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Edinburgh, Scotland

by vickyjf11

I would like to find out how far is the hop on,hop off bus from the seaport.Where is the best place to cath it ? Also any place of interest to visit? We will only be in the city for 6 hours.Thank you

Re: Edinburgh, Scotland

by vickyjf11

I do not know where we are arriving. I know it is a large cruiseship. Your help is appreciatted.Thanks

Re: Edinburgh, Scotland

by vickyjf11

Thanks Barbara.

Re: Edinburgh, Scotland

by Adelle123

Check with your cruise company as they might already offer a tour and you then wont spend the whole time worrying if you'll make it back on time. If they don't do it then try these people

Re: Edinburgh, Scotland

by vickyjf

We are ariving at South Queenferry port tomorrow, saturday and I need to know the best way to get to the city of Edinburgh. Also the cost of transportation and more or less the time from the port. THanks

Travel Tips for Edinburgh

edinburgh is unique. it is the...

by fredthefrog

edinburgh is unique. it is the capital but with a small village feel. a little snobier than glasgow but yet so friendly.
if you love history and old stones, edinburgh is an open museum. the city centre is so beautiful and so compact you can walk through the entire city by foot.
if you feel tired just hop on a bus for 50p.
of course you hava to see the classics: castle, hoyrood palace, royal mile, scottish museum...and the festival if you're there in august is great if you like art and live evant.

but the best thing is to stay in a hostel or b&b and walk the's a maze with all the closes linking the streets together.
outside the city go see leith and the docks. some parts can be rough i've heard but i've never had problems( i don't know of any rough neighborhood in edinburgh) the port is very nice and you can have dinner in a pub along the firth of forth (estuary). great shoppping on prince's street (expensive). as a football fan, my fondest memory was a biweekly ritual. going to see my beloved hibees play at easter road stadium on sat afternoon and later warm up in the pub with a good pint of'80'shillings' and talk 'a wee bit about fitba'. i just loved it. and chatting with a scottish lad in a pub after a 'few' pints is something!!!
anyway if you're not into sports you still must see an old firm game. period.
this is the oldest derby (rivalry) in the world
it happens in glasgow between celtic and rangers. this is a must. so ask anybody when you're in scotland how to get there or email me for tips

Edinburgh Tip

by antz

A really great time to go to Edinburgh is at New Year (Hogmanay). Party goers flock to the city centre where a huge party is laid on. Although I have never actually been to any of the street party's, I have heard much about them from friends who live in Edinburgh. Last Hogmanay I was in Edinburgh although I couldn't get tickets for the main party. The next day was great because there was a huge ferris wheel and a fairground with stalls on Princes St so that made for a great day to walk off a hangover!

Packing List

by Scotzman

The usual travel gear - just make sure that you put locks on your bags. Be prepared for rain and heavy walking.

Summer - Have a light sweater ready, it can get a little chilly.

Autumn - Bring a medium sweater and light jacket.

Winter - Bring a heavy sweater, a medium jacket and be prepared for wild temperature changes.

Spring - Medium sweater and light jacket. You can purchase everything you need in Boots. Bring plenty of film - the prices here are outrageous. Ever see people sunbathing in the rain on a chilly and windy day? No? Then go to the beach here! Crime does exist here just like any large city, so just keep your wits about you.

Parliament House

by Dabs

In the square behind St. Giles is Parliament House, home of the Scottish Parliament until the Acts of the Union in 1707 which dissolved the Parliaments in both England and Scotland and created a unified Parliament of Great Britian situated in London. The building is now home to the law courts. I wouldn't have realized this was open to the public had I not been on a guided tour, Frommer's doesn't even list this in their guidebook.

You are not allowed to take photos inside this building, our guide told us not to even take them of the outside of the building. Inside you will find Parliament Hall with it's impressive oak hammerbeam roof, the best preserved part of the building.

It's amazing that the public has such easy access, only a cursory search of our bags by a guard was performed and you have to walk through a metal detector (in the US your bags would also be xrayed). Attorneys (barristers, solicitors or whatever they are called here) can be seen walking the length of Parliament Hall, in full attire with their robes and curly wigs. In a separate room, boxes for attorney correspondence are largely unattended, although locked, many were overflowing with casework.

It's possible that you can see more, perhaps even sit on a case, but I'm not sure.

Very good for finding that elusive Tartan

by lou31 about The Scottish Shop

You'll hear this shop before you see it. Loud bagpipe music playing outside. Not a bad sound either! I looked all over the a ' Forsyth ' tartan scarf. I was at two minds to spend the 12 pound at the time but glad I did. I never found another!
They had a very large selection of tartans, Scottish wear and well just about everything.


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