Date of stay: A number of times from 2006-2010
Where you stayed: Castle Rock Hostel
Tour or pre planned: Tours & Pre planned
Edinburgh is an amazing city and one I’d recommend visiting at some stage during your future travels. I’ve done a number of tours to Edinburgh (Hogmanay & Rugby Internationals) as well as pre planned adventures and each time I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
Edinburgh is a beautiful historic city with stunning architecture and walking around the cobbled stone streets looking at the amazing buildings is a joy. The medieval old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Something traditionally Scottish that you may want to try whilst you are in Edinburgh is Haggis. Many restaurants around Edinburgh serve Haggis and also Venison so if you are feeling adventurous let your taste buds experience a Scottish tradition.
Most of the sites in Edinburgh are within easy reach of the city centre. Here’s a brief list of some recommended sights worth visiting.
- The Royal Mile, the heart of the medieval old town has plenty of souvenir shops, pubs and restaurants. Click on the following link for more information - The Royal Mile.
- Edinburgh Castle (located at the top of the Royal Mile) Click on the following link for more information - Edinburgh Castle.
- If you are into history, than Mary Kings Close is worth visiting. Buried deep beneath the Royal Mile lies the city’s deepest secrets. It is the City beneath the City and was sealed during the plague outbreak in the 17th century. Click on the following link for more information – Mary Kings Close.
- Edinburgh has a number of Museums with free admission. Click on the following link for more information – Edinburgh National Galleries.
If you get the chance to watch a sporting event at Murrayfield stadium then do it, I’ve seen a number of Rugby International matches and the atmosphere and night life was great.
I’ve stayed at Castle Rock Hostel a number of times and I’d recommend this hostel. It is located in the city centre and below the Edinburgh Castle. Click on the following link for more information – Castle Rock Hostel.
Would you recommend this destination: Yes
Would you recommend your tour: Yes - Hogmanay with Euro Encounters
Would you recommend your hotel: Yes - Castle Rock Hostel
Overall rating destination: 4 out of 5
By: Nick & Jackie