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Old Apr 13th, 2011, 03:53 PM
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Edinburgh hotels

I just started planning a 4 night trip in Edinburgh for this summer. I have not been able to find many reviews or recommendations for hotels dated the last few years.

There will be 2 of us and we will use the train and day tour buses.

Hotels and tours are greatly appreciated. We will have no car. Budget around
150-175US a night for hotel if possible. Safety is important.
Great Big Thanks.
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Old Apr 14th, 2011, 06:29 AM
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My husband has Holiday Inn points so I am considering using them for Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile.

Does anyone know how convenient this hotel is for walking all around Edinburgh to both tourist sites and restaurants?
We do not want to rent a car.

PS Sometimes when I put Edinburgh in the search box I get years back to 2006 and sometimes 2010. I have never experienced this with other UK cities. It does not seem consistent.
Thank you again.
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Old Apr 14th, 2011, 07:18 AM
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I can't vouch for what the street itself is like (Cowgate) but it is definitely close to the Royal Mile. You'll be on the Canongate side of the Royal Mile, east of North Bridge -- which divides the Royal Mile into High Street (western half, leads to Edinburgh Castle) and Canongate (eastern half, leads down to Palace of Holyrood House). It is also in the lower-traffic portion of the Royal Mile.

Edinburgh isn't that big -- Fort Worth, Texas has 50% more people and is spread out. The Royal Mile and nearby Princes Street will have most of what you're looking for. If you're fit enough to walk up and down hills (mostly up), you'll be in good shape. The Leith area, Forth of Firth, the famous rail bridge, etc. will be a short bus trip away.
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Old Apr 14th, 2011, 07:47 AM
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Thanks Big Russ. This helps. I go to cities all worried about safety and getting lost. When my daughter and I went to London I realized that it was a lot easier than I ever imagined.

We are big walkers. My neighborhood has more hills than one desires.

Thanks again!
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Old Apr 14th, 2011, 08:10 AM
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it is a fairly new Hotel and only a couple of minutes walk uphill to the Royal mile and probably a 10 minute walk to the castle,pretty ideal place for visiting all the sites.BTW everything in Edinburgh seems to be uphill.
One of my favourite pubs to eat in is very close by,the Worlds End,really good food in there.
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Old Apr 14th, 2011, 09:06 AM
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Old Nov 24th, 2011, 04:37 AM
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Matt, I think the OP's trip has already taken place.
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