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Help me with my packing list (weekend break)

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NapQueen Tue 01-Nov-16 09:59:59

2 night break in Edinburgh and need to travel light as I'll need to carry it all the first day.

Plan is Christmas market and sightseeing first afternoon/evening, walk up Arthur's Seat Saturday morning followed by a wander round the city. Dinner out (Whiski Rooms) then home next morning.

I'll wear a big parka and I know I want to wear my dark blue skinny jeans for the dinner.

What else can I should I take that I can mix and match?

NapQueen Tue 01-Nov-16 10:01:49

Can I do Arthur's Seat in trainers?

Toffeelatteplease Tue 01-Nov-16 16:06:52

Depends on how light you're prepared to go and how much you want to dress up in the evening.

I was going to say it was me I would wear skirt, opaques, nice top and warm jumper. I would wear sketchers sweet pea go walks (look like ballet pumps but built like trainers). I would carry wash kit, Spare top and changes of underwear.

But I don't know Edinburgh and having just googled Arthurs seat, I'd wear jeans and walking boots and carry an additional posh pair of shoes or shoe boots and a skirt. I would make sure the top goes with both jeans and the skirt.

NapQueen Tue 01-Nov-16 21:27:28

I'm hoping to do Arthur's Seat in trainers but may need to do some googling to see if that's possible.

Flat ankle boots and skinny jeans for dinner with a "naice" top but need to work out what to do coat wise as I don't want to wear a parka to dinner but it'll be early december so I can't have an evening out coat less even as a hard geordie

NatalieRushman Tue 01-Nov-16 21:33:36

You shouldn't need walking boots for Arthur's seat. Trainers will be fine. Jeans, trainers, and a parka is what I would wear for Arthur's seat, then something a little dresser with maybe a nice wool coat?

NapQueen Tue 01-Nov-16 21:36:30

Would a coatigan/poncho type thing work for the evening? Just thinking it'd pack down a lot smaller.

Sunbeam18 Tue 01-Nov-16 21:37:12

Hi, I'm an Edinburgh person. Yes to trainers for Arthur's Seat unless it's icy. Assume it's a December trip?

NapQueen Tue 01-Nov-16 21:38:43

Yeah first weekend in December.

Not too sure how dressy I ought to be for the restaurant (Whiski Rooms) and am relatively casually dressed most of the time - not a high heels and dress type of person

Sunbeam18 Tue 01-Nov-16 21:39:07

Can I recommend Devils Advocate for drinks? Close to your restaurant

NapQueen Tue 01-Nov-16 21:40:17

Oh yes any recommendations welcomed! I had planned a drink at the dome too so will add your recommendation the list.

Dh doesnt know we are going so I am trying to plan everything secretly as a surprise for him.

Sunbeam18 Wed 02-Nov-16 21:19:47

Oh that's lovely! The Dome is gorgeous in December, but very very busy.
Whiski Rooms is not formal so you can dress just as you like!

Judydreamsofhorses Wed 02-Nov-16 22:01:03

Do you mean you need to trek your bag around with you on the first day? There is left luggage at Waverley station, could you ditch it there?

NapQueen Wed 02-Nov-16 22:01:49

We could, yes, we get in at 6pm and will head out to our hotel (outskirts of city) about 11pm. Is it pricey?

Dozer Wed 02-Nov-16 22:05:14

Edinburgh is bloody freezing, I wouldn't just have a coatigan! Skipping arthur's seat would make packing lighter!

Judydreamsofhorses Wed 02-Nov-16 22:06:25

I honestly can't remember - sorry - but if you could take one medium case for the two of you it might be worth it? (It will be pitch dark and v cold by 6pm so you might find you want to go to your hotel sooner than 11! How far out is it?)

NapQueen Wed 02-Nov-16 22:07:35

I'd wear the parka. The coatigan would only be for the dinner on the second night.

NapQueen Wed 02-Nov-16 22:08:14

It's the Marriott.

We planned to wander round the Christmas market then pop into a pub for a few beers with one of dh's friends.

Judydreamsofhorses Wed 02-Nov-16 22:19:58

Are you coming by train? I'd get the tram to the hotel, ditch the bags, then come back in.

NapQueen Wed 02-Nov-16 22:27:02

Oh I didn't know a tram ran by it

NapQueen Wed 02-Nov-16 22:49:28

£24 to store luggage for 4 hours!!!!

Sunbeam18 Thu 03-Nov-16 15:03:16

There are also lockers in the bus station (nearby) which may be cheaper?
Yes, tram will go close to Marriott.

Sunbeam18 Thu 03-Nov-16 15:04:53

The coatigan won't be worn - you couldn't go outside wearing only a coatigan in December in Edinburgh

NapQueen Thu 03-Nov-16 15:25:41

Ok no coatigan.

I thought the 100 bus was a good one to get but I'll look at the team schedule.

Is Holyroodhouse or the Yacht any good?

Sunbeam18 Thu 03-Nov-16 17:19:11

Remind me how much sightseeing time you have? I wouldn't bother with Brittania. To me the best thing in Edinburgh is walking through the old town - Mary Kings Close is good, and the Vaults tours. Walking down the Mile from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood is always fantastic.

Sunbeam18 Thu 03-Nov-16 17:19:48

The gallery of modern art is also a nice place to go

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