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  • Things to do in Edinburgh
  • RudiBoy
    Free Member

    Ok so I’m off to Edinburgh for a long weekend, never been there before.

    So apart from the castle and museum can any one suggest a few other things to do, places to eat and drink etc.

    thanks for any suggestions

    MrGrim
    Full Member

    Some nice pubs/food on Rose Street

    TandemJeremy
    Free Member

    What do you want to do? Try the open top bus tour – a bit of Geography and History in one go. Well worth it if you don’t know the place

    There is no shortage of places to eat and drink – try Leith as well – 22 bus from town

    Smee
    Free Member

    Get on the no62 bus and have a trip round GT or Inners.

    binners
    Full Member

    Whatever you do, make sure you keep an eye open for the theiving, pick-pocketing ****ers, so you don’t spend your time there ringing the banks to cancel all your cards.

    Bitter? Me?

    Dougal
    Full Member

    Meet Glutpon.

    Smee
    Free Member

    You could go and see Dougal’s new car. 😀

    GrahamS
    Full Member

    Have you been taken up the Castle yet? etc etc

    Castle, then a meal at The Witchery and a Ghost Tour at night is good.

    Plenty of galleries and museums to see if that is your thing.
    Palace of Holyroodhouse, Scottish Parliament.

    Go climb Arthur’s Seat or Calton Hill for a view of the city.

    Dougal
    Full Member

    I moved out of Edinburgh a few months back, so that’s a no.

    Garry_Lager
    Full Member

    It’s a great city for tanning the bevvy. I’d go out on the ale for the weekend, maybe see the castle and Arthur’s seat from the pub window.

    Glentress is 40 mins away by car, if you wanted to try and fit a ride in one of the mornings.

    WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    There is a Zoo opposite the Forestry Commission.

    ShinyRedOrange
    Free Member

    Meal at the witchery? hell someone is flush!

    Get yourself to one of the ghost tours, check out the chambers street museum, and there is a pretty good pub crawl round all the oldest pubs in town that is good craic. And go up arthurs seat. And go to teuchters in the west end and work your way through the single malt list.

    And have a deep fried mars bar. You know you want it…

    Avoid George street, everything is overpriced and populated almost exclusivly by ****ts and tarts!

    BoardinBob
    Full Member

    Another shout for avoiding George St unless you enjoy paying £5+ per drink.

    rOcKeTdOg
    Full Member

    meet up with an old flame and rekindle the fire 😉

    GrahamS
    Full Member

    Meal at the witchery? hell someone is flush!

    It’s not that expensive (mains from £15) considering how nice it is. I wouldn’t eat there all the time, but I’m assuming he is on holiday or it is a special occasion.

    Oh and if you do go up Arthur’s Seat then consider recovering with a pint in The Sheep’s Heid.

    BoardinBob
    Full Member

    meet up with an old flame and rekindle the fire

    I thought the police had clamped down on prostitutes in Leith?

    RudiBoy
    Free Member

    thanks for the comments so far, the problem is I dont know what kind of things I want to do or see… I was mainly looking for insperation

    any more comments welcome

    Thanks

    tall_martin
    Full Member

    If you want to go clubbing or see some comedy or art, get yourself a copy of the list from a news agent. Its got all the information on loads of cultural stuff from whats on in the galleries to the clubs.

    Stop into the city cafe for a beer:)

    Martin

    GrahamS
    Full Member

    Oh and depending who you are with, a visit to the Pubic Triangle is an excellent way to spend an evening 😉

    BoardinBob
    Full Member

    http://www.s1play.com/

    andym
    Free Member

    so where are TJ and druidh?

    Things to do:

    -Traverse theatre – worth checking out, I’ve seen some brilliant stuff there.
    -Scottish National Gallery and Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
    -Dean Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art – a wee bit of a hike but worth it.
    -Climb to the top of the building on Princess street that looks like a gothic version of Thunderbird 1 (you’ll recognise it when you see it).
    -Take a stroll along the Waters of Leith to Leith.

    Places to eat – David Bann, and the Mosque Kitchen. Check out the restaurant reviews on http://www.list.co.uk

    devs
    Free Member

    Rose St – Get pished
    Grassmarket – Get pished
    Royal Mile – Get pished
    Wales v Scotland rugby is on on 8th Feb – Get pished

    Apparently there are some nice buildings and cultural stuff, a zoo and an observatory or something. Dunno, i’ve always been pished but then I only ever go there for concerts and rugby. Oh, and a discipinary hearing with the SRU at Murrayfield.

    TroutWrestler
    Free Member

    Devs, Did you get pished after the hearing by any chance?

    dave_aber
    Free Member

    He was probably pished before it, never mind after it.

    djglover
    Free Member

    The Stand comedy club, walk up athurs seat, but mainly go out for beer and food

    devs
    Free Member

    Devs, Did you get pished after the hearing by any chance?

    Nah. Picked the wife up who was spending my money in Ikea and drove home. It was a school night.

    metalheart
    Free Member

    to be honest (having lived there for a year a while back) the best thing I found about Edinburgh was that it was closer to Glasgow (than here that is).

    sometimerider
    Free Member

    This place is well worth a visit. The tour is a bit “ghosty” for my liking, but it’s such a fascinating place that it’s worth it anyway.

    Also the Camera Obscura beside the castle is worth visiting if you’ve any interest in photography at all.

    If you have your bike with you, the Pentlands (somebody on here had a nice google earth file with a bunch of routes) or Glentress.

    epo-aholic
    Free Member

    there are plenty of strip clubs if you like that sort of thing……..

    lol

    druidh
    Free Member

    sometimerider – Member

    This place is well worth a visit. The tour is a bit “ghosty” for my liking, but it’s such a fascinating place that it’s worth it anyway.

    Also the Camera Obscura beside the castle is worth visiting if you’ve any interest in photography at all.

    If you have your bike with you, the Pentlands (somebody on here had a nice google earth file with a bunch of routes) or Glentress.

    * cough *

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