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      Ingliston Park and Ride - long term stay?

      by muratkorman Online Now May 15, 2015 at 2:15 AM

      Dear VT members,
      I need to leave my car for 9 days near Edinburgh airport. I have found Ingliston Park and Ride to be very convenient and free. However, they indicate no overnight stay in website. Is there any VT member who left his car there for a long duration? I don't want to find my car towed when I arrive back. If this will certainly happen, where do you suggest to park the car?
      Thank you for your help.

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      Driving, parking, hotel during Tattoo

      by Dabs Online Now May 5, 2015 at 11:48 AM

      Unless I can come up with a better idea, we are flying into Edinburgh on Friday morning, picking up a car at the airport, driving to Loch Lomond so my husband can do a swim on Saturday morning, driving back to Edinburgh for the Tattoo Saturday night (tickets are still available as of a few minutes ago for the 7:30 show) and then leaving Sunday morning to head north.

      So if we are coming back from Loch Lomond, is there any place close enough to Edinburgh that we can stay with parking, free or pay, and take a train/bus into Edinburgh? Or maybe a train station where we can park overnight and then continue onto a nearby hotel? Or maybe there's long term cheaper parking at the airport? Obviously hotels are at a premium although I can still find one but I'm also not wild about actually driving into Edinburgh city center since we will already have the opposite side of the road issue to worry about.

      Maybe an airport hotel? Queensferry? Leith? Mainly I'm concerned about ease of finding it and ease of getting into the city center. Thanks.

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    • muratkorman's Profile Photo

      Ingliston Park and Ride - long term stay?

      by muratkorman Online Now May 15, 2015 at 2:15 AM

      Dear VT members,
      I need to leave my car for 9 days near Edinburgh airport. I have found Ingliston Park and Ride to be very convenient and free. However, they indicate no overnight stay in website. Is there any VT member who left his car there for a long duration? I don't want to find my car towed when I arrive back. If this will certainly happen, where do you suggest to park the car?
      Thank you for your help.

      4 Answers May 19, 2015 at 2:54 PM
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      Driving, parking, hotel during Tattoo

      by Dabs Online Now May 5, 2015 at 11:48 AM

      Unless I can come up with a better idea, we are flying into Edinburgh on Friday morning, picking up a car at the airport, driving to Loch Lomond so my husband can do a swim on Saturday morning, driving back to Edinburgh for the Tattoo Saturday night (tickets are still available as of a few minutes ago for the 7:30 show) and then leaving Sunday morning to head north.

      So if we are coming back from Loch Lomond, is there any place close enough to Edinburgh that we can stay with parking, free or pay, and take a train/bus into Edinburgh? Or maybe a train station where we can park overnight and then continue onto a nearby hotel? Or maybe there's long term cheaper parking at the airport? Obviously hotels are at a premium although I can still find one but I'm also not wild about actually driving into Edinburgh city center since we will already have the opposite side of the road issue to worry about.

      Maybe an airport hotel? Queensferry? Leith? Mainly I'm concerned about ease of finding it and ease of getting into the city center. Thanks.

      14 Answers May 7, 2015 at 4:03 PM
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      A few hours in Edinburgh

      by Hellen79 Online Now Apr 29, 2015 at 7:43 AM

      Hello
      Can you tell me what is possible to do in a few hours from 7 am to 3 pm in Edinburgh?
      Is it maybe possible to go to Glasgow or St Andrews?
      Is it possible to go to Arthur's seat early in the morning? How long does it take from Masson House to get to Arthur's seat?
      Thank you very much!

      12 Answers May 28, 2015 at 2:38 AM
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      Airbnb Edinburgh

      by Jerry_Dawson Online Now Mar 8, 2015 at 2:32 PM

      Hi All,

      I have just booked to stay in this beautiful, central apartment in the Old Town of Edinburgh:

      https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/2550446

      We are arriving via train which is ideal because Waverley Station appears to be a very short walk away from this apartment on Jeffrey Street, however while we are there we want to hire a car (so that my wife can visit some relatives in Glasgow) and although I can see that there is 'metered' on-street parking - I was wondering if anyone was aware of any alternatives?

