Random Questions: Anyone in Edinburgh?


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TheMeat
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244 posts since 5/9/11

16 Aug 2013 13:38
Thanks a lot, appreciate it! No, I'll actually be studying at Heriot-Watt, which is just outside the city centre, but not that long by bus.
MattC
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657 posts since 20/3/12

16 Aug 2013 13:49
I'm away to start my 5th year of study at Heriot Watt. I've got a place in the Haymarket area. Its class as the bus to campus goes right past it. There are a heap of Heriot Watt types in that area too, so perhaps you should check that out. Though I have heard there are slim pickings left.

Look for flats around the 25 or 34 bus routes as these are the two buses that head out to campus.

andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

16 Aug 2013 13:54
Marchmont / West End / the Old Town is probably a bit better for you then, as they're all easy walking distance to the number 34 bus. But even Newington would be fine, you can walk up to Princes Street and get the bus from there.
matb
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97 posts since 6/1/09

22 Aug 2013 09:56
Polwarth is a decent student area that a lot of people overlook, it's between Bruntsfield and Fountainpark and relatively close to town. 27 and 10 buses go through Polwarth and 35 / 34 go along Fountainpark at the bottom of the road.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

1 May 2014 10:03
Free chicken in nandos from now for an hour ya tight sweaty cunts, fill yer boots.
MuayThaiPimp
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7925 posts since 10/8/11

1 May 2014 10:10
Laughing out loud
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

1 May 2014 10:57
An extra half hour just been added. Apparently three people have died of gluttony so far. Smiling
MoB
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36659 posts since 31/8/04

17 Jun 2014 14:52
going up for the bank holiday weekend, staying on the royal mile or something? Going to a few of the shows but any essential things to do/see?
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

17 Jun 2014 15:43
Just the train station and get tae fuck out of there sharpish. If you must stay go to Martin Wisharts for lunch.
FLG
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5858 posts since 21/5/04

17 Jun 2014 16:08
Mrtyn wrote: Just the train station and get tae fuck out of there sharpish. If you must stay go to Martin Wisharts for lunch.
Puzzled Best city in the UK outwith London imo. A weegy per chance Mrtyn?

There's a fair few Michelin star restaurants (unlike the zero in Glasgow Smiling), loads of touristy/historic stuff like the castle, obviously the show is on, two shite football teams to watch Laughing out loud, shopping is massively disappointing in Edinburgh (highlights being Harvey Nicholls and Urban Outfitters, no joke), plenty galleries/museums, if you're looking for something abit more active http://www.innertubemap.com/about/
I'm sure Andy would keep you right
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

17 Jun 2014 16:22
Nah I'm a fifer. ☺ Edinburgh is a beautiful city and there is a lot of nice things/places to do and see,but the people there are cunts. It's a huge sweeping generalisation i know, but go jarring or eating on George Street and you'll get the jist. Then you're left with 'the lads' and student hell holes elsewhere.

The Witchery is worth a go for dinner I suppose.
carlos
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940 posts since 20/1/08

posted 17 Jun 2014 17:33, edited 17 Jun 2014 17:33
MoB - I was there for the April bank holiday. If the weather's good it's a fucking ace city to just walk around, be a tourist and enjoy it. Open top bus tour, wander from new side to the old town, hit princes street and the galleries and head to the castle and science museum.

Loads of good food, The Witchery at the castle is incredible. Also found an amazing vegetarian restaurant if you're that way inclined. Name escapes me but will find it out if you're interested.
sydneyking
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4529 posts since 26/9/09

17 Jun 2014 17:37
The witchery isn't great. Try the honours or one of the mitchelin starred restaurants instead. Ondine is good for seafood.
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

17 Jun 2014 17:48
Ondine is really good.Forgot about that. If you're a meat lover try my mates gaff.


http://www.steakedinburgh.com
kozsie
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100 posts since 12/9/07

17 Jun 2014 19:29
Mrtyn wrote: Nah I'm a fifer. ☺ Edinburgh is a beautiful city and there is a lot of nice things/places to do and see,but the people there are cunts. It's a huge sweeping generalisation i know, but go jarring or eating on George Street and you'll get the jist. Then you're left with 'the lads' and student hell holes elsewhere.

Pph, don't go there then - same applies to most cities, no?

Good bars (drinks and food) in and around Thistle St/Queen St; Bon Vivant, Bramble, 99 Hanover St and Panda & Sons.
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

posted 17 Jun 2014 19:36, edited 17 Jun 2014 19:36
It's the people not the place. Are you familiar with the phrase, you'd have more fun at a Glasgow funeral than an Edinburgh wedding? I've lived in and been going to Edinburgh, albeit reluctantly, for a good 15 years. Just my opinion though. If you like it then great. I wish I did because I always end up there for one reason or another.
kozsie
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100 posts since 12/9/07

17 Jun 2014 20:30
Mrtyn wrote: It's the people not the place. Are you familiar with the phrase, you'd have more fun at a Glasgow funeral than an Edinburgh wedding? I've lived in and been going to Edinburgh, albeit reluctantly, for a good 15 years. Just my opinion though. If you like it then great. I wish I did because I always end up there for one reason or another.

Arf.

I'm not saying it's the best but to use George St as a benchmark - ok then.

I'm intrigued, what thriving metropolis are you from in the Kingdom of Fife then?
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

17 Jun 2014 20:44
I don't like the nightlife where I live either. I'm not sure why it's annoying you that I don't like Edinburgh. It's just my opinion. I like pubs not bars so that maybe explains it.
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

17 Jun 2014 20:48
carlos wrote: Also found an amazing vegetarian restaurant if you're that way inclined. Name escapes me but will find it out if you're interested.

David Bann? Been there with carnivores who also thought it was great. And they weren't just being polite.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

17 Jun 2014 20:56
I like Edinburgh - great vibe during festival - visit the beach for a chill out - love the pubs and sunday vibe is relaxed