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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 10:32 AM
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It seems to be rather inviting to the OP however after I mentioned it - please don't apply your 15-20 list of must sees to everyone - folks are all different - personally the Whisky Tour was one of the nicest things I've done in Edinburgh - more fun for me at least than some of those 15-20 must see's of yours and could be for others as well - try not to be so judgmental and didactic and dictate what the "15-20 must seens are" - I would put the Whisky Experience in my top 15-20 sights for sure and others may too.

Veteran travelers are often IMO jaded and forget what it is like to be a first-time traveler to a city and what may excite them more than some of the 15-20 'must sees' on your list. Give all possibilities - even things that are a waste of time to you - and let the OP decide - not dictate what they must see.

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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 01:32 PM
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Angles share! Pal, you are going from bad to worse!
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Old Jan 25th, 2015, 09:41 AM
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Oops - Angels share - not angles! Think I got it!
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Old Jan 25th, 2015, 02:22 PM
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bvienci - yes the Camera Obscura itself is not kitschy but a historical object of great significance - yet some of the stuff they have put up - for families - kind of a light show - seems rather kitschy (if the whisky barrel ride is) - but yes I should have qualified that - the camera itself is fascinating - given its history. Kind of one of the first "Experiences" of many many Experiences in the U.K.
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Old Jan 26th, 2015, 10:27 AM
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Wow lol I really appreciate everyone's suggestions! Wish I could check the site more often!

Whiskey vs Whisky - guess my American is showing �� thanks For the heads up ��

Must do the castle and the whisky tour is a must. I like that thry are so close to each other too! will make use of less time on traveling back and forth from one thing to another. And the walks! I always forget about those but definitely gonna look into it.

Idk if I mentioned I was traveling alone...I'm one to not risk my safety anyways but if there are any tips I should know about?
Also for hotels or b&bs...is it better to pay the price to stay city center so I'm closer to all the things to do? Or are there any places you have stayed in that you thought were good?
Thanks so much again everyone!
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Old Jan 26th, 2015, 12:30 PM
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In my opinion, if you can stay near the royal mile that would be your best bet with so little time there. You can do a lot just on or near the royal mile. I really like Camera Obscura and Edinburgh Castle is a must. The Whisky Experience, I could take or leave it but since you like Whisky go for it. If you can, take a walk in Princes Street Gardens. Heck, if Mary King's Close is something you would like, do that too. The cheesiest thing might be the best thing you do. I speak on behalf of my brother who had less than 24 hours there on his first trip and this is what we did.
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Old Jan 26th, 2015, 12:42 PM
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great thanks sassy27
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Old Jan 26th, 2015, 01:17 PM
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If you do Mary King's Close, go early to reserve a time. It will help you plan your day as the tours fill up fast. I have also eaten at the Whisky Experience for lunch. The first time I had a really good sandwich, the second time the food wasn't that great. No matter what you will have a great time.
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Old Jan 26th, 2015, 01:27 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Town,_Edinburgh

at the top of my 4-5 "musts' for Edinburgh for the casual tourist only there a few days would be a stroll around the "New Town", a UNESCO World Heritage site for its town planning and superlative collection of Georgian era houses, including the famous Georgian House itself - this area is if I recall right just north of Princess Strret - spend an hour or so there just strolling around - one of the nicest areas of any major European city IMO.
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Old Jan 26th, 2015, 01:52 PM
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and be sure to try a 'haggis' - a national dish that some love and others....

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Old Jan 26th, 2015, 01:58 PM
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It's Princes Street.
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And there is a big difference between Princess and Princes - thanks for the correcto!
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