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Edinburgh is the historic capital city of Scotland. With a number of museums and galleries to explore, along with the famous castle, the shops and bars along Prince’s Street, and the impressive new parliament building, Edinburgh is a city that is well suited to being the destination for a packed short break. The city is host to two of the biggest parties of the British year, with Hogmanay taking place along Prince’s Street on New Years Eve, and the annual Edinburgh Festival of the arts, and the Fringe Festival taking place each summer.

Top Edinburgh Tourist Attractions

Leave time to explore Edinburgh to explore the many sights there. The Edinburgh attractions include the Edinburgh Castle is great to see for yourself. The Princes Street are definitely worth exploring! Edinburgh’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Edinburgh tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Edinburgh based guides who will show you Edinburgh’s less well known attractions.

Edinburgh Sports Guide

As many visitors already know, Edinburgh’s most popular sport is Football, which is played by the Heart of Midlothian FC at their home: Tynecastle Stadium. Each year, the biggest event in Edinburgh’s sporting calendar is Hearts versus Hibernian at the Tynecastle or Easter Road - tickets can be hard to get, so book in advance!

Top Edinburgh Tourist Attractions

Leave time to explore Edinburgh to explore the many sights there. The Edinburgh attractions include the Edinburgh Castle is great to see for yourself. The Princes Street are definitely worth exploring! Edinburgh’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Edinburgh tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Edinburgh based guides who will show you Edinburgh’s less well known attractions.

Edinburgh Weather

Find out when is the best time to visit Edinburgh courtesy of our easy to read climate guide to Edinburgh. The table below displays annual temperature trends in Edinburgh over the course of a year in Edinburgh.

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Driving in Edinburgh

All you need to drive a car in Edinburgh is your regular UK license. For security in Scotland, make sure your license is valid before you go to Edinburgh.

When you drive in Edinburgh, in common with the rest of Scotland, it is the law to drive on the left side of the road. You can book car hire in Edinburgh in advance of travel to Scotland and there are a number of depots in Edinburgh where you can pick up your car.

Guide to Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport is located approximately 8 miles to the west from Edinburgh. The airport's IATA code is EDI, and flights there take 1 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Edinburgh is simple, and taxis are plentiful. Edinburgh Airport offers plenty to do including shops offering souvenirs of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh: The Facts

City Name: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Language: English
Currency: Pound Sterling
Time Difference: GMT
Electricity Supply: 220/240V AC 50Hz

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