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  • Tourist Information Centre, Edinburgh
    Tourist Information Centre, Edinburgh
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  • Me over Edinburgh
    Me over Edinburgh
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  • me at Edinburgh castle
    me at Edinburgh castle
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  • Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Favorites

    I think that edinburgh's castle is just amazing:his position is great and you can have a great view of all the city.You can walk inside it and return back of centuries thinking at the Bravehearth movie and at medieval period.It's a classical touristic thing but i think you can't asbolutely miss it The panoramic view is amazing..and just that is...

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  • Miscellaneous

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    > Edinburgh was founded in the 7th century, but it was not until c. AD 950 that the city, referred to at this time in the Pictish Chronicle as "oppidum Eden", fell to the Scots and finally remained under their jurisdiction. During this period of Germanic influence the city's got its Germanic suffix 'burgh'. > The city sprawls over a...

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  • Old Town - General

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    In the 19th century, Edinburgh university specialized in anatomical research, but obtaining bodies to dissect was difficult. This shortage resulted in "Resurrection men" (body snatchers) raiding graveyards to unearth semi-fresh bodies and selling them to the medical professors. William Burke and William Hare were both Irish immigrants, but they...

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  • Royal Mile

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    There are numerous small streets that lead away (north and south) from the Royal Mile. Antique maps of the Old Town actually show the city resembling the skeleton of a fish with the castle as the head and the narrow streets on either side as the ribs. These are called "closes" and "wynds" (rhymes with kind). But what's the difference, I hear you...

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  • Festival/Tattoo/Hogmanay Etc.

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    http://community.webshots.com/user/ianharrywebb This link will take you to more photos of Edinburgh. Festival Parade. Edinburgh at Christmas. Yes they are all mine! Good cheap bus service. Christmas: New Year; Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival. & the Famous TATTOO. Including Film and Jazz festivals. History and photogenic City.

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  • Princes Street

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    Princes Street is the major shopping stroll in Edinburgh. I vividly remember wandering around, having lunch at the Burger King, going into Menzies to buy some Smarties in those paper tubes (which we didn't have at the time in Canada - our Smarties came in rectangular boxes). I loved going down a side street and up a staircase into some neat record...

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  • Shopping

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    go shopping on Princes Street. This is the main shopping area in Edinburgh city centre and has every shop you could want! The street itself is a mile long but feels longer. There are a few shopping centres on it too such as the St James Centre which has lots of great shops in it. On the street, you can find shops such as Debenhams, Barratts,...

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  • Tours Etc.

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    http://www.grayline.com/index.cfm I am usually dead set against organized tours, but since we only had a limited amount of time in Scotland I wanted to see as much as I possibly could. After sifting through the overwhelming number of brochures in the tourist information office, I decided with Grayline Tours day tour to the Highlands. The tour took...

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  • Men In Kilts

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    We enjoyed the haunted tour of the underground. It was interesting history. I love my cashmere socks, sweater (jumper) and scarf I purchased in Edinburgh. The day spent with David and Shirley are my best memories.

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  • General Views

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    My friends thought I was crazy when I told them that I planned to visit Scotland in spring. They said all I would see would be rain, rain, rain... Well, the next pictures will prove the opposite. I went to Scotland via ferry from Rotterdam and was rewarded with the first breathtaking sunset over the Channel. And later after I had arrived, I started...

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  • Arthur's Seat

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    It is an easy walking and takes around two hours. At the top you will have an excellent view of the town. You can start from the Queen's Drive. It is located at the back of The Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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  • Art & Culture

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    I enjoy reading and hjnthoroughly enjoy the Inspector Rebus Mysteries set in south Edinburgh. I believe it is possible to go on Rebus tours though have not investigated them yet. I have however had the Police Station where Rebus 'works', and the terrace houses like those where he 'lives', as well as the general neighbourhood described in the...

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  • Many Miles From Edinburgh...

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    Must take the high lands tour and also take a tour of the distilleries The lovely lochness which is in the highlands..Not very fortunate to have see the monster ..nesse.The snow in the place called Fort william made things more gorgeous

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  • Calton Hill

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    The city centre of Edinburgh has two hills which offer scenic views of the city. Castle Hill is located at the western end of the Royal Mile in the Old Town, whereas Calton Hill can be found at the eastern end of the Princes Street in the New Town. Among amazing views, both hills offer historic buildings and monuments.

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  • John Knox House

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    The exterior of this house is representative of houses built in the 1600's. John Knox house is now maintained by the Church of Scotland and contains a museum dedicated to John Knox. . 43- 45 High Street. Edinburgh EH1 1SR July: Mon-Sat 10.00am- 5.00pm (last admission 4.30pm) Sun 12.00- 4.00pm August: Mon-Sat 10.00am- 7.00pm (last admission...

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  • Eating / Drinking

    Edinburgh Favorites

    The List is a comprehensive annual guide to eating in Central Scotland. Hardcopies are available in most newsagents and I have always found the reviews to be accurate depictions of the various venues & food.

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  • Hollyrood

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    In 1544 an invading English army burned down most of the Palace and the Abbey. It was repaired, accidentally burnt down in 1650, rebuilt by Oliver Cromwel, and finally built as it now appears by Charles II in 1671. It is near the end of the High Street and takes 10mins walk from the train station.

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  • Surroundings

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    I can't tell you much about his place (maybe someone will recognize it and let me know) but I absolutely love it. The place I stayed in was located in Bonnyrigg about 12km south of Edinburgh (see Hotels & Accommodations Tip). The drive took about 25 minutes on the country roads which was the most interesting way to go. This little church and yard...

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  • New Town - General

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    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

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  • St Giles' Cathedral

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    St Giles' Cathedral A Norman-style cathedral, which I think is the most impressive cathedral in Edinburgh. There's no adminssion fare charge, but one pound donation is required.

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  • Greyfriars

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    I love animals (that's why I don't eat or wear them) and the story of Greyfriars Bobby and the grave moves me every time I visit Edinburgh. Greyfriars Kirk, located on Greyfriars Place near Grassmarket is a lovely, wee church but it's the because of the graveyard that you'll find the tourists here. Go to the corner of George IV Bridge & Candlemaker...

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Lothian Hotels

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  • The Balmoral Hotel

    Two men wearing kilts (or trews) welcome you at the door and an open fire welcomes you in the lobby,...

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  • The Nether Abbey

    It's had more reinventions than Ozzy and Michael Jackson put together, but retains a certain charm...

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  • Champany Inn

    Linlithgow, EH49 7LU, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Premier Inn Edinburgh (Inveresk)

    Carberry Rd., Inveresk, Musselburgh, EH21 8PT, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Barns Ness Hotel

    Station Road, Dunbar, EH42 1JY, gb

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

  • Swallow Craigiebield House Hotel

    50 Bog Road, PENICUIK, EH26 0JG, GB

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Premier Inn Livingston (Bathgate)

    Starlaw Road, Bathgate, West Lothian, EH48 1LQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Maitlandfield Country House

    24 Sidegate, Haddington, EH41 4BZ, GB

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Cairn Hotel

    Blackburn Rd, Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland EH48 2EL, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

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