GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24748 posts, RR: 57 Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 hours ago) and read 1567 times:
The zoo is pretty close. Those penguins rule!
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
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5052 posts, RR: 36 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 hours ago) and read 1565 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...
Whiskeyhotel From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 251 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 hours ago) and read 1540 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
ScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 9 Reply 5, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1483 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. 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?
N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6336 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1469 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.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1437 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.
Dogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1411 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.
Buckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1358 times:
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.
Vadheim From Norway, joined Jul 2000, 622 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 1303 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
Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1226 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)
ScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 9 Reply 17, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1224 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.
Hardkor From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1217 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)