Week trip to Scotland

I woke up one morning and decided to go to Scotland for the week!

Edinburgh Backpackers

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by backstage_diva on April 21, 2005

This is one of the nicest hostels I have stayed in yet. The down side is no elevator and many, many stairs. The bedrooms are perfect, with a great view of the city. Bathrooms are like locker rooms, but the water is hot. There's a nice common area with movies and pool tables. It's a 5-minute walk to the castle. Helpful staff, discounts at the cafe next door. Other neighbors include a Pizza Hut, corner store, bars, and a T-shirt place.
Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel
65 Cockburn Street
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1BU
0131-220 1717

The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by backstage_diva on April 21, 2005

I hate whisky, and this tour just proved it. Its a fun time though. Not only do you learn about the whisky but the country as well. They even have a ride! Very high-tech displays and a good amount of walking, sitting, and riding. Very nice staff. 'Free' sample and glass. At the end is a nice gift store and bar.
Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
354 Castlehill
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2NE
+44 131 220 0441


Member Rating 5 out of 5 by backstage_diva on April 21, 2005

It's a small tour in a comfortable bus. In mine, there were people from all over the world. The guides were great, and we listened to traditional music during the drives. Plenty of stops for photos and such. Also a chance to go on a boat tour. I suggest it. Great trip. We went to a cafe for morning coffee and got to pet a cooooo, aka cow, named Hamish. Also saw the Monty Python French taunters castle. Highlands are beautiful too.
Haggis Backpackers
11 Blackfriars Street
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1NB
+44 131 557 9393


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