Details, Scotland

July 20, 2012
GETTING THERE

Delta offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh, with early September fares currently starting at $796 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Dene Guest House

7 Eyre Pl., Edinburgh

011-44-131-556-2700

www.deneguesthouse.com

Large, comfortable rooms in a quiet part of New Town. Rates from $38 per person.

The Balmoral

1 Princes St., Edinburgh

011-44-131-556-2414

www.thebalmoralhotel.com

Historic, centrally located luxury hotel. Rooms from $280.

The Islay Hotel

Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Islay

011-44-149-630-0109 

www.theislayhotel.com

Newly rebuilt classic hotel with water views. Rooms from $185.

WHERE TO EAT

The Cambridge Bar

2 0 Young St., Edinburgh

011-44-131-226-2120

www.thecambridgebar.co.uk

Cozy gastropub serving craft Scottish ales and burgers.
Entrees start at $10.

David Bann

56-58 Saint Mary’s St., Edinburgh

011-44-131-556-5888

www.davidbann.com

Sophisticated, creative and locally sourced vegetarian meals. Entrees start at $16.

WHAT TO DO

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers St., Edinburgh

011-44-300-123-6789

www.nms.ac.uk

Offers several floors of Scottish history and other exhibits.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

The Writers’ Museum

Lady Stair’s Close, Edinburgh

011-44-131-529-4901

www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/The-Writers--Museum

Personal effects of Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; in August, Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Free.

Laphroaig distillery

Port Ellen, Islay

011-44-149-630-2418

www.laphroaig.com

Store open for tastings; several tours are offered, from
15-minute dashes to four-hour picnic lunches. Check Web site for times. $4.60 to $109.

Lagavulin distillery

Port Ellen, Islay

011-44-149-630-2749

www.discovering-distilleries.com

Tour times vary depending on day and month. Complimentary whisky glass. Basic tour, $9.30.

Bruichladdich distillery

Bruichladdich, Islay

011-44-149-685-0190

www.bruichladdich.com

Distillery store open for tastings, and there are tours for $7.80 several times a day. Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tour times vary.

INFORMATION

www.visitscotland.com

www.islayinfo.com

T.G.

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