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step by step guide from London to Edinburgh

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Durban, South Africa
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step by step guide from London to Edinburgh

Hi my husband and I will be visiting UK in February 2011. Please can someone supply me with a step by step guide to visit Edinburgh. The tour guides are working out too exepnsive.

Bingley, United...
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1. Re: step by step guide from London to Edinburgh

Are you asking how to get from London to Edinburgh or what to do in Edinburgh?

If the former then check www.eastcoast.co.uk, look at the date that they are booking up on the right hand side of the screen and book tickets when that date reaches your travel dates. Or for a sleeper trains go to www.scotrail.co.uk click on "Caledonian Sleeper" and look for the "bargain berth" option. It also tells you when they are booking to and as with eastcoast book when your dates appear.

If you aren't staying in London then consider checking the price of air tickets from home to Edinburgh - which may take you through the Middle East (Emirates) or some European hub airport not called Heathrow

If it's visiting Edinburgh then start with www.edinburgh-royalmile.com which covers about 90% of what you might see in Edinburgh. Then check out www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk www.rbge.org.uk www.nationalgalleries.org & www.rosslynchapel.org.uk which covers virtually everything else.

For something a bit different download the charity shop map on www.changeworks.org.uk/content.php?linkid=347

For transport in Edinburgh see www.lothianbuses.com & for hotels and anything else not mentioned see the links to the left of this thread for accommodation, eating & the like

Edited: 8:52 am, December 01, 2010
Edinburgh, United...
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2. Re: step by step guide from London to Edinburgh

why not invest in a decent guide book and do it yourself ,Edinburgh is a very easy city to walk around.

glasgow scotland
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3. Re: step by step guide from London to Edinburgh

You are aware that whether you fly from London or take the train it will take at near on 4 hours.

Flying is only 1 hour but by the time you add in the time to travel from and to the City Centres to their respective Airports and go through Security and check in it is not that much less than the fastest train at around 4hr 30m centre to centre.

is this a day trip or are you planning to stay a few days?

Scunthorpe, United...
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4. Re: step by step guide from London to Edinburgh

Have a look at this website which gives you links to 4 walking tours you can do around Edinburgh:

frommers.com/destinations/…0050010008.html

There is also this one:

http://www.borelandlodgehotel.com/edtour.htm

There is lots more information on Edinburgh here:

undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/edinburgh/edinbur…

and for places around Edinburgh here:

undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usmapindexes/edin…

There is a map of Edinburgh here:

planetware.com/map/edinburgh-map-sco-edin_e.…

Edinburgh
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5. Re: step by step guide from London to Edinburgh

Read the Things To Do on the left hand side of the Edinburgh Forum page. How can a Tour Guide be expensive? You can get a Guide Book for under £10.

Scunthorpe, United...
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6. Re: step by step guide from London to Edinburgh

I assume OP means 'guided tours'.

glasgow scotland
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7. Re: step by step guide from London to Edinburgh

I would tend to assume they mean a tour that is organised from London hence the question on how to get there under your own steam!

Maybe they think the two are close enough to do it on a coach trip.

Edited: 3:33 am, December 02, 2010
Edinburgh
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8. Re: step by step guide from London to Edinburgh

Who knows what they mean???

Durban, South Africa
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9. Re: step by step guide from London to Edinburgh

Please advise of a good hotel or B&B. Will be staying 2 nights

Bingley, United...
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10. Re: step by step guide from London to Edinburgh

See the list of hotels to the left under "Edinburgh hotels"

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