Edinburgh Waverley Station

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Edinburgh Waverley Station
3.5
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Neighbourhood: Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel32,456 contributions
A central station.
Aug 2021
This is a very central station, located between the old town and the new town.
There's a shopping mall inside the station.
Written 17 September 2021
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Large station
Sep 2021 • Couples
Very large station with many exits. Many eateries in and around station. Shopping mall next to station. Lots of helpful staff onsite
Written 9 September 2021
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RadleyDen
Watford, UK44 contributions
Very poor station facilities
Sep 2021 • Family
Be warned the station facilities are very poor & staff in my experience were not helpful. I think done of this is due to building work/refurbishment which hopefully may result in improvements.

Most important thing to be aware of is that if you are catching the sleeper train back to London, there is absolutely nothing open at all. Bring water, food, drinks as you can’t buy anything - there is not even a drinks vending machine. I found this unbelievable - not really sure how it functions as a station on this basis.

Our experience was already made worse by the fact the first class lounge had shut for refurbishment. Again, unclear really why this could not be reprovided. It’s closed for six weeks from 5/9/21 apparently.

Temporary toilets were actually fine & well signposted - gentleman supervising entry to them was friendly and assume he also ensures they stay clean as they were in good condition.

Signage otherwise appalling and very hard to navigate unless you know where you are going.

Also you cannot board the sleeper train an hour before as you can in super organised London Euston so be warned the return experience is not great.
Written 7 September 2021
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SharonJT67
Durham, UK4,866 contributions
A bit confusing
Aug 2021 • Couples
Visited again for another weekend & they have a number of changes taking place including temporary toilets & no access to/from the ramp adjacent to the Booking Office pub, plenty of staff on hand to advise & guide but for some reason our train platform never appears on the signage until several moments prior to departure meaning everyone is in a rush!

I think the area is in need of some bins (understand why there are a lack) however Edinburgh in general not just the station was littered in blue face masks which is bad as it looks unsightly but can be dangerous to animals too!

Waverley Mall was rather busy but not to the extent it has been on previous visits!
Written 24 August 2021
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The Travelling Inspector
Scotland, UK85 contributions
Good Station apart from not dog friendly toilets!
Jul 2021
Good station staff, approachable, friendly, and helpful. Station well signed and good covid measures although the station is busy so social distancing is not always maintained (different from England where social distancing is no longer a legal requirement. There is ongoing work in the station and the toilets have been relocated to a temporary location at the rear of the station, and still are not dog friendly, having been refused entry with a dog, not good for an older traveller with a dog.
Written 28 July 2021
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Roger120361
Dereham, UK11 contributions
The most disgraceful service - Sixt Car Hire
Jul 2021 • Business
If you want to hire a car, in Edinburgh …. Please do NOT go to Sixt Edinburgh Railway Station ! I have been running a corporate hospitality company for 26 years & I have never experienced such outrageous poor disgraceful service !! Unbelievable …. Please & I repeat please, do not use their company.
Written 25 July 2021
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Blair Durno
Arbroath, UK124 contributions
Excellent
Jul 2021 • Solo
Arrived here off the Train yesterday. Nice to see the renovations taking place. Certain entrance and exit points. Are closed in order to maintain a one way Covid Safe System. Its all well signposted. Plenty of staff available to speak to if assistance or information is required. Its so centrally located to all the hotels and eating places. With Bus and Tram located within walking distance also.
Written 21 July 2021
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Rebecca C
19 contributions
Great Station
May 2021
Staff very informative, COVID-19 precautions were adhered to and monitored by staff. The whole station was clean and well organised.
Written 30 May 2021
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malc1005
Kettering, UK3,648 contributions
Nice station
May 2021 • Couples
A nice station, very big, but quite easy to navigate around, even with covid restrictions. Recommended.
Written 8 May 2021
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Michael S
Canada121 contributions
Commuting made simple
Mar 2021
Unbelievable transportation system , Canada can learn from the fantastic service at Waverly Train Station
Written 13 March 2021
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