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100 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 3AB, United Kingdom
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Questions ???

by Clodagh

I'll be travelling to Edinburgh this weekend and have two small questions before i go.
(1) Which is the best way to get from the airport to the city centre, bus, taxi etc ???
(2) I only have a few hours to go shopping and i like the normal high street stores like Topshop, Zara, H&M, Pull and Bear, etc. I'm wondering which is better, Princes Mall or Princes Street.
Any advice would be appreciated.

RE: Questions ???

by CliffClaven

There is a regular bus service between the airport and the city centre. If I remember correctly from the time I used it last year, the fare was 3 pounds.

RE: RE: Questions ???

by df53

Princes Mall in the process of being renovated. Topshop, Zara and H&M are all quite close to each other on Princes Street, George Street hads the more expensive shops and Havey Nics is along at St. Andrews Square.
The bus is definitely the way to get into town.

RE: Questions ???

by EdinburghRoc

A taxi would charge around £20.
The bus is just as quick but cost around £3-£5.

The shops you mention are on Princes St.
St James shopping Mall is also good.

South Gyle Mall and Ocean Terminal Mall are at each end of the 22 Bus which travels along Princes St.

RE: Questions ???

by Clodagh

Thanks for all your advise, it's been really helpful.
Good luck in the rugby.

RE: RE: Questions ???

by clivedinburgh

With regards to how to get into the city, it depends on the amount of people that are in your group and your final destination. If you are travelling to somewhere near the bus route or the terminal at Waverley then take the bus but if there are more than three of you to share a cab then take a taxi directly to your hotel. A taxi into the city centre isn't often more than £15.

See my transport tips for a link on the airbus and taxis and have a great weekend.

Travel Tips for Edinburgh

History Lesson

by clivedinburgh

The decision of the city leaders to invest money to build the new town turned around the fortunes of Edinburgh. The link below explains it in better detail.

BBC History - The Rise of Edinburgh

Fry It

by snoel

Fish and Chip shops or "Chippies" are EVERYWHERE and in Scotland are like their own food group. They are full of the least healthy foods- besides chips and fried fish you can get fried black pudding, haggis, sausage, hamburgers, pizza and a local favorite- Fried Mars Bar- so go ahead and be Scotish by clogging an artery!

Look for the Holy Grail at Rosslyn Chaple

by kirsty_lamb

About 8 miles south of Edinburgh lies the village of Roslin, set in a lovely glen. Here you will find Rosslyn Chapel, the mysterious chapel linked with the holy grail. It really is a must see as it is a totally stunnig building and there is something truely magical about the place.

Lothian Buses service 15A (not15) and First service 62 both go to Rosslyn.

Don't believe all you read

by scottishvisitor

The Rosslyn Chaple Trust was established in 1996 and is a registered charity fully commited to the chaple's restoration work. I have no idea how much the makers of the film The Da Vinci Code paid Rosslyn for the filming of the chaple but as you can see from the photo - they have a wry sense of humour

Evol: Fridays @ Liquid Rooms

by rovingdream about Evol: Fridays @ Liquid Rooms

Go to Evol if you're looking for an atmosphere that is non-elitist, fun and laid-back. Think Fun Loving Criminals, Beck, Stone Roses, Eminem, Happy Mondays, all that is Indie and with some hip hop, ska, and the occasional really hip dance anthem thrown in to boot! Great atmosphere, great dance floor, great music, and occasional cheap drinks if you come early. Don't be surprised if the place is empty early in the evening though, things invariable pick up later. Wear whatever makes you feel like smiling and dancing.


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