Edinburgh - Orbutt is spot on. I've stayed there three times, initially on RR's recommendation. They look after runners, do breakfast from round about 6:15 on the day, and it's a very good buffet breakfast by French hotel standards. Rooms are a wee bit small but quaint and the location is surprisingly quiet.
Danni - you know what to do
Orbutt - I've found 34 extra pounds over ths last year and a half. Injuries suck
If training had gone well and Id racked up a few 20 milers id be tempted to full on race the half three weeks before and have the couple of miles warm up before. Still got 15.2 miles done but also a very clear idea what pace to target in Paris.