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Edinburgh, Scotland...anyone been?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by bridgcat, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    I'm trying to plan a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland. The place looks absolutely amazing and I was wondering if anyone has been? I am looking at going next month with my wife. Any tips of things to do, see and how the weather normally acts? Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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  3. Feb 16, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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    Thanks man. I did and he has already been a huge help!
     
  4. Feb 16, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    Yes sir, I went there for new years 2008 when I lived just outside of london!
     
  5. Feb 16, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    How was it...considering the time of year? The place looks amazing!
     
  6. Feb 16, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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    It rains a ton up there so expect it! I loved the tours of the castle and the ghost dungons in the middle of edinburgh! The shopping it really nice there too! Its a great experience. I went there not know what the city had to offer and had a great time so just go with the flow!
     
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    I was there during early august '08... It's a great place!! Actually, i was backpacking through the UK, and just by luck I arrived to that wonderful place! But the best is that it was Carnival Time!!! Pipping contest, lot of people, clowns, magicians, and everything is like if you traveled to medieval times!!!

    Let me find some pics!!
     
  8. Feb 16, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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  9. Feb 16, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    cmack: I didn't see 'em!!! the problem is that when we arrived, all the tickets were sold out! :( but we heard 'em from the outside! hahaha

    I'm the one with the blue tshirt...

    And bridgcat, the best tip I can give you is: always bring an umbrella with you!!!

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    Haha I know! I want to go back!!! Check this video, this was the 08 event!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SQPc3cy-Fw
     
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    Mate of mine is a native son of Edinburgh and if Cmack hasn't answered your questions send them my way and I'll see that he gets answers back to you.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    I went there a few years ago during the fringe festival and loved it!! Beautiful, rainy, historic, haunted, and epic. Looking forward to a return trip.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    Thanks for all the help guys! We are really excited about this trip. We had to postpone it to April so hopefully it will be a little warmer. Again, all your input is appreciated!
     
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    A big thanks to Cmack for all his advice and help!
     
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