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one night stay in Edinburgh

I'll be returning to Edinburgh on my own for one night in August after my tour ends to attend the Military Tattoo - can't miss that! I'm looking for suggestions for an affordable, safe, centrally located hotel or B&B where I can easily get to the castle and get myself back & forth to Waverly Station. I'll be coming by train from Glasgow on August 14th, & then flying back home from Edinburgh Airport on August 15th. Any thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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I stayed in Motel One (it's actually hotel) and also Jury Inn (recommended by Rick Steves). They are close to each other, Jury Inn substantially more expensive and not much better than Motel One. Price for Motel One was 69 pounds. It is right across the street from Waverly Station. Bus to the airport is right there, too. It is about 10 minutes uphill walk to the Castle.

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Thank you! I'll check them both out. I'm from Vancouver, WA & see you're from Seattle - go Seahawks!

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Yes!! Second time in Superball just after one year and God willing second time champions!

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I've stayed at The Walton B&B. See the link for the rates. 45£ for a single. But...for any and all hotels and B&B's the rates will be higher during the festival. EVERYTHING in Edinburgh is higher during the festival. :( But, it's worth it.

Pam

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We had an apartment for several nights this past August, so I won't recommend that for your 1-night visit, but I've heard good things about the Travelodge (there are 2 in Downtown Edinburgh each a short distance off the Royal Mile), and even stopped in at the front desk of the one at St. Mary's Street & Cowgate St for directions - very helpful.

As for the Tattoo (do you have your ticket yet?), the queue to get in formed last year on the south side of the castle, so if coming from the Waverly neighborhood, you'd need to cross the Royal Mile to get in line. Hope for fair weather during the performance, but be prepared if it rains!

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Thank you - I'll check that out. The hints about the Tattoo are very helpful, too. I learned my lesson about booking early - all the tours I was interested in for August that included Tattoo tickets were already sold out in December, so I built in an extra day after my tour ends so I can go on my own. I have already purchased my ticket & included a dinner package. Really excited about seeing it! I did visit Scotland in 1998, but went earlier in the summer & missed the Tattoo.