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#41148 - Wed, 19 Nov 2008 20:16:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Aye, we stayed at the Osbourne a few years back on me birthday weekend. The rugby Heineken Cup was on anarl and the hotel was fully booked wi big burly hard cased feckers. A just looked at me shoes and walked past...he he.
The hotel itself wasn't much kop to be honest. Even the rats wore boilersuits!
There was an owld couple in the next room. Very polite and friendly. Always spoke and gave a smile. Mind you, the owld boy musta took owa many viagra cos the heedboard was gannin' "ninety titha dozen" for a good four hours. It put me off me arn stroke! frown
Twas funny the next morn when we were havin' our breakfast and the two love birds walked in. Owld Edna was walkin' like John Wayne!!! eek biglaugh When she sat down I could've swore a heard one of those 'Pump Cushions' rasp. Oh dear...

Ye gerra lush Ruby on the golden mile. wink

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#41149 - Wed, 19 Nov 2008 22:12:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Ye gerra lush Ruby on the golden mile. wink
Is that not in Blackpool? confused2

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#41150 - Wed, 19 Nov 2008 22:18:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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[b]Ye gerra lush Ruby on the golden mile. wink
Is that not in Blackpool? confused2 [/b]
I think there is one in Blackpool as well. If memory serves me correct - the Edinburgh mile runs from the castle down to Holyrood House.

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#41151 - Fri, 21 Nov 2008 05:23:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Ordered my tickets on pre-sale day then a week later discovered it was .... EASTER! Original plan to travel up Friday morn and have a long Weekend now severely scuppered due to public transport "Sunday Service-ness" over 2 days so have now bookeed a long-long-long weekend Thursday 9th thru to Tuesday 14th. Any one around Saturday not going to Glasgow who'd be up for beer & post gig chat? Andy C from Dumfries (long time no speak), are you attending Edinburgh?

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#41152 - Fri, 21 Nov 2008 08:44:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Oh my post seems to have mysteriously disappeared! How bizzare..... I wouldn't have thought that explaining Snashy was refering to the ROYAL mile was worthy of being deleted????? Someone's being a bit over zealous methinks?! confused2

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#41153 - Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:51:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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With the board being so busy, sometimes the server falls over and the forum gets restored from backup - this sometimes means that we lose a post or two. Unfortunately, we lost the entire tour announcement thread the other day - Easynet are trying to find a copy on an earlier backup so that we can restore at least some of it...

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#41154 - Fri, 21 Nov 2008 18:24:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
[b]Ye gerra lush Ruby on the golden mile. wink
Is that not in Blackpool? confused2 [/b]
I think there is one in Blackpool as well. If memory serves me correct - the Edinburgh mile runs from the castle down to Holyrood House. [/b]
Spot on there mate, there are quite a few decent pubs on the way too wink

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#41155 - Sun, 23 Nov 2008 01:58:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Hi fellow voxxers! I know I've been away for what seems a very long time! Glad to be popping back and also with hearing that great news,the best news ever! Not intending to lower the tone with my other favourite genre, but,I thought I saw 2 legends in Saxon and Motorhead recently at the Carling academy in Glasgow,but let's face it,I'm going to see Legends at the Playhouse,something I thought I'd never see,but this has really lifted me onto another happy level after the banghead crap year I've had.Well,there had to be a silver lining eh!!! 2009 hasn't started,but I like it already! woohoo I'm taking day off work,heading to my fave haunt The Black Rose Tavern,then after a scran and a bevvy,I'll be hitting the Playhouse for a night to remember!!! See you if you still remember me,My photo really needs updating!! Dex.

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#41156 - Sun, 23 Nov 2008 02:08:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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There's a blast from the past eh! eek
Good to see you back on here Dex matey wink

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#41157 - Sun, 23 Nov 2008 04:31:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Hiya Dex..... long time no see!
Actually you look a bit like Chris De Burgh in that photo (sorry, but it's true!) nutjob

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#41158 - Mon, 24 Nov 2008 02:55:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Ordered my tickets on pre-sale day then a week later discovered it was .... EASTER!
because of the easter weekend a lot of hotels /B&Bs are full already. If anyone hasnt yet booked anywhere I would advise you to get organised asap.

Booked myself into

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Revie...h_Scotland.html

http://www.a-haven.co.uk/

for 30 a night

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#41159 - Mon, 24 Nov 2008 18:56:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Yeah David,
If you're on Ferry Road you're quite a fair bit away...... I'm sure you're familiar with Edinburgh but it might not be a great choice for those who don't know Edinburgh too well. Most were asking to be close to the venue..... there are literally hundreds of B&Bs in Edinburgh, a fair few of them on Ferry Road.... there are also dozens around my neck of the woods, nearer the Zoo/Corstorphine/ Murrayfield stadium.

