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Trip List by seolram

4 days of culture and food in Edinburgh

Aug 17, 2011  A Birthdaytrip in November
4.0 of 5 stars based on 2 votes

Archaeology, art, history, tours, ghosts and of course some drinks!

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Edinburgh
  • Category: Recent trip
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Never been before
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Singles, Students, Budget travelers, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Fall
  • 1. Edinburgh
    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Try to get an early flight in to get the most out of your trip. From the airport a bus to the city leaves every 10 minutes. You can get your Edinburgh pass at the airport, it will be worth while...

  • 2. The Museum of Edinburgh
    The Museum of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

    After a nice Luncheon or a quick sandwich on the go, make your way to the Museum of Edinburgh where you can get acquinted with the city

  • 3. People's Story
    People's Story, Edinburgh, Scotland

    15:30 Nearby you will find the People's story and get to know the city even better

  • 4. Royal Mile
    Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

    17:00 grab a beer near People's story and after that start a stroll over the Royal Mile

  • 5. The Mitre
    The Mitre Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland

    18:00 up for some pubgrub? This is the place!

  • 6. Edinburgh Castle
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Day 2 09:30 after breakfast be early in visiting the castle

  • 7. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Edinburgh, Scotland

    11:30 The Camera Obscura is close by and will give you a completely different view on the town. Also the holograms are good for a laugh

  • 8. Georgian House
    Georgian House, Edinburgh, Scotland

    12:45 take a walk up to the Georgian house and see some history come alive
    (you can also take the sightseeing down a notch and have luncheon at no.28 (discount with Edinburgh pass), near the Georgian house, otherwise just grab a sandwich on your way up)

  • 9. The Scotch Whisky Experience
    The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh, Scotland

    14:30 When in Edinburgh you can't ignore whisky, so learn a bit about it during the tour, taste the stuff and even buy it in the shop of this centre

  • 10. Auld Reekie Tours
    Auld Reekie Tours, Edinburgh, Scotland

    16:30 tour time! (edinburgh is tour city!) This one is impressive just for the historical part (ignore the ghost stories a bit). You can buy tickets near their startingpoint in the morning or the day before, when you pass them on royal mile.
    after that get a quick bite and then we'll move along to the next tour

  • 11. Cadies & Witchery Tours
    Cadies & Witchery Tours, Edinburgh, Scotland

    21:00 again tour time, this time through Edinburgh in the dark. Make reservations on their website

  • 12. Holyroodhouse Palace
    Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Day 3 09:30 take the bus and go to the other end of the Royal Mile. Get the audioguide with an introduction of royalty. Don't forget to visit the gallery as well. (loved the museum shop...)

  • 13. Our Dynamic Earth
    Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, Scotland

    11:30 Our Dynamic eart is really near Holyrood, so we can move right a long.

  • 14. beanscene
    Beanscene, Edinburgh, Scotland

    13:30 quick Luncheon and than we'll be on our merry way again

  • 15. Surgeons' Hall
    Surgeons' Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland

    If you can squeeze it in: please do! Remarkable objects....

    14:45 The police museum is a nice one to visit, see thug- history and some objects you might have missed in the Edinburgh museum and Surgeon's Hall.

  • 16. Real Mary King's Close
    Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh, Scotland

    15:30 Be sure you went to book tickets in advance, it can get really crowded. Even if the ghost stuff is not for you, the tour is great and you'll get to see a different Edinburgh

  • 17. John Knox House Museum
    John Knox House Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland

    17:00 a strange part of history... not my kind of guy, this Mr Knox, but definitely a museum you must see if you want to understand the Scots

  • 18. Dubh Prais
    Dubh Prais, Edinburgh, Scotland

    18:00 with the tickets from Auld Reekie you'll get a discount. Food is great and so is the ambiance

  • 19. Calton Hill
    Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Day 4 Last day.get a nice and early start and climb the Calton Hill, nice view on the old part of town

  • 20. Plaisir du Chocolat
    Plaisir du Chocolat, Edinburgh, Scotland

    10:30 Since we were on a birthdaytrip, there must be cake.....

  • 21. The Edinburgh Dungeon
    The Edinburgh Dungeon, Edinburgh, Scotland

    11:30 Corny, I know.... but still, in a city that tells a lot of horror and ghost stories, this is also a place to visit

  • 22. Edinburgh Gallery
    Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Last item on the list before heading to the airport again. You can have a nice luncheon in one of the places near The Dungeon and than make your way to the gallery to get some art in, just before you get your luggage and catch the bus to the airport again (discount on the airportbus with your Edinburgh pass)