Edinburgh - money exchange ?

Old Aug 11th, 2003, 02:05 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Edinburgh - money exchange ?

Where is a good place to exchange $ for pounds in Edinburgh? Also any great old places for lunch would be appreciated. Thanks.
joesmith3334 is offline  
Old Aug 11th, 2003, 02:58 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,873
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
OK - for the umpteenth time. It is not usually the best to exchange money ANYWHERE. Simply use your ATM card to get the best rates. ATM machines are located all over Edinburgh.

travelers Checks and/or $ currency will cost you a lot more to exchange plus you will have to pay a conversion fee so it is even a worse deal. And a cash advance on a credit card wil also cost more than an ATM withdrawal.

An ATM will only cost you the small fee your own bank charges - mine charges $1 per withdrawal. Some charge as much as $2 or $3. But even then, you get a better exchange rate and less fees.

Use an ATM card
janis is offline  
Old Aug 11th, 2003, 03:08 PM
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 20
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Any high street bank will change your money for you, as long as it's a fairly common currency (you won't be able to change Iraqi Dinars, for example).

One tip: DO make sure the haggis is really dead when it is presented on your plate. There have been several episodes during the last few years where unsuspecting tourists were caught unawares and ended up in hospital.

Hope this is some help.

Cheers, Phil.
Sarah__ is offline  
Old Aug 11th, 2003, 03:10 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,699
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

You shouldn't make haggis jokes to someone who wants to exchange $ in Edinburgh.

He will believe you.
ira is offline  
Old Aug 11th, 2003, 10:25 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,156
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
That wasn't a joke, Ira. It's a serious matter.

So, lunch- Indigo Yard, Martin's in the City, the Marque Central, almost any pub, Viva Mexico, 56 (or 92 or whatever the number is- at the Charlotte Square end of George Street) valvolna and Crolla, Cafe Vittoria...

I could go on.
sheila is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Travel Tips & Trip Ideas
Mar 18th, 2017 05:45 AM
Oct 6th, 2013 01:25 AM
Feb 17th, 2008 08:20 AM
Oct 1st, 2005 10:25 AM
Apr 13th, 2005 05:43 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information