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1. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 8y

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Hiya,

Am planning for a trip to Scotland in November (this is in addition to London). Am aiming for Edinburgh and Glasgow, and am planning for about six-seven days' stay. Any interesting places I should visit? Any recommendations of nice eating places, off-the-beaten track stuff, etc that I should do?

It's gonna cost me a bomb to go to the UK, so any cheap recommendations will be useful. I'm thinking of staying at Globetrotter Inn in Edinburgh, any thoughts on that?

Btw, any suggestions on sights & stuff in London + surrounding areas would be good too.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

2. Posted by t_maia (Moderator 3291 posts) 8y

Yeah, allow me one question: are you mental? If there is one place I wouldn't spent my money on, it is Scotland in November. Brr. I went there in August and it was way too cold and rainy for me at this time of the year. OK, Christmas shopping in London is nice. And if a quiet rest where you can catch a cold is what you want, the Scottish countryside in November is perfect. But if not, really consider going at another time. Scotland is a lonely place even in summer, when tourists flock to it. When it is winter, it will be dead.

But if you are determined:
http://www.postbus.royalmail.com/

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 26, 2006 1:35 PM by t_maia ]

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 8y

ah its not sooo bad here in Nov!
less tourists anyway!

Nearby Edinburgh u should visit the Border Abbeys, or North Berwick for a day trip. Edi has heaps to do anyway so just wander the grassmarket, royal mile and youll find great pubs!

Roslyn Chapel is nice too and not far away.

4. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5073 posts) 8y

There's a lot you have to do in Glasgow. What sort of things are you interested in? I know that's a pretty vague question, but what do you like to do on holiday? Shop? Tour? Relax? Glasgow has it all. Even in November ;)

PS I think it's important that we point out here that t_maia is actually an undercover operative for the English Tourism Association - don't listen to her

5. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 8y

yeah! ill point out that Edinburgh is next to London as the most visited city in Britain....so she probably feels a bit threatened ;)

6. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 8y

LOL. Thanks for all the suggestions!

t_maia: No, not mental, just have to travel in November to spend my birthday there (second week), and I've always liked what I've seen of Scotland (pictures, that is). So since I'm visiting friends in London, might as well go up to Scotland. Will remember to pack more warm stuff!

ColdWarSpy & Mikey: Thanks for the suggestions! I just like to take it easy on holidays, wandering around, checking out the scenery and visiting interesting places. Not so much pubbing, but wouldn't mind going to one. If there's something interesting outside of Edinburgh/Glasgow that I could cover in a day trip, wouldn't mind going there too.

Oh yes, I'd love to visit castles! Any suggestions on where I can see them? And do you think I'd be able to catch Rangers v Celtic that time? Hmm...

Btw, would you two want to meet up when I'm there? If Mikey is still a budding member then, that's worth a toast or two.

7. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5073 posts) 8y

Rangers and Celtic are playing on the 29th of November . . .

8. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 8y

Castles :) - nearby Edinburgh is the Hermitage Castle in the Borders. Also near North Berwick is Dirleton Castle. Im off to see Tantallon Castle this weekend - just past North Berwick (20 min from Edi) my photo gallery will have heap of Scot pics.
Let me know when ur in town - ill be about, but might be traveling Turkey in November.

9. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 8y

Pity about Rangers v Celtic. I'm planning for Nov 9-14/15. Will look out for your pics!

10. Posted by bob flinn (Full Member 173 posts) 8y

for reasonably priced accommodation all over the UK check www.yha.org.uk for england and www.syha.org.uk/ for scotland, lots of information on the sites as well.
Whenin London take the Big Bus tours to see all the tourist places, this is great we bought a 24 hour ticket and then we got off where we were interested and back again as many times as we liked in the 24 hours. The web site is http://www.bigbus.co.uk
Enjoy your stay,