2021 May/June in Scotland/Ireland

Keacc

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We live in the USA and will be celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2021. I just booked a 14 day tour of Scotland/Ireland for May 29th thru June 11th of 2021. Am I crazy for booking this?
 

Disney Frenhines

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The only crazy part is not booking to come to Wales. We have the best castles, culture and coastline in the UK.
It drives me potty when I chat to American guests art Disney and they say they want to visit England, come to Wales as we keep a welcome in the hillside for everyone!
 


BadPinkTink

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Mar 13, 2015
We live in the USA and will be celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2021. I just booked a 14 day tour of Scotland/Ireland for May 29th thru June 11th of 2021. Am I crazy for booking this?
Nope not crazy, waving hi from Dublin, pay no attention to the above :rotfl2:

Any help you need, let me know.

Just remember that Republic of Ireland, Dublin etc is a separate country to Scotland. Scotland is part of The UK.

Scotland is pounds sterling currency £
Republic of Ireland is Euro €

Also now that we are in the world of Covid 19, you will need to follow the travel advice for both The UK and Republic of Ireland.

Are you doing DIY or have you booked an all inclusive with a travel company?
 
  • Keacc

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    oh wow, thats an intense itinerary. I need to have another look, and I'll get back to you with my tips. I have visited many places on your itinerary and have lived in Edinburgh :)
    We will actually be getting into Edinburgh during the afternoon of May 27th. We will be staying at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre. We will need a recommendation for dinner on the 27th. On the 28th, we will be on our own to see some things that are not on the tour itinerary. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. We won't have a car, but could take a taxi. We hook up with the tour group on the 29th.
     

    BadPinkTink

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    We will actually be getting into Edinburgh during the afternoon of May 27th. We will be staying at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre. We will need a recommendation for dinner on the 27th. On the 28th, we will be on our own to see some things that are not on the tour itinerary. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. We won't have a car, but could take a taxi. We hook up with the tour group on the 29th.
    For dinner, my suggestion is not very Scottish but a personal choice, Hard Rock Cafe :rotfl2: I used to work there and some of my former workmates are still there.

    For something not on your Edinburgh itinerary I always suggest The Real Mary Kings Close https://www.realmarykingsclose.com/ which is near Edinburgh Castle on The Royal Mile. Its an excavation site of the old Edinburgh streets from the 17th century which has been turned into a tourist attraction. Its the real streets, the real buildings from 400 years ago. You need to check their website though as some of the steps and stairs etc are not suitable for those who are unsteady on their feet.

    Edinburgh is now Harry Potter city and there are tons of Harry Potter shops and walking tours. You can even go for coffee in the cafe where JK Rowling wrote the first books, called The Elephant House.

    Another cool place to visit is Greyfriars Kirkyard (churchyard) https://greyfriarskirk.com/visit/kirkyard/ You can see the statue of Greyfriers Bobby at the entrance and if you look closely at headstones in the graveyard, you can see names of Harry Potter characters, as JK Rowling used many of the real people buried here.

    Depending on time another place to visit is the Royal Yacht Britannia https://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/ which is now permanently at Leith docks and open to the public.
     
  • Keacc

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    Jul 14, 2004
    For dinner, my suggestion is not very Scottish but a personal choice, Hard Rock Cafe :rotfl2: I used to work there and some of my former workmates are still there.

    For something not on your Edinburgh itinerary I always suggest The Real Mary Kings Close https://www.realmarykingsclose.com/ which is near Edinburgh Castle on The Royal Mile. Its an excavation site of the old Edinburgh streets from the 17th century which has been turned into a tourist attraction. Its the real streets, the real buildings from 400 years ago. You need to check their website though as some of the steps and stairs etc are not suitable for those who are unsteady on their feet.

    Edinburgh is now Harry Potter city and there are tons of Harry Potter shops and walking tours. You can even go for coffee in the cafe where JK Rowling wrote the first books, called The Elephant House.

    Another cool place to visit is Greyfriars Kirkyard (churchyard) https://greyfriarskirk.com/visit/kirkyard/ You can see the statue of Greyfriers Bobby at the entrance and if you look closely at headstones in the graveyard, you can see names of Harry Potter characters, as JK Rowling used many of the real people buried here.

    Depending on time another place to visit is the Royal Yacht Britannia https://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/ which is now permanently at Leith docks and open to the public.
    Looks like we will have some great things to see! :cool1: My wife loves Harry Potter. The Real Mary Kings Close sounds interesting. Thanks for the info.
     





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