Best Western Philipburn Country House Hotel

Linglie Road, Selkirk, Borders, Scotland TD7 5LS, United Kingdom
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Accomodation in City Centre Guesthouse

by stefanfarr8

Hi all,

has anyone stayed in the city centre gusethouse? Is it ok to stay in for one night? It shouldn't be far away from Waverley Bridge? Because i need to take a bus to the airport the following morning at 4am in the morning. Do buses run at this time?


Re: Accomodation in City Centre Guesthouse

by leics

Night bus services run half-hourly to the airport throughout the night(number N22); look at for timetables & fares. You'll get the bus from Waverley Bridge, just off Princes street. is a hostel rather than a guesthouse, but should be fine for one's very central so will be easy to get to the bus stop. They've got a useful streetmap if you click on 'directions', which will give you an idea of distance (although they've spelt 'Princes Street' as 'Princess Street' so don't get confused!)

You can also look at the city centre on Put 'Princes Street' into the search box, then click on either of the Edinburgh links.

Travel Tips for Edinburgh

Go for Hogmanay! A lot of...

by iriatetsuo

Go for Hogmanay! A lot of Europeans and Aussies seem to know about this New Year's Eve event, but most Americans lack the knowledge. It is *definitely* worth it! It was a fantastic experience for Y2K and the people are some of the friendliest on the planet. We went for Hogmanay and had a blast. Edinburgh is one of the cleanest cities. 200,000 people partying on New Year's Eve and well past midnight, yet the next day you could barely tell there had been a celebration. :)
Edinburgh is my favorite city in the world; it has such a fantastic history and the people are great.


by Dabs

Maybe the locals are so used to the drizzle that they no longer carry them but I found as I was walking back a couple of nights that no one was using them even though it was raining hard enough that I normally would. Transported back to high school when it was sooooo uncool to carry an umbrella and not wanting to look like an outsider (ha, ha!), I just put my hat on but I found that rather peculiar.

Go to the beach!

by Regalbirdy

With so much to do in Edinburgh city centre it is easy to forget that it is a coastal city and after only a short trip (3-5 miles), you will end up in Portobello where there is an ok beach. Great for a refreshing walk whilst taking in the sea air or sitting sunbathing on a warm sunny day. Its a cheap way to spend some time - all you need is the bus fare!

Cairnpapple Hill

by margaretvn

Visit Cairnpapple Hill This is one of the most important prehistoric monuments on mainland Scotland. On a clear day you have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
Cairnapple Hill is a site that was used from about 2800 BC. In the Neolithic period seven holes in an arc were made and the cremated remains of humans were placed in them. In the centre of the arc there are three sockets and these are though to have been for megaliths. Later 24 standing stones were arranged in an oval and a ditch was made outside of this oval. It had entrances to the north and south. A bank was also built up beyond the ditch; this bank or henge was around 200 feet in diameter. Some fragments of beaker pottery and some cremated bone have been found from this period, some fragments of stone axes found are though to have come from the Lake District and from Penmaenmawr Mountain in North Wales. This is thought to show that there was links of Communication and trade between the local community and more distant groups.
There is also a grave marked by standing stones and surrounded by smaller stones. In the bank is a grave where fragments of beaker were found but no bones were found in either grave. It is though that the acid soil would have destroyed any remains.
At a later date a cairn was made within the bank or henge and this covered two Bronze Age cyst burials. A cairn with double the diameter was built later. This cairn covered two cremations covered by urns. These urns were dated to the late Bronze Age. In probably the Iron Age four graves were dug in the ditch area but there are no artefacts to definitely date them and any bone remains would have again been destroyed by the acid soil.
The mound you see today is a reconstruction representing the original Bronze Age cairn.
Open in the summer only.
Found three miles north of Bathgate, four miles from Linlithgow off the A706

Smart drinks

by leok about The Living Room

Doesn't look much from the outside but this is currently one of the trendiest spots in the city. Somehow manages to be both very popular and busy but never takes more than a couple of minutes to be served at the bar. Often live piano music in the week and DJ at the weekend. Perhaps better for the 26+ yrs crowd but generally popular with everyone as a pre club bar. Open fairly late. Restaurant also looks good.

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