This is quite a good wee hotel, but like I say you're further out..... 10 mins in a taxi

http://www.agendahotel.co.uk/bedrooms.htm

it might be worth mentioning that the Apex is only 81 and 88 (depending on which Apex) that night and the sheriton grand is only 111...... I really think that the Holiday Inn across the road from the venue are being excessive!

http://www.expedia.co.uk/daily/shared/products/hotels/Result.aspx

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#41160 - Mon, 24 Nov 2008 19:46:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Yeah David,
If you're on Ferry Road you're quite a fair bit away......
I recon I can do it in a brisk 15 minute walk, or there are plenty of buses that go down that way

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#41161 - Mon, 24 Nov 2008 23:07:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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You'll not have a problem with public transport within the confines of the city, plenty of buses. Edinburgh is meant to have the best bus service in Europe...Hmmm, I beg to differ! :rolleyes:

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#41162 - Mon, 24 Nov 2008 23:33:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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London has the best bus service in Europe, by a mile.

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#41163 - Tue, 25 Nov 2008 04:19:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh is meant to have the best bus service in Europe...Hmmm, I beg to differ! :rolleyes:
Yeah..... and it doesn't help that EVERY major road and bus route, has road works because of the trams going in! :rolleyes:

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#41164 - Tue, 25 Nov 2008 04:37:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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No problem with the buses there but there should be much more info seeing as it's a busy city centre. I found the information in the bus shelters quite confusing and waited far longer than I should have done. Only eventually got one of the right buses because I got sick of waiting where I thought I should be and just thought 'sod this' and jumped on a bus and asked a driver.

Still, the joys of metropolitan transport...

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#41165 - Tue, 25 Nov 2008 16:40:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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There's plenty o' buses that run alang tha Golden Mile. Trams too.

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#41166 - Sun, 30 Nov 2008 03:35:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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I've booked the night in the Jurys Inn - 89 for a double. I haven't paid for it yet so there's always a chance of finding something a bit cheaper but thought as it's Good Friday best get booked up sharpish. smile

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#41167 - Sun, 30 Nov 2008 11:41:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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I'll see you in the bar (if they have one) then!

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#41168 - Sun, 30 Nov 2008 19:36:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Well if there isn't you'll find a few bars along the Golden Mile wink

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#41169 - Mon, 01 Dec 2008 08:35:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Here Ash, if you want to spend yer night in Blackpool when we're all in Edinburgh, that's up to you mate! wink :p

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#41170 - Sat, 13 Dec 2008 21:31:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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My ticket arrived today - strangely exciting just to even look at it nutjob

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#41171 - Sat, 13 Dec 2008 21:41:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Here Ash, if you want to spend yer night in Blackpool when we're all in Edinburgh, that's up to you mate! wink :p
Nothing wrong with Blackpool.

I went there once & met a very nice lady from Fawdon, near Newcastle. I'm not going to bore anyone with the details but we did stay in touch for a long time. Oh & I ended up spending the night on the step of a Ronald McDonald playbus with my mate "Jaffa Jeffries". I was getting cold & grouchy, he said it was an experience we'd never forget. He was right - it was & I haven't.

Aaahhh - happy days.

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#41172 - Sun, 14 Dec 2008 02:44:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Spineless - I'd be glad to give you some ideas for your visit to UK. You can email me at
highschooler@live.co.uk

AYE - I'll be there as a starter to our family holiday in NW Scotland! Travelling up on Thursday and heading off to Torridon on Saturday. Can't wait!

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#41173 - Sun, 14 Dec 2008 08:41:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Our Edinburgh tickets arrived today. mexican

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#41174 - Wed, 24 Dec 2008 20:43:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Hey there folks! Just popped on in my lunchbreak! What's this???!!! Chris De Burgh? JEEZ! I will have to put up a new photo here! I get told I look like Paul Quinn of Saxon or Mickey Moodie of Whitesnake!!! Now CDB!! I just look like me! cool Anyway,I will be on here from time to time just to check things out! Anyway,I wish you all a fantastic Christmas,and a brilliant 2009! ( We all know it's going to be a good one! ) Oh well,back to work!!! Pub at 4:30pm! Cheers!

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#41175 - Wed, 24 Dec 2008 22:09:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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What's this???!!! Chris De Burgh? JEEZ! I will have to put up a new photo here! I get told I look like Paul Quinn of Saxon or Mickey Moodie of Whitesnake!!! Now CDB!! I just look like me! cool
Don't worry Dex.....IMHO you look nothing remotely like Chris De Burgh lol! bemused

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#41176 - Wed, 24 Dec 2008 23:31:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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aye he does, in his avatar photo anyway.... across the eyes!
That doesn't mean he actually looks like him in realy life! wink laugh

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#41177 - Sat, 27 Dec 2008 00:10:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Hello! Well,I now look nothing like that photo! Hair is disappearing rapidly,have a goatee and look tired! I will try and update it! Hope everyone had a great christmas,looking forward to 2009!

