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Not only a capital city, Edinburgh is also the leading festival city in the world, home to the phenomenal summer festivals, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a plethora of world-class visitor attractions, sightseeing in Edinburgh is pretty easy, and you can experience different centuries of history without even moving.

Head to the bottom of the famous Royal Mile and you'll find the 17th century Palace of Holyroodhouse, the modern parliament building and the prehistoric extinct volcano famously known as Arthur's Seat standing proudly next to each other. With an unparalleled range of events, fantastic shopping, top-class dining, including four Michelin star restaurants, a fabulous bar and café culture, vibrant nightlife, a varied arts scene, relaxing spas and beautiful green spaces to unwind at, a holiday in Edinburgh is a pure pleasure. Whether it's a city break, weekend break or a romantic getaway, Edinburgh has it all!

Download this handy map to visit
film locations across Edinburgh.

Edinburgh travel information

How to get to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is linked to by an extensive network of roads, rail services and flights which make travel to the city possible from every corner of the world.

Edinburgh Airport is directly linked to the city centre via a quick and convenient tram network. Pre-book your tram ticket online via the Edinburgh Ticket website so you’re ready to go as soon as you arrive. You can access lots of offers and money saving discounts by showing your Edinburgh Ticket at a range of attractions too.

Travel to Edinburgh

How to get around Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a compact city which makes exploring easy. You can get around on foot, see top attractions on a 'hop-on, hop-off' sightseeing bus tour or hire a bike and follow the cycle routes. The local bus network is second to none, tram services conveniently connect the city centre with Edinburgh Airport and there are taxi ranks in easy to reach places.

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Get to know Edinburgh

Find more advice on things to do, places to discover, information on what’s on and more.

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