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    VixxAnn
    Edinburgh attractions and things to do (merged)
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    • 7th Mar 05, 1:59 PM
    Edinburgh attractions and things to do (merged) 7th Mar 05 at 1:59 PM
    We are off to Edinburgh for a week at Easter - self catering apartment in the city centre (old town)
    Have three kids (11, 9 & 3)
    Its about 8 yrs since we last went but we did the castle and a natural history museum.

    Would like to take them to lots of interesting places but don't want to get ripped off on lots of entry fees etc. Any ideas?

    My hubbies birthday is while we are away so I'm going to send the older ones off with him one night on a ghost walk as he's always wanted to do one - any suggestions as to best?

    Also any family friendly fun eating places to recommend to me?

    thanks


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    • gothrockchic1
    • By gothrockchic1 25th Nov 12, 10:00 AM
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    gothrockchic1
    We have recently been to Edinburgh Castle but managed to get Craigmillar Castle!
    Make 2018 in 2018 No.11 325.34 /2018
  • sw-nw
    Xmas offers
    The owner asked me for help. I think it is worth mentioning here as the restaurant is located in High Street Edinburgh, near Edinburgh Castle and other main tourist attractions. It can be found on Winter Offer 15 page on website. (www.bayofbengaledinburgh.com/offers.php)

    15 voucher when you spend 40 or more
    One voucher can be used per table or group.
    Valid until March 2013, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
    Excluding public holiday, new year and Christmas days.
    The voucher (1.8MB in PDF format) will be opened in a new window.
    Please print it and give to staff with order
    Originally posted by sw-nw
    Xmas offers:
    25 off with order over 175 or
    15 off with order over 65
    Please booking in advance and print the voucher on the website
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  • Erinnire
    Hi I am in Edinburgh on the 15th & 16th March 2013, and wondering what to do!

    I am going alone so more adult activities, I think I am going to do the hop on and off bus tour & visit the parliment. I want to go on a ghost tour one evening. But I am not sure what else to do with the time...

    I won't have a car so will need to stay in the city, any idea would be great!

    Is Camara Obsucra and the Castle worth going to?
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    • oxters
    • By oxters 28th Feb 13, 7:30 AM
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    oxters
    Chambers Street Museum - a whole day if you want and it's free.
    So is Museum of childhood ( not just for kids)
    Travelodge have sale rooms meantime.
    Castle is good but pricey. Camera Obscura is ok but not wonderful IMHO.
    For a more upmarket hotel see-
    http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=11b886be7ccc8519fb45d7f9c&id=c7d5759f00&e=e8de4 7ee26
    Also check out "all deals" on the 5pm website for discounted meals - some good offers but read reviews.
    Last edited by oxters; 28-02-2013 at 7:37 AM.
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 7th Jan 14, 3:28 PM
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    hazyjo
    I'm there at the end of March with my BF (thanks for resurrecting thread, Erinnire)

    Also looking for suggestions and discounts... will subscribe to thread.

    Found 5pm.co.uk already. Great deals, and will check it out for food deals nearer the time.

    I booked via booking.com - some good deals.

    BF loves history/world war related things if there's anything like that to explore.

    Will be on an evening ghost trip (won it, not sure which one it is yet).

    Most important thing for us is price! May consider the zoo, although I've been before and don't think BF is that fussed about going.

    Definitely going to Leith one day to explore/have lunch. It's featured in many books he's read and he'd love to visit.

    Thanks!

    Jx
    2019 wins: Bottle of Prosecco; Popcorn Shed popcorn; Moisturising 'M&S Time Capsules'; Case of Boost Sport + 30 Just Eat voucher; Battle Proms tickets and hotel; under-eye serum...

    "Should know better." Apparently.
    • wmf
    • By wmf 4th Feb 14, 7:32 PM
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    wmf
    A nice pub in Leith is Nobles Bar - pretty inside, good burgers
    Other good one is Kings Wark which does lovely seafood
    Some good cafes as well


    Museum on Chamber Street should have loads on history. Free and great.


    Will have a think about more
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 4th Feb 14, 10:39 PM
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    hazyjo
    Thanks. We're eating lunch at Guchhi in Leith. Bar recommendations welcome Thanks x
    2019 wins: Bottle of Prosecco; Popcorn Shed popcorn; Moisturising 'M&S Time Capsules'; Case of Boost Sport + 30 Just Eat voucher; Battle Proms tickets and hotel; under-eye serum...

    "Should know better." Apparently.
    • oxters
    • By oxters 5th Feb 14, 7:24 AM
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    oxters
    Wetherspoons for best booze prices and good meals.
    Bar beside Playhouse Theatre - Cafe Royal? Good meals.
    • Kinski
    • By Kinski 7th Feb 14, 8:57 PM
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    Kinski
    I've heard good things about a new pub called the lioness of leith which is in Duke street, or for somewhere small and also very good to eat is Bijou which is on the corner of restalrig road and overlooks leith links which was the first golf course in the world and where the rules of golf that are still followed today were written.
    • Dave1979
    • By Dave1979 3rd Mar 14, 9:45 PM
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    Dave1979
    Bars in Leith:

    The Vintage - Gastro type pub and craft beers
    Kings Wark - great food
    Sofi's - trendy Swedish bar
    Lioness of Leith

    Itison always has decent deals for food

    Centre of town:

    Bon Vivant - food and cocktails
    Jakes Place - food and craft beer
    Bramble - best cocktails in town
    Devils Advocate - food and cocktails
    Lucky Liquor - cocktails
    Panda and Sons - cocktails
    Last edited by Dave1979; 03-03-2014 at 9:48 PM.
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 3rd Mar 14, 10:30 PM
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    hazyjo
    Thanks

    Food deals all booked now. Going to Guchhi when in Leith - Indian seafood tapas. Bar/suggestions great, ta

    Jx
    2019 wins: Bottle of Prosecco; Popcorn Shed popcorn; Moisturising 'M&S Time Capsules'; Case of Boost Sport + 30 Just Eat voucher; Battle Proms tickets and hotel; under-eye serum...

    "Should know better." Apparently.
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 3rd Jul 16, 10:06 PM
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    JustAnotherSaver
    Leith Waterworld is also a fun place to go, has watershoots, flumes etc but only open Friday/Sat/Sunday. If you arre staying in the old town take a walk up the Royal Mile where you will find Gladstones Land and some other small museum which are mostly free, Chambers Street Museum is also good. I would really recommend the Royal Britannia down at Ocean Terminal, there is also a new soft play place called Molly's which is suitable for 0-12 years,
    Originally posted by MINMOUSE
    Reading this i thought oh great. Maybe somwhere new to try when we go.

    Googled it & found it closed.

    Came back & checked the date of this post Oh dear

    • custardy
    • By custardy 4th Jul 16, 6:43 AM
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    custardy
    Reading this i thought oh great. Maybe somwhere new to try when we go.

    Googled it & found it closed.

    Came back & checked the date of this post Oh dear
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    Lol,aye Waterworld has long been closed.
    Recently opened as Jungle Adventure softplay,which looks to have now changed to Wonder World soft play.
    • spaceboy
    • By spaceboy 8th Jun 17, 1:28 PM
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    spaceboy
    Deep Sea World
    Anyone know anything about Lidl doing vouchers for children to get into Deep Sea World free?
    • custardy
    • By custardy 8th Jun 17, 2:18 PM
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    custardy
    Found this app recently

    https://hoop.co.uk

    Handy for seeing whats on for the kids.
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