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York and Edinburgh B&Bs

Would like B&B suggestions for York and Edinburgh (never been to either city). I'll be traveling in Mid-March 2012. Thanks. Ellen

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You'll probably get more answers if you post this on the "To The North" page.

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Ellen, I'm not sure what you'll find at this late date, but the last time we were in York we stayed at the Raphael Guest House, which was lovely. It costs about £6 for a cab from the train station, but once there it is a very short walk to the walled area and alot of good restaurants. Also your breakfast is cooked to order with freshly baked bread everyday. The owners Dom and Zoe are extremely helpful. In Edinburgh we've stayed at Stuart House, 12 East Claremont Street, and Broughton Guest House, 37 Broughton Place ( They are about a 15–20 minute walk to the Royal Mile. The Broughton is a couple of minutes closer to the Royal Mile, has a nice neighborhood pub one block away, and across the street from the pub is an excellent restaurant called the Olive Branch. Both places were nice, breakfasts very tasty, and the owners were accommodating. Last fall we stayed at Fraser Suites which is 1 block off the Royal Mile and within walking distance of the train station. It's not a B&B but you can't beat the location. Also, Philip is correct, you will get more advice if you post your question in the "To The North" section. Have a wonderful trip.

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Hi Ellen, In Edinburgh we stayed at the Priestville Guest House (it's in RS's Guide book). Great place and quiet area, easy walk to restaurants, pubs, launderette, close to Arthur's Seat, etc. We even walked to the Royal Mile from here (if you enjoy walking). Colin & Trina are a wealth of info and give you a small list/map of the area. One morning our breakfast was prepared earlier than posted hours due to our agenda for the day. In York we stayed at the Premier Inn (UK's version of Holiday Inn Express) because we were on the move and it is situated close to the express bus into York. Both cities were hi-lites of our trip to Great Britain. Enjoy, Bob