We had such a lovely time last year in Edinburgh we decided to return. The same hotel was booked up but we still managed to stay in the Murrayfield area, namely Murrayfield Hotel. Very comfortable well decorated hotel and the Cmas decorations were exactly my taste. The decor was mostly Paris grey with some distressing of woodwork and the Xmas tree had old fashioned decorations. The staff were very friendly. The only down side were the old windows that were rottenthat allowed in all the traffic noise and anything else that could get through the use holes in the frames. However it was still cosy simply because the heating was blasting. Must cost them a fortune in fuel.
We thoroughly enjoyed a six mile walk along the river to Leith where we paid a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia.. I have always had an interest in the tOyal family as a child probably. In the same way children can have an interest in Mickey Mouse,something out of reach of our way of life although not quite a fantasy. It was nice to see where they could relax and feel at home but sad they no longer have this as castles and palaces must be so impersonal.