilcan Bridge which is the famous small stone bridge on the links and spans the Swilcan Burn between the first and eighteenth fairways on the old course and has itself become an important cultural icon in the sport of golf. We were able to go onto ...