Can anyone tell me please, how much time I need to visit Scott Monument?
I plan to travel from Birmingham to Edinburgh. What can i visit and where to go?
Hi , I'm going to be in England this summer for a summer camp and I was thinking about visiting Scotland but I'll only have a weekend to do this trip. I was planning to take a train from London to Edinburgh on Friday and come back on Sunday. But I'd also like to see Highlands as well, so is it possible for me to take another train to Inverness from Edinburgh after a day in Edinburgh ?
To sum up I'm planning :
-London-Edinburgh [ Thursday afternoon via train (It's 4.5 hours I guess ? ) ]
Friday : Edinburgh
- Edinburgh-Inverness [ Friday night via train ( 3.5 - 4 hours ? )
Saturday : Inverness ( Loch Ness? , Cawdor Castle? , Highland Wildlife Park?, Eilean Donan Castle ? )
- Inverness-London [ Sunday morning via train ]
So what do you think ? Is it possible ? Any suggestions ?
( by the way I'm 16 years old and going to get a BritRailYouthPass )
i would like to know what is the name of the streeet can view northern ireland from edinburggh.i am planning to travel therre for 2 days. which century is edinburgh castle built.
Will be in Edinburgh this week-end, and was thinking of booking a table at the Witchery for the wife's 50th birthday. I see there are two dining rooms, and I want to choose the best. Anyone know the difference? One is called the secret garden and the other the Witchery.
Is it early September a good time to visit Edinburgh and Scotland, in respect to the weather and rain ?
Next weekend I am travelling in Scotland and will plan to spend a day in Edinburgh, I will be joining a walking tour and depending on my colleague I may want to find somewhere fairly local to have some lunch, I enjoy good pub food and real ale. I recall visiting some pubs in the narrow passages around the Royal Mile.
From up by Dunsapie Loch, views south east (?) appear to show what might be numbers or letters on the snow covered hills (gaps between trees?). Is this just an illusion?
I am looking to book at the Travelodge Edinburgh Learmonth Hotel. It seems a very good price and close to the city centre. All I really need is a clean room with a good bed to sleep in and a shower, nothing fancy. Is this an okay neighbourhood?
What ways are there to get from city center to the airport? Is there a train? Bus? Does a cab minimize the hassle at reasonable expense?
Hi. Seasoned traveller around many European capitals but never done Edinburgh. So will be going in November fo rmy birthday with my other half. Any tips on what to definitely do, what to definitely not do etc We will be there Bonfire weekend if this helps. We love London but also love cities what (I imagine) Edinburgh are like. Also is it expensive? We like to get out and about, have a drink and good food but not party etc. Thanks in advance!
I;m a seasoned traveler and like to dress like the locals if possible. At a lively 68, I wonder if the jeans and nice T-shirts I wear in New York with my Birkenstocks will be OK in Edinburgh. What do you advise? Thanks.
I would really love to take my husband to the British Open in Muirfield in 2013. My question is how much would a taxi be from Queensferry to Muirfield and how long would it take. A cruise ship will be in port on July 20 and I was thinking this would be the best way for us to see the British Isles and get to the tournament as well. My husbands family came from Edinburgh so he would love to see it.
Hello, I would like your expert advice on Edinburgh. I've never been there and probably won't go any time soon but my parents want to go there this automn so I've done a few checks on the web for suitable airline tickets and hotel deals and found a few that seems to have reasonable rates. The important factors are these: 1. Closeness to city centre without being in a very, very noisy area during night. My mother is slightly disabled and would prefer not to walk very far so a 2km walk at night to get home is out of the question and she would like to not have to take a cab each night (or a bus). 2. A nice hotel. So any ideas would be nice. Are the suggestions below in the city center? Is there even such a thing? What would you say the perimieters of the city center would be if my suggestions arre wrong? Here are the hotels I've found: The Knight Residence, 12 Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ, Edinburgh The Ben Doran Guest House, 11 Mayfield Gardens, EH9 2AX, Edinburgh Best regards Roger
Hi travellers! I need your help to make our first visit unforgettable. We will be in Edinburgh for three nights in February. We are two families (one of 3 and one of 4 people, with children of about 13 years). I'd like to avoid big, unpersonal hotels. I'd rather stay in a cozy, traditional, smaller place. I guess a b&b or a guesthouse would suit us. I understand that the best area to stay, in order to have everything at walking distance, is New Town, Princes Street. Last but not least, we are thinking of spending 100-120 euros per family per night. Is there any place you can suggest? Thanks! Barbara
It is possible to rent a car in Edinburgh and return it in London? If so, recommendations? We plan to travel around Scotland, then cross the Irish Sea to Belfast by ferry from Stranraer. Then travel around Ireland. Will take the ferry in Dublin to Holyhead, Wales. More travel in Wales then on to London before leaving GB. Alternatively is it better to return the car in Edinburgh, catch a train to Stranraer, then ferry. Train from Belfast to Dublin, rent another car, return it to Dublin, ferry to Wales, another car, etc.?
Hi, I will stay in Edinburgh fom 1st September to 4th my hotel is on Pincese Street i would like to know if is necessary buy tickets to watch the The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert (Princes Street Gardens) or i can watch from the main street ((Princes Street) I know that in August take place the Military Tatto since i will miss that, where i can find a place to see a concert of pipes Thanks Bruno Portugal
Looking to find suggestions for the "Best" dining in Edinburgh...any price range.... Thanks!
