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The cuisine may not be spectacular in Edinburgh—unless you’re a fan of haggis (a frightening mixture of sheep parts)—and the weather is perpetually damp. But Edinburgh’s dramatic castle, large green spaces, warm locals, and cosmopolitan sensibility rightly inspire UK travelers to look beyond London. The cuisine may not be spectacular in Edinburgh—unless you’re a fan of haggis (a frightening mixture of sheep parts)—and the weather is perpetually damp. But Edinburgh’s dramatic castle, large green spaces, warm locals, and cosmopolitan sensibility rightly inspire UK travelers to look beyond London.    Close

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Paolozzi's Big Foot and Hand Sculpture

Written by Praskipark on 15 Nov, 2012

The street sculptures outside St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh are some of the weirdest I have encountered. The first time I saw them was just before I entered the cathedral. My husband didn’t want to enter the church so he stayed behind trying to figure…Read More


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Not a comfy chair in sight!

Written by Praskipark on 06 Jul, 2012

Edinburgh Airport is another airport where we spent several hours passing time. You might think I am a bit of a skinflint when I tell you that instead of booking into a hotel for the night we chose to stay overnight in this airport.…Read More


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Who Pays THE FERRY...man?

Written by proxam2 on 28 Aug, 2011

THE FERRY (as it's known locally) lies on the south shore of the one of the narrowest parts of the Forth Estuary, directly opposite North Queensferry, its neighbour on the Fife coast. As the most convenient place to cross the Forth from Edinburgh to the…Read More


The Edinburgh Card

Written by jipp05 on 27 Nov, 2010

Edinburgh is a magical city with world class attractions and sites that there is so much to see and do. However it can quickly become expensive visiting so many things and this is where the Edinburgh pass can help you. The pass cost's £26.50 for…Read More


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More Slightly Irreverant Rambles in Edinburgh (please read lightheartedly)

Written by flyingscot4 on 26 Aug, 2009

Leaving Calton HillAfter you climb down from Calton Hill, you can head straight for that big pointy thing that's right across the main drag of Edinburgh. This is Princess Street, the demarcation line between the hippies (Old Town) and the yuppies (New Town). You'll be…Read More


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Slightly Irreverant Rambles in Edinburgh (please read lightheartedly)

Written by flyingscot4 on 26 Aug, 2009

Palace of Holyrood HouseThere are three views of Edinburgh that are spectacular. One is from the castle, the second is from "Arthur's Seat," and the third is from Calton Hill. Without trying to get into volcanic ash and lots of other stuff about which I…Read More


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An Overview of Our 2 Weeks in Edinburgh

Written by NiceGinna on 04 Apr, 2009

After our one week home exchange in Carlisle, England, we headed for a two week exchange in Edinburgh, which we often called Edinbrrrrrrra, although the weather was pretty decent for May. It would start out chilly in the morning and then, around 5 PM…Read More


7 Hills Fireworks

Written by Red Mezz on 16 Nov, 2006

For some reason, Edinburgh isn't generally regarded as one of the great places to visit on a budget. And that probably has to do with the fact that for one thing it is on the British pound, which does immediately put budget travellers at a…Read More


French Market

Written by Red Mezz on 13 Nov, 2006

For a brief half of a week near the end of November and the culmination of the winter season and the beginning of the cities time to really shine in for the holidays the locals and visitors get to enjoy the vast array of treats…Read More


Princes Street Coffee Shops

Written by Red Mezz on 09 Nov, 2006

Though this is a slightly odd thing to review, particularly for those of us used to living in cities where popping in for a coffee on a cold day is a common and pleasant way to spend half an hour and two pounds, I decided,…Read More


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