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For someone without too much stuff, who isn't in a huge hurry, and when the weather isn't too bad - yes! It'll add 10-15 minutes to your journey, however, and involves about 100m of walking with no footpath. From the airport, take the exit for the tram and buses, then keep walking past the trams towards the Hilton Airport hotel. Go past the hire car centre, ...


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There is virtually no difference where you fly, either Edinburgh or Glasgow are the same. There are bus links from Glasgow city centre to Edinburgh Airport. Also, Glasgow has a second Airport called Glasgow Prestwick, which is used mainly by low cost airlines and is about 30 miles South West from Glasgow. There is a train link from Glasgow city centre to ...


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Everything you need to know is on the airport's Transport Links. The short answer is yes, easily. The fastest, but most expensive, way is just to take a taxi. Follow the signs to the taxi rank, should take around 20 to 30 mins to get into town and budget around 25 pounds one way. You can pick up any black cab on the way back. Trams are 8 pounds return, ...


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I recently stayed at the Tune hotel Haymarket, directly opposite the Haymarket train station. (Also where the Tram-stop to the airport is) They have a sign at the door, proclaiming that they will store luggage, also for non-guests, for a fee of a few pounds per day. (updated as per froderick's comment: GBP 5,- which I believe was per-item). This service ...


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I second @Lucas with There is virtually no difference where you fly, either Edinburgh or Glasgow are the same. provided the Glasgow version is International (GLA, was Abbotsinch) which is about 10 miles from the city centre as opposed to 33 or so for Prestwick (PIK). EDI (was Turnhouse) is about 6 miles from the city centre. Fog has been slightly worse at ...


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"Festival time" in Edinburgh comprises most of the month of August. There are actually festivals in Edinburgh throughout the year, but in August several festivals overlap - the biggest of which is of course the Edinburgh Fringe. You don't buy tickets for the festival itself, as it's really just a collection of events held at different fringe venues around ...


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There are lockers at Edinburgh Bus Station near St Andrew Square. luggage lockers - (can hold multiple bags) £5 small, £6.50 medium, £8 large for each 12 hour period Its not very close to Haymarket and if you were considering something more central then Waverley station luggage storage is also an option.


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I used to live in Edinburgh, and can thoroughly recommend Tiso.


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I suggest you search for: - Chandlers for sailing shops - Camping stores - Outdoor stores All of those bring up several results with Edinburgh addresses. There is also a Decathlon in Edinburgh. You can search on google, or google maps.


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It depends what you mean by ocean. You can see the Firth of Forth from the New Town. Portobello, formerly a beach resort, is a few miles from the centre of town. If you want to go a bit further, take the A1 (or train) south towards England for some spectacular North Sea coast views.


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Get the bus. Edinburgh's trams are a local disaster story. Given contracting disputes, failed planning and key individuals resigning (see this BBC article for more info), Edinburgh council has spent 7 years and £1 billion building a single tram line that is both slower and more expensive than the existing airport bus service. If you get the express "...


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Note: the UK is planning to leave the EU, at the time of writing it has not actually left yet. What impact this will have on travellers going forward is unknown. It is highly unlikely (but not impossible) that this will affect the OPs travel in march but far more likely that it will affect future readers of this answer. I have been looking at flights from ...


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The Edinburgh Airport website has a page on Transport Links with details of several options to get you to/from the airport. The public transport options include Taxis, Buses, Coaches and the Tram. Assuming cost is not an issue, here are indicative journey times into the city centre using the different means of transportation (the Apple store is next to ...


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The problem with Edinburgh is despite having a taxi rank, it's not outside the terminal (that area is reserved for buses). Since you are presumably arriving from Sweden, it will be a longer walk than from the domestic terminal. It's not a ponderous distance, but something to consider if you are carrying lots of luggage because getting to the taxi rank is ...


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It takes between 4.5 and 5.5 hours typically, depending which route and number of stops you choose, and there are around 30 trains per day https://www.thetrainline.com/train-times/edinburgh-waverley-to-london or http://m.nationalrail.co.uk You’ll need a UK visa but you don’t need a transit visa to travel from London to Edinburgh.


