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EDI

An August 2002 trip to Edinburgh by panda2

Quote: August is a great time to visit during the Edinburgh International Festival jammed pack with activities. This is still strongly a class society.

EDI

Overview

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The Edinburgh city center is where the train station is, surrounded by a big green park that has businesses galore around it. During August, it gets very crowded and busy with activities for the Fringe festival and its various arts performances all over the city. It's well worth a visit during this time.Quick Tips: The Edinburgh Scottish Tourist Board screens and rates accommodations and will book your next destination's accommodation for a small fee. It's all quite proper. Resources: ...Read More
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Kenneth Mackenzie Suite, a 15-minute walk from Princess Street and Waverly Station booked through Hotels.com, was the second-least expensive place and centrally located in town. The housing is more geared for visiting university personnel or students. The least expensive place looked like it may be out of the town. Everything else on Hotels.com was over a $100 a night. The rates include a full Scottish breakfast, two-doors down to your right as you exit the premise...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on March 6, 2006

Kenneth Mackenzie Suite
7 Richmond Place
Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 (131) 651 2063,

St Christopher's Inn

Hotel | "St. Christopher's Edinburgh"

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St. Christopher's Edinburgh is a short 5-minute walk from either the bus or train station, is centrally located in Edinburgh, and offers low cost lodging with electronic swipe cards to rooms, lockable storage, and you can bring your own padlock or rent theirs. There are CCTV security cameras. Belushi’s bar offers food and drink with 10% off for guests. Hot showers and linens are provided, as long as you bring your own towel. They have a free continental breakfast of cereal, tea/coffee and toast, no cooking facilities, no smoking in dormitories unless in a designated area, and Internet is available for a fee. I...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 20, 2006

St Christopher's Inn
9-13 Market Street
Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 (0) 20 7407 1856

China China

Restaurant

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This is an all-you-can-eat buffet--good value for the money during lunch. You'll see plenty of locals taking advantage of the buffet lunch. They have fresh fruit and soft ice cream or yogurt there. Even a little girl I spoke with knows and likes China China.

There's a licensed bar. Credit cards are accepted. Lunch is served from noon to 5pm for £4.99, the Happy Hour Buffet is served from 5 to 7pm for £7.99, and the Grand Buffet is served from 7pm to midnight for £9.99.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 13, 2003

China China
10 12 Antigua St.
Edinburgh, Scotland
0131 556 9791

Sainsbury's

Attraction | "Sainsbury's Central"

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Sainsbury's is a typical supermarket for food and groceries with fresh-baked warm bread and baguettes filling the air. Get some deli meat, cheese, milk, orange juice, salad, butter, and plastic forks -- you've got yourself fixings for a picnic in the park, which is just a five minute walk away.

The telephone number of this branch is 0131 225 8400 and it's open Mondays through Saturdays from 7am-10pm and on Sundays from 10am-8pm.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 14, 2003

Sainsbury's
185 Craigleith Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 2EB
+44 131 332 0704

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Attraction | "Edinburgh Festival Fringe"

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The Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world with every art form imaginable. You start by getting a copy of their program or search online on its website. The performances are vast and varied depending on what interests you, located in different parts throughout the city. Their heaviest time of activities is during August, when they employ a staff of 100.

Booking on the phone 10am on: +44 (0)0131 226 0000

Tel +44 (0)131 226 0026 admin@edfringe.com

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 13, 2003

Edinburgh Fringe Festival
180 High Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1QS
+44 131 226 5257

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Attraction | "Edinburgh Military Tattoo"

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After getting to the site Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Castlehill, Royal Mile, where the Edinburgh Military Tattoo performs, there's a large queue. Once you find your seat assignment, you're literally packed in tight like sardines for the performance. The first 20-30 minutes of the Tattoo was fine, but after that, it just seems to drag on and on with variations and performances of the same theme by different people from different countries. And then there's singing in between the performances. What I thought would be the highlight of our trip to Edinburgh turned out not to...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 13, 2003

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Esplanade Of Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh, Scotland

Royal Yacht Britannia

Attraction | "Royal Yacht Britainnia"

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Visit the Royal Yacht Britannia and explore it through displays, exhibits, photographs, and a tour with the audio wand. There are five decks of the ship available to walk around to view, including the royal apartments, sun lounge, royal bedrooms, drawing room, state dining room, chief petty officer's mess, sick bay and operating theatre, engine room, bridge, laundry facilities, and NAAFI, which is converted to a fudge sweet shop.Winter: Admission times March through October are 10am to 3:30pm (closes at 5pm) daily.Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. On Chris...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 12, 2003

Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Terminal
Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 6JJ
+44 (131) 555-5566

Ocean Terminal

Story/Tip

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Ocean Terminal is a ultra-modern shopping center with a mix of shops, restaurants, and attractions, including the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 7pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm

Bars, restaurants, and the cinema are open till midnight.

Take the Lothian Bus nos. 11, 22, 34, 35, or 36.

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The Scottish Tourist Board is a great service within Scotland. They will inquire for you about accommodations at your next destination and book a room for a small fee. We used them in almost every place in Scotland. Just walk into the local branch and inquire about your next destination. Internet use may also be available.

Lothian Buses

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Lothian Buses provides public transport in Edinburgh for customers with exact change, 80p single, £2.30 day ticket. Separate additional fare for the night bus service after midnight is £2. There's a yearly pass available. Visit their site for other fares and services.

Monday-Friday after 9:30am, all day Saturday-Sunday.

Telephone 0131 555-6363