New Town - General, Edinburgh
Edinburgh New Town - Often overshadowed by the Castle and Old Town. But don't miss out on this wonderful part of the city, with its amazing architecture, affluent living and cobbled streets. Heart stealing.
Cobbles: Delightful to look at and noisy as hell to drive on. Sounds like the tyres have melted and are sticking to the road! Inside the car it sounds like your car is falling apart. They are also slippery when wet, so bad for cyclists.
It is well worth combing a journey through New Town and its art shops, galleries and little nooks with a walk down to the Botanical Gardens - and Leith if you have the legs.
This street is in the New Town area, so expect to see lots of posh cars swooshing along.
For your info, notice also the traffic lights and yellow 'police' cones, restricting parking.
Parking is too expensive in Edinburgh, so park out of the centre down side streets and walk or bus in.
Fondest memory: Royal Botanical Gardens and delightful houses - a wonderful place to live, not like a city at all - this is the Quality of Life.
There is an internet cafe (EasyInternet) on Rose street. Rather large and hard to miss. Prices vary from 50p to 90p per hour that i saw. Might be more or less at times. Allows you to get your vt fix before or after a wonderful day in town.
Pricing current as of February 2003.
Favorite thing: Most of the restaurants are located in the New Town area. My tip is to be in this part of Edinburgh when you are hungry. There were several Burger Kings, Pizza Huts, Starbucks, and one or two Subway, and McDonalds. There is a KFC in the train station along with other fast food joints in the food court. I'm sure there were pubs and other non-fast-food restaurants around too.
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