Edinburgh Site - Rugby

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  1. gordoncbrown

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    Heading down for the Scotland game next weekend. Any tips on local take aways or pubs near the Caravan Club site at Marine Drive? Any tips for getting back out of the Murrayfield area as well. Last time we went into the centre and struggled to get a taxi at about 22:00.
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    Hi gordon,I regret to say the nearst pub and take away is about a mile away and would not go anywere near that area after dark.The one mile walk is via the unlit main rd, there is allso a warning in the reception area not to use that area after dark.You could give the site warden a call.
     
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    You should be made welcome in Silverknowes golf club about a mile away, but I would give the local pubs a miss, loads of bars around Murrayfield & a great atmosphere.
     
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    Been many a time to the rugby and it is always a great day out. Just struggled a couple of times to get a taxi back later in the evening so was thinking of heading back a bit earlier than normal. We might try the golf club. Thanks
     
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    There is a new shortcut along a path at the side of the playing fields behind the site straight to a bus stop, cuts 10/15 mins or more off the walk to the bus. We took small torches with us in December - had no problems walking back about at near midnight.
    There are late night buses on the route so you should have no problem getting back to the site by bus.
    Enjoy the match!
     
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    There's a lovely wee CL at Damhead just near the ski slope, its less than 10mins walk either way to a pub or the other way to Frankie and bennies. We tend to use this site all the time now when going to Edinburgh
     
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    Best tip? :Wink: Take a hanky ?:Laughing:

    Eddie
     
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    I will. When do you want it?:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    :Rofl1: Good one! Probably on the 8th of February :Wink:

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    Win or lose, I'd happily buy you a beer after the game and discuss the finer points of how it went:Smile:
     
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    Likewise Gordan, likewise. Which is why Rugby is the greatest sport on the Earth, the fans:thumb:

    Unfortunately I will only be there in spirit as I will be watching it on TV, but one day!

    Regards

    Eddie
     
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    :thumb: Agreed, much nicer than the big site.
     
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    See Gordon,either an English fireside or the Scottish countryside, hopefully like the game no contest for us Scots.
     
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    Think we might give Damhead a try next week, given what happened near to the Marine Drive CC entrance/seafront last week. Even with torches and the shortcut Margaret's not convinced it's a good idea in the dark, although we've never had any problems in all the times we've stayed at the CC site and had to walk back in the dark.

    How far is it to the park and ride at Damhead and how late does it run at night? We're going up to Edinburgh next week again and this might be a better option.

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    Hi Bill

    I can give you the exact walking times as Sophie being a teenager wanted the shortest walk :Rofl1::Rofl1: if you come out the Cl and turn left for Damhead its about 8mins walk there is no pavement for most of it but its a very quite road and we normally just carry a small torch. We have ate in the pub a few times and although nothing fancy its always been nice, you can get several different busses from there to the city centre some go direct some take about 40 mins but a nice we sight seeing tour.

    If you come out the gate and turn right I think it took us 10mins to the P and R but there is a bus stop before there at the road end, this road is part pavement part road just like the other way, the bus from here gets you into town much quicker as its just direct and as far as I'm aware the busses for both stops run up to and past midnight.

    In the morning when turning right the large sainsburys is at the end of the road so ideal for rolls and papers and if you walk a little further you can go to the retail park which has a few food outlets.

    The couple who own the cl are mr and mrs Fergusson very nice couple and really helpful, the CL doesn't have a shower but it has a very clean WC also has water point esplanade point and hook up so really has everything you need.
     
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    Just looked at Mortonhall Caravan Park 17.50 a night and No 11 bus passes the door from Princes street apparently.
     
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    We were on the club site last week. The wardens told us a woman was raped on the footpath, just near the site 2 says earlier, so we drove the mile or so to the Toby Inn at the top of the road as the buses no longer run past the site.
     
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    Unfortunately, they haven't done so for some years now. :cry: It was a great service before then. :Sad:

    Regards,

    Jock.
     
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    Judging by the replies, there will be a few of us Scots at the game. Keep waving so Eddie and his gang see us on the telly.
     
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    Thanks to Gerry and Trikimiki for your replies and advice:thumb: We've always stayed at the CC in Marine Drive in the past, but given what's happened last week it's a bit of a worry now. We've always walked round the road in the dark and not really worried about it, only once did we ever meet someone else......they were heading for the Almond House hostel up from the CC site.

    Even with torches we wouldn't use the shortcut in the dark, so will let you know where we end up.

    Thanks again, Bill
     
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