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    • lucy321's Profile Photo

      Fife coastal path

      Scotland Jul 6, 2016 at 1:08 AM

      Hello,

      I think we will have a day trip tomorrow from Edinburgh to St. Andrews along the coast by train and bus, as per my travel question yesterday. Thanks for all the great answers. I am planning to follow Fergie's route via Dunfermline by train, then bus to st Andrews, stopping off at Anstruther and Crail.

      Then two or three hours in St. Andrews, then train to Edinburgh.

      How does that sound in terms of enjoyment and time feasibility? Happy to get back to Edinburgh about 8.30 or so.

      Thanks,
      Lucy

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      How to get to castle from chapel

      Roslin Jul 13, 2016 at 2:37 AM

      Is it possible to get to the castle from the chapel site? Or do we need to walk around the whole site and cross the river North Esk. I can not find any clear answers on the website of the Rosslyn chapel.

      Thanks for your reply!

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      East Neuk via public transport

      Scotland Jul 5, 2016 at 1:03 PM

      Hello,

      Im in Edinburgh until Monday, and a friend had suggested that a day to East Neuk might be nice. I don't have a car so I was wondering what the best way to go about this by bus or train might be, or whether it is too problematic and I should leave it out.

      Thanks!

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      hotel glasgow

      Glasgow Jun 30, 2016 at 12:57 AM

      I am going to be in Glasgow from Aug 8 to Aug 12 and am trying to find a reasonable hotel for myself and my brother. We will need 2 beds and I am not sure what 2 beds per room it is called. Any good suggestions. We are planning 1 day to go on an Outlander tour and then spending time in Edinburgh. Is there a train then goes from directly from the airport in Edinburgh to Glasgow. Thanks for suggestions in advance,

      Maureen

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      hotel glasgow

      Glasgow Jun 30, 2016 at 12:57 AM

      I am going to be in Glasgow from Aug 8 to Aug 12 and am trying to find a reasonable hotel for myself and my brother. We will need 2 beds and I am not sure what 2 beds per room it is called. Any good suggestions. We are planning 1 day to go on an Outlander tour and then spending time in Edinburgh. Is there a train then goes from directly from the airport in Edinburgh to Glasgow. Thanks for suggestions in advance,

      Maureen

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    • Few queries regarding Edinburgh Trip

      Edinburgh Jun 9, 2016 at 7:32 AM

      Hi,
      I am from Dublin and would like to visit Edinburgh in July with wife and 2 kids. Please help me to plan my trip.

      1. Is there any public transport available from the Edinburgh airport to Edinburgh city centre?

      2. What is the mode to pay for travel in Scotland (Edinburgh) via public transport - Coins & Notes (Sterling) / Credit or Debit cards / Travel Cards? Would I be able to buy tickets via Irish visa debit cards from the driver?

      2. Any theme parks accessible via public transport in Edinburgh?

      3. How to reach M&D's - Scotlands theme park in Edinburgh from city centre?

      Appreciate your help...

      6 Answers Jun 10, 2016 at 12:54 AM
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      Cheaper to buy day tour packages locally than online?

      Edinburgh Jun 3, 2016 at 8:10 PM

      I will be at Edinburgh for 3 days early July. Thinking of going to Loch to see if I can find Nessie :p and maybe take a look at the Scottish highlands .So my questions are :
      1) is it cheaper to buy day packages locally at Edinburgh? Or cheaper to book online?
      2) is Loch Ness accessible by train? able to do free and easy sightseeing? Cheaper than option 1?

      Btw I will be staying at one of the Destiny student double room with private bathroom. If any lady travelling solo would like to share the room at 33 pounds per night, let me know :D

      7 Answers Jun 4, 2016 at 11:58 AM
    • traveling mid to end may this year- only have 6 full days

      Edinburgh May 1, 2016 at 7:01 AM

      Traveling with my 20 yr old daughter
      we will walk all over city what are the must do's
      islands? castle? top 5 must do things-
      love also f there are hiking ideas as well
      not into museums-or shopping for traditional items - more into unique
      and ofcourse we love to eat

      15 Answers May 2, 2016 at 4:50 AM
    • left luggage, but not at the airport

      Edinburgh Apr 19, 2016 at 11:35 AM

      Hey guys,
      My boyfriend and I are flying to Edinburgh on Thursday. We are planning to hike for around 9 days and then to drive through Scotland and England. It would be so great to have some fresh clothes after stinking for 9 days :D Is there any possibility to store some luggage for several days except the left luggage service at the airport? The service there is very expensive. Thank you! :)

