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« on: October 26, 2011, 03:19:08 pm »
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Re: Edinburgh (UK)
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 09:28:16 am »
I don't live there, so just a quick comment:

Edinburgh is in many ways a beautiful city. Especially the areas around the castle with old, soot-stained arcitecthure and small alleys.

Food is... fried. Lots of fried food everywhere. Hard to find something that's not fried :P but that goes for Ireland and Scotland in their entirety. There is a few _really_ nice asian restaurants in town, I think the best Chicken Satay I have ever tried was in a small, subtle asian restaurant.

Must sees? I would recommend going to the top of the observatory tower. AMAZING view of the city. Another point is the holyrod hill with a view over the city.

Other than that, try to avoid the city during the fringe festival unless you love crowds. The city is _crowded_ in this period.
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Re: Edinburgh (UK)
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011, 08:06:38 pm »
The most beautiful city in the UK, lots of history and character. Incredible building, friendly people, cosmopolitan atmosphere, great nightlife, a real "explore on foot" city.
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Re: Edinburgh (UK)
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 09:47:13 am »
If only they hadn't fecked it up with the half built over budget and now abandonded tram system, the place looks like a building site!
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Re: Edinburgh (UK)
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2011, 12:49:15 pm »
Princes Street does, but the Royal Mile and the Cowgate are still stunning. The messed up bit is the uglier part anyway  :)
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 09:27:35 pm »
Will be hitting town next week - any suggestions for food/dinner/shopping?

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Re: Edinburgh (UK)
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 06:40:29 am »
Around the Royal Mile there are plenty of really nice, and cool local bars and pubs serving locally produced food, all of which is extremely nice. Shopping wise, it doesn't have masses of interest in a clothing sense, but there are some interesting boutique type stores around the Cowgate and Haymarket regions of the city, the rest is fairly standard fare (H&M etc...).
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Re: Edinburgh (UK)
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 07:33:14 am »
Will be hitting town next week - any suggestions for food/dinner/shopping?

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There is a thai restaurant, which I can't remember what's called OR more than approx where is, but I loved the food :D

If you are renting a car/going a bit about, let me know, drove a roundtrip in Scotland last year and hopefully I can come with a few more interesting tidbits than the one above.

You were going to glasgow too, right? I still recommend the huge graveyard by st. mungo's cathedral.
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Re: Edinburgh (UK)
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2012, 12:07:59 pm »

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There is a thai restaurant, which I can't remember what's called OR more than approx where is, but I loved the food :D


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You may be thinking of this place: http://www.dusit.co.uk/ - it is really good.

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2012, 07:35:38 pm »
We will try the Thai restaurant for sure!

I have been to Scotland in my early days quite frequently - I still remember Edinburgh fondly.
My wife though, being American, has never been to England or Scotland - so we decided to fly over, rent a car for 2 weeks and roam the country side. The plan is to fly into Edinburgh, next to Glasgow, get around Loch Lomond and Luss, off to Isle of Skye, over to Lewis & Harris, maybe Thurso and Orkney, down to Inverness and Loch Ness. That and all the castles along the way should do it.

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Re: Edinburgh (UK)
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 09:17:18 pm »
Isle of Sky is great! Say hello to Storr for me! :D

And Orkney.. really, really beautiful. Quite a few sad/melancholic experiences too, like Wick, being a skeleton city now that the fishing is gone.
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Re: Edinburgh (UK)
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2012, 09:49:37 pm »
Saw this show about the Edinburgh vaults the other night. Any of you guys been down there?
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Re: Edinburgh (UK)
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2012, 08:17:24 am »
Foxy, Orkney is so nice and so was Arran Isle as well when I visited last summer. Edinburgh didn't do much for me, I'm sad to say. Inverness seemed nice enough though, had the best lunch of the trip at a restaurant called The Kitchen.
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2012, 09:04:19 pm »
Will keep that in mind if we make it or Inverness.

Edinburg is not our top priority, but our entry point - good enough for a day. Might want to drop by Aero Leathers on the way out...

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Re: Edinburgh (UK)
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2012, 11:19:47 pm »
Saw this show about the Edinburgh vaults the other night. Any of you guys been down there?

We went last year, to St Marys Court, the old underground streets, great tour, very atmospheric.
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