      Thank you for your attention!

      Jerry Dawson
      London

      5 Answers Mar 8, 2015 at 3:35 PM
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      Could you please plan a two day trip in Edinburgh for me?

      by chengdu Online Now Feb 22, 2015 at 6:38 AM

      I will stay in Edinburgh for two and a half days in March. I will stay at a hostel in High Street. I want to visit Scott Monument, Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles' Cathedral, The Palace of Holyroodhouse´╝î Calton Hill, Princess Street, etc. but I do not know what the two day itinerary should be. Could you please give me some advices? Thank you very much.

      7 Answers Feb 24, 2015 at 1:58 AM
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      Any members used Airbnb

      by EleanorB5 Online Now Feb 3, 2015 at 10:58 AM

      I have now tried to book 3 homes to stay and each one has returned not available for my dates. Seems to me the system is falling down somewhat as the hosts should black out the days that their home is unavailable. Has anyone else had this problem? cheers :)

      9 Answers Feb 4, 2015 at 12:30 AM
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      Edinburgh Castle

      by Linse Online Now Jan 17, 2015 at 4:03 AM

      Hi
      How much time can you spend when visiting Edinburgh castle? Is it a couple of hours or a whole day or?
      We are not the types who will linger a lot ..............
      Thanks

      6 Answers Jan 17, 2015 at 10:26 AM
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      Tip for a restaurant to celebrate

      by Ina08 Online Now Nov 24, 2014 at 7:09 AM

      On Friday I will have my graduation ceremony at Edinburgh University (yes, I am a "mature" student, lol). Since we are busy on the Friday I would like to celebrate in a nice place the evening before.

      What am I looking for? A nice, thoughtful atmosphere, setting and location, inspiring and attractive food and drinks, expense range: I would draw the line at 50 Pounds per person (it's a celebration, isn't it smiley??). We do not have a car and are staying at Portobello, so any place that is reachable by public transport or also by taxi will be fine.

      I look forward to your suggestions. And maybe you'd like to join me for a drink on Saturday, I have posted a VT Meet.

      5 Answers Nov 27, 2014 at 3:41 PM
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      bus to the airport at 4.00am

      by mindcrime Online Now Nov 6, 2014 at 6:48 AM

      what are my options to/from the airport to Old Town(High Street 105)??
      arrival thursday 16.10
      departure sunday 6.30am

      6 Answers Nov 7, 2014 at 10:23 AM
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      2,5 days in winter

      by mindcrime Online Now Nov 6, 2014 at 1:49 AM

      I will be in Edinburgh in late february, staying in the old town.
      I will arrive on thursday at about 17.00 and depart at 6.00am on sunday.
      considering the cold weather (lets hope not much rain) and limited daylight
      1)what would you suggest to be my itinerary there?
      2)is any museum open after dark? (I'd like to see the momunents, city streets, view etc during the daylight of course.

      24 Answers Apr 10, 2015 at 4:38 AM
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      Arriving June 17th in Edinburgh, is the film festival a big draw, like the festivals in August?

      by charlesracine Online Now Oct 28, 2014 at 12:43 PM

      We are arriving June 17th in Edinburgh, and see the film festival starts then. Is the film festival a big draw and should we have any problems if we wait till a couple months before to book a hotel in the city center? Are there other considerations during that period?

      5 Answers Oct 29, 2014 at 4:04 AM
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      Restaurant

      by Linse Online Now Oct 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM

      Hi Can anyone recommend a restaurant where you can get good scottish venison filet for a reasonable price not too long from Princess street?

       

      3 Answers Oct 12, 2014 at 5:39 AM
    • Life in Edinburgh

      by billacaro Online Now Oct 6, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      Hello guys! me and my boyfriend are moving to Edinburgh within 2 weeks!
      we are planning to stay in a cheap hotel/hostal for the first week (any idea) while looking for a place to rent.
      In london we were used to rent a double room in a shared flat since the rent it crazy! what about edinburgh? would it be possible to rent a studio flat with an average job salary?
      How about jobs, easy to find?

      I'm kind of lost here, so any help is really appreciated!
      thank you!!!

