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We popped into the National Museum of Scotland for a little while, I just can't resist going there, it is so fascinating. Worth it just to see the Millenium clock, and its free.
Still haven't managed to pluck up the courage to go on one of the ghost tours. I was spooked enough years ago in broad daylight in Greyfriars graveyard, had really bad feeling and had to get out of there. Found out a bit later was at the mausoleum of Bloody Mackenzie who had put hundreds of Covenanters to their death. Never had the courage to go back, what a woose I am! Did pass by on Monday, and said we should go as it was such a beautiful day, but got sidetracked (possibly deliberately!). Anyway, one of these days........
Thanks again to all, what wonderful people you all are.
The nearest pub from there was the Wetherspoons (attached to the cinema complex) directly across the street. Between nine of us, all the food was great and pretty cheap. All 9 of us had pints or bottles and 18 pounds covered a round which is the cheapest we found all weekend.
Also spent time in Frankensteins at night and the atmosphere was magic, no food but fun all the same.
Found a small pub called Acanthas which is just off Princes St at the west end of the station but can't remember the street. That had a great atmosphere and nice decor etc.
Thanks for the great ideas in this thread, will try some out.
My fiancee and I are spending a few days in Edinburgh later in the year. We particularlt like Greek food and our we've found that there is a restaurant called Santorini (and its close to where we will be staying). Has anybody tried this or any other Greek restaurant in Edinburgh? What did you think?
Thanks all :beer:
Didnt know about the silver card but thanks to you I do now and just about to apply for it. Many thanks :T
The one we did try was the all you can eat chinese restaurant 'Jimmy Cheungs'. I have had better chinese food but for a simple buffet banquet boith DW and I were very impressed, a great selection of dishes for starters, and main course and some simple desserts ... I made a little piglet of myself.
Owing to a simple accident by a waiter .. namely spilling a small amount of ice cold water down my back (certainly made me jump) ... they removed the charge for all drinks from our bill ... whoohoo.
Like crichierules we also stayed in the Holiday Inn Express, excellent rooms and decent continental breakfast (I was warned not to take a room at the front because they can be noisey.
PS: One other things about your street beggars. We threw a few pence at a girl with a dog and the next day we saw the same girl dressed up a bit (with same dog) walking down the street with several big bags of clothes ... ever had the feeling you were had? Next time the clown in the lime green outfit and the drum gets the money.
Chinese Restaurant (forget the name) they have super VEGGIE & other
choices AND ARE VERY reasonable-- "PANDA INN" just remembered!!
THE CLAY OVEN approx 900 metres further on , at CHURCHILL is about
the best INDO-PAK restaurant of about 80 in EDINBURGH & have VG
veggie options. I have eaten @ both for over 15 years
give lots and you will always recieve lots
Ask Fraser or Kerry to sing happy birthday as they bring the cake out. Tee hee hee!