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11. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member, 1342 posts) 6 Aug '06 02:18

Thanks for the suggestions, bob flinn!

Btw, any shops selling Rangers stuff? Not a hardcore Rangers fan, but it'd be nice to get some football memorabilia.

12. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member, 280 posts) 6 Aug '06 19:33

I think the question should be whether there are any shops not selling Rangers (or Celtic) stuff. There is a big Rangers superstore somewhere though and there's a shop at the stadium which is pretty easy to get to as there's an underground stop right next to it called Ibrox. I wouldn't advise going there though as it's in a rough area.

13. Posted by ozman (Full Member, 118 posts) 7 Aug '06 00:45

You are brave. Scotland in November! I went there in December for Hogmany. I brought 4 jumpers and an overcoat along with trackie daks for sleeping in. I ended up wearing all 4 jumpers under my overcoat and my trackie pants under my jeans and the cold still cut through me!

Anyway, I cannot believe that Edinburgh Castle has not been mentioned. It is definitely one of the best castles in the UK. Closeby is Stirling Castle.

When you get to England, be sure to see the Tower of London and, time permitting, have a look at Dover Castle.

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14. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru, 5073 posts) 7 Aug '06 02:34

Quoting BlankFrack

I think the question should be whether there are any shops not selling Rangers (or Celtic) stuff. There is a big Rangers superstore somewhere though and there's a shop at the stadium which is pretty easy to get to as there's an underground stop right next to it called Ibrox. I wouldn't advise going there though as it's in a rough area.

I wouldn't have said it was a particularyly rough area . . .

But there are Rnagers stores everywhere, including Glsagow airport, there are a couple in the city centre, so there's no real need to go to the stadium.

15. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member, 1342 posts) 7 Aug '06 11:56

Quoting ozman

You are brave. Scotland in November!

LOL. That's very kind of you. I've been called mental and stupid for my decision. Thanks for the suggestions on castles, will try to check out as many as I can. And will definitely stock up on warm clothes.

BlankFrack: Hmm... so you wouldn't recommend going to the stadium? I'll try to find out where that Rangers superstore is.

Mikey: Actually I'm travelling up from London, and am planning to stay in Edinburgh, so no airport. City centre sounds good.

What's food like in Scotland??? And if anyone would like to meet up while I'm there, please let me know. I won't bite. ;)

[ Edit: Edited at Aug 7, 2006 11:58 AM by summer910 ]

16. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member, 280 posts) 8 Aug '06 13:36

The stadium itself is fine and you could go there and not have any problems I'm sure, you can also do a tour for a reasonable price. I just said that because I worked in Govan (where it is) for a few years and it can be pretty dodgy at times, particularly on a friday or saturday night.

17. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member, 352 posts) 9 Aug '06 03:47

When you're in Edinburgh, try to do one of the ghost tours, quite touristy but a lot of fun! I went on one in February, it was freezing cold, so remember those layers.

Enjoy Edinburgh, what a magnificent city!:)

18. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru, 5073 posts) 9 Aug '06 08:31

There's a Rangers shop in Edinburgh . . . George Street.

19. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru, 3535 posts) 9 Aug '06 10:22

Scotland is great whatever the weather and the way our weather systems are going you never know what you might get!

Still if its cold its a great excuse to go to a pub with a big roaring fire and have a few medicinal drams!! If you get dry weather it will be lovely and great for pictures too.

Dont let the weather put you off, Edinburgh is a great city with lots to do indoors and out. Im off to Edinburgh at the end of October for a weekend (although its too see my sister and neice!)

20. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member, 1342 posts) 10 Aug '06 10:57

Thanks for the replies! :)

BlankFrack: Will keep that in mind. Am probably not planning to hang around that area on Friday/Saturday nights, so I think I should be pretty okay!

Laura_B: Ghost tour? Mmm... I need to drag someone along with me for this... I get nervous at these kinds of things. Looking forward to Edinburgh!

Mikey: George Street... should be pretty accessible by public transport, right?

Purdy: Thanks for the encouragement! I'm going ahead with my plans, and I do hope I'll be able to see a lot of the city, weather permitting. Am also planning a short trip to Wales, in addition to London & Scotland. I am going to be so broke at the end of the trip, aish.