|About Valentine Guesthouse professional year-round bed & breakfast, central location in Tollcross, closest to castle, Hume tartan history.|
About Valentine City Centre Guesthouse in Edinburgh
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Our Location: The closest Guesthouse to the Castle!!!
closest Guesthouse to the Castle in the very heart of Edinburgh.
The finest of full Scottish breakfasts is included every morning
of your stay, entirely cooked to order.
A Touch of Local History...
Why is this part of the City Centre called Tollcross?
Why is it called Gilmore Place, and where does the name 'Lochrin Annexe' come from?
Gilmore 'Street' was constructed in 1798 through property owned by Samuel Gilmore who owned a large ropemaking factory on the north side of Gilmore Place, as it became known. Older maps (eg 1830) show the spelling as 'Gilmour', which is probably the original authentic spelling.
The Lochrin Annexe of the Guest House is in Lochrin Buildings, a block opposite the guest house built on the site of the rope factory. 'Lochrin' was a term used to describe a burn (Scottish stream) which 'ran to the Loch' (Loch-run). The Loch in question was the now long gone Burgh Loch. This was drained by 1812 and is now the famous parkland area known as 'The Meadows' home to many of Edinburgh's Summer events.
Which Tartan is it down the left margin on every page?
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Just a stone's throw!!
Photo: Rob Wilkinson
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Home - our home page and welcome!
|Specials - split into two pages :|
|Current Offers - Special Offers, long-stay discounts, group bookings and so on|
|Events in Edinburgh - including the Festival Fringe, Hogmanay, Six Nations Rugby|
|About Us - information about the guesthouse, the area, and the owners|
|Facilities - split into two pages :|
|What You'll Find - Our bedrooms, the dining room, the annex, with pictures!|
|Real Reviews - Reviews of our establishment|
|Directions - split into two pages :|
|Finding Us - Comprehensive local directions on foot, bar car, bus or train|
|Airport Arrivals - A special page with details of your options after arriving at Edinburgh airport|
|Contact Us - A form that you can send a general message on (if you have no fixed dates yet for example)|
|Policy - The rules! Terms and Conditions, most of which we think work in your favour.|
|Links - All the other relevant corners of the web dealing with Scotland and Edinburgh information|
|Availability - Get our best quote on your trip dates.|
last update 01/02/12 from SVL