16th April 2004, 12:14 PM
16th April 2004, 12:34 PM
Originally Posted by yeocolin
Probably you should catch a soccer match and hit the pubs after that. Should be enough to capture the life of the Scots.
19th April 2004, 12:25 PM
19th April 2004, 01:42 PM
Of course you must see the Edinburgh castle, also at the entrance there is a long stone road, I forgot the name, probably called the "Golden Mile" or something like that. Along this road, there are many interesting shops and maybe some horse carriage.
Actually more interesting things are outside Edinburgh, rent a car and drive to the north, many castles and lakes along the way.
19th April 2004, 02:07 PM
While in Edinburgh, you should join a tour where you will be brought around and shown how whisky are made and get to taste it too. Scot Whisky, here I come!
19th April 2004, 02:16 PM
The road leading up to the castle, its called the Royal Mile...
Along princess street (equal to our orchard road), there are quite afew mounement... During the weekend, you can see alot of buskers along that road... There is also a park beside princess street.. should have alot of flowers now...
If you like medival stuffs, you should make a trip to Stirling. There are many nice medival building there.... Make a trip to Wallace mounement... Up there, u can get a great view of the countryside...
Have fun in scotland... Love that place...
19th April 2004, 04:53 PM
Go up Arthur's Seat, it's a nice hill and you get nice views of Edinburgh from the top. Since it's springtime now, it maybe carpetted with wild flowers. The Royal Mile is also good for a looksee, as well as Edinburgh castle. And I second the join a tour idea, there are several agencies along the Royal Mile. I took a one day tour, bought me to Glencoe, Loch Ness, etc, its very good.
19th April 2004, 06:26 PM
19th April 2004, 08:14 PM
Well we have the famous Royal Mile to walk, Edinburgh Castle at one end, and Holyrood Palace at the other end.
Arthur's Seat is just in Holyrood Park, which is just beside Holyrood Palace. Very nice view from up there.
There's a whiskey heritage centre just beside Edinburgh Castle, which gives you a short introduction to how how whiskey is made (for a price). So depends on how tourist you wanna be.
Opposite in the New Town, the view from Calton's Hill is not bad as well.
Just be prepared for rain, rain, and more rain....not as heavy as what we have in Singapore though.
20th April 2004, 07:54 AM
Mookie, you sound like you are from Edinburgh. I didn't expect Edinburgh to be raining non-stop. Looks like poncho or umbrella is inevitable.
Originally Posted by mookie
Thank you everybody for your valuable suggestions. How's Glasgow? I was thinking of taking a train down to the city if I manage to cover most of Edinburgh during my stay there. I was told its not as attractive as Edinburgh.
20th April 2004, 08:02 AM
Hi Nuts. Thanks for the url to your website. Now I understand why it rains and rains. Its all dark clouds!! I was hoping that Edinburgh has clear skies so that I can take all my buildings with blue skies and take star trials in the night. Oh dear!!
Originally Posted by nuts
20th April 2004, 08:38 AM
Glasgow? I'm from those parts. Here's some nice spots.
Glasgow University: It's about 900 years old and got a picturesque central building. Inside there are cloisters where graduation ceremonies are held. You're certain to get some nice photos here. You can get scenic views of it in the park next to it.
Candleriggs: Olde Glasgow that's just been done up for the yuppies. Think old granaries, old town hall stone type buildings & paved roads.
The Museum of Modern Art: Apart from the arty stuff inside, there's the famous statue of the man riding a horse outside it. The drunks of Glasgow have been putting a traffic cone on its head since forever. Take it off and it'll go back up the next day.
George Square: The centre of Glasgow with the City Council building as the backdrop. Something like Trafalgar Square inc pigeons. Strathclyde uni is about 5 mins away and where the TV was invented by John Logie Baird.
The Royal Infirmary/ Glasgow Cathedrale: Next to each other, they're fine buildings.
Shopping streets: Sauchiehall (socky-hall) Street, Argyll Street, Buchanan Street.
A recommended day trip out would be... a drive to Loch Katrine where Glasgow's water comes from, Loch Lomond for it's scenery/ mountains, Inverary Castle..... For slightly longer, Isle of Skye is a moody place for landscapes.
Be careful, Glasgow on a Friday/ Saturday night can be a rough place (ie drunks) to be. And yes, it rains but when it's sunny it's gorgeous.
21st April 2004, 01:24 AM
Nope I'm not from Edinburgh..
Went there for a short trip by myself and stayed there for a couple of days.
Brian if I'm not wrong every weekend the flea market at Barras is open?
Any interesting things there?
23rd April 2004, 08:36 AM
The Barras is a big open air market. i get the impression a lot of 'stuff that falls off lorries' are sold there. it has a carnival like atmosphere and a lot of people with the gift of the gab will try to sell anything.
ok for a visit... something like bangkok's chaku chak (sp?) market except it's colder and wetter...
23rd April 2004, 08:45 AM
wow...brings back memories from my Uni days man...heh...
Originally Posted by BrianWilson
14th May 2004, 08:07 PM
15th May 2004, 02:41 AM
Hi, i thought the uni is about 550 years old. The current site was started some time in the 19th century i think. I might be wrong.
Originally Posted by BrianWilson
Edinburgh is nice and is the capital but Glasgow is not too bad as well. It's just 45 minutes train ride from Edinburgh and is much bigger. There're lotsa musuems and galleries and stuffs like that.
15th May 2004, 09:00 AM
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