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Your Top Ten Days Out in Edinburgh – #RSH Guides

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In our weekly competition, 10 rail fans win £10’s worth of loyalty points by tweeting their tips about a set destination to #RSH Guides, for us to share through foursquare. This week, we asked you to tweet us and tell us your favourite ways to spend a day in Edinburgh.

Read on for this week’s winning recommendations for days out in the Scottish capital. And don’t forget to share your suggestions with us using Twitter – you could win loyalty points to put towards cheap train tickets, hotel stays or car hire.

@MelissaWanted took the first of this week’s prize points with a top Twitter tip to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith, Edinburgh. Take a tour of the Queen’s magnificent former royal yacht and relax with a cup of coffee and a cake in the Royal Deck Tea Room.

@haylz2005 chugged into this week’s top 10 with a top tweet to head to Edinburgh Zoo and take a peek at the pandas. Tian Tian and Yang Guang have gained themselves celebrity status though, so pre-book your free panda experience timeslot via the zoo’s website to make sure you don’t miss out.

@ChocBloc1 also won those prize points with a Twitter recommendation for train travellers to Edinburgh to head to the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena. It’s the world’s largest indoor climbing arena, so it’s the ideal place to go to do your impression of Spiderman – if you’ve got a head for heights, that is.

@PrincessOfKarma made it into this week’s picks too with a top tweet recommending a visit to the Greyfriars Bobby statue on the corner of Candlemaker Row at the southern end of George VI Bridge. According to legend, this cute Skye Terrier spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner, John Gray (Old Jock) before dying in 1872. Recent research has suggested it was all a Victorian publicity stunt, but the tale’s still a sweet one.

@williamtheblood steamed into this week’s top 10 with a Twitter reminder about the Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour. He says it’s not strictly a day out, but we think it makes the perfect ending for bookworms enjoying a day or two in this cultural capital.

@Angus_Duncan won those loyalty points too with a Twitter vote for spending a day at the Scottish Parliament. If you’re interested in history and politics, take a stroll along the Royal Mile and take a guided tour of Parliament or book tickets to a debating session and watch the action.

@AlizVinko took home those loyalty points too with a great Twitter suggestion to finish off your visit to Edinburgh with a climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat. Sit back and enjoy the sun set over the city for the perfect end to your day.

@fraugretel railroaded her way into our top ten this week with a savvy money-saving Twitter tip to head to Georgie City Farm for a free day of family fun. She says you can make your day even cheaper by using a Family & Friends Rail card – and don’t forget to book your tickets through too for an even better deal.

@saltnvinegar12 made it into our winners’ list too Twitter recommendation to jump off the train and get on a bike on a historical tour of the city. Join a Storybikes Edinburgh Cycling Tour and you’ll see some of the most beautiful parts of the city, learn about local legends and get some exercise at the same time.

@NiallMGray pulled in the last of this week’s points with a top Twitter tip to take an evening stroll along Princes Street, particularly if you’re in Edinburgh on a winter’s day, and enjoy seeing some of the city’s most impressive buildings all lit up. If you build a little time into your schedule, you could do it on the way to Edinburgh Waverley Station before you catch your train home.

Congratulations to this week’s winners – and thanks for all of your Twitter suggestions for great days out in Edinburgh! And if you didn’t win this week, don’t worry – you could win loyalty points to put towards cheap train tickets in next week’s competition.

Don’t forget to tweet your tips to #RSH Guides, so you can be in with the chance of winning some loyalty points.

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