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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. That's right! Wherever you look, the city buzzes with a sense of excitement all year round.

Bags of history

Packed with medieval tenements, narrow wynds of the Old Town and the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town, there's no question that Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the most stunning and enthralling cities in the world.

Where past and present collide

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. And that's just one example!

Colourfully cosmopolitan

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, holidaying in Edinburgh is a pure pleasure. Add to this the spectacular surroundings of the majestic Lothians, and you've got a recipe for an unforgettable break.

Explore Scotland's Royal Regalia, complete with the sceptre, sword and crown, at Edinburgh Castle where they are on display to the public. Discover this glimpse into Scotland's past and many others in the Scotland's History in 25 Objects eBook

Download this handy map to visit
film locations across Edinburgh.

Travel in Edinburgh

Getting here

Edinburgh enjoys an extensive network of road, rail and flight links which make travel to Edinburgh quick and convenient from every corner of the world. The city also enjoys great access to the Scottish motorway network, and regular train services.

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Getting around

Is it easy to move around? Most definitely! Edinburgh is a super compact city which makes exploring really easy. You can get around on foot, following signposted footpaths, or hire a bike and follow cycle routes. The local bus network is second to none, tram conveniently connects the city centre with Edinburgh Airport, the extensive railway network offers fast and regular service, there are several parks & ride services located around the town, and a cab is always within your eye reach.

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