      8 Answers Oct 7, 2014 at 12:32 AM
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      Where to stay

      by Linse Online Now Oct 1, 2014 at 12:36 AM

      Hi
      We are looking to go to Edinburgh and would like to stay in the middle of everything. So in daytime we are close to sights and in the afternoon/evening we are close to both shopping and restaurants (and we don't mind noise). Which street/area should we consider then?
      Thank you :-)

      7 Answers Oct 5, 2014 at 10:06 PM
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      Self-service laundry

      by sanggano Online Now Sep 19, 2014 at 3:24 AM

      Would anyone know of a self-service laundry near Haymarket train station?

      1 Answer Sep 19, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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      Day trip out of Edinburgh

      by sanggano Online Now Sep 1, 2014 at 5:59 AM

      For a day tour, my wife and I have a choice between :

      - Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, Glencoe, Caledonian Canal and the Great Glen; or

      - Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Aberfoyle.

      For some history and great scenery, which would you choose? Or is there a day tour you would recommend?

      Have had very useful information from VTers, and look forward to your insights.
      Thanks in advance!

      9 Answers Sep 19, 2014 at 3:15 AM
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      To get to the airport.

      by svetlanaM1 Online Now Aug 24, 2014 at 9:37 AM

      Hello! My question is how can I get to Edinburgh airport from 75 Mayfield Road
      Edinburgh? If you know the best way by public transport?
      Many thanks^)

      5 Answers Aug 24, 2014 at 2:58 PM
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      Restaurant suggestions

      by Dabs Online Now Aug 4, 2014 at 8:37 AM

      I thought I was so on top of my trip but I totally forgot to look at dining options for Edinburgh. I've got a few notes jotted down but probably not enough for the 4-5 dinners I need to eat. I'm most likely going to be dining by myself and I don't want to have long multi course meals. I'll be there for the Fringe Festival so I'm guessing a lot of places will be very busy. Staying at Motel One near the train station but I'm willing to go away from the tourist area if there's something interesting. I'm not terribly fussy, it seems like most of my UK trips find me eating Turkish, Mediterranean, Italian/pizza, fish and chips and French bistro food. If anyone has a favorite spot to direct me to, I'd appreciate any suggestions!

      11 Answers Aug 6, 2014 at 9:18 AM
    • London train

      by Bekpek68 Online Now Jun 19, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      Hi everyone!!To go from Edinburgh to London by train making a overnight stop in York, do I have to buy separate tickets for each stop or only one to London and just get off in York and board again the next day? Thanks!!

      7 Answers Jun 20, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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      How could 14 students (15 - 17 years) from Liechtenstein get in contact with locals?

      by MrMartin Online Now Jun 19, 2014 at 2:05 AM

      We will stay from 23.- 30. June in Edinburgh. It would be nice to have a small sightseeing tour or interessting contact to locals for my 14 students. The goals are: To learn from another culture (even it it is not so different to the Liechtenstein one :-) and to speak English... Do you have some ideas? (We stay in the citycenter of Edinburgh, Cowgate)

       

      4 Answers Jun 19, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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      Day trips from Edinburgh

      by Dabs Online Now Jun 16, 2014 at 9:31 PM

      I'm heading to Edinburgh for 5 days prior to heading on to England and Scotland in mid August. I've been to Edinburgh a couple of times so I've seen most of the sights there, however, I'll be there during a whole pile of festivals including the Fringe festival so I still need to do some research on that Here's what I've got as my tentative plan, I've already purchased a historic Scotland pass (3 days out of 4 consecutive days) that includes a lot on my list:

      Day 1 arrive 7:45am after overnight flight, check in, spend some time in Edinburgh
      Day 2 Stirling Castle, Doune Castle (Monty Python)-both on Pass
      Day 3 Possible daytrip to see some other part of Scotland
      Day 4 Linlithgow Castle, Blackness Castle-both on Pass
      Day 5 Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh Castle-both on Pass, leave 6pm for Manchester

      It's been suggested that I can also see Linlithgow on the Stirling day, by a local, since they are in the same general direction, the train ticket appears to allow breaks in the journey so I'll play by ear. If I do that, then Blackness will probably get chopped and I might just stay in Edinburgh

