"edinburgh is unique. it is the..." Miscellaneous Tip by fredthefrog

Miscellaneous, Edinburgh: 35 reviews and 19 photos

Favorite thing: edinburgh is unique. it is the capital but with a small village feel. a little snobier than glasgow but yet so friendly.
if you love history and old stones, edinburgh is an open museum. the city centre is so beautiful and so compact you can walk through the entire city by foot.
if you feel tired just hop on a bus for 50p.
of course you hava to see the classics: castle, hoyrood palace, royal mile, scottish museum...and the festival if you're there in august is great if you like art and live evant.

but the best thing is to stay in a hostel or b&b and walk the city.it's a maze with all the closes linking the streets together.
outside the city go see leith and the docks. some parts can be rough i've heard but i've never had problems( i don't know of any rough neighborhood in edinburgh) the port is very nice and you can have dinner in a pub along the firth of forth (estuary). great shoppping on prince's street (expensive).

Fondest memory: as a football fan, my fondest memory was a biweekly ritual. going to see my beloved hibees play at easter road stadium on sat afternoon and later warm up in the pub with a good pint of'80'shillings' and talk 'a wee bit about fitba'. i just loved it. and chatting with a scottish lad in a pub after a 'few' pints is something!!!
anyway if you're not into sports you still must see an old firm game. period.
this is the oldest derby (rivalry) in the world
it happens in glasgow between celtic and rangers. this is a must. so ask anybody when you're in scotland how to get there or email me for tips

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  • Written Sep 7, 2002
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