      7 Answers Apr 20, 2016 at 9:40 AM
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      Edinburgh transport from airport

      Edinburgh Apr 12, 2016 at 3:50 AM

      Hi guys I am flying into Edinburgh Airport and staying in Edinburgh City Centre by Reserve Appartments. I believe it's near the Royal Mile. Can anybody suggest how to get there using the public transport system? TIA

      8 Answers Apr 14, 2016 at 2:43 AM
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      Theatre in edinburgh

      Edinburgh Jan 23, 2016 at 9:40 AM

      Can anyone please tell me if there is a theatre near Edinburgh Zoo? If so is the Zoo and theatre far from the centre as i have been reading reviews that the Zoo is hard top find.
      Regards,
      Paddington!

      10 Answers Jan 24, 2016 at 9:08 AM
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      Visiting castle and the green hills of Scotland

      Edinburgh Jan 21, 2016 at 1:52 AM

      After asking about castle hotels in the Dublin forum (for Dublin and Edinburgh) and having done some more research, we found out that a few of them were already fully booked, were too expensive or not as available as we would like them to be.

      We have therefor decided that we would most likely stay in Edinburgh and make a day trip or two to visit a castle and maybe have lunch or afternoon tea and a walk in the area if possible. Any suggestions for this?

      We are also interested in visiting an area were we can see and maybe take a hike in the "green hills of Scotland" and visit a smaller town. Does anyone have suggestions for this.

      We would prefer to travel by public transportation.

      16 Answers Jan 23, 2016 at 7:12 AM
    • seeking accomodation edinburgh

      Edinburgh Jan 17, 2016 at 7:05 AM

      hi me and my comrade are looking to move to Edinburgh around march 2016 , we would like to rent two bed apartment ,but would need to find somewhere to rest awhile ,while we search being we are both late 40s rather not do hostles or pay too much either as you can appreciate settling anew is already costly any suggestions would be great. I was in Edinburgh last year and fell in love with it ,maybe its my Scottish roots surname( mackay) apparently hale from the highlands where I hope to be skiing. many thanks

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2016 at 9:37 AM
    • Boxing Day

      Edinburgh Nov 13, 2015 at 11:37 AM

      I'll be in Edinburgh over the Christmas holiday and wondering what will be open on Boxing Day. I know the museums and castles are closed, but what about shops and restaurants? Will there be anything for me to do that day?

      Also, on Christmas day I want to eat somewhere nice but not stuffy - kind of old school/traditional with a good, warm environment. I'm staying in New Town and will be alone. Any advice?

      Thanks!

      7 Answers Dec 29, 2015 at 2:46 PM
    • Visiting student at University Edinburgh in December

      Edinburgh Oct 27, 2015 at 9:33 AM

      I will be visiting daughter at University of Edinburgh in mid-December. Can anyone recommend a nice hotel walking distance from both university, sites, restaurants?

      10 Answers Oct 27, 2015 at 3:13 PM
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      Edinburgh for a solo female traveller on a £30 per day budget, any tips? (Dec 17-19)

      Edinburgh Sep 14, 2015 at 11:44 PM

      I am thinking of spending a few days just to experience Edinburgh for a bit and see/do some useful things. On a budget, obviously. Not planning on doing a lot of outdoor sightseeing or shopping. Perhaps would be nice to experience some real proper Scotch whiskey. :) :) :) How cold will it be during those times, any tips on winter wear? Also, is it safe for a female 30yo? Dates: Dec 17 - 19 Accomodation preference: hostel/community accomodation (anything lively and with other travellers, I like meeting people) laugh

      5 Answers Sep 15, 2015 at 8:37 AM
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      Public transport in Edinburgh

      Edinburgh Aug 22, 2015 at 11:41 PM

      I have heard that there are day tickets at 3.5 pounds that allow you to travel freely on public transport for 24 hours. Is this true and if so, where can we buy them? Would it be possible to get to Rosslyn Chapel, using such a ticket or is it not valid for that zone? And how to get to Rosslyn Chapel from Pollock Halls, Holyrood Park Road, Newington? And one more thing - what would (roughly) be the taxi fare from the airport to Pollock Halls? Thank you ever so much. :)

      3 Answers Aug 23, 2015 at 4:55 AM
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      How to book a room at a Travelodge in Edinburgh?

