Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is situated in a striking location on the country's eastern coast, in the Lothians. The city itself is perched atop rocky crags and extinct volcanic cones. This unique, dramatic location has been continuously inhabited longer than most other parts of northern Europe. In addition to its setting and historic attractions that draw tourists, Edinburgh has also become a leading European centre for business, education and finance. In fact, after London, it's the most important of the UK's financial centres.
Historical grace meets contemporary elegance in Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, the cobbled streets of Edinburgh are overlooked by some of the most famous landmarks in the world. Edinburgh has a unique charm and a spectacular skyline, which can be enjoyed from many of the vantage points around the city. A fulfilling holiday awaits you in Edinburgh. We have chosen our top ten favourite attractions for you to enjoy on your trip to this great city
- Edinburgh Castle
- Camera Obscura
- Ocean Terminal
- The Scotch Whiskey Experience
- Murrayfield Ice Rink
- Edinburgh Zoo
- The Real Mary King’s Close
- National Mining Museum Scotland
- Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
- The Edinburgh Dungeon
Where to Stay
Edinburgh's accommodation options are as varied as the city itself - from glossy boutique hotels in elegant Georgian townhouses to traditional B&Bs in leafy Victorian neighbourhoods, to buzzing hostels hidden down atmospheric Old Town alleyways. You can guarantee that the city will be packed to the gills during the festival period (August) and over Hogmanay (New Year). If you plan to visit during these periods, book as far in advance as possible.
How to Reach your Hotel
There is a choice of transport links from the airport to the city centre. By taxi; There are two taxi options when you get to Edinburgh Airport: You can pre-book Edinburgh Airport's official private hire service using our online taxi booking form, or by calling 0844 448 8576. The private hire rank is located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park. You can pick up a black cab at the rank on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park. By bus: The Airlink 100 express and N22 night buses reach Waverley Bridge in about 25 minutes, depending on traffic. The Lothian Buses No 35 also runs into city centre but calls at local destinations en route, and continues to Leith. By car: The airport is about eight miles (12km) west of the city centre and the journey (via the A8 Glasgow Road) takes about 25 minutes in light traffic. A number of car hire companies operate from the airport.