Ben Craig House

3, Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh, Scotland EH16 5PG, United Kingdom
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by Katzdavid

Arriving 11.8.2010,09:00AM on a cruise at Southferry.We are 14 people.Which is the best way to get to the old city of Edinburgh as to join a walking tour on High Street.
David Katz

Re: Transportation

by leics

Do you mean you are arriving at South Queensferry?

If so, then the nearest railway station is around half a mile away at Dalmeny. Trains take about 15-19 minutes to get to the city. You can walk, or perhaps take taxis, to the station...or your cruise may offer a shuttle service. Train times, details and fares here:

Alternatively, you can take bus 43 to the city. Timetables here:

or, if that link does not work, go to

scroll down and enter 43 in the 'enter a service number' searchbox. Clicking on the days of the week brings up the timetable. I'm afraid I don't know which stop is nearest to where you will land.

Re: Transportation

by hawkhead

Question re transportation has been answered quite a few times in the Edinburgh Forum, so I am sure you will find information if you go there and scroll down.

What do you mean by High Street?

Re: Transportation

by NBClaymore

"What do you mean by High Street? "

Er...he probably means the High Street. You know - part of the Royal Mile. Where they do the walking tours. (A rolling eyes emoticon would come in handy at this point.)

Re: Transportation

by hawkhead

There's no need to be quite so facetious. And yes, I do know the High Street in Edinburgh. I just wanted clarification. I have no idea where the OP is from and a lot of North Americans use high Street as a general term.

Travel Tips for Edinburgh


by Peterodl

I used the EasyInternetCafe services while in Edinburgh. The prices were some of the most reasonable that I found and there is always a free spot to use.

I would buy a 30 min. to 1 hour pass at the Rose Street station.
At the Rose Street location, to get to the main computing floor, go to the back wall and up the stairs.
The street level is always full of people using the computers. Upstairs was usually quiet.

You are only able to use the pass you buy at the site that you bought it at. If I went to another location inEdinburgh other than the Rose Street site, I'd have to buy a different pass there.You can buy 1/2 hour, hourly passes at the going rate at the time you buy them (prices vary somewhat during the day.) Or you can buy 24 hour, 5 day, 7 day passes up to 30 days.

The service is very easy to use and in many of the locations there are food services offered. At the Rose Street location there is a deli style service offering coffee and bakery goods.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

by Cool-123

In 1544 an invading English army burned down most of the Palace and the Abbey. It was repaired, accidentally burnt down in 1650, rebuilt by Oliver Cromwel, and finally built as it now appears by Charles II in 1671.

It is near the end of the High Street and takes 10mins walk from the train station.

Free entrance

by MalenaN

In Edinburgh there is free entrance to many of the museums, which is great because other places cost a lot (for example the Castle) and you can visit them over and over again without being ruined.
Museums which I visited with free entrance were:
Museum of Edinburgh
Museum of Scotland
Royal Museum
Writers’ Museum
Canongate Tolbooth

Example of other museums with no admission:
Bank of Scotland Museum
Museum of Childhood
Surgeon’s Hall Museum
National Gallery of Scotland
Royal Scottish Academy (You have to pay for special exhibitions)
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Scotlands Oldest Inhabited House

by margaretvn

We were staying in Peebles for a week and were meeting up with an old nursing mate of mine. So we were looking for somewhere to meet when she suggested Tarquair House. We were staying in Tarquair Cottage and discovered that the house was only a mile or so up the road from us. We also discovered that it is the oldest inhabited house in Scotland so it seemed a great place to meet up.
The house spans almost a 1000 years of Scottish history, there are also lovely gardens. The house is not large be it is very interesting with a priest hole so you can see just how they escaped in times of danger. There is a great collection of embroideries, letters and relics. I just loved the old doctors prescription for the lord - easily read and telling him and his servants just what he had to eat and what he had to do all day! There is also an ancient brewery and beers for sale. When Mary, Queen of Scots visited the house in 1566 the brewery was working. In 1739 a 200 gallon copper vat was installed in one of the wings beneath the chapel. The brewery fell into disuse for more than 200 years but was rediscovered by the 20th laird of Tarquiar and he started brewing again in 1965. My dad tells me it was a good beer - treated him to some for Fathers day! In the gardens are various craft shops with a good selection of goods. There is also a lovely restaurant where we had coffee and, after our visit to the house, lunch. They have a good selection of meals and sandwiches and cakes. We had their shortbread and it was the best I have ever tasted. In the brewery my friend bought a Tarquair Spice cake.
It is said that the Bear gates of the house will stay locked until the next Stewart king is crowned - so I guess you will have to use the other entrance next to them for the time being.
The house is on a little road between Peebles and Innerleithen - the B7062. If you travel by bus it is a 15 minute walk from Innerleithen


by hevbell

This church and cemetary at the west end of Princes Street Gardens is like a quiet little oasis among the city bustle. I believe this is the cemetary where the infamous Burk & Hare used to dig up bodies in order to sell them for medical science!


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Address: 3, Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh, Scotland EH16 5PG, United Kingdom