      Edinburgh Aug 21, 2015 at 9:07 AM

      Over a fortnight ago we tried to book a room at a Travelodge in Edinburgh. We followed the procedure, filled in all the data, gave them our bank account number and clicked OK to complete the booking. We expected a confirmation of the booking but instead we got the information that our booking was unsuccessful. Strangely enough, Travelodge did not book a room for us but it ring fenced the amount on our bank account, which meant two weeks' waiting till the money was unblocked. I complained and got a reply which didn't solve the problem. Now today, over two weeks later, when the money was returned to us we tried to make the booking again. And guess what happened? Exactly the same. We now have quite a large sum of money ring fenced (i.e. inaccessible to us) and still no booking. I really don't know what to do. We have air tickets for 5 September and the money will not be accessible till then. Does anybody happen to know what we can do about this? And please don't suggest we phone them - we tried but waited and waited listening to the music till our phone account ran out. International phone calls from Poland are really expensive. For the time being, I sent them another complaint by e-mail and am waiting for a reply, but without much hope.

      8 Answers Aug 22, 2015 at 5:34 AM
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      Hiring a car in Edinburgh

      Edinburgh Aug 5, 2015 at 5:20 AM

      I need advice about hiring a car in Edinburgh. Is it necessary to make the arrangements in advance? We are going in September. We have had some bad experience connected with payments (for accommodation) on the net and would prefer to arrange the hire on our arrival at the airport. Do you think this is possible? What car hire firms would you recommend? We need a small car and don't want to pay a fortune. Thank you.

      15 Answers Sep 13, 2015 at 9:10 PM
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      Hotel in Edinburgh

      Edinburgh Aug 3, 2015 at 12:13 PM

      My husband and I will be spending 3 nights in Edinburgh. Never been there before. We will not have a card. Do we want to stay in Old Town? or New Town? We like to be able to walk out and be in the middle of everything. I have looked at some of the hotels. The Witchery looks interesting - well, very different, but maybe a little spooky. Comment? Also looked at The Glasshouse - then read a number of negative comments on TripAdvisor. Another I was looking at was GV Royal Mile. Any comments on hotels and whether or not to stay in Old Town? I just read above about restaurants - looks like the better restaurants are outside of the Royal Mile. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated. Oh, we'll be going the very end of September or first of October. Thanks!

      3 Answers Aug 4, 2015 at 2:19 PM
    • What sights would you suggest for a one/two day trip to Edinburgh

      Edinburgh Jul 28, 2015 at 12:36 PM

      Question as in the title

      8 Answers Sep 3, 2015 at 4:28 PM
    • How many days would you stay in the city if you just have 14 days in Scotland

      Edinburgh Jul 28, 2015 at 12:32 PM

      And would you start your Highland-tour clockwise or counter clockwise ?

      6 Answers Jul 30, 2015 at 10:38 AM
    • car rental

      Edinburgh Jul 15, 2015 at 10:57 AM

      Greetings. I am thinking about renting a Ford C Max from Edinburgh airport to drive to Fort William. I've never driven one of these cars. Do you think it will handle the highland roads ok, or should I opt for a slightly bigger VW Passat?

      8 Answers Jul 16, 2015 at 3:09 PM
    • Highlander

      Edinburgh Jul 15, 2015 at 9:51 AM

      Where could I find one shop or outlet where I can find Highlander articles?

      4 Answers Jul 15, 2015 at 5:41 PM
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      Night out for 30-somethings

      Edinburgh Jul 1, 2015 at 4:22 PM

      I am lookimg for recommendations for a 30-something crowd in the city center. Anyone? Thanks in advance, Mike

      2 Answers Jul 6, 2015 at 9:36 AM
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      Ingliston Park and Ride - long term stay?

      Edinburgh 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

      Edinburgh 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.

      16 Answers Sep 14, 2015 at 5:37 AM
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      A few hours in Edinburgh

      Edinburgh 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

      Edinburgh 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?

      Edinburgh 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, 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

      Edinburgh 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

      Edinburgh 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

      7 Answers Jul 15, 2015 at 7:47 AM
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      Tip for a restaurant to celebrate

      Edinburgh 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

      Edinburgh 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

      Edinburgh 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 Nov 16, 2014 at 1:03 PM