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Clan Walker Accommodation in Edinburgh, Scotland,

United Kingdom, UK

 

Traditional Victorian built house. Family run business, centrally located. Good quality and value for money accommodation with 3 Private Parking spaces.  A non-smoking establishment, with good service and high standard of cleanliness. 15 / 20 min walk from the Royal Mile / city centre.

 

 

 

What you can find in our location?

 

3 to 15 minute Walk

Royal Commonwealth Pool, University of Edinburgh's Pollock Halls of Residence, Scottish Widows Dalkeith Road Office, Prestonfield Golf Course,  Salisbury Centre, Royal College of Surgeons, Festival Theatre, Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Park, Queens Hall, Kings Hall, McEwan Hall, Meadows, National e-Science Centre, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Royal Sick Children Hospital (Sick Kids Hospital), Historic Scotland Headquarters, National Library of Scotland (Maps), Greyfriars Church, University of Edinburgh Kings Building, University of Edinburgh Old College, Royal Museum, Dynamic Earth, Italian Cultural Institute

15 to 35 minute Walk

Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral, Palace of Holyrood, Princess Street, Waverley Station, The Scottish Parliament,The Real Mary King's Close, New Town, Old Town, Scott Monument, Camera Obscura And World of Illusions, National Library of Scotland, National Gallery of Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, John Knox House, Scottish Whisky Heritage Centre, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), Edinburgh Playhouse, Parliament House, Gladstone's Land, Writers' Museum, Usher Hall

Short Drive 15 min to 1 hour

Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh Airport, Falkirk Wheel, Rosslyn Chapel, Craigmillar Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Deep Sea world, Portobello Beach, Gorgie City Farm, Ocean Terminal, Stirling Castle, Superfast Ferry Terminal, Dunfermline Abbey,  Linlithgow Palace, Melrose Abbey, Maid of the Forth, Inchcolm Abbey, Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, Glasgow City Centre, Hampden, Scotland's National Stadium, Glasgow Airport, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish Borders, St Andrews

 

History Of Clan Walker

WALKER: The Gaelic form MACNUCATOR derives from "Mac an fhucadair" ('son of the fuller(of the cloth)'), of which the old Scots equivalent is 'Waulker', derived from 'Walker', a Middle English form which comes from the Old English 'wealcere'. The form 'Walker' is also found in England, Ireland and elsewhere, and although amongst the 30 most common names in Scotland, such ancestry should not be assumed without genealogical or geographical evidence. Many of todays Walkers were originally MacNucators, but as the name prospered in many parts of Scotland devoid of Highland association, and given the widespread distribution of the occupation, it seems most unlikely that many were related, other than by continuation of the tradition of that trade within their own family. Such trade names were not patronymics, but were used for the sake of distinction within the particular clan or community in which they dwelt. In 1613-14, persons of this name in Balquidder, Perthshire were fined for reset (sheltering) of members of the proscribed Clan Gregor, and in 1655 Patrick McNowcatter was acting as procurator-fiscal for Argyll. Duncan McNowcater (alias Mcmillan) in Ballyaurgan is recorded as a witness to a Dunmore (Knapdale) sasine in 1666, and it is probable that those MacNucators (Walkers) belonging to Argyll, especailly Knapdale, descend directly from the Clan Macmillan. Several of this race are buried near Dunmore on West Loch Tarbert. Whilst the bulk of MacNucators changed their name to Walker, there was a Dundee family who retained the name Nucator. Some MacNucators followed the Stewarts of Appin in the Rising of 1745, and there is a colony of Walkers around Boisdale amd Daliburgh on South Uist. Helen Walker (d.1791) walked from Scotland to London to petition for the life of a sister who had been condemned to death for infanticide, and her story provided the model for Sir Walter Scott's tale of "Jeanie Deans". Currently there is no clan chief, nor is there an official clan tartan, but those who have Argyll ancestry and consider themselves to be members of the Clan Macmillan, use the emblems of kinship of that race as a mark of respect to the chief. Undoubtedly, many Walkers and MacNucators will be able to trace an ancestry to areas dominated by other clans, and if such association be established it is quite appropriate to adopt their tartans etc.

 

96 Dalkeith Road, Newington, Edinburgh, EH16 5AF, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK)

+44 (0) 131 667 1244

clanwalker@ymail.com

 

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At the Clan Walker Guest House ALL rooms are En suite and contain the following:

TELEVISION
30 Digital Channels

DVD PLAYER

MINI FRIDGE

DIGITAL SAFE

ALARM CLOCK CD PLAYER/RADIO


HOSPITALITY TRAY

 

HAIRDRYER

HEATING

EN-SUITE
Shower, wash hand basin and Toilet, Towels, bath mat, Moisturising Soap, Shampoo and Shower gel, cotton wool, and cotton buds.

 

FREE WiFi Available in all rooms

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