      For day 3, I was looking at a couple of companies, Rabbies and Timberbush and they both have Loch Ness trips, one includes Uruqhart, one doesn't, about the same price, the Uruqhart trip is 1/2 hour longer, 12 hours vs. 12 1/2 hours. I understand that it's a long way each direction, 3 hours or so, they both go by Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Fort Augustus, spend approx. 2 hours at Loch Ness including an optional boat trip, Grampian mountains and a stop at Pitlochry. Thoughts? People seem to love the companies but then I'm reading a lot about Loch Ness and that it's not all that (Loch Ness monster sightings not withstanding). The closer Loch tours all include one of the castles I was planning on seeing on my own, I guess I could do the Loch Lomond tour and see the town of Stirling while everyone else toured the castle. Or delete Stirling Castle from day 2 and see something else. Less driving, is that Loch more scenic?

      7 Answers Jun 22, 2014 at 8:37 PM
    • Unique 30th

      by giricoccola Online Now Jun 5, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      Hi, it's my 30th birthday soon and I'd like to do something unique. I'd need to stay close to home in Edinburgh but as I've lived here for almost 10 years, I've done most sightseeing things. I can't say I'm really into the adventure sports where heights feature but I wouldn't mind splashing out a little on something to do during the day. Thanks!

      2 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 1:37 PM
    • all for love...

      by trouble1315 Online Now May 27, 2014 at 6:16 PM

      How much is a return bus ticket from Edinburgh to Dumfries?

      1 Answer May 28, 2014 at 3:58 AM
    • there & back?!

      by trouble1315 Online Now May 27, 2014 at 6:11 PM

      Anyone tell me how much a return bus ticket is from edinburgh to dumfries is please??

      2 Answers May 31, 2014 at 6:52 AM
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      Day Trip from Edinburgh to Mallaig - Is the scenery worth a a full day on the train

      by Boohawk13 Online Now May 23, 2014 at 9:46 PM

      We will be in Edinburgh for several days in September. Looking to have one day be our train trip/scenery day. From other comments, Loch Ness isn't the best scenery. So thinking of taking a train all day and going out to Mallaig and back. Wondering if it is worth the time. Other option would be a day trip to Loch Lomond. We will have BritRail passes so train cost isn't an issue. Or does anyone have any other options of what we could do by train in a day.

      5 Answers Jun 7, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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      passport or driving licence

      by paddington28 Online Now May 7, 2014 at 10:14 AM

      Im flying from edinburgh to bristol in August with easyjet, do i have to use my passport (as i need to send my passport to an embassy in august for a visa) or can i use my uk driving licence

      13 Answers May 9, 2014 at 11:04 AM
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      Passenger ferries to and from Edinburgh to mainland Europe, Denmark or Norway

      by charlesracine Online Now May 1, 2014 at 7:51 AM

      Further, are there ferries to and from Edinburgh to mainland Europe, Denmark or Norway in mid summer? Thanks all in advance, Chuck

      10 Answers May 1, 2014 at 2:40 PM
    • 3 weeks in Edinburgh for a single 40 year old woman who likes culture and night life

      by edibird Online Now Apr 22, 2014 at 3:16 PM

      I am planning to stay in Edinburgh for about 3 weeks, and want to get a taste for what it would be like to live there. I may check out some advanced education programs, and also want to do the touristy things, and enjoy some pubs and clubs. I would like a central location that feels pedestrian friendly, with lots of shops, restaurants, and easy access to the cultural sights. Night life for people in their 30s and up would be great to find, too. Budget is middle of the road. Where might I stay?

      2 Answers Apr 22, 2014 at 9:03 PM
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      Cruises that originate from Edinburgh, UK?

      by charlesracine Online Now Apr 11, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      Are there cruises that originate from Edinburgh to mainland Europe or Denmark or Norway?

      2 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 10:41 AM
    • hotel in edinburg

      by vbpunjabi Online Now Mar 26, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      hi can anyone suggest a good hotel in edinburg central , i have 2 children aged 6 and 1 1 with me ,my budget is between 100 and 150 pounds per night

      4 Answers Apr 1, 2014 at 12:54 AM