staying in Leith, Edinburgh

Feb 20th, 2007, 07:41 PM
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staying in Leith, Edinburgh

Has anyone stayed in the suburb of Leith when visiting Edinburgh? We are considering taking a small cottage for two nights in May. The cottage appears to be very nice and even has stables (which we won't be using) which makes us think it would be a quiet, safe place.
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Feb 20th, 2007, 08:17 PM
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if you have only 2 nights and wish to see the city you might be better off closer to the center.
Leitih is a bus ride or a long walk ( more than half hour) from the main attractions.

 
Feb 21st, 2007, 12:11 AM
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Is it by any chance Claremont Cottage Stables - if so it isn't even in what most people would call Leith but about 3/4 mile to the east
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Feb 21st, 2007, 02:53 AM
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If you see a policeman, don't say
"The Leith police dismisseth us".

He will have heard it before
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Feb 21st, 2007, 03:05 AM
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Or she
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Feb 21st, 2007, 05:17 AM
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It is indeed Claremont Stables, alanRow. Are you familiar with the place? Let me know if you think it would be a good stay.
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Feb 21st, 2007, 05:24 AM
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Don't know it at all but I know the general area. Quite a nice area, just a lot of trundling into & out of town and it is slightly off the beaten track by Edinburgh standards
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Feb 21st, 2007, 05:58 AM
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By trundling, do you mean taking buses in and out? We were thinking that would make more sense than driving our car in. We also thought we might save some by having a washer/dryer and by eating in in the evenings. By the way, we are staying 2 more nights in Portobello, but couldn't get those rooms for all 4 nights. Thanks for your input.
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Feb 21st, 2007, 06:03 AM
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Any excuse not to drive in Edinburgh is a good excuse.

Just that the cottage isn't exactly on the main routes into & out of town so you are going to spend a fair bit of time just going to & from the centre - and in the evening it's likely the bus service will be infrequent.

With only 2 nights I'd be looking for somewhere in the centre of town.

Now if it was a week during the Festivals that would be different
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Feb 21st, 2007, 06:32 AM
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Thanks, alanRow. I will keep looking before I make a decision. I am waiting to hear from two other places, both a bit south but on bus lines, near Craigmillar, I believe.
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Feb 21st, 2007, 07:04 AM
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we stayed in Portobello, it is also about 20 min. by bus to town ( nicer than Leith, though)
 

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