A fantastic group review from our Groups competition winners
A girl guiding group from Gloucestershire entered our competition for the chance to win £100 – and they did! Here’s what they had to say…
“Dear HI Groups,
We had an absolutely fantastic time. We achieved our 2 main aims – giving the girls a really fun time and helping them become “city smart” by finding their way around an unfamiliar place.
The youth hostel was the perfect place to stay. The staff were incredibly friendly, the facilities were excellent and the location could not have been better. A short walk to the centre, or buses stopping right outside the door when we wanted to get a bit further afield was ideal. We enjoyed fish and chips from your local fish and chip shop and on the second night, we went to Leith to Teuchters Landing for meals in mugs.
We spent the £100 prize on buying a ticket to Edinburgh Ceilidhs’ Tuesday evening ceilidh at the Roxy for everyone so adding a real touch of Scotland to the adventure. After a full day travelling on the train to get to you, a night of exercise was just what we needed and this was a brilliantly run event for young and old, experts and novices. We felt so welcome.
I am absolutely sure we’ll be back once the girls have achieved their other wish of their next city trip – New York!
Thank you again for helping us have such a great time.
Helen Welsh – County Commissioner and Holiday Guiding champion, Gloucestershire”
Along with the hostel in Edinburgh, there are many other hostels in great locations from which your scouts group can benefit.