Is there any form of shuttle bus from Edinburgh airport to the city centre? I have friends coming from abroad and it's their first time here and they do not speak English! Any ideas as to how much a taxi would be?
Hey there, Just wondering does anybody know of any decent Indie nightclubs in Edinburgh? I used to live there about 10 years ago and as far as i recall, we used to frequent Opium,Liquid Room,Whistlebinkie's and i'm not sure where else.But that was 10 years ago and i'm assuming things will have changed since then,and also,i was about 24 back then,now i am 34!! Any ideas? I guess i don't really care much about the age group though so long as the music is good.Many thanks in advance! Geriflox
An acquaintance told me that Edinburgh has amazing leather goods. I'll be there for 2 days next week, and I would love to get a pair of leather boots, and 2 satchels? Any good stores I should be aware of? Preferably downtown? Thanks
Hello, my husband and I will be in Edinburgh and would like to go to Dunfermline for the day. We looked up a train with national rail-is the station in a convenient location? Which train do you recommend, if any? Is there an alternate way to get there and back? Thanks!
Hi I'm coming to Scotland (Edinburgh)for a wedding over the May bank holiday weekend, 5 - 7 May. Can anyone tell me if the departmente stores will be open on the Monday? Thank You
Hello, We will be in Edinburgh in early June and have a few questions. 1. Is Kirknewton very far (as far as convenience) to main Edinburgh if we have a rental car? Is it easy to take a car into town or are we better of with a taxi? Is it very difficult to park in town? 2. We are trying to choose between 3 ghost tours: Mercat, City of the Dead, or The Real Mary King's Close. We have read reviews and they seem to be really mixed. We just don't know which would be better. We do not want any corny characters jumping out at us and screaming and such. We are leaning towards the City of the Dead since it also offers the graveyard tour, but if anyone has a suggestion please let us know. Thanks.
You never know about wether today, but someone said to me that my-june is the best time to visit Edinburgh. Is that true? Not so riny then or what?
I am arriving by Cruise ship at the port at South Queensferry. I need to find transportation from there to Bathgate Scotland. I was hoping to travel by rail. Can anyone help me out with station locations for both places, cost and whether I will need to transfer. Really looking forward to our trip to see our family heritage home. Thanks very much.
Happy New Year everyone. I know that, a few years back, someone asked basically the same question: If we can choose to attend only one of the highland games, North Berwick's or Inverkeithing's, what are the pros and cons of each and which would you recommend we attend? They are both being held on the same day, 4 August 2012. I don't mind if replies to my question also consider the appeal of the area nearby the site of the games. For example, museums and learning centres such as the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick and the attractions of the town centres in North Berwick and Inverkeithing. We are arriving by cruise ship at Queensferry, and I've noted that Inverkeithing Station is only two stations away from Dalmeny, whereas reaching North Berwick will entail a bit more effort. Nonetheless, because this is likely our once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend highland games, we will make the necessary effort if North Berwick is the better choice. Once again, thanks in advance for your advice. Cheers.
hey ya'll greetings from the Black Forest in Germany! I'm headed to Edinburgh for a long weekend in 2 weeks, the primary purpose of the trip is to take photos of the old parts of town (if the weather cooperates), not necessarily the touristy parts but also parts where the buildings are old and could look good in black-and-white. What are some memorable streets for photographing such scenes, old stones, doors that have some wear and tear on them, maybe even some paint chipped off, etc? Also, I'll be couchsurfing most likely in the Leith part of town on Portland Street for two nights. Is that an ok part of town? Are there some places in that area for photography? Also down by the docks could be good too, I'm open to your ideas! I'll have time to visit one or two museums at most and want to visit a pub with a local crowd, maybe that has some traditional music playing. Where is a good place to try haggis for the first time? Is it worth it to buy a transportation pass while there? I arrive on a friday and have 5 or so hours to kill before meeting my friend. Are there lockers at the bus depot for me to drop my bag at? Ok, that's enough questions to get us started, thank you sooooo much! cheers! jason
I intend to take ScotRail from Dalmeny (So. Queensferry) to North Berwick on a Saturday. I believe that Saturdays are entirely "off-peak". I know that I must change trains at Waverley. Because I'll have a few free hours, I'd like to use them to explore Edinburgh. My question is, if I buy an £10.80 open return ticket DAM-EDB-NBW, and if I alight at EDB (outward and/or return) to spend a few hours in the city, then will I be allowed to use the same return ticket to complete my journey? Said another way, does my ticket allow me to interrupt the trip at the transit point? Thanks in advance for your help.
I'm from Argentina and I'll be doing a bit of a mini-tour of the UK in late december/early january. One of the legs is Edinburgh. I'd like to know what's the best way to get there from London in terms of cost and speed. Is it better to book a flight from home or should I just wait to be there and try to get a train ticket? I've looked online, but frankly the britrail website hasn't been very helpful and since I've never been there I've no idea how it all works! I would also appreciate any recommendations about getting from Edinburgh to Dublin and Dubling to Cardiff, although I imagine in these cases flying would be better, right? Any help will be GREATLY appreciated.