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  1. Bart

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    Heading into Edinburgh for the day . Anyone know where we can park , then use public transport . Entering Edinburgh from the east side of Scotland and heading in the direction of Glasgow.
     
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    There is a ,large park and ride near the show ground. Motor home spaces and frequent buses to city centre.
     
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    Where is that please ? I also looked at the park n ride website earlier and they were showing height restrictions at some..others said nothing.
     
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    the showground is by the airport (west side of Edinburgh)

    I presume you are going in for the fringe rather than just as tourists looking at Edinburgh, expect the place to be rammed

    Great atmosphere though, a must do for everybody at some point in their lives (y)
     
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    Fringe ? Lost me there :)
     
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    Also can anyone park at the show grounds ? And you any idea of the price.
     
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    Currently going up the A1 40 mins till Edinburgh . Anyone else know if there is a height restriction at
    Ingliston Park and Ride
    I take I that's the park and ride david meant ?
     
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    Ingliston park and ride fine for Motorhomes, follow signposting from airport turnoff. Free bus into city centre but no overnighting allowed.

    Festival and fringe activity in full flow, city is packed and the sun is shining, you will have a ball!

    Get off at Waverley station and take a walk through the gardens below the castle or walk up to the "old town", lots to see and do.

    Bill
     
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    Super job thanks . Yar read on the website about 2-4am vehicles will get towed away .. At least I know I can fit in it... Thanks
     
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    Height restrictions are shown as specific additional information. Where no restrictions are given there are none.
     
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    Might be to late but if you turn off the Edinburgh By pass on to the A702 and head for Biggar and you can park on the roadside next to the Ski slope, busses run every 10mins. Or when you come off the by pass on to the A702 head for Edinburgh and once through the set of traffic lights just park there it's free all day and busses all day.
     
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    You can also park in the IKEA (at Straighton, just off the A720 city bypass) car park all day if you ask nicely and also have a drink or meal in their restaurant. Some store managers even allow you to park (but not camp!) overnight.

    The P&R near the airport is the one for motorhomes, the others have height barriers. Free to park last time I was there but a charge for the bus / tram to the centre. Get an all day ticket if you don't have a Scottish Bus Pass. There is no reciprocal agreement for bus passes :(
     
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    If you don't have a Scottish bus pass it's worth paying £4 for an all day tram and bus ticket. You can go all over the city with that. There's a tram stop by the Ingliston park and ride and it is by far the fastest way of getting into the city. Enjoy! Mags
     
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    And if you don't want to be that near Edinburgh there is parking at Tweedbank station (free) and the new(ish) Borders Railway into the centre. - takes about an hour each way but the scenery is well worth the trip.
     
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    Totally agree, both on the ticket and the tram. We found that when we were staying at Dalkeith a couple of weeks ago.
     
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    Visiting Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival... lucky you... it is one of the few things I miss by being away in the summer.

    Check out the street performers... a few are brilliant.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Thanks All once again for all the suggestions . Parked at Igliston park and ride, then got the tram into the centre. Also seen the Fringe ...
    Now getting some food in Bella Italia :)
    Thanks :)
     
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