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Discussion in 'Scotland' started by JED1, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. I_AM_GEEK

    I_AM_GEEK Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Do you guys have an idea of what your doing, or where you want to go.
     
  2. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We're up for suggestions about possible places to visit.

    I have a recommendation from a former 'burgh resident that says we should all go and play Laser Quest.
     
  3. I_AM_GEEK

    I_AM_GEEK Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well having worked in/ been to most of edinburghs tourists attractions I can safely say I hate them all.

    But if you want to go to [link=http://www.dynamicearth.co.uk/]Our Dynamic earth[/link] I may be able to get at least a few free tickets

    And the laser quest is probably not what it was as, its not in the centre of town anymore, its now a conference centre

    [link=http://www.scotland-flavour.co.uk/arthurs-seat-crags.html]Arthurs seat[/link] has great views of edinburgh
    [link=http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/vli/visitingHolyrood/index.htm]
    Scottish parliment[/link] is a lot better on the inside than the out. But guided tours to the best bits need to booked in advance.

    Beware most edinburgh tourist attractions will be £10-£11 entry eg, castle, Brittania, Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Palace

     
  4. Tone

    Tone Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I'm very fond of the Museum of Childhood - it's free!
     
  5. suzijedi

    suzijedi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Arthurs seat could be good- I saw it from Princes St (I think) I wondered what it was.....is it far to get to from Princes St?

    One of the North peeps has mentioned that he'd like to visit the Castle and the Whiskey Musuem has been mentioned by a few members too....

    :)
     
  6. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    And don't forget Mary Kings Close!

    http://www.realmarykingsclose.com/experience/tv-advert.htm
     
  7. Thrawn McEwok

    Thrawn McEwok Co-Author: Essential Guide to Warfare star 6 VIP

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    It's not that far out, and it's still awesome... LEGENDARY, in fact.

    What's not to love about running around a maze in the dark shooting each other?!

    I'm not convinced you need to go to the Whiskey Museum for anything, either. You just need some Scotch, and a local. Whiski on the Royal Mile has an excellent selection of malts.

    Any volunteers? ;)

    EvieSolo and I will probably join you on the Saturday, at least.

    - The Imperial Ewok
     
  8. suzijedi

    suzijedi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Just updating the meet list?..a couple of people (Darthsmuse and Lady Poison) have indicated that they now can?t make it, so I?ve taken them off the list. There are still some people TBC:


    1 Suzi (w/end)
    2. Tim (w/end)
    3. Jase (Sat)
    4. Sie (Sat)
    5. Coz (w/end) TBC
    6. George & Melissa (Sat)
    7. Tone (Sat)
    8. Jonathan_McEnroe
    9. Cobar_Yik_Jedi
    10. I_Am_Geek
    11. Thrawn McEwok (Sat)
    12. EvieSolo (Sat)
    13. Hal (w/end)? TBC

    If I?ve missed anyone or included someone I shouldn't, then apologies and just amend the list.

    Suggested places to visit:

    Forbidden Planet: http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/
    Edinburgh Castle: http://www.edinburghcastle.biz/
    Whiskey Museum: http://www.whisky-heritage.co.uk/
    Arthurs Seat: http://www.scotland-flavour.co.uk/arthurs-seat-crags.html
    Holyrood: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/vli/visitingHolyrood/index.htm
    Our Dynamic Earth: http://www.dynamicearth.co.uk/
    Museum of Childhood: http://www.cac.org.uk/
    Mary Kings Close: http://www.realmarykingsclose.com/experience/tv-advert.htm
    Monster Mash Café: http://www.monstermashcafe.co.uk/about.html

    General info:

    http://www.timeout.com/travel/edinburgh
    http://www.itchyedinburgh.co.uk/
    http://www.edinburghguide.com/
    http://www.edinburgh.org/
    http://edinburghguide.net/
    http://citybreaks.visitscotland.com/city/edinburgh/hitlist.aspx
     
  9. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Thanks for that Suzi, as time is getting short does anyone have a preference for a meeting point. I suggest the base of the Scott Monument on Princes Street!
     
