Edinburgh hotel and things to do recommendations please

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Found 9th Mar 2010
I'm going to book a weekend in Edinburgh for the family, to celebrate our upcoming 1st wedding anniversary, but know nothing about the city...

We'll be there from Sat - Mon at the end of April, so if you can recommend some prospective (cheap but cheerful) hotels (2 adults and one 3 year old), and things to do please.

Cheers

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travellodge central on rose street is about to open-you can book now for april and will be a great base for exploring.

the zoo is brilliant-very,very good zoo,and the only place in britain with koalas.

edinburgh castle is worth a look,camera obscura,the dungeons. princes street shops are great.

check if there is anything on at the usher hall-great venue with incredible acoustics.

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barky;8057229

travellodge central on rose street is about to open-you can book now for … travellodge central on rose street is about to open-you can book now for april and will be a great base for exploring.the zoo is brilliant-very,very good zoo,and the only place in britain with koalas.edinburgh castle is worth a look,camera obscura,the dungeons. princes street shops are great.check if there is anything on at the usher hall-great venue with incredible acoustics.




Cheers Barky.

What about the Traveloge at Edinburgh Shandwick Place? It's nearly half the price of the one on Rose Street, and trying to save money where I can

Is it a good city to bring a 3 year old, or would we be better off leaving him with granny for the weekend?

I'd go for the Belford Road Travelodge. It puts you five minutes away from the Scottish Art Gallery and whatever the one across the road from it is called (Gallery Of Modern Art? Idk), and about 15 minutes on foot from Princes Street. It also puts you at the entrance to the Water Of Leith, which is a riverside path that constitute's Edinburgh's most scenic walk, and definitely something I'd recommend. Walk in the direction that heads away from the hotel and you'll end up at Stockbridge, which is a lovely little part of the town, and a neat place for dinner. Might be an idea to walk to the Botanic Gardens after you've been there, too.

Other things I'd recommend include a walk out to Cramond Island, sitting atop the peak of Arthur's Seat, a stroll round Rosslyn Castle (or just the grounds - I've been there three times and never bothered venturing indoors, no need when the surrounding woodland is so nice), plus all the touristy stuff you'll find up and down the Royal Mile. There's loads there. Check out The List for upcoming events too, btw.

barky;8057229

travellodge central on rose street is about to open-you can book now for … travellodge central on rose street is about to open-you can book now for april and will be a great base for exploring.the zoo is brilliant-very,very good zoo,and the only place in britain with koalas.edinburgh castle is worth a look,camera obscura,the dungeons. princes street shops are great.check if there is anything on at the usher hall-great venue with incredible acoustics.


All of the above! Look out for discount vouchers on back of our local BUS TICKETS (e.g. £5.00 off The Dungeon). Also there are evening 'Witchery Tours' into St Mary's Close (bit scary for kids). Free Museums are excellent especially the Museum For Scotland in Chamber's Street (fairly central), Museum Of Childhood (great) and Art Museum.....shows (cost) at Usher Hall, Lyceum & King's Theatre.....and why not visit The Scottish Parliament (free) and Holyrood House (cost), The Botanical Gardens (free) and Dynamic Earth (beside Scot Parliament & Holyrood House....costs!)
ENJOY :thumbsup:

Babbabooey;8057276

Cheers Barky.What about the Travelloge at Edinburgh Shandwick Place? … Cheers Barky.What about the Travelloge at Edinburgh Shandwick Place? It's nearly half the price of the one on Rose Street, and trying to save money where I can



that would be fine m8-I only mentioned the rose street one cos we are booked there in may for a concert at the usher hall,and I knew it would be open soon-all travelodges are clean and tidy-never had a problem.rose street also has parking which is an advantage-not sure about shandwick on that one(if you are driving)

also check out edinburgh playhouse for shows.

good list from tomba btw op-he reminded me about the museum of childhood,which is a must to take kids to.

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I'll check out all the places listed so far, keep em coming.
I've come across a hotel "Ten Hill Place", postcode EH8 9DS, how is that situated in terms of near the attractions ?

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Just booked the flights.... 4p each way.
Final total £135, lol.
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