Some older 'guests' ...
Kate Summerscale's Mrs Robinson's Disgrace is the true story of a woman who lived at 11 Moray Place in the 1850's. It relates the unusual story of Victorian divorce.
"A compelling story of romance and fidelity, insanity, fantasy, and the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality, Mrs Robinson's Disgrace brings vividly to life a complex, frustrated Victorian wife, longing for passion and learning, companionship and love".
William Henry Fox Talbot resided at 11 Moray Place in the 1850s.
His failure to adequately sketch the views at Lake Como in Italy encouraged him to become a pioneer of photography and in 1839 he reported his 'art of photogenic drawing' to the Royal Society using light sensitive paper. He went on to develop the photographic processes of developing, fixing, and printing.
"Henry rented a six-storey granite house for his family at 11 Moray Place....Moray Place was the most lavish development in the New Town, a twelve-sided circus of houses built on tilting ground; just to the north, the land sheered down to the Water of Leith, through pleasure gardens planted with rhododendrons and hazel."
Some newer guests ...
I really enjoyed my stay in your beautiful home. You have spoiled me for all other guest houses. I shall not find another as lovely as your home.
Dear Mrs Shanks
Thank you so much for opening your house. It was the greatest pleasure to stay with you.
Thank you for a wonderful stay at 11 Moray Place and for suggestions for Edinburgh. We so enjoyed being with you and sharing your country.
Shelley, Tom, Carolyn and Louis.
I can't begin to tell you how much I've enjoyed being a guest in your beautiful home. You have helped to make this the best vacation I've yet had. I look forward to seeing you again when i return to Edinburgh.
We wanted to thank you for the wonderful hospitality you showed us at Moray Place. We loved our trip your beautiful country but Scotland is definately our favourite (due in large part to the people).
Linda & Allen Altman.
We often think about you, your beautiful house + THE BREAKFASTS! You made me a convert to oats in the morning.
D & B Campbell
It was an absolute pleasure to stay at your bed & breakfast. The room was perfect and what a wonderful view. Florence, the breakfasts were delicious. It was a treat to eat off china and amongst great company. Thank you for making our short trip to Edinburgh so memorable.
Abby Chapman & Faith Marguez
What a wonderful time we middle aged Viking hooligans had staying with you in Edinburgh.
You could not have been more generous hosts & your food certainly deserved four Michelin stars. Thank you so very much.
Thank you for the comfortable accommodation and friendliness you showed me. I felt very much at home during my stay. Thank you again for your hospitality.
Joe and I thoroughly enjoyed our holidaty in Scotland. Your B&B is tops on our list. We felt as if we were treated as family.
With best wishes
I cannot thank you enough for your remarkable hospitality this last weekend. Thank you so very much.
Just a line to let you know how much we enjoyed our brief stay with you, and that we hope to repeat the experience in the not too distant future.
Tony and Jennie Merrilles
Just a little note to say a big thank you for your wonderful hospitality and accommodation during our stay in Edinburgh. With best wishes Di & paul Richards
This is the most lovely B&B and we enjoyed staying here very much. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you very much.
Hiroshi & Chiharu