What to do on a short day in Edinburgh?
Just a museum – though the new part is focussed on Scottish history.
As I say the views are good. Though if it’s a nice day/fancy a walk then arthur’s seat is always a winner.Posted 4 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
I’d skip the castle, hugely over-rated, best thing about it is the views and the views from Chamber St are about as good. Also Royal Mile is mostly tat shops near the top so I wouldn’t be spending too long there. That said, the Camera Obscura is excellent.Posted 4 years ago
Also, although it may not be your visitor’s thing, Mary King’s Close was pretty cool (IMO). Advance booking required
Any Edinburgh locals on here? I’m entertaining some business visitors from Sudan next week and thought I’d take them up to Edinburgh for the day on the train. I guess they’d like to see the castle and the Royal Mile, I’d like to see the Royal Yacht, and for lunch we need a halal restaurant – or good fish and chips.
Any suggestions?Posted 4 years ago
Kushi in Victoria Street is long gone (a fire) and their other branches are in Leith (not far from Britannia) and opposite the Playhouse, rather upmarket now.
Museum is next to the Southside which is pretty much ethnic eating central though mainly not the traditional sort of places to impress business clients, but Sudanese may have more sensible views on that sort of thing, I’ve no idea of their culture.
You’ll find halal food in pretty much any part of Edinburgh. Can’t offhand think of a good sit-in chippy though [unless you want to take them to Glentress, there’s a good ‘un in Peebles :-)] so I’d like to hear too.Posted 4 years agosurroundedbyhillsSubscriber
I work on the Royal Mile but am not responsible for tourist tat or bagpipers. High Art only daaahlihing…
1 – Yes to the Castle best tourist attraction Scotland has but will be hoaching so get there first thing.
2 – Mary Kings Close much more interesting though
3 – Camera Obscura is worth it on a nice clear day when the thing works well – but it’s diversionary at best.
4 – Scottish Museum has exhibition on loan from Iran at present (IIRC)
5 – Scottish Parliment is a bit left field but good nonetheless
6 – Scott Monumnent – climb to the top get good photos
RY Brittania is good but you’ll waste an amount of time getting there and it is all there is, so maybe skip it
Hannams Restaurant on Johnston Terrace at the top of Royal Mile is Halal and excellent book ahead – BYOB though.Posted 4 years ago
There have been so many rumours/stories that who knows?
They seem to be settled in Leith Street now with the (even more) upmarket version down in Leith. Not sure about the one under the Pear Tree. I was in the Leith Street one last week for the first time – OK, but none of the locations have ever had the ambience of the Drummond Street place which should have been subject to a preservation order!Posted 4 years ago
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