Scotland Journals

Honeymoon in Scotland

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A March 2006 trip to Scotland by IsabelleTravels

Tulloch Castle Hotel Photo, More Photos
Quote: We decided to go to Scotland on our honeymoon, and travelled during the low travel season, winter months.

Honeymoon in Scotland

Overview

A drive cliffside Photo,
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Our winter honeymoon to Scotland included visits to Glasgow, Dingwall, Isle of Skye and Edinburgh. The best part about Scotland: all the wonderful people. While in Glasgow, we met many people from the United States. It was the perfect way to get accustomed to the new land because it was also the last time we saw people from the US. In Dingwall, we shared a taxi with a girl from Zimbabwe who was studying in Scotland. While on the Isle of Skye, we visited the tourist center in Dunvegan. The cashier was so excited to hear that we were on our Honeymoon, she gave us a calendar and made us promise to come back with our children. When we saw her a few hours later at the grocery store, she explained to everyo...Read More

Jurys Inn Glasgow

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Hotel | "Jurys Inn"

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Basics and LocationJurys Inn, Glasgow is a budget conscience hotel that also happens to be clean and centrally located! We booked this hotel for only one night and were pleasantly surprised. We paid 60 GBP and had no problems checking in. We arrived from Edinburgh to Glasgow's Queen Street Station and walked a short 15 minutes to get to the hotel. Our room on the 11th floor had a view of the other main station, Central Station. You know what this means, any where you want to go in Scotland is easily accessible if you use Jurys Inn as a home base. The RoomThe room had basic amenities. Nice decor, comfortable bed, clean bathroom, a hot pot to boil water, tele...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 10, 2006

Jurys Inn Glasgow
70-96 JAMAICA STREET
Glasgow, Scotland G1 4QE
+44 (141) 314 4800

Tulloch Castle Hotel

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Hotel

Tulloch Castle Hotel Photo,
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Getting ThereWe took the train from Edinburgh to the town of Dingwall, via Inverness. Inverness is very close and looks like a beautiful town. We arrived into Dingwall pretty late and were fortunate to get a cab. I recommend making those arrangements in advance. The CastleStopping at the castle, it just felt like I was on grand property. It is a small castle, but it is located on the top of a hill and you definitely feel important. There is nothing immediately near the castle, but there is a restaurant and a pub on castle grounds. The pub was really good. The hotel also provides breakfast made to order in the morning. My only complaint here was that I couldn't fin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 10, 2006

Tulloch Castle Hotel
Tulloch Castle Drive
Dingwall IV15 9ND
+44 01349 861325

Balmoral Hotel

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Hotel | "The Balmoral Hotel"

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LOCATIONThe Balmoral Hotel is located right next to Edinburgh train station. It is close to everything. Old town is steps away, the views of the castle are right outside the front door and there is great shopping on the same street. The clock tower at the hotel is a city landmark. RATESI've seen this hotel's standard rooms starting at 120 GBP all the way up to 300+ GBP. Patience can result in a good rate, but that's never a guarantee.THE GOODWell, obviously the location. It's also great to be able to use the sauna and steam room after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. The hotel is large and I believe it was sold out during our stay, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 10, 2006

Balmoral Hotel
1 Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2EQ
44 131 556 2414

Stein Inn

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Hotel

Stein Inn Photo, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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BookingI wanted to stay in a hotel that was very isolated. I found many B&Bs or cottage rentals that all said "view of the famous Stein Inn" as its selling point. I figured the Stein Inn must be expensive. I was wrong. Via an easy booking through their website, I paid 66 GBP for three nights. Over the winter they have a buy two nights, get one free. Angus and Terese (the owners) helped me sort out all details while I was here.Getting ThereWe arrived in Kyle of Lochalsh by train. It was late in the day and almost didn't find a way to get to the hotel. Fortunately, a car rental place had a turn in and we were able to rent a car. Our one rule was to "stay to t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 13, 2006

Stein Inn
Waternish
Isle of Skye, Scotland IV55 8GA
+44 (0)1470-592362

Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

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Attraction

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For 10GBP per person, we decided it was about time to go on a whisky tour. Located on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre is located in a convenient location. The tour includes a taste testing. The tour guide will show you the correct glass to use when drinking scotch and how to drink your scotch. There is a science to this as there is a science to drinking wine. You get to keep your glass after you have your Whiskey.You then begin your tour where you learn more about the difference between Scottish and Irish whiskey. First they will tell you that Scottish whisky tastes better. Then they discuss that Scotch whisky needs to be distilled twice, whereas Ir...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 18, 2006

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