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#41178 - Fri, 16 Jan 2009 21:19:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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hey fellow Voxxers!! Had hoped to get the 10th off all day,,but looks like I'll have to work that public holiday cussing !!! Am still trying to see if I can swap with a colleague! If not,then it'll be a mad dash from work to flat then all hell breaks loose as I smarten up for the night! So I may be a little knackered when I get to the Playhouse!!! All worth it of course!!

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#41179 - Sun, 25 Jan 2009 20:18:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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A question or two for the Embra folk....

I'm not sure at the moment whether me and the missus will be taking the train or driving - driving would be the much cheaper option. So, what's it like driving into Edinburgh from the A1 and getting to the Jurys Inn in Jeffrey Street?

On Google maps it looks very straightforward but sometimes these maps can be a little deceiving so what's the reality. Is it easy or a right pain?

Any advice would be appreciated. smile

Cheers
Mike

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#41180 - Sun, 25 Jan 2009 20:30:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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A question or two for the Embra folk....

I'm not sure at the moment whether me and the missus will be taking the train or driving - driving would be the much cheaper option. So, what's it like driving into Edinburgh from the A1 and getting to the Jurys Inn in Jeffrey Street?

On Google maps it looks very straightforward but sometimes these maps can be a little deceiving so what's the reality. Is it easy or a right pain?

Any advice would be appreciated. smile

Cheers
Mike
should be dead easy driving. Just follow the signs to the city centre and Waverley station.

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#41181 - Sun, 25 Jan 2009 21:59:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Hiya Mike,
Actually, I'm going to disagree with DavidL. Anyone who's been in Edinburgh recently will know what a pain in the arse it actually is. You cannot drive along Princes Street at all.
In an ideal world you'd carry along the A1, along waterloo place and then onto Princes Street and turn left onto Waverly Bridge. Jeffrey Street is a continuation of Waverly Bridge... BUT you can't you would have to turn left earlier up on to "the bridges" (North Bridge). Jeffry Street is actually UNDERNEATH North Bridge. So... what you will have to do is come off Waterloo Place turn left up North Bridge, Turn right up the high street/ Royal Mile and then immediately right again down Cockburn Street (one way steet) and turn right at the roundabout at the bottom of cockburn street onto Market Street, which continues onto Jeffery Street. Now! That's all fair and well at the moment.... but they always seem to be having roads closed off at the moment... and you don't know what roadworks they are going to do from one weeks end to the next with this tram nonsense! The last time I drove around that area they had Market street closed going up the way to the Mound. (that the bit if you turned left at the roundabout at the bottom of cockburn street.)
Mike, I don't know if this has helped at all? I'm not sure what the parking facilities for the hotel are? But if it's on-street metered parking, beware the gisatpo are abundant in the city centre and ruthless with their ticketing!
I'd seriously consider the train hun, waverly station it RIGHT ON Jeffrey street if you come out the back exit (up the stairs)! If it's going to save you a LOT of money by car, fair enough..... if it's only a few quid, save yourself the stress! seriously! wink

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#41182 - Sun, 25 Jan 2009 22:32:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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or how about - go round the bypass a bit and take the A7 exit , through the Danderhall area and then down the Pleasance ?

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#41183 - Sun, 25 Jan 2009 22:55:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Hi David....
That might be making it a wee bit complicated, esp. if he's not familiar with Edinburgh. I think he's right, A1 does almost take you straight to the door, it's just all the soddin one way and restrictions that cock it up. Google maps directions have actually taken it into account when directing..... Up Abbeymount etc... I didn't want to suggest that as it's probably even more confusing than using the main A roads..... but that's what they've suggested LINK

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#41184 - Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:17:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Mike, sorry me again
Don't know if this helps, but I noticed a return ticket Newcastle/ Edinburgh is 89 quid! BUT they're doing a single (pay in advance) for 18! so 2 singles would work out a lot cheaper than a return! wink

scotrail

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#41185 - Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:57:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Buying advance fares and searching online can often produce cheaper options. Singles usually have better deals than returns. You can also 'split' tickets....if you've got to change trains. Here's a link to a site which has some tips and links to other train sites though I have to say I usually use Scotrail. Virgin has good deals too I believe.
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-train-tickets

We'll be travelling up by train so I'm starting to look for cheapest ways of doing it too....we need to go for singles anyway as we'll be travelling across from Edinburgh to Glasgow for the saturday gig and then from Glasgow back down to Crewe......travelling on a sunday can be a bit of a hassle....less trains running and possibly buses for part of journey but it'll be worth it!

