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With an abundance of history, top quality attractions and beautiful architecture, Edinburgh is a city that you won't forget in a hurry. Explore the Medieval Old Town and the elegant Georgian New Town, which sit side by side, and visit unique attractions throughout the city on a holiday in Edinburgh.

Whether you're short of time and can only manage a weekend break, planning a full-blown city break or are visiting Edinburgh as part of a wider holiday in Scotland, there's lots to fill your time, from unforgettable historic sites and world-class festivals to fantastic shopping and mouth-watering dining.

Come visit Edinburgh, Time Out's best city in the world.

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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.

Visit edinburgh.org