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Old 02-26-2004, 02:37 PM   #1
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'kay, so I won't have enough time to do both Edinburgh and Glasgow on my next trip, so I have to pick one or the other. What do y'all think of both of these cities? Which one would be better for someone who has never been to Scotland? I'm going to be taking an easyjet flight from probably Nottingham, and the fares are the same for either city.
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I personally haven't been to either of them but plan to do so. If I had to pick one it would be Edinburgh easily. I think many people would say the same.
Its considered one of the most beautiful cities of the world with it centred around the Edinburgh Castle on the cliff top.
Isnt Glasgow more of a smokey heavily industrialised city?
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I've only been to Edinburgh, and you can't go wrong with it. It is awesome and was one of my favorite cities.

I heard Glasgow was awesome too, though, and wish I coulda made it there too. I heard it is more "hip" and funky. Again, I have not personally been there, though.
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thanks, guys. I was leaning towards Edinburgh, but I have heard great things about Glasgow too. Hmm. Maybe I'll just use my motto of "fuck it" and decide on the fly while I'm in england.
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yp sp..well I've been to both cities and I found that I actually liked Glasgow more. I was there in June so it was peak tourist time and I just found that Edinburgh was overrun with tourists. I liked glasgow because it felt More 'real' to me if that makes anysense. It was really cool shopping, tons of kebab shops, and they had a really nice park in front of the hostel that I stayed at. Though I can;'t remember the name hahaaaa...I didn't really do much of anything in glasgow besides hangout, but it was refreshing to see a city that wasn't overrun with tourists and that had a working class city feel to it. Though if you HAD to choose between them Then i still might say go to edinburgh though, because of the castle and over all history of the place..But you could always go to both. I think it;s only an hour bus ride between the two cities. Fly in one city and out the other.
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great minds think alike, dio... I was just thinking I might do that. What the hell.
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great ARIES think alike....
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Well, if you ask me, I'd say neither! Go off to the highlands and islands, lassie! Big cities are in just about every country, but och aye, the highlands, well...that's Scotland for ye!

So, how much time do you have in Scotland, and what are your plans?

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hahahaha! too true!

wwm, I am extremely limited on time for this one. Believe me, I would rather go to the highlands & islands, but I need to limit this to a short side-trip from Birmingham. I'm visiting a family member there, and I'll have two days/one night to take a little trip and I'm short on funds. EasyJet is cheap to & from Edinburgh & Glasgow, so I thought maybe I could just take a wee jaunt up north to check it out. If I had more time (and money) I would certainly get up to the northern end, but sadly I'll be lacking both.
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Edinburgh is my vote....
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I'll be biased and say Glasgow. Glasgow is officially the second best city in the UK to shop and is one of the top places in Britain to go out. Plus I went to college there every day for 3 years and know that it is a great place.

I've been to London more times than Edinburgh so I don't know anything about the place
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Glasgow, by a country mile.

The highlands are ace, as is the east of Scotland(where my hoose is ) But if you can only make the cities Glasgow should be your Choice. I am at University in Glasgow the now.

Glasgow - Glasgow has got the best night life in Scotland, it also has the best people and the craic is excellent. It is good for shopping, clubs, pubs, museums, jesus just about everything. Edinburgh is more like a tourist place, and there is a large amount of English people who live there, and its generally a snobby place. The castle is OK to visit, but gets boring after the 10000th million time (oh Granny why every year???) Glasgow also has great buildings, and a bus along the Clyde shows some great sites.

It really depends on what you want.

If you want to party, and get good craic with the locals, then Glasgow is the place to be. If you want to look at a Castle and be in place where people "pretend to be scottish" then go to Edinburgh.

But you have to get time out to go further north. I come from a village of about 5000 people, and its great craic.

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