Edinburgh Journals

My Stay in Edinburgh

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A September 2012 trip to Edinburgh by elizabeth1984@hotmail.co.

Edinburgh Dungeon Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland More Photos
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Edinburgh Zoo

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Attraction | "Fun at the Zoo "

Edinburgh Zoo Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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The zoo was on the top of my ‘must see’ list to get there it was only a small bus journey from Waverly Train station. It was around 15 minutes on the bus and it also dropped you right outside the zoo and when you needed to be picked back up it collected from outside the zoo too. The buses run every 10 minutes or so, so there isn’t much waiting around. There really is so much to say when it comes to the zoo, so will try my best to fit it all in!Once arriving at the zoo it really didn’t look all that big from the front entrance, to gain access you either walk up the ramp or take the stairs. Then it is through the main glass doors to the ticket booth, like everywhere I had been in Edinbur...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 31, 2012

Edinburgh Zoo
134 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 6TS
+44 131 334 9171

Jimmy Chung's Bar and Chinese Buffet

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Restaurant | "Stuffed by Jimmy Chung's "

Jimmy Chung's Bar and Chinese Buffet Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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When walking around Edinburgh we noticed a Chinese restaurant right by Waverley Train Station, where we were dropped from the airport. As I love Chinese food we decided we would certainly be giving it a go!Jimmy Chung’s Chinese Buffet Restaurant: My Findings:In Birmingham close to where I live there are some great Chinese all you can eat buffets, one of my favourites being Big Wok. As Jimmy Chung’s is twice the price as my beloved Big Wok I was hoping for something special!As we walked in we were greeting straight away and directed to a table for two, the waiter only gave us a couple of minutes before coming back to take our drinks order. As this was ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 23, 2012

Jimmy Chung's Bar and Chinese Buffet
17 Waverley Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1BQ
+44 131 556 3313

National Museum of Scotland

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Attraction | "Educated Edinburgh "

National Museum of Scotland Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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There really is so many wonderful places to visit around Edinburgh however museums wasn't on my 'to see' list. As we was walking back from sightseeing we came across the National Museum, it just started to rain so we thought to kill some time why not go in?National Museum of Scotland:'From the age of dinosaurs to the technology of the future, our galleries contain treasures from around the world. From meteorites to monsters from the deep, our natural world galleries tell the story of our planet, while our world cultures gallery link people and possession across the globe.'- www.nms.ac.ukMost of the museums around Edinburgh are free admission so it is a g...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 27, 2012

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JF
0300 123 6789

Bella Italia

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Restaurant | "Tasty Bella "

Bella Italia  Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Once all unpacked in our room me and my partner were both rather hungry so out popped our handy free map, we found Bella Italia just minutes walk from the hotel and the bonus of a 25% voucher. Entering the restaurant it looked wonderful as did the outside of the building. It had an old looking feel with different photos on the walls all in different types of frames. A waiter came to greet us straight away; he was lovely and welcoming and seated us at our table for two. The menus weren’t set out on the tables but the waiter came over with two even opening them ready for us.The menu was typed up in both Italian and English which fitted in well with the restaurant; you also ha...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2012

Bella Italia
9/11 Hanover Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2DL

Edinburgh Dungeon

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Attraction | "Now Scream! "

Edinburgh Dungeon Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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I'm a person that loves anything spooky so after reading about different attractions within Edinburgh the haughty Edinburgh Dungeons certainly appealed to me. I loved the idea of live characters, for me it was going to like being in a creepy live play up close.We booked our time slot for 10am and from our hotel getting to the dungeons was only a short walk, as it is right by Waverley Train Station. Walking up to the building it didn't really look as creepy as I thought it was going to be, however looks can certainly be deceiving.The Dungeons also open at 10am the same as our time slot, we arrived bang on 10am and the door opened straight away. There was no waiting around at all...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 8, 2012

Edinburgh Dungeon
31 Market Street
Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 240 1000

Travelodge Edinburgh Central Princes Street

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Hotel | "Our Stay at Princes Street "

Travelodge Edinburgh Central Princes Street Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Going off to Edinburgh for the week I wanted a cheap place to stay, as I’m able to get discount in Travelodge that was the first place I started to look. There are a few in Edinburgh however I wanted one by the train station and the one that has now been open a few months was right in the place I wanted, bonus!Edinburgh Travelodge Hotel – Princes Street: My Findings:Getting to the hotel was nice and easy, plus speaking with the hotel before hand on there location. Personally a good job I called as it could be easily missed. As like some Travelodge’s it is built on top of another building. This Travelodge has been built on top of Top Shop, so if you don’t look u...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 17, 2012

Travelodge Edinburgh Central Princes Street
Meuse Lane Off Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2BY
0871 559 1855