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EDI And It's Surroundings  
User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

I will be making a quick trip into EDI in march. What is close to the airport? Is it close to downtown? And what is there to do in EDI for 2 days.

Will be taking BD, LHR-EDI.

Any help would be nice.

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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

The zoo is pretty close. Those penguins rule!  Big thumbs up
Last time I was there it cost something like £6 return for a bus to the city centre.
EDI for two days, hmmm, castle go to Deep Sea World (North Queensferry) and other tourist stuff



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5182 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

The castles a must, you cant go to edinburgh and not visit the castle! The Royal Yacht Britannia is also worth a visit down in leath. You might need a little more than 2 days though to explorer edinburgh, there's plenty to do...


That'll teach you
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

One thing to add about Nighthawks post...it's Leith, not Leath  Wink/being sarcastic
You could always go into Princess Street Gardens and chase the squirrels  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineWhiskeyhotel From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

Climbing Arthur's Seat at 3:30 in the afternoon for sunset (yep, that's when it goes away this time of year) is always nice. If you catch it on a day like today, very fun...there's a lovely gale blowing outside. Let's see, there's also a tree in the meadows that hasn't lost all of its leaves yet (a minor miracle). You should also take the opportunity to get as drunk as possible on the cowgate. Winter's a bit bleak here...best to just follow the locals' lead and cower in a pub

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

EDI is 8 miles from the City centre(15 Km(?))
Check out the castle and the 'Winter Wonderland' thing going on in Princes Street Gardens, very festive.  Big grin Taxi or 100 bus will get you from the airport into town.
If you're a skier, you can try out Europe's largest outdoor dry sky slope?  Smile
Etc, etc.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Ah yes, forgot about the ski slope. Very nice restaurant near the bottom of the slope if I remember rightly


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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

Yeah, you've got to go to the castle. Unfortunately, you've missed St. Andrews Day. They let you in for free that day. Not that it's really expensive anyhow. The yacht is sort of enh. It's nice to see for the historical factor. "This is where Charles and Diana bumped uglies," etc.


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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

Very nice restaurant near the bottom of the slope if I remember rightly

Yes, popular too.
Loads of info here:

http://www.edinburgh.org/


User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Thank You all SO much, I have now planned many fun things. I will see the castle, I didn't know there was a ski slope(dry?) I will visit many pubs, and climbing Arthurs seat sounds cool. Does anybody know a reasonable place to stay for 3 people? Close to the surroundings. Thanks again all for the help. I have visited Scotland a few years back, flew into ABZ, and never went any more south than ABZ, I then flew out of INV.

Thanks again.

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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

There's a nice B+B called the Aarajura which I stayed in a couple of years ago when I was last in Edinburgh.
Search for that in Google. Recommend it highly  Smile



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Ual777contrail:

I stayed in the Jury's Inn. Not a bad rate, especially if you book through American United Airlines. It's a 5 minute walking distance from all the main stuff, and 10 minutes to the castle.

[Edited 2004-12-14 18:54:10]


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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

I don't know if i should be telling you this, but there is an Emergency gate so close to the RWY. There are only 2 problems, Police go around a lot and may be suspicious and you will need a car to get there. It's a great place to go, but if you do, don't forget Passport.

Mike


User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

'Winter Wonderland' thing going on in Princes Street Gardens, very festive

You fool! You're visiting in March, of course!  Insane

Yep dry skiiing, it's covered in this stuff though, so keep those thumbs tucked in.  Big grin



User currently offlineBuckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

All,

This sounds very childish & I know there has been a lot of bickering on the thread about a direct GLA to Germany flight, however.....

Simply go to Glasgow! It is only 70 km away.

However, I agree that there's plenty to do in Edinburgh for 2 days.

If the weather's good, try and get a window seat on the right as the normal approach over the estuary will yield fantastic views of the Forth Rail Bridge. In fact taking a train over the bridge would also be a good idea. Buy tickets for North Queensferry (just over the bridge) or Inverkeithing which will have more trains stopping.

Cheers

CTA (Switzerland)">BB



User currently offlineVadheim From Norway, joined Jul 2000, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

I came back from a long weekend in Scotland last weekend, stayed 2 nights in Edinburgh and 1 night in Glasgow.

Plenty to do in Edinburgh and it is such a beautiful city both scenery and architecture. Royal Castle is nice and Britannia down at the Ocean Terminal in Leith is also worth a visit otherwise plenty of shopping and monuments Smile


User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1383 times:

Thanks for all the help, I know I will see the castle for sure. I will probably stay at the Jury's Inn, pretty nice rate. I also found out that the Dropkick Murphy's will be in town the same night. I think at the Liquid Room. Anybody ever hear of them or it(liquid room)

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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1381 times:

Anybody ever hear of them or it(liquid room)

Yeah, I've been to see a gig at the Liquid Room before. Pretty small place in the basement of one of the large terraced houses in the Old Town. It's in Victoria Street, just off the Royal Mile. It's not a bad place at all, good acoustics too.


User currently offlineHardkor From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1374 times:

Make sure to take a stroll down the "Royal Mile", expensive but trendy area. I was only there for a night in August, but make sure you go to the Castle, definitely the first priority I would say (even before the pubs)
Have fun,
Hardkor


User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

Thanks all, I will visit most if not all of the recommendations.

I will see the castle, and the Dropkick Murphys.


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

OOoh and you have to go to the Edinburgh dungeons, they're really scary Laugh out loud.

I think that the scenery is much more beautiful in EDI,

Sam



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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

OOoh and you have to go to the Edinburgh dungeons

They caused a minor uproar recently by putting in a 'Satan's Grotto' Big grin


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