Things to skip/not miss in Edinburgh?

Jan 3rd, 2002, 12:04 PM
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Emie
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Things to skip/not miss in Edinburgh?

Doing preliminary research on our first visit to Edinburgh this spring. Any suggestions, advice is much appreciated.

Also curious about day tours from Edinburgh to surrounding areas. We're very interested in castles, churches, ruins, etc... Everything!

Thanks,
Emie
 
Jan 3rd, 2002, 12:38 PM
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How long are you going to be in Edinburgh? Are you going any where else in Scotland?
 
Jan 3rd, 2002, 04:13 PM
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XXX:

We will be in Edinburgh for approx one week with 2 or 3 days on either end spent in London. (Taking the train from London to Edinburgh & back).

Anyplace else near Edinburgh -- that can be done on a daytrip we'd be most interested in.

Thanks!
Emie
 
Jan 3rd, 2002, 05:14 PM
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Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities. There's no need for a car and is easy to get around by foot. If you do start to get tired during the day, keep in mind that there is a free shuttle bus between the main museums (as well as no entrance fees).

If you're interested in taking a day trip or two, I had good luck with Rabbie's Trail Burners (www.rabbies.com). The tour guides are knowledgable and the tours are limited to small groups of less than 20 people. I went on their 12 hour tour through the Highlands (Glencoe, Loch Ness, etc.) and they also have a day trip to St. Andrews.

 
Jan 3rd, 2002, 07:24 PM
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Stirling Scotland (gateway to the "highlands"is a short train or bus ride away. It has another wonderful castle to see and various historical places - ie -Braveheart movie scenes.
It is a gorgoeus city, small.
I second going to St. Andrews.
If you can rent a car and just tour the small villages and beautiful countryside I think you will be happy, grab a map and just go where your heart desires for a day!
 
Jan 4th, 2002, 02:42 AM
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You will be able to get around by foot; it is a small, compact but breathtaking city. The taxis are great - clean and reasonable if you get tired. Rabbi's Trail Burners can get you to the countryside if you want. I just can't say enough about how wonderful Edinburg is, you're in for a treat.
 
Jan 4th, 2002, 09:33 AM
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If you're walking across the bridge at night and wondering why the skyline of the city looks familiar to you, it was used in Disney's Peter Pan. A sight I'm sorry we missed was Greyfriar's where Greyfriar's Bobbie lay on his master's grave for 14 years.
 
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