Edinburgh Journals

Daytripping in Edinburgh

A travel journal to Edinburgh by kpvincent

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Quote: I live in Glasgow and go to Edinburgh occasionally, and I am gradually discovering more and more on every trip.

Daytripping in Edinburgh

Overview

Old Town Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Edinburgh's a cool city, with lots of stuff to do everywhere. The castle is a must, as are many of Edinburgh's museums.

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Most things are concentrated around the castle and its Royal Mile, or around the Princes Street area, so walking is generally sufficient. There are always tons of taxis crawling the streets, so you can take one if your feet are tired (and when split between 2 or more of you, taxis can be really cheap). There are also plentiful buses, and you can get information from the bus stations about the right ones to take to get you where you want to go.

Henderson's

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Restaurant

Henderson's Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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This restaurant bills itself as "The Original Healthy Eating Experience". There is a strong vegetarian focus, and they differentiate between vegetarian and vegan. They also make a point to use organic products and especially local produce. Henderson's actually has several different parts: a shop for healthy foods (upstairs), the Bistro which includes table service dining (upstairs, behind the shop), the Salad Table for cafeteria-style dining and the Wine Bar (both downstairs). I've eaten in the Salad Table the last three times I've visited Edinburgh, because I like it so much. I'm not a vegetarian, but I am an ex-vegetarian and love to see what creative people can do with meatless cooking. And ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Henderson's
94 Hanover Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 1DR
44 131 225 2131

Edinburgh Castle

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Attraction

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This is the most famous, most frequently visited castle in Scotland, but it really is worth the steep entrance fee. You enter the castle through the relatively new Gatehouse. You are now in the Lower Ward area, and if you turn right you will soon walk between the Inner Barrier on the left and the Old Guardhouse on the right. Keep walking and you will pass through the 16th century Portcullis Gate. You are now in the Middle Ward. Just past the gate is a staircase called the Lang Stairs. These lead to the Upper Ward, and you can either take them now, or come down them later. Across, and a little way up, from the Lang Stairs, is the Argyle Battery, which features some canno...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 12, 2002

Edinburgh Castle
Castlehill
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2NG
+44 (131) 225 9846