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Four hours in Edinburgh

Discussion in 'Scotland/Alba' started by Lord Camomile, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Unknown Member

    At 12:36 my friend and I will arrive in Edinburgh from Fort William.
    At 16:30 my friend and I will leave Edinburgh for London.

    What should we do in the intervening time?
     
  2. temper_tantrum

    temper_tantrum The beauty of the ride

    Go to the newly-restored National Portrait Gallery; it's awesome (and near the train station!).
     
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  3. quimcunx

    quimcunx Anne Boleyn's sixth finger

    If it's cold but sunny go to the camera obscura. It seems a bit expensive but it has other stuff in there to amuse.

    Have a white hot chocolate at chocolate soup on hunter square.

    *makes way for the list of pubs you can visit instead*
     
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  4. temper_tantrum

    temper_tantrum The beauty of the ride

    LIKE.
    I love that place.
     
  5. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Unknown Member

    Ooh, that could be handy!

    Hmm, I do like that kinda stuff. Shall investigate!

    I assume this is a hot chocolate made using white chocolate, rather than a hot chocolate that's white hot :eek:
     
  6. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    The chocolate soup shop is ACE!!! Don't go in with a full stomach though!
     
  7. Superdupastupor

    Superdupastupor ἀταραξία

    it's enough time, weather permitting, to get to arthur seat, quick-march up, admire the view and have a post-summit pint.

    is chocolate soup only in Edinburgh? good place.
     
  8. temper_tantrum

    temper_tantrum The beauty of the ride

    I go there for breakfast porridge every time I'm in town :cool:
     
  9. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    I think it is - They were starting to expand/franchise a few years back but had to close their other outlets when the economic downturn hit.

    However, Hunter Sq was the original and best of them - The others were very basic by comparison.
     
  10. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Go to Glasgow
     
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  11. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    DO NOT go to that Costa Coffee just off Princes Street (princes mall) like I did, it's expensive n crappy as per, but the fuckers don't even have a toilet for customers! At least McDonalds treat ya with some dignity... :mad:

    Good shout on the portrait gallery. Another possibility is to find somewhere with Innis & Gunn on tap n drink lots of that :cool:
     
  12. stuff_it

    stuff_it Nerd burglar

    WTF!? I'll be visiting soon if I tell the Mr!
     
  13. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail No English, Straight Patois.

    Bump! I'm not interested in any touristy things, so could anyone recommend a good record shop and any pubs? For pubs I'd rather not have to go to one full of yank tourists. Ta.
     
  14. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    There's a few record shops about: Avalanche in the Grassmarket (focuses on scottish indie), Elvis Shakespeare on Leith Walk (2nd hand book/record shop) and backbeat records on East Crosscauseway (literally boxes and boxes of vinyl, but the guy doesn't let you rake through it - you have to ask him what you're after :D). There's also Unknown Pleasures down the bottom of the Royal Mile.

    Pubs: Halfway House right behind the train station: real ale, beardy dudes, and a faint smell of urine
    Brauhaus on Tollcross, they have abeer menu with 300 different beers or so :cool:
    The Royal Oak - old men and folk music
     
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  15. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    My brother works for Innis & Gunn. Free beer :cool:
     
  16. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail No English, Straight Patois.

    That sounds plenty, ta mate!
     
  17. temper_tantrum

    temper_tantrum The beauty of the ride

    Go and drink whisky in the Bow Bar on West Bow :cool:
     

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