Looking for addresses in Scotland

Hello fellow travellers and admirers of this beautiful country!

Today, I want to tell you about something that will make your life a little easier.

When you finally arrive to your destination, tired of the trip all you want is to get to your hotel or the apartment you rented as soon as possible.

The last thing you need is to spend hours turning around in circles, trying to find an address, specially if you already took the time to look on a map, a GPS or some other tool while you were at home.

For example in Edinburgh, the way streets are named are very peculiar. A street changes its name every few blocks and that number of blocks is indeterminate.

On the explanations we have 5 or 6 different street names with no other indication.

These, are not different perpendicular streets. It is a single street, with different names.

For exemple; Northbridge, Southbridge, Clerk, Newington, Minto St., Mayfields Gardens and Craigmillar Park are just some of the names for the same street.
In Glasgow, however, I have had great difficulty in finding the location of an appartement.

This was, mainly, because two problems:

First, the place was accessible only by means of a passage between two buildings, a fact that was not included on google maps and there are no indications that this passage is the main way leading to other streets.

Second, the street was inside an appartement building. In fact, it was one of the wings of one floor. To give you a better idea, lets say that it was the left side of the 5th floor, a fact that was not included in any GPS and that the person renting the appartement did not consider important to notify me.

Also, in both cities, addresses can be in the form of fractions, for example 199/8; means the number of the building is 199 and the department is number 8.

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Until next time!

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