Lonely Planert Edinburgh

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With its volcanic backdrop, looming castle, dynamic festivals and cutting-edge clubs, Edinburgh knows how to blend the ancient with the modern. Whatever your interest, this definitive guide will help you discover every side of Scotland's extraordinary capital.

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Overview

With its volcanic backdrop, looming castle, dynamic festivals and cutting-edge clubs, Edinburgh knows how to blend the ancient with the modern. Whatever your interest, this definitive guide will help you discover every side of Scotland's extraordinary capital.

  • 16-page full-colour map section
  • discerning recommendations for places to stay, eat and shop, whether you crave designer chic or traditional and tartan
  • all the latest on Edinburgh's vibrant entertainment scene
  • four walking tours guide you to the lesser-known parts of the city
  • day-trips out of the capital include Glasgow and St Andrews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781864503784
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 5.02 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

The Authors 4
This Book 5
Foreword 6
Introduction 9
Facts About Edinburgh 10
History 10
Geography & Geology 17
Climate 17
Ecology & Environment 18
Government & Politics 18
Economy 20
Population & People 20
Arts 20
Science & Philosophy 26
Society & Conduct 27
Language 28
Facts for the Visitor 29
When to Go 29
Orientation 29
Maps 30
Tourist Offices 31
Travel Agencies 31
Visas & Documents 32
Embassies & Consulates 34
Customs 35
Money 35
Post & Communications 38
Digital Resources 40
Books 41
Films 42
Newspapers & Magazines 42
Radio & TV 43
Video Systems 43
Photography & Video 43
Time 44
Electricity 44
Weights & Measures 44
Laundry 44
Toilets 44
Left Luggage 45
Health 45
Women Travellers 46
Gay & Lesbian Travellers 46
Disabled Travellers 47
Senior Travellers 47
Edinburgh for Children 47
Useful Organisations 48
Libraries 48
Universities 49
Cultural Centres 49
Dangers & Annoyances 49
Emergencies 50
Legal Matters 50
Business Hours 50
Public Holidays & Special Events 50
Doing Business 51
Work 52
Getting There & Away 53
Air 53
Bus 58
Train 59
Car & Motorcycle 60
Bicycle 61
Hitching 61
Boat 61
Organised Tours 61
Getting Around 63
The Airport 63
To/From the Airport 63
Bus 63
Train 63
Car & Motorcycle 64
Taxi 65
Bicycle 65
Organised Tours 65
Things to See & Do 68
Suggested Itineraries 68
Old Town 68
Edinburgh Castle 68
The Royal Mile 71
Holyrood 76
North of the Royal Mile 78
South of the Royal Mile 79
New Town 81
Princes St 82
George St 83
Calton Hill 84
Edinburgh's Villages 85
Dean Village 87
Leith 88
Newhaven 90
Stockbridge 90
Swanston 90
Greater Edinburgh 91
Royal Botanic Garden 91
Edinburgh Zoo 91
Blackford Hill 91
Portobello 91
Roslin 91
South Queensferry 92
Water of Leith 93
Activities 93
Courses 95
Walking Tours 96
Old Town 96
New Town to Stockbridge 97
Calton Hill & Arthur's Seat 98
Cramond to Queensferry 99
Places to Stay 100
Budget 100
Mid-Range 103
Top End 107
Self-Catering 108
Long-Term Rentals 109
Places to Eat 110
Food 110
Drinks 112
Budget 113
Mid-Range 118
Top End 123
Vegetarian 125
Entertainment 126
Pubs & Bars 126
Pre-Club Bars 133
Clubs 133
Discos 134
Gay & Lesbian Venues 134
Rock, Blues & Pop 135
Jazz 136
Folk 136
Cinemas 137
Classical Music, Opera & Ballet 137
Theatre, Musicals & Comedy 138
Spectator Sports 138
Shopping 139
Art & Antiques 139
Books & Maps 139
Cashmere & Wool 140
Crafts & Souvenirs 140
Department Stores 140
Fashion 140
Food & Drink 141
Jewellery 141
Music 141
Outdoor 142
Tartan, Kilts & Bagpipes 142
Toys, Games & Other Stuff 142
Where to Shop 143
Excursions 144
Glasgow 145
Linlithgow 150
Dunfermline 151
St Andrews 153
Scottish Mining Museum 156
Haddington & Around 156
North Berwick & Around 157
Dunbar 157
Peebles & Around 158
Melrose 159
Around Melrose 159
Glossary 161
Index 172
Map Section 177
Map Legend
Metric Conversion
Excursions
Glasgow 145
St Andrews 154
Colour Maps
Excursions 177
Map 1 Greater Edinburgh 178
Map 2 180
Map 3 182
Map 4 184
Map 5 186
Map 6 188
Map 7 Edinburgh Castle 190
Map 8 Central Edinburgh 191
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