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Coming to Edinburgh. Where to go?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by CyberAP, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. CyberAP

    CyberAP Well-Known Member

    I am coming to Edinburgh in july and this is the first time I visit UK. So I know some sights I am definitely going to visit, like Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, Camera Obscura and counting. But I would also like to explore places that are not usually covered by typical tourist trips. Can you help me with this? :)

    BTW, it's an educational trip, so every day when my lessons are over I can go anywhere I want.
  2. tenants

    tenants Well-Known Member

    I went to Edinburgh Uni (and stayed there for 10 years)

    Do a ghost tour, they are always fun (but touristy), there are quite a few that start on the royal mile, you get to explore some of the underground parts of Edinburgh usually closed of to tourists.

    Obviously, try a few bars (blind poet, the 3 sisters, the pear tree.. if they still have the same names)

    You have a good dry ski slope not far away (about 40 mins on a bus from princes street), it's supposed to be the biggest in Europe (well, it was when I was there)

    Castle, Camera Obscura, the fudge making place where they making it in front of you and the whisky tour can all be found on the royal mile (gtg phone)
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2013
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  3. Craigr

    Craigr Active Member

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  4. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Google is a great place to look. ;)
  5. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

    If you don't have any useful thing to say, why don't refrain from posting? Maybe we should start telling that to everyone in a discussion forum... I suppose what the point of a discussion forum would be?

    Just my 0.02 cents.
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  6. gib

    gib Active Member

    here's a wee video of Edinburgh I did last month, mostly around the city centre

    Last edited: Jun 25, 2013
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  7. tenants

    tenants Well-Known Member

    Damn, I just Googled it and got returned to a forum who's only content was "Google it" Gahhh! :whistle:
  8. CyberAP

    CyberAP Well-Known Member

    That's a fantastic video!

    By the way, huge thanks to @tenants and @Craigr for their suggestions!
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  9. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    How is that not useful...just trying to help.
  10. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    I will second the ghost walks, they are thoroughly entertaining and I do one every time I visit Edinburgh.

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