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Edinburgh - Glasgow

Any Scottish people here?

Who can tell me about what to visit in Scotland?

I will fly to Edinburgh in May and plan to go also to Glasgow. There is no time left for the highlands or other cities but what would you recommend to me not missing to visit? Any other nice city nearby or even between Edinburgh and Glasgow?

Thank you for giving me some advices...
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Re: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Hi,
I went to uni in Edinburgh, and it is my favourite city! Will you be sticking to the city or will you rent a car and head out into the wild? What are you interested in? History? Nature? Shopping? Food?
So many choices!
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Any Scottish people here?

Who can tell me about what to visit in Scotland?

I will fly to Edinburgh in May and plan to go also to Glasgow. There is no time left for the highlands or other cities but what would you recommend to me not missing to visit? Any other nice city nearby or even between Edinburgh and Glasgow?

Thank you for giving me some advices...
plenty to do & see in Mburr & am a West Coast native ... whats your interests ?
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Re: Edinburgh - Glasgow

In between Glasgow Edinburgh (1h15 by train) there's not much to mention...

Go to Loch Lomond (30min-1hour max north of Glasgow), very beautiful place!
Much better than "loch ness" (really touristical)

Inverness (3h north) is small but has its charms. Aberdeen (4h) is greyish but has lots of charms as well, if you find them!

All west cost is nice, like aberlady bay)

Skye Island very nice, although reaally far (6hours more or less to get there)

Fort William is a really really little town, nearly useless

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The nearest large town between Glasgow and Edinburgh worth visiting is Stirling. It's slightly to the north of the two bigger cities but is easy to get to. Got a castle and all plus steeped in William Wallace (Braveheart) story.

Pity you don't have more time. Then you head south to Yorkshire. Now there's a place that's really worth a visit! Some would say it's the best place in the whole of Britain.
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The nearest large town between Glasgow and Edinburgh worth visiting is Stirling. It's slightly to the north of the two bigger cities but is easy to get to. Got a castle and all plus steeped in William Wallace (Braveheart) story.

Pity you don't have more time. Then you head south to Yorkshire. Now there's a place that's really worth a visit!
Well if you go to Stirling, then pay and climb up to Stirling Tower (William Wallace monument). It's like 6 pounds if I remember, and has a nice panoramic view of the region, with the limit of Highland/lowland on the back...

Otherwise stirling it's like macdonalds, shopping mall and some pubs...
not too nice!
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Thank you all for these nice replies so far. My main interest? Going to see Marianne Faithfull live in concert -) Ok Marianne won't perform there in May...or who knows...maybe -) but rather not - so I have to visit Edinburgh and Glasgow. But is it true that Glasgow is a dirty, gloomy ugly industrial city and Edinburgh very lovely instead?
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Otherwise stirling it's like macdonalds, shopping mall and some pubs...
Nah, the Macdonalds are much further west. You might run into a few Buchanans, Stewarts, Grahams and Drummonds though

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Scottish_clan_map.png
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Re: Edinburgh - Glasgow

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Glasgow can be VERY nice, but I think it has 2millions people in total, including "suburbs" or "around Glasgow". Glasgow center itself has very nice new buildings, lots of things to do, shops, etc... Some buildings are old, some are trashed, some are brand new/futurists.
But yes, it's often you'll find drunks, poor people, etc...
Edit: by poor people I meant "chavs, neds" basically the typical british poors idiots looking for troubles...Also available in fat female version!!!

As Edin is smaller (don't know, maybe 500 000) its less of these suburbs. You still find dodgey places but much less.

Except trying to be careful when there's the "Rangers/Celtic" game, I would still recommand to visit the city center!

Anyway you won't go to suburbs there, so it worth visiting!

And it's cheap to go there from edin (megabus, citylinks, or first trains)
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I recently went to Inverness by train (3h and half each way)...Apart from the fact that the travel itself is an experience, the city is very nice, and has the feeling of a "frontier city", like Alaska (or sort of)...It's in fact the fastest growing city in the UK.
I wonder what it's like to live in the Highlands, where distances between villages are in the order of tens of Kms. London seems very far from there...
Glasgow? Never been there...
Edinburgh? It's nice, but except maybe Holyrood Park, I don't think it has anything special...too overhyped (I already know that I will attract the critics of some "golden boys and girls" in this forum, that judge people without even knowing them in person and well...).