  10. EvieSolo

    EvieSolo Jedi Youngling star 2

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    *cough* http://www.laserarena.co.uk/LQEDINBURGH.htm *cough* :p

    We have two Ewoks, we can re-enact the battle of Endor. ;)


    I can also recommend Mary King's Close, but you should book in advance...

    There's St. Giles' Catherdal as well, if you want to see the National Covenant, for example. It's free and on the Royal Mile, not far away from the Castle, which is great, too.
    http://www.stgilescathedral.org.uk/
     
  11. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't think Tim quite makes the height requirement for Laser Quest! :p
     
  12. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [face_laugh]
     
  13. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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    Oooo can't remember the last time I played Laser Quest, I'd be up for that :D
     
  14. Thrawn McEwok

    Thrawn McEwok Co-Author: Essential Guide to Warfare star 6 VIP

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    Okay... I'm going to book the LaserQuest. I'll try to book the whole thing for a couple of sessions (about 40 minutes), looking for something starting about 3-5pm.

    What I really need are NUMBERS. So, if you want in, PM me.

    It really is fun. Running around shooting Ewoks. Well, me and Tim and people, anyway...

    :p

    - The Imperial Ewok
     
  15. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    As much as LQ is fun I'm sure our visitors would rather do and see something that they can't in their neck of the woods! I suggest we start at the Castle and take it from there! All ideas taken on board though, if enough people want to go questing then that's cool!
     
  16. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    As JED1 says, I'll be in the group not attending Laserquest. Tis a lot of money being spent to come up to Edinburgh this weekend for me (and you won't believe how much trouble it's gonna be getting back on Sunday lol - my head is spinning). It's my first time in Edinburgh, so I am well up for seeing the unique places it has to offer, and chilling with both FF's people, but personally not interested in LQ at all - I'd be up for such an event on another occasion, just not for me this time. But please don't let that stop the ones who are adamant on going - there may just be two groups splitting up for some of the meet.
     
  17. Cobar_Yik_Jedi

    Cobar_Yik_Jedi Jedi Youngling star 1

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    well all i can say on the lassor quest thing, hands up you can see me running around with a blaster in the dark :)

    we'll see how the weekend pans out for me but i should defo be there one of the days
     
  18. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Just been talking to Suzi this morning about some things we may do for those arriving on Friday night (that so far includes Suzi, myself and Coz). I'll be there from about 4pm-ish, Suzi a bit later, but we are thinking of going on this - http://www.mercattours.com/haunted-underground-experience.asp - for 7pm, then getting some food (Indian, this place - http://www.suruchirestaurant.com/index.htm ). The tour can be up to 2 hours (£10 per person, less if you do the shorter version).

    Does anyone want to do this on Saturday instead? Because if there is a small group interested, we'll do it Sat not Fri.

    Not sure if suitable for lunch or evening meal - http://www.wannaburger.com/west-end.html ?
     
  19. suzijedi

    suzijedi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    What time are people planning on arriving on Sat? Tim, Coz and myself will be there from Fri night anyway; Jase and Sie arrive at 12.13pm........does anyone else know what time they intend on arriving?

    George's suggestion of meeting at the Scott Monument is a good idea, so I'll go along with that.
     
  20. Tone

    Tone Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I can be there at noon.
     
  21. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    We plan to be there about 11ish in the morning!
     
  22. suzijedi

    suzijedi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Could we also have an idea of when the people coming up for the day were thinking of heading home on Sat?

    It may be that those of us staying over the w/end will go on the ghost walk at 8pm on Sat if people will have headed home by then, but if people are thinking of staying late on Sat, then we don't want to be rude...I'm only asking as we need to book tickets in advance [face_peace]
     
  23. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    We'll need to leave 6.30 to 7.00ish to get back for the kids at 8.00ish, the sitter will be cracking up by then lol! Would love to have joined the walk though, it's brilliant, you guys will have a great time!
     
  24. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Okey Doke, For the Saturday shift, the plan is to meet up between 12.00 and 12.30 beneath the Scott Monument on Princes Street and then it's off to the Castle. For anyone attending on the Sunday could you give me a suggestion where and when you'd like to meet up with our Northern colleagues, thanks!
     
  25. Tone

    Tone Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I was thinking of heading home about 7 as well.
     
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