Walton Hotel

79 Dundas St., Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 6SD, United Kingdom
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View towards Old Town and Adam's SeatView towards Old Town and Adam's Seat

Christmas lights in the famous Jenner's Dept StoreChristmas lights in the famous Jenner's Dept Store

No quite dressed for hill walking but there ye goNo quite dressed for hill walking but there ye go

Royal MileRoyal Mile

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Travel from London to Edinburgh

by Muwahhid

Good day,

How do tourists usually travel from London to Edinburgh? What is the best option?


RE: Travel from London to Edinburgh

by bjankovic

I would say by train. It does not take long, its probably cheaper than even a low cost airline and you get to see all the countryside in between.

RE: Travel from London to Edinburgh

by tonydonohue

train is best option

RE: RE: Travel from London to Edinburgh

by Maurizioago

Perhaps you can found a cheap flight. The journey from London to Edinbourgh by train should take around 5 hours.

RE: Travel from London to Edinburgh

by SallyM

The train takes you straight from central London to Edinburgh Waverly station, so you don't have to spend time getting to and from the airports and checking in etc. Plus once you get up to Northumberland, there are some great views.

RE: RE: RE: Travel from London to Edinburgh

by clivedinburgh

I travel this journey by train on a regular basis. The most frequent route is from London Kings Cross via the East coast (York & Newcastle) on the GNER franchise with trains running every 30 minutes.

There is a service from London Euston that runs up the West coast operated by Virgin trains but these are mainly to Glasgow and you would require to change trains somewhere in Northwest England. Not too inconvient and these tend to offer cheaper deals.

The trainline websites offers an all in one ticket sales service that I generally use. Average cost per journey shouldn't be more than £25 but I'm fairly sure that as a non-UK resident that you will have to phone and book your tickets (due to ID verification). These can then be collected prior to travel either from a FastTicket machine on the station forecourt or at the ticket office itself.


Hope that helps,


PS If you do wish to fly then try Easyjet, I use these when I'm travelling at short notice (or need a short journey time) as they offer cheaper deals than the train companies (from £30). They also have cheap (from £1) airport buses running from central London locations. Once in Edinburgh there is and Airbus that shuttles you to central Edinburgh at a cost of £3 single (see my pages for more info)

Travel Tips for Edinburgh

Walk down the mile

by sparkieplug24

If you plan on walking along the Royal mile my advice is to get a bus up the hill and then walk from the castle end down. This is much easier than walking the other way from Holyroodhouse up to the castle as the hill is steeper than it looks.

Scottish people

by charlottespencer

Being from London, where everybody is brisk and cold, I found Scottish people to be strikingly friendly and helpful. They've won me over! Though I did make a terrible faux-pas. When buying stamps, the man at the kiosk asked me where I was sending to. I said, "this country", and then correcting myself I said, "England". Later my companion pointed out that it had sounded like, "this country, England." Looking back, I do remember that the man at the kiosk looked unimpressed!

Princess Street Gardens

by susancallus

This is probably the most beautiful garden in Edinburgh. It is a very nice place to stroll around and relax enjoying the beautiful view of Edinburgh Castle. You can see many squirrels around this lovely garden. For many persons this is quite normal but for me and my friend it was a very pleasant moment because we don't have this lovely creatures in our country.

National Gallery of Scotland (Free)

by scotlandscotour

This picture shows the wonderful view from The Mound - looking at the National Gallery with the Scott Monument clearly showing in all its sooty glory.

Among the finest small galleries in the world, it contains an outstanding collection of paintings, drawings and prints by the greatest artists, from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism, including Velazquez, Rembrandt, Turner & Monet. Shown alongside the national collection of Scottish art.

Opening Days/Times: Jan - Dec.
Open daily 10am to 5pm.
Thursday late night until 7pm
Extended opening during the Festival.

Free Entry
Toilets and Shop, but no parking - no way!
Right beside Princes Street, and the nicest way to reach the higher ground of the Castle & Royal Mile (via The Mound).

Address: The Mound
Tel: 0131 624 6200
Fax: 0131 220 0917
Email: nginfo@nationalgalleries.org

The Three Sisters

by JulesH about The Three Sisters

Infamous as a must see nightspot! Nice old fashioned stone building with a good deal of drunken debauchery inside! Good for a laugh, but not very cultured! Anyhow...fancy dress seemed essential! Many tourists wearing the ginger wigs/tartan hat arrangement you can get at the airport or giftshops.


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