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#41186 - Mon, 26 Jan 2009 00:09:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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We'll be travelling up by train so I'm starting to look for cheapest ways of doing it too....we need to go for singles anyway as we'll be travelling across from Edinburgh to Glasgow for the saturday gig and then from Glasgow back down to Crewe......travelling on a sunday can be a bit of a hassle....less trains running and possibly buses for part of journey but it'll be worth it!
You may also have to take into account the easter weekend , so there will be less trains than normal ?

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#41187 - Mon, 26 Jan 2009 00:18:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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We'll be travelling up by train so I'm starting to look for cheapest ways of doing it too....we need to go for singles anyway as we'll be travelling across from Edinburgh to Glasgow for the saturday gig and then from Glasgow back down to Crewe......travelling on a sunday can be a bit of a hassle....less trains running and possibly buses for part of journey but it'll be worth it!
You may also have to take into account the easter weekend , so there will be less trains than normal ? [/b]
Yes, I know! Hadn't realised when I bought our gig tickets though.....only for Midge or Ultravox would I even contemplate travelling on trains at Easter but I can't drive so........
It'll definitely be an easter to remember in more ways than one!

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#41188 - Mon, 26 Jan 2009 00:54:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Well, although I work for a rail company, and get discounted train travel - the discount is only off the full normal fare so its almost worthless on long journeys.
Given that the cheaper tickets on a lot of the trains that I would travel on are gone, I have decided to fly.
It works out at around 20 quid more in total (100 quid all in) at abut its quicker and I dont have to worry about the dreaded Sunday engineering. especially because Gatwick is very easy to get to for me and I get free travel to the airport).
So I have just booked the flights to Edinburgh and from Glasgow - thats travel, gig tickets, time off and hotels sorted - nothing can stop me now!

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#41189 - Mon, 26 Jan 2009 02:14:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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They stopped the Edinburgh flights from Liverpool unfortunately, I will probably be driving, but I'm really not looking forward to the 4-5 hour journey back home on the Saturday!!!
Hotel booked a while ago!!!Just need to book my cats into an overnight stay at a cattery...can't bloody wait!!!!!! laugh laugh laugh

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#41190 - Mon, 26 Jan 2009 02:23:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Hi Helen

Sorry for not responding sooner but went out pretty much after I posted and have just come back. Thanks very much for your detailed reply, I knew I could rely on someone to give me the lowdown on what it's actually like to drive round the city. I don't particularly like driving at the best of times and from what you've said you've convinced me to take the train. Definitely sounds less stressful. smile

Thanks for the Scotrail link as well, I had seen the 89 price on another site as well but must admit hadn't looked that much further than that up to now. I'll get my finger out and get the train tickets booked sharpish before the price rises too much.

Cheers to everyone else for their advice.

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#41191 - Mon, 26 Jan 2009 02:28:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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I don't know at what height the street sign for Cockburn Street but I might have my photo taken next to it!! nutjob

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#41192 - Mon, 26 Jan 2009 03:01:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Mike, you really want to check out railtrack, I've travelled first class return to Edinburgh before for less than 50. Obviously you have to be on specific trains, but well worth it.

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#41193 - Mon, 26 Jan 2009 04:24:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Cheers Si, I'll be having a gander later on. Still weighing up the options as I can only find cheap train tickets for one way but it's more expensive coming back.

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#41194 - Mon, 26 Jan 2009 04:42:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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you may also want to consider national express coaches .

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#41195 - Mon, 26 Jan 2009 05:04:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Not looking good for getting back from Glasgow.....seem to be a few trains but getting any operator or booking company to let me book on one of them is another matter! Keeps telling me it can't proceed owing to a technical error!

Don't seem to be trains from Edinburgh on the sunday....seem to be buses doubling the journey length. I did check out National Express prices for the return journey as last resort.....it would add quite a bit onto my travel costs.....and neither of us travel well on buses or coaches so no go there.

Does look as if for us its cheaper to buy returns rather than singles but means getting a return to Glasgow then a train across to Edinburgh Waverley. I've spent hours trying to get this sorted and having to consider that we may have to 'forget' Glasgow. Trouble is without the tickets in hand I can't sell them anyway. And I'm not ready to give up yet either.....the two Scotland gigs were the two I most wanted to be at. I'll try again in a few days and if still no joy I'll ring Scotrail or whoever. Has to be a way of doing this!

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#41196 - Mon, 26 Jan 2009 09:45:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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The flight from Glasgow to gatwick was 46 quid - cheaper than the train if flying is an option.

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#41197 - Tue, 27 Jan 2009 01:20:00 Re: Return To Eden - Edinburgh.
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Originally posted by Craven:
The flight from Glasgow to gatwick was 46 quid - cheaper than the train if flying is an option.
Thanks but unfortunately not.......with two of us it would add 100+ onto costs inc travel from our nearest airport. With a young persons railcard for my daughter train is still our best option IF there's a return train..... the return fare for two is only 20 more than the single.

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