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Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus
"Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh C witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During our tour we cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile we lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions cloned sheep and the birthplace of Harry Potter. Highlights include:New Town
From GBP300.00
 
Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
"Edinburgh has been the Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Join this and hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During your tour you will cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile your guide Alan will lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions
From GBP45.00
 
Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus from Glasgow
"Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh C witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During our tour all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh will be covered. Starting on the famous Royal Mile you will be lead through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions
From GBP350.00

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Gray Line tour to the Highlands

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Fondest memory 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 in a boat trip on Loch Ness, Inverness, the Great Valley, and some spectacular sites in the Highlands. I fpund our guide to be wonderful. He was full of interesting tidbits surrounding the area and was extremely knowledgeable. I would highly reccommend the tour as a great introduction to the area.

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Krumlovgirl
Jan 03, 2005

See the Edinburgh sky line...

Favorite thing See the Edinburgh sky line from {North of the city} Ferry Road it's wonderful. Take the 23 or 27 bus from Hannover Street North 10 mins.
Get off the 23 when it turns right on Ferry Road second stop walk {Or take}bus to Royal Botannic Gardens. Get off the 27 third stop when it turns left on Ferry Road (take bus} or walk down Arbortum Road to R.B.Gardens.

Fondest memory The colour of Edinburgh buses. And walking out of the rail station & seeing the Castle.
Holyrood Park in the heart of the city is like being out in the country !

Copy and Paste below into your address above for more info on EDINBURGH.
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/areaedin/index.html

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EdinburghRoc
Oct 07, 2004

Town walk

Favorite thing Walking around the city of Edinburgh is almost like visiting two different cities very close to each other. To walk around the heart of the Old Town and the New Town will take about an hour at a reasonable walking pace.

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Cool-123
Dec 07, 2002

City walks

Favorite thing Edinburgh is a great city to walk through.
Just enjoy the narrow streets of the old town. The houses are nice to see and often have a little street besides or behind it. These so called wynds and closes are fun to explore.
Also notice the chimneys, which we found very nice to photograph.

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tompt
Nov 16, 2002
 
 
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Walk,walk.walk

Favorite thing I work in the city and love going walking when i get the chance! You must go up the casttle and do the touristy things but the Gardens (off princess st) is a must! If you have a lovely day, take a picnic. I did this several weeks ago and saw several lovely squirrels go about their business. If yiu get the chance, take a stroll to the Edinburgh Playhouse and see a show. Not like London or NYC but is still memoriable nevertheless. If you are up for a bit of a scare, the Edinburgh Dungeons are a must! Went last year on Halloween...bad idea. I was shaking when i come out! All in all it was a good night!

Fondest memory For me, as i work there, i find it funny just walking down Princess Street listening to everyone going about their business. From tourists asking for directions to all the different conversations you hear. Recently Ann Summers the sex opened on Princess St. This caused some contraversy, but hey, if its what the public want...

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mark_steps
Sep 01, 2002

If anyone is in the Scotland...

Favorite thing If anyone is in the Scotland Area and has £70 and three days to spare, i'd strongly reccomend the Haggis Tour, it is a three day tour to the Highlands of Scotland, the office is on the Royal Mile across the river from Edinburgh Castle

face_2_face
Aug 25, 2002

There's lots of different...

Favorite thing There's lots of different sightseeing tours around Edinburgh and if you have time, they're a great thing to do. They're quite cheap and a great way to see the sights especially if you only have a short time. You just get on a bus and there's a guide there to tell you all about the sights, tell you funny stories and jokes, and generally make the experience much more enjoyable.

SusanneBeck
Aug 25, 2002

Ghost Tour

Fondest memory Edinburgh has the best walking Ghost Tour. We went on two while in Edinburgh. The first one, City of the Dead Tours, was the best one. We learned a lot about the city in a short amount of time. This is the only Ghost Tour thatactually scared me. It has been featured on the Travel channels show Haunted Edinburgh. The other was a Mercat tour that examined the underground vaults. It was pretty scary but if you can go on the City of the Dead Tour. They start various times after dark on the Royal Mile.

jccope
Aug 24, 2002

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"Edinburgh Travel - A Special City - A Special View"
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"Scotland's Capital City"
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"Embra - Scotlands Capital City"
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"EDINBURGH, A PICTURESQUE CITY"
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There're a lot of things that...

Favorite thing There're a lot of things that you MUST do in Edinburgh!

Begin with the Castle, and then, visit all the way down the High Street (also called Royal mile), wich is the way to go to the Hollyrood Palace (Queen's place!).

You can go on a 2 stages bus with no roof tour, you'll be able to take very beautiful pictures (Scotland is the paradise of the photographers!). And it's also a good way to find the places that you want to visit.

Shopping on High Street as well, and Princes street. You have to visit, the old and the new town.

And really, DON'T miss the Scotland tour and go to the Island of Sky! Amazing, it's all I can say...

Fondest memory All the great views, the sceneries...
Scottish are so welcoming, warm... They like tourists. Obviously, you have to speak a really good English because they are pround of their language (the correct English, like they say). They are proud of who they are. They have a huge History, and if you're interested, they'll tell you all about it.

I met this native guy who is a guide all around Scotland , he said 'from now, you'll see Scotland with my eyes' and I did...

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pmorin
Aug 24, 2002

Things to Do Near Edinburgh

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Scott Monument

The Scott Monument is a beautiful Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is quite dirty, unfortunately it was decided cleaning the monument may damage it, so it has been...
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Mons Meg - Edinburgh Castle

Mons Meg has been fired almost every day since 1861 at precisley one o'clock. The gun is Europes oldest surviving medievil cannon. The cannon is now in retirement at Edinburgh Castle & stands proudly...
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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle has lots to see and takes a lot of time to see it all. There are plenty of free Toilets and they haven't forgotten you many get hungry and thirsty. Located in the old Cart Sheds...
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Museum on the Mound

Opened in 2006 this was the most boring museum I visited in Scotland :) Museum on the Mound was just on my way so I walked in to check but I got bored no matter it’s a small thematic museum that I...
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National Museum of Scotland

This FREE museum tells the story of Scotland on five floors, from the "Beginnings" (landscape and wildlife, and the last Ice Age) by way of the "Early People (from around 8000 BC to AD 1100) and the...
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Scotch Whisky Experience

I am not normally a spirits drinker and on the odd occasion when I do indulge, whisky would be well down the pecking order in my choice of preferred tipple. However, when I attended a (Scottish)...
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