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Masuka

Jack Burkitt
Just booked a weekend in Edinburgh for the Mrs 30th birthday.

With COVID everything is going to have to be a little regimented (which usually isn't my thing) but I suppose needs must. So far:

Friday - Travel up there, about 5 hours so have a bit of brekkie then set off. Check in for hopefully around 03:00pm. Going to a restaurant called Makars which has good reviews on tripadvisor.
Saturday - Booked in the the national museum for 10:00am, then on to Edinburgh Castle at 03:30pm. Then off to another restaurant called The Cellar Door in the evening.
Sunday - Edinburgh Zoo for 10:30am, nothing booked in the evening so far but I fancy visiting Mary Kings Close or Blair Street/South Bridge. Then off to a Greek restaurant again in the evening.

If anyone can recommend anything else I could try and squeeze in, I'm all ears.

Seems like you’ve got your restaurants sorted but I had an amazing meal here a few years a go when I was there for the fringe festival.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Resta...urkha_Cafe_Restaurant-Edinburgh_Scotland.html
 

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
I like to get me'sen up to Saddleworth come weekends for a nice long hike across t'moors. And, wi a bit o'luck, one of these days I'll find them bodies and cash in - there's still a reward out.
 
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uredsuns

Rice 13
Just booked a weekend in Edinburgh for the Mrs 30th birthday.

With COVID everything is going to have to be a little regimented (which usually isn't my thing) but I suppose needs must. So far:

Friday - Travel up there, about 5 hours so have a bit of brekkie then set off. Check in for hopefully around 03:00pm. Going to a restaurant called Makars which has good reviews on tripadvisor.
Saturday - Booked in the the national museum for 10:00am, then on to Edinburgh Castle at 03:30pm. Then off to another restaurant called The Cellar Door in the evening.
Sunday - Edinburgh Zoo for 10:30am, nothing booked in the evening so far but I fancy visiting Mary Kings Close or Blair Street/South Bridge. Then off to a Greek restaurant again in the evening.

If anyone can recommend anything else I could try and squeeze in, I'm all ears.

If you have a spare couple of hours then Calton Hill is worth a visit as you get some amazing views and its just a short walk from Waverley street station and free.
You will be lucky to get in any bars on Saturday night though unless you have booked, was there a few weeks ago myself and we went for a meal but couldnt get in anywhere afterwards. But no such problems in the day time


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congo_red

Ale ape.
If anyone can recommend anything else I could try and squeeze in, I'm all ears.

If you want any pubs/bars recommendations, these are from my last visit:-

Best for Craft/Trendy/Hipster - The Hanging Bat EH3 9AB
Best for Real Ale - The Last Drop EH1 2JR
Avoid at all Costs - Monty's EH3 8DZ (It's not acceptable to be using autovacs in this day and age, even before Covid)
 

Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
Off to Prague in September for a weekend.

Any recommendations? Apart from the beer, I've got that covered
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Off to Prague in September for a weekend.

Any recommendations? Apart from the beer, I've got that covered
Used to know a bloke that ran a travel agency bringing coach loads of people from Prague to Greece for holidays. Some of the ladies, oooooooooooooooo

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S Peel from Gedling

Stuart Pearce
Off to Prague in September for a weekend.

Any recommendations? Apart from the beer, I've got that covered

There’s lots to do.
There’s a bar where you get your drinks served to you via a train set. The food is decent in there too. The astronomical clock in the square is pretty cool.
There’s Charles Bridge and also the castle on the hill.
There’s a church which has bullet holes in the wall where folk were executed by the nazi’s.
There’s a museum of sex toys and there’s plenty of titty bars where allegedly you can get extras if you’re that way inclined.


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Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
There’s lots to do.
There’s a bar where you get your drinks served to you via a train set. The food is decent in there too. The astronomical clock in the square is pretty cool.
There’s Charles Bridge and also the castle on the hill.
There’s a church which has bullet holes in the wall where folk were executed by the nazi’s.
There’s a museum of sex toys and there’s plenty of titty bars where allegedly you can get extras if you’re that way inclined.


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Thanks.

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S Peel from Gedling

Stuart Pearce
We found a decent ‘Irish’ bar in a back street in the old town. Obviously not Irish but had an authentic feel to it with a good selection of beers.


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Barry

Where's me hammer?
Off to Prague in September for a weekend.

Any recommendations? Apart from the beer, I've got that covered
It's a cracking city, use public transport as its mint... if you suffer hangovers that keep you I bed stay off the ale as theres loads to see.

Speaking of ale don't wander off or let anybody in your group wander off on your/their own when you've/they've had a drink.

I know of three people who have gone, done that and been mugged. One was whipped with a bike chain and it made a right mess of him.

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JLingz Dancing Feet

Formerly Djed the Red
Wild to look back that it was 2 years ago me and the better half went to Edinburgh, ended up proposing at the top of Edinburgh castle! Hoping to go back again soon.
 

Farmer Jack

John Robertson
Heading to Copenhagen in early September.

If anyone's been, I can't decide where to eat (or get a takeaway in the Vesterbro area, the place I'm staying is relaxed on bringing food back apparently).
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Character building...

After seeing this thread I started to have a gander at short breaks. Lisbon is coming back as the cheapest, as anyone been and is it worth it?
Yes, and Yes.

The food is fantastic, the people are welcoming and friendly and the weather is lovely. Oh, and do not miss the custard tarts, which are frankly phenomenal.
 

Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
There’s lots to do.
There’s a bar where you get your drinks served to you via a train set. The food is decent in there too. The astronomical clock in the square is pretty cool.
There’s Charles Bridge and also the castle on the hill.
There’s a church which has bullet holes in the wall where folk were executed by the nazi’s.
There’s a museum of sex toys and there’s plenty of titty bars where allegedly you can get extras if you’re that way inclined.


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We found a decent ‘Irish’ bar in a back street in the old town. Obviously not Irish but had an authentic feel to it with a good selection of beers.


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Thank you Sir Peel. Definitely need to find that train delivery bar! Sounds great.
It's a cracking city, use public transport as its mint... if you suffer hangovers that keep you I bed stay off the ale as theres loads to see.

Speaking of ale don't wander off or let anybody in your group wander off on your/their own when you've/they've had a drink.

I know of three people who have gone, done that and been mugged. One was whipped with a bike chain and it made a right mess of him.

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Cheers Barry. Didn't realise it could be dodgy, we're not huge drinkers whilst away anyway. Thankfully we can all handle our bevvies or teetotal.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Character building...

After seeing this thread I started to have a gander at short breaks. Lisbon is coming back as the cheapest, as anyone been and is it worth it?
My old keyboard player loved it there and the food is excellent. Keep meaning to go myself.

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Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Thank you Sir Peel. Definitely need to find that train delivery bar! Sounds great.

Cheers Barry. Didn't realise it could be dodgy, we're not huge drinkers whilst away anyway. Thankfully we can all handle our bevvies or teetotal.
I didn't say owt but a quick Google will tell you all the places not to go. I think it went rapidly downhill when everyone thought it was the place to go for stag and hen parties.

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S Peel from Gedling

Stuart Pearce
I didn't say owt but a quick Google will tell you all the places not to go. I think it went rapidly downhill when everyone thought it was the place to go for stag and hen parties.

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Definitely. I went on a stag weekend.
Might go back with the Mrs so I can visit some different attractions…


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