Blinkbonny House

23 Blinkbonny Gardens, Edinburgh, EH4 3HG, United Kingdom
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Transportation from So. Queensferry to Edinburgh

by Chichester

I have been trying to locate transportation from So. Queensferry to Edinburgh. Is there a bus? Which one should I take and how often do they run? I am leaving for my trip on August 18, 2007. Could you please help? Thank you so much.


Re: Transportation from So. Queensferry to Edinburgh

by Jesperp

Look into the timetable at Travelline Scotland:

Re: Transportation from So. Queensferry to Edinburgh

by Craigellachie

There is a reasonably frequent bus service. South Queensferry is nowadays within the city boundary of Edinburgh and is served by city buses. You can also take a train from Dalmeny.

Re: Transportation from So. Queensferry to Edinburgh

by clivedinburgh

Both Lothian Buses and Stagecoach operate services into Edinburgh and as suggested the railway station at Dalmeny is only a sort walk or taxi ride from your hotel. See my Edinburgh transport tips for website details on the bus operators.

Travel Tips for Edinburgh

Go and visit the Castle.

by Nikoscot

Go and visit the Castle.
From the castle you can see the whole city and the Firth of Forth.
You can see and hear the cannon firring at 1 o'clock in the noon (when I was in the castle some of the tourists didn't expect it and when the cannon fired some of them screamed (it was a great laugh)).
Inside the castle there's three small museums you can visit (it's about the Scots that have been send to fight, around the world) and there's a lot of things to see and read.
In the most upper section of the castle you can go and see the famous jewels. To tell you the truth I wasn't impressed so much from the jewels but the story behind them (how the jewels was hidden away from the English and how after many years re-discovered) is very interesting.

Go and visit the New National Museum of Scotland. It's huge and it has a great variety of themes (from the era of Picts to the mobile phone of the 21century). When I first saw the giant volcanic rock in the center of Scotland's capital with the beautiful castle on the top.
Under the castle are the beautiful parks -in a sunny day the grass is covered by people :) laying on top of it, other sleeping and other playing.
Before the castle is the old town with it's magnificent buildings and sculptures. The main road that goes from the castle through the old town to Holyrood Palace, at the end of it, is the Royal Mile (I believe it's the correct spelling).

The flower clock

by uglyscot

Every year in Prince's Street Gardens there is a flower clock. This is a flower bed planted with summer flowers representing a clock. It is colourful and a tradition so that it is in bloom at the time of the Edinburgh Festival in August.

Heart of Midlothian FC

by clivedinburgh

The jambos (jam tarts = Hearts) play their football at Tynecastle and have been giving the Old Firm (Celtic & Rangers) a run for their money in the last two seasons. Bank rolled by lithuanian Vladamir Romanov they have made their way through 3 managers last season, finished 2nd in the league and won the Scottish Cup. To date this season there has been a dressing room revolt by the 3 Scotland internationals on the team that led to the excellent Steven Pressley leaving under a cloud, he's now a Celtic player so thanks Vlad. Their beleaguered manager has taken several weeks off with stress and the teams form dipped dramatically.

The stadium has a capacity of 18008 and is supposed to be rebuilt to comply with UEFA requirements, but the City Council will likely make the planning a long drawn out process. The team will most likely play at Murrayfield whilst this takes place, a venue that they have used for European games.

Forth Bridge

by MalenaN

When I was a kid we had playing cards with pictures of famous buildings and constructions. Four were of bridges and one of them was the Forth Bridge. It was nice now to see it in reality and go over it with train.
The Forth Bridge is a rail bridge built in 1883 – 1890 and is considered to be an engineering marvel. More than 4500 men were working with the construction during these seven years. The bridge is 1447 metres long and over 100 metres high (the train runs almost 50 metres above the water) and about 60 000 ton of steel were used in the construction.
The train station south of the bridge is Dalmeny (for South Queensferry) and the train station north of the bridge is North Queensferry.

Cool Ass Chilled Out Czech Bar

by tylercdurden2004 about Pivo

This bar is my favorite in Edinburgh mainly because it has the pub like atmoshpere and stays open late until 3 am. Its a great alternative to having to go to the clubs if you want to stay out later. It used to have great deals on 1 litre steins of beer (3.50 pounds) but they do not offer it anymore apparently. But never the less this is a great place to hang out especially for the younger crowd. I know it may not be traditional Scottish but when you live in a place for one year like I did the local traditional pubs can become a bit tiresome so its nice for something different. Bonus to is its not too touristy. Another plus is this is where I met the love of my life so it holds a special place for me. They have benchs and table plus a dance floor and a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. It plays different types of music each night and its never top 40! None


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