Ritz Hotel

14 - 18 Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, EH12 5EG, United Kingdom
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Alternative culture & nice pubs & haggis

by ursa9

Hi guys,

I'm heading to Edinburgh tomorrow evening and will have 2 days. I'm definitely visiting the castle & doing a haunted tour ... but I would need some advice on the following:

1) Is there a street similar to London's Camden market/Brick Lane- with alternative culture, funky people ...?

2) Your favourite pubs/bars with some live Scottish music

3) Where to have the best haggis for a reasonable price?

Thanks a bunch!
Ursa

Re: Alternative culture & nice pubs & haggis

by Roadquill

Bookmark - we found some great places for traditional music on Skye, but not in Edinburgh.

Re: Alternative culture & nice pubs & haggis

by ursa9

Ooh, that's a pitty. I'm definitely doing the Scottish islands hopping in the future, though. :-)

Greets, Ux

Re: Alternative culture & nice pubs & haggis

by Fullmoonfever

<Where to have the best haggis for a reasonable price?<

wow, you are a brave traveler!

Re: Alternative culture & nice pubs & haggis

by leics

Haggis is rather like English faggots: tastes absolutely lovely but best not ponder too deeply what is contained within!

It's not likely to be made by cooks/chefs, in the main; it'll be brought in from larger manufacturers. So, basically, it won't make a huge much difference where you eat it (unless one is a haggis connoisseur). It's a very filling meal though, so allow room for expansion!

Re: Alternative culture & nice pubs & haggis

by ursa9

:-)) Ok, I'll just follow my nose and make sure, I have enough space for it. I simply have to try it - and I'm definitely not going to concentrate on its ingredients but rather on its taste. :-)

Ux

Re: Alternative culture & nice pubs & haggis

by mooselet

For music check out Sandy Bell's pub on Forrest Road.

Re: Alternative culture & nice pubs & haggis

by ursa9

Thank you, Mooselet. :-)

Re: Alternative culture & nice pubs & haggis

by Roadquill

We did try haggis in the Highlands. Now that I know what is in it I have a new kind of respect for the Scots. We found several references to life traditional music when we visited local music stores in Portree. The pubs on Rose all seemed predominately only for drinkings. Maybe some of those in grassmarket will have live music. best, Karl

Re: Alternative culture & nice pubs & haggis

by Pixiekatten

Hey!

Grassmarket pubs are great for both live music and haggis, so are the ones on Rose Street. Another great wee pub is just off Candlemaker Row, by the Bobby statue.. called Greyfriars Bobby not surprisingly.. ;) My Edinburgh page is devoted to Edinburghs nightlife.. so feel free to have a look!

Enjoy your visit!
:)

Re: Alternative culture & nice pubs & haggis

by ursa9

Thanks for sharing, Karl.

Ursa

Re: Alternative culture & nice pubs & haggis

by Pixiekatten

Sorry me again.. hehe.. I almost forgot.. High Street also got great pubs - the Worlds End is a classic and still one of the best in the city! :)

Re: Alternative culture & nice pubs & haggis

by ursa9

Oh, great, Pixiekatten! I'll definitely take a look! And start packing ... :-)

Best,
Ursa

Travel Tips for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle dominates the...

by pastaayd

Edinburgh Castle dominates the city centre, sitting astride the core of an extinct volcano, its three sides scoured almost vertical by glacial action. Although the castle looks impregnable, it often changed hands between the Scots and English throughout the centuries. By the mid-18th century, however, the castle looked much as it does today. Partly in thanks to Sir Walter Scott, in the 19th century it began to recover its importance as a Scottish symbol.

Visitors enter from the Esplanade, a parade ground where the changing of the guard occurs on the hour. Sites within the castle proper include Mills Mount Battery, where a gun salute takes place on weekdays; St Margaret's Chapel, the oldest building in Edinburgh; the Palace, built between the 15th and 16th centuries; and the Scottish United Services Museum, which houses displays on the history of Scottish regiments. The castle is overrun with tourists, and although the views are great, you may decide it's more impressive from the outside looking in.

Other photos of Edinburgh

by Ash59

Most of the following pictures are of statues and monuments that can found in the main town area, to the left of the Royal Mile as you walk down it. This statue was raised in memory of the Black Watch soldiers that fell in battle during the South African (Boers) war of 1899-1902.

Football Fun for Friends

by ChristopherBell

Something to do that is fun, healthy and free is grab a football, round up a few friends and go up to Carlton Hill which is right in the centre of Edinburgh. This photo was taken from the National Monument - which is the Greek Parthenon looking thingy..... Football.....beer.....

The Forth Bridges

by susancallus

Sitting side by side the two bridges give a stark contrast of the engineering feats of two different centuries:

The Forth Rail Bridge was the world’s first major steel bridge. It was begun in 1883 and completed on 4 March 1890.
The Forth Road Bridge was opened on 4 September 1964 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It was the largest suspension bridge in Europe.

These two bridges are in Fife, not far from Edinburgh. From Waverley Train Station it's very easy. You have to take the Fife Cirle Line.

Introduction to traditional Edinburgh Pubs

by IPApingo about General/Non-specific

Edinburgh is a pub city. And a visit to Edinburgh would not be complete without visiting at least a couple of them. They vary from the historical and traditional old tavern to the latest in-style trend bar. I tend to favour the old fashioned boozer but if you have a particular taste then you should be able to a find a bar to fit your requirements pretty easily. Just go exploring and have a bit of a pub crawl! one drink then off to the next bar!

The main drinking areas are based around Rose St in the New Town and the Grassmarket in the Old Town. There are of course loads of pubs in between so there is no need to stay in one particular area.

For old style pubs I recommend the following:
"The Jolly Judge" - Old Town - Small, with low ceiling and hard to find, but well worth finding.
"The Bow Bar" is another traditional pub of note. Massive Whisky collection
"Milnes" cracking location, and interesting history on rose st.
"Kays Bar" - New Town - a pub with local life!

Now that's just 4 out of several hundred so go exploring and find your own favourites. A really great website for edinbugh pubs - maps, reviews etc is www.EdinburghPubGuide.co.uk

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Address: 14 - 18 Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, EH12 5EG, United Kingdom