Random Questions: Anyone in Edinburgh?


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figurine
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5724 posts since 14/5/07

9 Jul 2019 07:51
Flying to Edinburgh and renting a car later in the year, spending most of the day doing touristy shit before heading east. Are we better parking outside the city and getting the bus/train in or is driving round and parking in the centre of Edinburgh not too bad?
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

9 Jul 2019 08:21
jacko198 wrote: In Edinburgh for the week for, staying in Leith.

Woodland Creatures, Leith Depot and Boda Bar are all decent pubs on Leith Walk. Martin Wishart's supposed to be good for food (never been though).

Buses 10, 11 and 16 (all from Leith Walk or thereabouts) will all take you up into the city centre. There's usually at least one of those buses every 10 minutes or so right into the evenings.

The Scran and Scallie and the Southside Scran are both good for food. Lots of city centre bars if you want any specific recommendations.

If you want a change of scenery you can take the number 21 bus from Duke Street (near the bottom of Leith Walk) to Portobello beach, good for a weekend wander. Or walk west from Leith to Newhaven harbour.
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

posted 9 Jul 2019 08:26, edited 9 Jul 2019 08:26
figurine wrote: Flying to Edinburgh and renting a car later in the year, spending most of the day doing touristy shit before heading east. Are we better parking outside the city and getting the bus/train in or is driving round and parking in the centre of Edinburgh not too bad?

Are you picking up the car at the airport? If so then parking at Ingliston Park & Ride and getting the tram in probably makes the most sense.

Depending on the time of year parking can be pretty tough in the centre and it's pricey. You'll be £20 to £30 to park for the day in the centre.

There are other park & rides further east but they'd use buses rather than trams so are slightly less convenient.

https://www.lothianbuses.com/our-services/park-and-ride/
figurine
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5724 posts since 14/5/07

9 Jul 2019 09:00
Cheers Andy, Ingliston looks perfect.
Doogan
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477 posts since 13/4/14

9 Jul 2019 09:57
Parking is definitely a ballache.
figurine
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5724 posts since 14/5/07

14 Oct 2019 14:50
Any recommendations for a decent coffee shop somewhere near the castle? Also any recommendations to occupy a 2 year old for an hour or so in the same area? Probably just going to wander round Princes Street Gardens but looks like it might be wet.
DuffMan
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14270 posts since 21/2/07

14 Oct 2019 15:31
The museum of Scotland is great (can't fully vouch for 2 year olds but pretty sure it's quite kid friendly) and less than a 10 min walk away.
Tobypricec
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309 posts since 6/1/15

14 Oct 2019 19:46
Brew Lab is good for coffee, few minutes walk off the Royal Mile
figurine
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5724 posts since 14/5/07

15 Oct 2019 10:24
Cheers Duff and Toby, both look spot on.