Edinburgh Journals

Fall Day in Edinburgh

A November 2005 trip to Edinburgh by elusivone

Fraoch House Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland More Photos
Quote: Late November we took an overnight trip to Edinburgh, Scotland.

Fraoch House

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Fraoch House Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Fraoch House is a wonderfully comfortable guest house/bed-and-breakfast just a 20-minute walk from the heart of the Edinburgh city center.On a busy weekend, I was able to get a double-bed room with a private bath for just 40 GBP/night. For an American that was a pretty good deal even with our poor exchange rate!The house is one of many guest houses on Pilrig street, so you'll feel fairly safe outside. The interior is modern yet traditional - looks like some IKEA mixed in with great wood furniture. Sleeping was divine after a long day's walking; the shower was almost better than the bed.Gareth, the owner, prepared a wonderful full Scottish breakfast that I unfortunat...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 29, 2005

Fraoch House
66 Pilrig Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 5AS
+44 (131) 554-1353

Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Not having much time to explore, I decided to hit the main attraction: Edinburgh Castle, at the top of the Royal Mile.After a good hike up to the top of the hill, I paid the 9 GBP adult rate and invested in the 3 GBP audio tour, which I recommend. Though it was a very chilly, windy day, the sites were still easy to enjoy, with a few indoor spots to warm up.The views from the castle are amazing; I imagine they are even more so in the better months, when the sun is high and the mist thinner. From what I recall, the largest cannon sits there, Mog's Mead (hope I got that right), which is a sight in itself. Also, a soldier's pet cemetery was an interesting find. St. Marg...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 29, 2005

Edinburgh Castle
Castlehill
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2NG
+44 (131) 225 9846

Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

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At the top of the Royal Mile, just outside Edinburgh Castle, lies the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. Though it's not an actual whisky mill, you do still get to sip a taste of whisky. For a couple pounds more you can do a tasting of four scotch whiskies; I found it well worth the extra expense.As a student (must show valid ID), the tour with tasting was just 13.50 GBP (otherwise 15 GBP for regular; tour only is 9 GBP). Let me say this: the tour is "cheesy" - BUT, enjoyable. I did it after walking from Edinburgh Castle down the "Royal Mile" (which is a bit less than a mile) and then back up. So I was happy to sit and watch the somewhat silly movie about how scotch is made...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 29, 2005

Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
354 Castlehill
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2NE
+44 131 220 0441