Stayed herewith another couple for a 2 day visit to the fringe at Edinburgh.
It is a really lovely country house and run by a really pleasant couple, who were a great help for our stay.
It is a quirky type of place, paintings every where and antique type items everywhere and very nice family photos scattered around, and very much like you are staying in some ones home rather than renting a room, which is not uncomfortable because of the friendliness of Jill and her husband.
It's true there are no locks on the room doors which did not bother us, and I think Jill might have known we may be late, as on our late return the curtains were drawn and the heater had been put on low, which was appreciated after such a terrible journey home after the tattoo.
The grounds are lovely and nice for a walk around before breakfast.
We had 2 good nights sleep and the breakfast was good and relaxed.
We used the train to access Edinburgh which was fine and reliable. One tip, DO NOT go to the second tattoo performance as there are no trains ( rail company you should think this one through really !!!!!!! and at that time getting a taxi was impossible, after trying till 2.30ish we finally threw ourselves in front of one on the road. We were ripped off (shame on you driver !!!! £40 instead of £25, but we were desperate to get home so would have paid anything ) so if you are staying at highfield go to the first performance and you will be able to get a train back.
All in all glad we tried such a pleasant place to stay, a change from the hotels in the city and typical sterile type establishments, and great value for money. The hospitality was fantastic and appreciated.
The fringe is fantastic and edinburgh in August should be on everyone's tick list !!,!,
Highfield is definitely worth a try if you prefer to be out of it a bit.
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