Alba Hills Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... the waves ...so we girls headed to the coast to check out "Queenie's " holiday houseboat ..while Rob drove out to St Andrews Golf Course.
Have to say Lizzie doesn't really have the "designer" touch & no one could ever accuse her of being extravagant: furnishings, spaces & fittings are quite austere & I have no idea how Philip fitted into his tiny single bed! However, plenty of bottles of Moët on show so Liz & I have similar tastes ...
... steps and long flights of stairs.
Mary King's Close is one of those closes along High Street. It took its name from one Mary King, daughter of advocate Alexander King, who in the 17th century had owned several properties within the close. After being closed to the public for many years, the complex became shrouded in myths and urban legends; tales of ghosts and murders, and myths of plague victims being walled up and left to die abounded.
However, new ...
... again heading back to the hostel. Chanel had found out about a café a short walk away from where we were staying. The two of us headed to The Elephant Walk café. The interesting thing about this place was that it was very café J.K. Rowling wrote her Harry Potter books!! It definitely had something to do with the amazing view of the Edinburgh castle right through the café window. We ordered scones with jam and butter and a chocolate brownie ...
... and found the Hotel Ailsa Craig. As it was one of our less expensive hotels we didn't expect much. It was, however, a beautiful older building overlooking the city and the water. Our room was huge and we were disappointed we only had one night in Edinburgh. Fortunately we arrived around noon and were able so spend the afternoon exploring the city. JD used Urban Spoon to find us a good place for some ...
... a narrow alley into a stone room with no windows. Very cosy and warm out of the wind and rain.
Then off to tour the Royal Yacht Britannia at Leith. The exhibit is well done showing all facets of the royals and the crew including the kitchens, laundry and engine room. See the photos for more information.
Then back to the hotel for a bit of free time before the Edinburgh Military ...