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This kind of information changes very frequently, depending on how the owners of EDI price FastTRACK access and what airlines are willing to pay or pass through to passengers. Even at Heathrow, a vastly busier airport, access may change in a matter of months. FlyerTalk is generally reliable for such information, and according to various threads as of June ...


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Edinburgh is situated on the south bank of the forth estuary so is borderline river/ocean (where does a river end and an ocean start?) Local to Edinburgh is the suburb of Leith which in my opinion is a very pleasant day trip, although remnants of industry still exists. Heading east and south from Edinburgh on the A1 heading towards England there are ...


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1 option. 1) Find another flight at British Airlines. Usually they have around 12 flight per day from LHR to EDI. Price £44 - £145 depends what day and what time. http://www.britishairways.com/ If you can't find a better flight, try to book tickets right to Edinburgh. (Better with an option to transfer your baggage right to the final destination.) Two ...


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Ferry: There are no scheduled ferry crossings between the UK and Denmark anymore. The closest would be Newcastle to IJmuiden, and then ground transport through the Netherlands and Germany. This will be significantly more expensive than a cheap one-way air ticket from Edinburgh to Copenhagen. Air: For the transatlantic legs, you should look into searching ...


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From the blog post How to….. Loony Dook, it appears the local businesses allow you to use their toilets to change: Fancy dress for the main event and people go all out for it so there is no need to feel embarrassed so please make an effort. You will need lots of layers for beforehand as there will be lots of waiting round (you can take these off as ...


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This is very rare, probably too rare for the major booking systems to handle. I've only come across it in old buildings that have been converted to hotels, especially before en suite rooms were the norm, with the en suite added later. It's because there are only so many changes that can be made to the building structure. Even within that particular hotel ...


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Travel Neither Denmark nor the United Kingdom require visas for American citizens. Airfares are often very inexpensive in domestic Europe, so your best bet would be to purchase a round trip airfare for BOS-EDI (or CPH) and then round trip tickets for the EDI-CPH (or vice versa). In my personal experience, I was able to secure a round trip ticket from ...


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North Berwick is a nice wee town. Its easy to get to from Edinburgh, about half an hour on the train. Or a bit longer by car, depending on where in Edinburgh you are starting from. If you are interested in wildlife, North Berwick is home to the Scottish Seabird Centre. To experience more of the ocean, you could take a boat trip. These include regular ...


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An easy option is the tram and a train. The tram stops just in front of the airport, with departures every 10 minutes. Take the tram to Edinburgh Park station, where you can change onto the train. There are trains to Linlithgow about every 30 minutes. Both the trams and train should have plenty of space for luggage, though the train could get a bit crowded ...


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There are more than 3000 events in a wide variety of categories happening this year. You can find details and book tickets at the official website. Tickets are per-event, but you can expect an amount of free entertainment on the streets of Edinburgh, in particular along the Royal Mile.


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There are a variety of walking or trail running routes in the Edinburgh area. Some options include: Pentland Hills are a range of hills to the south of the city. They include plenty of paths on a variety of terrain, including over the hill tops. Using public transport, the easiest way to get to the hills is by bus. There are plenty of buses from the city to ...


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According to the website Traveline Scotland there are no direct buses between Edinbugh Airport - Dundee and vice-versa. Example: 16/5/2013 Depart Edinburgh Airport approximately 9.00 am gives you three options. if you choose the 9.30am this will be your route, arriving at Dundee Bus Station at 11.32 am If you then depart Dundee on 18/5/2013 at ...


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The conference centre has luggage storage, ask them whether you could use it. It's half a mile which is quite a bit with luggage, you can take the number two bus, two stops.


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Statistics show that the highest risk age group is the under 25's, and insurers work directly from statistics. The hire cost will be factored directly from type of car and insurance costs. All the majors and most of the small ones will do this - it's simple and easy for them. If you hunt around, you should be able to find a small insurer who will take into ...


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