Abbot's House Hotel

10 Links Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7EZ, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh Hotel/ Hostel

by Judiz

Due to Globespan rescheduling our flights....we now have to have a night in Edinburgh arriving from Aberdeen around 6pm by train and flying out at 9am to Spain. I am travelling with my 14 year old daughter and looking for something clean, reasonably priced and close to Waverley station. I have scoured the web and come up with Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel...seems nice...has anyone stayed there or got any other suggestions?? Thanks in advance for your help....cheers Judi

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by fionasydney

I stayed there in Sept. My husband and I had a double room with our own bathroom, around the corner from the main hostel. It was good,basic but clean and convenient and just 2 mins walk from Waverley station.

Re: Edinburgh Hotel/ Hostel

by Judiz

Thanks Fiona....have now found the Travelodge 29pd a night if booked and paid for online and I think it looks about the same distance from Waverley. Thanks for your comments though. Cheers Judi

Travel Tips for Edinburgh

Go to the historical places,...

by Yuthrev

Go to the historical places, for us from the states it was fascinating to hear of things done before our country was discovered. When you are walking down the main streets take glances down the alley ways. You can almost imagine the 1600's. We ate lunch in an out of the way pub. We were having difficulty deciding. So, my wife finally said 'that one'. The meal was great and the atmosphere was too. When I asked how she finally decided, she said that she picked the one with all the young people with leather, major piercings, and multi colored hair were standing outside of. She figured if it was good enough for them it must be good. She was right again.

The Scott Memorial

by Ash59

The Scott Monument was build between 1840-46 as a memorial to the writer Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832). Designed by architect George Kemp (1795-1844), who won a competition with his gothic design, the public can climb the 287 steps to the top of the monument for spectacular views of the city.

Have a walk in the great outdoors

by scottishvisitor

Hollyrood Park which belongs to the Monarchy but is accessable to all with no gates or restrictions. The park is 650 acres of unmanicured hill just raw nature as nature intended. If the weather is fine go for a walk here and see Arthur's Seat, a long ago extinct volcano which erupted under the sea when Scotland was many miles from where it is today a fact to contemplate while enjoying a solitary and stimulating walk back through time. No equipment necessary but you might want to wear layered clothing.

Statue of Greyfriars Bobby

by Dabs

In order to locate the statue of Greyfriars Bobby, locate the Greyfriars Bobby Pub, turn your back to it and you should see the statue. It was much smaller than I thought it would be, I walked right past it on the first shot, not sure why I thought a statue of a Skye Terrier would be big.

There are at least two versions of the Greyfriars Bobby story, the Disney version and the version written in a book, but the essential elements are the same.

The Disney version has Bobby running away from home to stay with farmhand Old Jock, the book version has Bobby's owner as a policeman named John Gray. From there the stories stay the same, Jock/John was buried in Greyfriars Kirk (churchyard). Bobby kept watch over his unmarked grave for 14 years, laying on the grave leaving only for food when the one o'clock gun at Edinburgh Castle went off. He was said to frequent a local coffeeshop or restaurant that his master frequented.

Since Bobby no longer belonged to anyone and a law was passed that required all dogs to be licensed in the city or they would be destroyed, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh paid Bobby's licence and gave him a collar with a brass inscription "Greyfriars Bobby from the Lord Provost 1867 licensed". You can see the collar at the Museum of Edinburgh on the Royal Mile.

The Disney movie, "Greyfriars Bobby", is a sweet, heartwarming film should you want to see it before you head to Edinburgh.

Nightly surprises

by solopes about Uncategorised

Walking to a bar with live folk music I found this beautiful building, till now unidentified.

By the way, the music was lively, the bar was small but friendly, and I don't remeber where, so, go search for yourself and look around. That's the fun.


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