Edinburgh Journals

Edinburgh Fringe

An August 2007 trip to Edinburgh by hellnick

Quote: This is a description of a short weekend trip to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Travelodge Edinburgh Central Hotel

Hotel | "Travelodge"

Travelodges are simple, reasonably priced hotels. This one was clean and perfectly sited to tour Edinburgh as it is just off the royal mile. It offers a basic bar for a nightcap and an okay buffet breakfast. But it's really just a place to sleep, and it does that job very well. However, ask for a bedroom at the back, as Edinburgh's cobbled streets can be quite noisy.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 20, 2007

Travelodge Edinburgh Central Hotel
33 St. Mary's Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1TA
+44 0871 984 6137

Tower Restaurant and Terrace

Restaurant | "Tower Restaurant"

It was at the Tower that I had the worse steak that I've ever been served. This thing was dry, boring, and tough and it cost £28 (that's roughly $55) for an 8oz (yes, eight ounces) fillet. Accompanying this sorry excuse for a fillet steak was a potato cake - I grew up on potato cakes, they're an Irish staple and this one was a joke. I was tempted to save it so that I'd have something to throw around the park the next day.

The Tower website names this dish as their signature - think of it as a scrawled X and avoid the Tower at all costs.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on August 20, 2007

Tower Restaurant and Terrace
The Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JF
+44 131 225 3003

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Attraction | "Fringe"

The Fringe takes place over the month of August. There are hundreds of venues, thousands of performers putting on comedy, drama, dance, music, and stuff that brings all of these things together. It is fantastic fun and you'll need at least a week to see all the things you should.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 20, 2007

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