The city of Edinburgh is filled with notable historic sites such as a UNESCO-protected medieval center, elegant Georgian architecture, grandiose palaces and castles. It is often ranked as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, but while these ancient monuments draw visitors from far and wide, equally enticing is the thriving arts and culture scene, lively nightlife, top class shopping and stunning green spaces in which to relax. Known for regularly topping the bill as one of the leading festival cities in the world, it is also in close proximity to the spectacular landscape of the Lothians, where visitors can take in the majestic countryside and rugged coastlines.
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Things to do and places to visit in Edinburgh
Edinburgh's city center is very compact and visitors will find they can explore most of what it has to offer on foot. From the medieval monuments of the old town to innovative performing arts and culture, to an enclave of cool bars and shops, there is plenty to please visitors of all inclinations, no matter the time of year.
If you visit Edinburgh, be sure to:
Stroll through the landscaped Princes Street Gardens situated between the Old and New Town
Hop on and off an Edinburgh Bus Tour to take in all of Edinburgh's key sights
See work by da Vinci, Raphael, Monet, and Turner at the National Galleries of Scotland
Explore Scotland's history at the National Museum of Scotland and check out the panoramic city views from the roof garden
Take a tour of Holyrood, home of the Scottish Parliament
Hike up to Edinburgh Castle, the city's most emblematic sight
Venture on a ghost tour after dark if you dare and discover Edinburgh's hidden side
Pop into Jenners for a spot of retail therapy, Scotland's upscale department store founded in 1838
Visit during August to experience the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world's largest arts festival
Indulge in an afternoon tea at Prestonfield by fireside in the winter or in the rose garden in warmer months
Airports in Edinburgh
Passengers flying to Edinburgh can land at Edinburgh Airport. Ranked Scotland's busiest airport and the sixth busiest in the UK, it is the country's main international gateway, handling flights to over 100 destinations across the globe.
Edinburgh Airport is off the A8 Glasgow Road, approximately 9 miles from the city center.
Passengers can travel to the city center by taking the Airlink 100 bus service to Waverly Bridge (close to Princes Street and the main railway and bus stations), or the N22 bus service at night. The Lothian bus service also connects with various stations such as the RBS World headquarters, the Scottish Parliament and the city center. There is also a tram service from the airport to the city center. Taxis are available opposite the main terminal building, and car rental companies operate from the airport's car rental center.
Frequently asked questions about flights to Edinburgh
How can I find cheap flights to Edinburgh on eDreams?
At eDreams you will find flights from $10 to Edinburgh. Thanks to the combination of various technologies, machine learning algorithms and real user searches on our platform, you will be able to choose between the different options that best suit your needs when you have to fly to Edinburgh.
Which airlines fly to Edinburgh?
Airlines flying direct from the US to Edinburgh include:
Aer Lingus, with flights from Boston, New York and from Washington, D.C. (Arlington County), VA, for example.
Finnair also operates numerous flights, some of them originating from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. (Arlington County), VA and null.
United Airlines, with flights from Newark - Nj to Edinburgh and null and also from null.
Airlines with indirect flights to Edinburgh include:
Stobart Air, which flies from Boston, New York or null.
Flybe, with flights from New York and null, as well as from null.
Norwegian Air International, with flights from Fort Lauderdale, FL, null and also null.
How long before a flight to Edinburgh should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Edinburgh, you should get to the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs, and boarding the airplane can take some time. At eDreams, you can find the best deals for flights to Edinburgh departing from over 142 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Edinburgh with eDreams you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
What is the name of Edinburgh’s airport?
Edinburgh is served by 3 airport[s]. Turnhouse operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 142 cities, such as Dublin, London and Paris, the most popular routes.
How far is Edinburgh’s airport from the city centre?
Edinburgh’s airport Turnhouse is located 6 miles from the city centre.
How much is the trip from the airport to Edinburgh’s city centre?
Public transport: The price for the trip is about 2.08 USD per person. Taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Turnhouse , the average price for the ride to Edinburgh centre is around 3.46 USD per km. Car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, eDreams has the best offers of car rentals in Edinburgh. Pick your preferred car type and get from Turnhouse to Edinburgh city centre on your own terms.
What is the weather like in Edinburgh?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Edinburgh is in July, June and August, when the average temperature reaches 17.8 °C, while May, June and July are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 56.38 hours.
However, if you prefer colder temperatures, make sure you visit Edinburgh during January, February or December to experience an average of 0.3 °C.
For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during January, February and March, when the average precipitation in Edinburgh is 4.5 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.