Edinburgh First At University

18 Holyrood Park Rd., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland EH16 5AY, United Kingdom

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    We stayed in the dorms of the Edinburgh University. In order to do this you must visit in late July or August and stay a full week. They do have bed & breakfast arrangements for shorter stays available.

    Unique Quality: Great location. Very close to the Royal Mile and Princess Street.

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The Main Attraction of Edinburgh

by tashka

First you see it from a distance and then nothing can stop you from visiting it. The magnificent castle hangs over Edinburgh on a cliff, and when you are in the castle, you can see the breathtaking view of the whole city.

Open all year 7 days a week.
1 April to 31 October 9.30am - 6.00pm
1 November to 31 March 9.30am - 5.00pm
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
Admission cost:
Adults £8.50 Elderly £6.25 Children £2.00

Retro Cool

by leok about City Cafe

This was Edinburgh's first 'designer-bar' and was incredibly popular with the 'in-crowd' when it opened. Now more than a decade later things have gone full circle and it's one of the city's key draws again. The 1950's layout attracts a young attractive clientele in the evening while generous hamburgers, nachos and other American dishes can be bought during the day. DJ's (of variable quality) play the latest dance tracks - but never too loud to prevent conversation. Plenty of seats, a long bar and pool tables all add to the attraction. A second bar downstairs is sometimes open. Relaxed

Edinburgh for me is just 'My...

by kiely

Edinburgh for me is just 'My Heaven'. Some people said it's a small city . But I found it ok . There are really a lots to do in Edinburgh . First of all , you wouldn't like missing 'Palace of Hollyroadhouse' !! Queen Mary used to live here .
Aug-Oct(end of Sep.) is Edinburgh international festival season . During this time , you can see a lot of street performances , nice shows and the world famous Military Tattoo . Also at the end of the festival season , there should be a huge fireworks party , to end up the festival . Believe me , you will not want to miss this ... it's just ------- you know , I can hardly find a word to decribe it . There is a waterfall firework , they did it from the castle ... Geez , I've never seen such a view !!!

Edinburgh's first and finest rooftop restaurant!

by clairegeordio about The Tower Restaurant

The Tower restaurant is located at the top of the Museum of Scotland. It is owned and run by established Scottish restaurateur James Thomson and has won several awards since it's opening in 1998. Depending on where you are seated, you can see lovely views of the castle and city. According to it's website, many celebrities have visited the restaurant such as Vanessa Redgrave, Joanna Lumley, the Countess of Wessex, Iain Banks, Catherine Zeta Jones and Sean Connery.
Meals served at the Tower include dishes such as Argyll oysters, local seafood, seasonal game, Angus beef and lamb. We ate here for our first wedding anniversary and the dishes I had were goats cheese roulade, beetroot jelly and red onion marmalade for starters, tea smoked roasted gressingham duck, spring greens and pancetta for a main and chocolate and raspberry marquise, with white chocolate and raspberry ripple sorbet for dessert.

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ADVICE NEEDED? Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen...

by moderoom

Question for Scotland locals: I am going to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen in a week to write a travel article for a style/fashion magazine. If you know of any hip, interesting, and not-too touristy restaurants, cafes, and/or other places of interest (parks, monuments, bars, clubs, [note: the article is focusing more on daylife than nightlife so I'm looking more for coffee shops and restaurants that bars and clubs]) in any of these three cities, I would greatly appreciate it:)

Keep in mind it is for a style/fashion mag (audience 20-35) so I'm looking for very 'in' places among the locals ... places few tourists find out about.

Much love and thanks to all who reply:)!

RE: ADVICE NEEDED? Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen...

by jamesfmunro

I can give you plenty of info on Glasgow. How much are you paying?

RE: RE: ADVICE NEEDED? Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen...

by mrjemm

Hehehe, you could be onto something there James...


RE: ADVICE NEEDED? Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen...

by leok

Good places to start

First Coast & Sizzling Scot on Dalry road
Rick's on Fredrick Street
Several of the bars/clubs on George street and the roads going off it into the new town - my favourite is the Cambridge bar hidden away on Young Street (http://www.thecambridgebar.co.uk/)

Ashton Lane has quite a few in the West End
Also check out the Merchant City where there are loads of new bars and clubs and possibly the Southside

Best thing to do when you arrive is pick up a copy of 'The List's Eating and Drinking' guide - available from most newsagents. It has a comprehensive list of nearly all the kinds of places you are thinking about in Edinburgh and Glasgow and maps to show you how to get about.

RE: RE: ADVICE NEEDED? Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen...

by moderoom

Thanks Leok for taking the time to answer. I'll check these places out.


RE: RE: ADVICE NEEDED? Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen...

by leok

You may also want to look down Broughton Street (near the east end of princes st) - in particular 'The Outhouse'

Have fun



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Address: 18 Holyrood Park Rd., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland EH16 5AY, United Kingdom