Edinburgh

Sep 18th, 2010, 06:34 PM
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Edinburgh

Have 2 1/2 days in Edinburgh. One day will be spent in St. Andrews. Any advice on getting there and sights to see while in Edinburgh, besides the castle.
Our first half-day is on a Monday.

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Sep 18th, 2010, 09:19 PM
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To get to St Andrews -- you take a train to Leuchars and then a cab or local bus the 7 miles over to St Andrews. (or rent a car for the day)

W/ that short a time in Edinburgh you'll probably spend the majority of your time in the Old Town -- Castle, Camera Obscura, Royal Mile, St Giles, Scotch Whisky Centre, Gladstone's Land, NationalMuseum of Scotland, etc.
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Sep 19th, 2010, 01:12 AM
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The literary pub crawl is great!
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Sep 19th, 2010, 02:44 AM
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You can buy a ticket at either Waverley or Haymarket stations which covers the train & bus ride to St Andrews.

As for what to do in Edinburgh

http://www.edinburgh-royalmile.com/
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Sep 19th, 2010, 02:57 AM
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I'm glad you are going to St. Andrews. The ride across the Forth alone is worth the trip.

What are your interests? Art, shopping, history, etc?
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Sep 19th, 2010, 10:33 AM
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Thanks for replies. Very helpful. Interest is more history, art, golf history.
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Sep 19th, 2010, 03:29 PM
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The National Galleries of Art is right on Princes Street directly below the castle. It is free.
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As are most of the galleries - including the private ones in Edinburgh
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