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Posted: 19-Dec-2003, 10:10 AM
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Well, I plan on coming back as soon as I can afford it. And am able to stay for more than 12 days. I'm looking at about 3-4 weeks, if possible.

Personally, I don't like feeling like a tourist *anywhere* I go. So, I try and learn as much as I can about anywhere I am going.( where ever it is) Just so I don't feel out of sorts, myself. I don't like not knowing where something is...so I try and prevent that as much as possible.... That was a big help when I went to New Orleans a few years ago....

When we were in the Uk it was a little more difficult, being on a tour. But, in Edinburgh, and in Dublin I found my way fairly well. I didn't get lost....and miss the bus. So I guess I did ok...LOL!!!!
I'm just glad I didn't get dropped in the middle of London! There I think I would get lost no matter how much pre planning I would have done... Thank goodness for cabs!!!!LOL!


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Posted: 22-Dec-2003, 04:36 AM
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My wife and I spent a weekend for our 1st wedding anniversary in the Jedforest Hotel and I can thoroughly recommend it to any Borders visitors (The 1st Hotel over the English border in Scotland I believe?). Very quiet retreat just outside Jedburgh, although personally I am no fisherman so I can't comment on that aspect......

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My remarks about Edinburgh pubs changing names applies more-so to the modern / newly opened places.
The pubs recommended by Cat are all well established Edinburgh "institutions" and as such you should have no trouble finding them by asking a local......

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Posted: 22-Dec-2003, 06:24 AM
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Yes, it's a lovely hotel, Iain. We're fond of it - there are 'better' hotels in that area, but we keep going back there!

Listen, don't leave it entirely up to me, put some of your fave restaurants and pubs on here.... cool.gif I'm beginning to feel like a visitscotland rep!
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Posted: 22-Dec-2003, 06:31 AM
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QUOTE (Catriona @ Dec 22 2003, 11:24 AM)
Listen, don't leave it entirely up to me, put some of your fave restaurants and pubs on here....  cool.gif  I'm beginning to feel like a visitscotland rep!
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I dont get out much Cat, that is why I havent posted any decent places yet! biggrin.gif

No, seriously I am giving it some thought and will present my definitive list of the country's best "close tae a fitba' groond" bars in due time laugh.gif
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Posted: 22-Dec-2003, 06:39 AM
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Yes, well, I can quite see that when yer Opus arrives - it'll be rerr, richt enuf.... An mind, it wull appeal tae a mass audience anaw.... biggrin.gif rolleyes.gif cool.gif tongue.gif
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Posted: 23-Dec-2003, 05:25 AM
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Leslies Bar - Ratcliffe Terrace, classic bar on the Southern edge of the town centre serving real ales.Close to lots of small hotels / guest houses.....

Those around the GRASSMARKET - Choose from about 10 bars all right next door to each other in the shadow of the castle. Choice ranges from folk bars / Irish bars / "trendy" pubs and traditional (also one or two restaurants).
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Posted: 23-Dec-2003, 05:31 AM
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Another nice Edinburgh bar I have remembered is The Sheeps Heid, in Duddingston Village - off the beaten track to the south-east of Arthurs Seat. Worth calling in for a refreshment/snack if you have been walking around the Queens Park/Arthur's Seat. Very pretty bar with log-fire and it even has a skittles alley!
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Posted: 23-Dec-2003, 07:50 AM
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I love the Sheep's Heid....!

Haven't been there for a number of years, though. Mind you, I have an aunt living out at Priestfield - I should make the effort to go for a drink when out visiting her! Shall I tell them you sent me?
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Posted: 23-Dec-2003, 02:16 PM
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QUOTE (Catriona @ Dec 23 2003, 12:50 PM)
I love the Sheep's Heid....!

Haven't been there for a number of years, though. Mind you, I have an aunt living out at Priestfield - I should make the effort to go for a drink when out visiting her! Shall I tell them you sent me?

Cant really say I am a regular,last time I was there was about 4 months ago tongue.gif

I do enjoy visiting it when I can though.....

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Posted: 24-Dec-2003, 11:42 AM
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QUOTE (Catriona @ Nov 28 2003, 01:46 PM)
I am sure that Welsh Guy won't be too 'precious' about seeing Welsh pubs mentioned here!


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When your're in Paris try "The Auld Alliance" rue Francois Miron.

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Great beer, great food, great atmosphere, great views.

Clachaig Inn near Glencoe.


http://www.clachaig.com/

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Posted: 05-Mar-2004, 07:15 AM
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Prestonfield House

This is a good hotel, in one of Scotland's ancient houses, with great food! I recommend it - but it IS pricey!

Their website is in the process of being updated, but it has got photographs of the House...

http://www.prestonfieldhouse.com/home.asp
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Posted: 25-Apr-2004, 10:33 AM
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Bon Appetit Magazine's
cover story this month is a Taste of Scotland...
If you do not subscribe.. go buy one !

From restraunts to recipes .. its fantastic..
Scotch to Gin....reveiws also..

Did I mention the photos ?
and the Inn reveiws?

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It's not in Scotland, but if you're ever down in Hampshire, near a place called Shirrel Heath, look up a pub called the Bold Forrester, on Forrester Road. It's nothing spectacular, but the atmosphere was friendly to all when last I was there. Down the opposite end of the road, there's a house named "The Old Plough". It was the competitor that went under, as the proprietors of the Bold Forrester will happily tell you.

Nice selection on tap, and there is always at least one walker in a tweed-plaid hat sitting down for a pint with his dog by his feet.


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The Mussel Inn
61-65 Rose Street
Edinburgh,
0131 225 5979

This is a fish and seafood restaurant, famous for its mussels (in various dishes such as Moule Mariniere). Their fish is very fresh and locally landed fish is a speciality.

Rose Street runs parallel to Princes Street. In the summer they have tables outside, and you can 'almost' believe you are in France! They open every lunchtime and every evening, except Sundays.
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