Edinburgh, Scotland

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    MzWams
    04 Dec 2021
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    I traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland as part of a larger trip. We took a train from London to Edinburgh, Stayed at the University of Edinburgh, climbed Arthur’s Seat which is an ancient volcano, visited Edinburgh Castle, walked around town and did some shopping. I was in college with a group of students only staying for a short period. It was lots of fun and I don’t remember encountering any problems traveling while Black. I have no desire to return, but it was a good experience. I still have my kilt and sweater I bought. If you are going to any country in Europe, you might as well look into visiting a few at a time since it is cheaper to get from country to country once you are over there.

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    Tambari
    29 Jul 2020
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    My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the city of Edinburgh. We had spent a week in london and decided to hop on a train (about 5 hours), to visit Edinburgh. We spent two nights in the city and booked an AirBnB. If you’re into European, particularly British history, I would suggest this city. My brother and I spent the first day checking out Arthur’s Seat, a stunning hill that overlooks the city with several old historical buildings. We also visited the queen’s Scottish residence, Holyrood Palace. We joined our siblings at night for a really cheesy but fun ghost tour. The next day we visited and toured the castle (GORGEOUS), explored the highly active Royal Mile. I bought a bottle of scotch and tried haggis (I thought it was delicious). My brother and I ended the night at a random bar. The people were so welcoming and friendly. It was a genuinely nice way to end the night. When it came to picking restaurants and bar, a simple google search will suffice.

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    UbiOgulu
    20 Jan 2020
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    I was in Edinburgh in June 2018. It was a solo trip and I spent 2 nights there. I booked my flight and accommodation using lastminute.com and it was so affordable from London. I stayed at a BnB which wasn’t too far away from the city centre. I opted to do the hop on hop off bus tour as a good way to see as much as possible. If you go to Edinburgh but you don’t have a lot of time, I’d suggest doing the hop on hop off. The city is so beautiful and the castle has a store that sells really amazing gin.

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    Elcidjarhead
    08 Jan 2020
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    I visited Edinburgh for their Hogmanay (New Years) celebration. It was very cool. There is a torchlight procession on 30 Dec. I know what you are thinking. It was super safe. The crowd was very friendly, the marching band was rocking, and a short fireworks show at the end was good ending. On 31 Dec, the street party takes place in the heart of Edinburgh. You can see the Edinburgh Castle, listen to music from the DJ, there were four different stages with live performances, and alcohol! It is a Johnny Walker hosted event. Need I say more. The people were very friendly. Breakfast at the Scotman hotel was good.

    Getting there: Easy. Train from London Kings Cross was about 4-hours. Train drops you off at Edinburgh Waverly station. The heart of Edinburgh.

    Accommodations: Expensive given the New Yea but less than $100/night otherwise.

    Traveling while Black: A complete non-issue.

    Next time I am hoping to see more of the countryside. instagram-@elcidjarhead to see highlights and photos.

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    archaeo_planette
    26 Feb 2019
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    Edinburgh is my favorite UK capital. If you’re looking for history the Royal Mile is the place for your. On one end you’ve got Edinburgh Castle and on the other you’ve got Holyrood Palace – both offer awesome guided tours. Along the Royal Mile are also to worthy stops: The Camera Obscura, which is a fun attraction for all kinds of optical illusions and perfect for all ages; and Mary King’s Close, which is the historic Old Town of Edinburgh now found below the surface of the modern city, keep in mind thatit can be a little bit spooky.

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    Travelista3
    31 Jul 2018
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    I had no expectations for Scotland, but it was amazing!!! We went during Fringe Festival and it was so lively and fun. There was music and entertainment everywhere. The vibe in the city was so cool.
    Checking out the castle is a must! It was cool looking over Edinburg at the top of the castle, also being in a real live castle was pretty cool.
    Tip find a local to take you to the cool nightlife spots. We ran into a person of color (not many of us) and immediately ask where to go and he took us to all the places in the cut, we would have never seen.

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    kui_kamau
    18 Jun 2018
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    Scotland is like something from another planet. With almost all four seasons taking place in one day, you can experience the gloomy, eerie like feeling you get when you watch scenes from game of thrones and in less than an hour, when the sun rises, the distinct beauty of Scotland and its highlands is unimaginable! . .
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    The skies turn to hues of blue and the reflection on the waters that surround the islands is spectacular! .
    Having watched movies and series’ that were filmed in parts of Scotland or scenes that embodied Scotland in a way; such as Harry Potter, Rob Roy, Braveheart, Game of Thrones, and 300, this country made it to my bucket list and it was a dream for me to visit it. .
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    I especially love the fact that we found a remote village called Isle or Raasay to stay at and experience the beauty of Scotland, and well, let’s just say, the fact that there was a distillery, just perked up my interest even more.
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    SCOTLAND is a must visit. Don’t just visit the town, take a ferry to the islands and into a remove village. The Scottish are friendly and very helpful and it’s pretty much safe to wander around the woods, highlands and waterways.

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    cmalak
    01 Apr 2018
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    I only made it to Edinburgh for about 2 days but honestly I think that was a decent enough time to see the city and other parts of Scotland as well. I took a 4 hour train ride from London (which I highly recommend doing) and the train stopped right on the bridge between Old Town and New Town. You could see the Edinburgh Castle as you come out of the train station. Old Town is stunning with the castle and the Royal Mile which is also a must see. There are tons of pubs and restaurants. The castle is beautiful but make sure you get there earlier because the average time it takes to see the entire castle is about 2 hours. The views are incredible; you can see all of Edinburgh. There is the Tea Room in the castle. The hot chocolate and dessert options are great to choose from and take a break after walking around the whole castle. The Royal Mile is very nice to walk down. Make sure to check out the bag pipe street performers and pick up some locally made whiskey (which Scotland is known for). If you’re in the mood to shop, there are plenty of stores like H&M, TopShop, etc in New Town. If you’re hungry, there is one restaurant in particular I highly recommend checking out. It is called Twenty Princes. It is in a hotel and they are primarily a steakhouse. The steak is amazing and they serve Haggis there as well. If you go to Scotland you cannot leave without trying Haggis. It’s actually very good. If you’re a picky eater (like me) though don’t look up what it is before you try it ;) If you have a sweet tooth (also like me) then you have to try the Millionaire Shortbread. It consists of chocolate and caramel and you can find it in pretty much any bakery or cafe around Scotland.

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