I'm planning on a trip to Edinburgh to coincide with the Fringe festival, coming back via a trek up Ben Nevis and the lakes. It looks like I will be driving as a one way bus journey at its cheapest is £22 to Edinburgh and leaves planning a bit of a nightmare on the way back. As there will be two of us, it should be about £50 each in fuel for the whole journey. Does anyone have any recommendations for B&B's or hostels in Edinburgh, and indeed parking. I was thinking just taking the car to a airport carpark as they're around £20 for 4 days which would be fine as I wouldn't be using a car while there, however if i can find a B&B with parking that would save on that. I am also looking to dump the car for a few days somewhere when I get to the lakes and pick it up for my return journey which will be via Manchester to visit a friend. Anyone have any experience with the 2 locales and any recommendations I would appreciate it. OJ edit- I have a list of phone numbers I will be trying Wednesday to check availability. I'm looking at somewhere a bit out from the City Centre and a few miles each way is no drama and from the looks of it, the price per night drops quite a bit.