Superb UK value with roomsXML
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We all know of the Aussie gap year tradition to London. In fact, some people think there are more Aussies in London, than Brits !
But if you think outside the square, and go outside of London you will be rewarded. roomsXML has almost 5000 properties across the UK, including Northern Ireland; 65 properties, Scotland; 729 properties; Wales; 84, and of course England; 4002
This week we take a look at Scotland, and more specifically Edinburgh; invoking visions of Haggis, Kilts, bagpipes, and of course Edinburgh Castle. Most known for its imposing presence on the skyline, and home to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the castle has been a fortress providing safety to many of Scotlands Kings and Queens.
The Great Hall is one of the gems, and is over 500 years old; being is the central focus of the castle. Architecturally one of the most important buildings in the UK, the great hall is filled with medieval delights such as armor, swords and shields.
The Crown Jewels of Scotland are a sight to see. Stored in the Crown Room, they were first used during the coronation of Mary Queen of Scots. The associated sceptre was also used during the coronation. During turbulent times, the crown jewels we hidden away, buried underground, and on another occasion under a latrine to protect them from Oliver Cromwells Army.
While in the area, be sure to check out Craigmillar Castle (15 mins from Edinburgh), Linlithgow Palace (35 mins from Edinburgh) and Tantallon Castle (50 mins by car)
roomsXML is currently offering top pricing for the following UK destinations:
Scotland: Check out the castle(s), and thousands of years of history. Visit Edinburgh during Hogmanay (New Years) for a massive party.
roomsXML has 226 Properties in Edinburgh
London: The Royal family, Palaces, beer, and rain.
roomsXML has 1112 Properties in London
Glasgow: The largest city in Scotland, popular for its Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture. Touted as the cultural hub based on riches from trade and ship building, don’t miss it.
roomsXML has 107 Properties in Glasgow
roomsXML has over 96,000 properties worldwide. If you are unsure about which property to book, always check for the ‘Preferred’ logo next to the hotel; that means its been recommended by other Travel Agents. Thanks for Wikitravel for the tips.