I’m treating myself to a 3 night trip to Edinburgh after my last exam. Anyone ever been or know the area? I have been to Scotland once like 15 years ago so I don’t remember anything about besides that it’s beautiful.
Take an umbrella with you, it will be needed. A walk along the Royal Mile with rest stops at every bar for a Scotch is a good way to spend a rainy day too.
and please, don’t ask for a Scotch. Just ask for a whisky.
The Glenkinchie distillery is not far from Edinburgh. Makes for a great day trip!
Brew Dog is very popular.
Also, have you tried Five Guys? They usually give you a bunch of extra fries.
And a short trip on a train across the Forth Rail Bridge is a good way of using up a couple of hours too. There are actually three bridges there now - the 1890 Rail Bridge, and the 2 road bridges - the 1964 Suspension Bridge and the 2017 Cable Stayed Bridge. I have travelled over the first 2, the 3rd wasn’t open at the time (2015).
I like BrewDog. They have one near my house as well.
you know, there’s this old castle thingie atop the town.
and you could get into a fight if you’re lucky, after your whisky.
When we were there the first time in 2013, they were setting up for the Edinburgh Tattoo and the whole forecourt was a construction zone. One of the walking guides said that the Tattoo disrupts things for about 3 months while they set up and then pull it down.
I’m going end of this month.
Went there in 2015.
Loved the city. Easy to walk around.
We arrived by train from London and then 2 days later rented a car and drove around Scotland visiting castles.
What did you think of the city?
Was nice. Probably good enough to enjoy in 2 days.
People I know who lived there liked it a lot. Two days though
I’ve never been so I guess two days is better than nothing
Did try any food or drinks, that are different or local? I also did a short visit, but sadly did not or drink anything local.