An alternative might be to go to Oban from the Glasgow Queen Street train station...The West Highlands train line has been recently voted has the 3rd most scenic in the world (after the Transiberian line, and the Machu Picchu one).
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But is it true that Glasgow is a dirty, gloomy ugly industrial city and Edinburgh very lovely instead?
Only if you talk to people from Edinburgh

Honestly, there's a lot to see in Glasgow. It did have an image problem in the past but benefitted from a huge regeneration after it was named a European Capital of Culture several years ago now:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/2375339.stm
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hm...
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Glasgow can be VERY nice, but I think it has 2millions people in total, including "suburbs" or "around Glasgow". Glasgow center itself has very nice new buildings, lots of things to do, shops, etc... Some buildings are old, some are trashed, some are brand new/futurists.
But yes, it's often you'll find drunks, poor people, etc...
Edit: by poor people I meant "chavs, neds" basically the typical british poors idiots looking for troubles...Also available in fat female version!!!

As Edin is smaller (don't know, maybe 500 000) its less of these suburbs. You still find dodgey places but much less.

Except trying to be careful when there's the "Rangers/Celtic" game, I would still recommand to visit the city center!

Anyway you won't go to suburbs there, so it worth visiting!

And it's cheap to go there from edin (megabus, citylinks, or first trains)

do you mind if I ask how long you have spent in Scotland ?
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Dont go to Edinburgh - everyone knows that's in England.
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do you mind if I ask how long you have spent in Scotland ?
2 weeks, why have I a wrong view about it?

I know many people disliked Aberdeen, I always liked it!
It's special...
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hm...
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Glasgow can be VERY nice, but I think it has 2millions people in total, including "suburbs" or "around Glasgow". Glasgow center itself has very nice new buildings, lots of things to do, shops, etc... Some buildings are old, some are trashed, some are brand new/futurists.
But yes, it's often you'll find drunks, poor people, etc...
Edit: by poor people I meant "chavs, neds" basically the typical british poors idiots looking for troubles...Also available in fat female version!!!

As Edin is smaller (don't know, maybe 500 000) its less of these suburbs. You still find dodgey places but much less.

Except trying to be careful when there's the "Rangers/Celtic" game, I would still recommand to visit the city center!

Anyway you won't go to suburbs there, so it worth visiting!

And it's cheap to go there from edin (megabus, citylinks, or first trains)
600,000 people in Glasgow not 2 millions
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600,000 people in Glasgow not 2 millions
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1,199,629[11] people living in the Greater Glasgow urban area. The entire region surrounding the conurbation covers approximately 2.3 million people, 41% of Scotland's population.[12]

Source: WIKIPEDIA!!!

Ok it seems closer to 1million though
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Re: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Hi
I am an Edinburgh born Scot who has also lived in Glasgow and Inverness so am admittedly very prejudiced in favour of Scotland.
www.visitscotland.com will help you plan your trip. Both cities are beautiful (city centres),have lots to see and do but very different and it's worth going to both. Glasgow best for shopping.
I'd agree with some of the other comments that Stirling could be worth a visit but if you don't have time it doesn't have anything that Glasgow and Edinburgh don't-castle and momument.
Enjoy your trip-pack for all weathers.
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1,199,629[11] people living in the Greater Glasgow urban area. The entire region surrounding the conurbation covers approximately 2.3 million people, 41% of Scotland's population.[12]

Source: WIKIPEDIA!!!

Ok it seems closer to 1million though
Glasgow CITY has about 600k though. It all depends on what you call Glasogw in the end.
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Elgin is the centre of and most important place in the universe.

I havent added it to Wikipedia yet but trust me
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Elgin is the centre of and most important place in the universe.

I havent added it to Wikipedia yet but trust me
Not necessarily centre of the universe, but the region is very beautiful. We passed through there on our way to Thurso and on to the Orkneys a couple of years ago.
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