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Edinburgh is alive with history and culture. Visit the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse (Scotland’s official residence of The Queen), the National Museum of Scotland and a diverse collection of art galleries. When it’s time to unwind, savor sophisticated cuisine and fine wine, or enjoy hearty, traditional fare, such as haggis and a pint of ale.

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Overview

One of the world's stateliest cities and proudest capitals, Edinburgh is—like Rome—built on seven hills, making it a striking backdrop for the ancient pageant of history. In a skyline of sheer drama, Edinburgh Castle watches over the city, frowning down on Princes Street as if disapproving of its modern razzmatazz. Its ramparts still echo with gunfire each day when the traditional one-o'clock gun booms out over the city, startling unwary shoppers. Such theater matches Edinburgh's character—after all, the city has been a stage that has seen its fair share of romance, tragedy, and triumph.

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Scotland’s reliably inclement weather means that you could visit at the height of summer and be forced to wear a scarf. Conversely, conditions can be balmy in early spring and late autumn. You may want to avoid the crowds during July and August, but you’d also miss the famed Edinburgh International Festival and other summer celebrations. May, June, and September are probably the most hassle-free months in which to visit. Short days make winter less appealing, but Edinburgh’s New Year celebrations are justly renowned.

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Top Experiences

  • Culture Kaleidoscope : Edinburgh covers it all, from floor-stomping ceilidhs to avant-garde dance, from folksy fiddlers to the latest rock bands.

  • Power and Glory : History plays out before your eyes in this centuries-old capital, along the Royal Mile or beyond. Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse were the locations for important struggles between Scotland and England.

  • Inspiring Architecture : The architecture of Auld Reekie spans from Old Town's labyrinthine medieval streets to the neoclassical orderliness of the New Town to imaginative modern developments like the Scottish Parliament.

  • Food, Glorious Food : Sophisticated restaurants serve cuisines from around the world. The most exotic, however, is genuine Scottish—with classic dishes like Cullen skink and haggis with neeps and tatties.

  • Retail Therapy : Scotland has long had distinctive furniture makers, silversmiths, and artists. Look to the "villages" of Edinburgh—such as Stockbridge—for exclusive designer clothing, edgy knitwear, and other high-end items.

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Transfers

Region: Edinburgh
Transfer Company: Muirfield Travel

Address:
Jubilee Road, Edinburgh
GB, EH12 9FS

Trains

From To Edinburgh
London
4 hours 35 minutes

*Overnight Trains

Rental Cars

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Edinburgh Airport
Car Rental Centre, Edinburgh, GB, EH12 9DN
Telephone: +44 034 454 46004
Monday-Friday Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Edinburgh Waverley Station
24 East London Street, Edinburgh, GB, EH7 4BQ
Telephone: +44 084 454 46059
Monday-Friday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Sunday Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Rates Include

  • Rates include the daily rental rate, unlimited mileage, taxes and service fees.

Renter Qualifications

  • Renters must be at least 25 years of age at the time of the rental.
  • Major credit card in own name. Debit cards are not accepted.

Accident Protection Plan

  • Optional insurance plans are available to book directly through Avis at the rental location.


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Edinburgh Airport
Jubilee Road, Edinburgh, GB, EH12 9FS
Telephone: +44 131 333 0400
Monday-Friday Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Edinburgh Waverley Train Station
New Street Car Park, Edinburgh, GB, EH8 8BH
Telephone: +44 131 556 6340
Monday-Friday Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Downtown Edinburgh
12 Annandale Street, Edinburgh, GB, EH7 4AN
Telephone: +44 131 557 0000
Monday-Friday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Rates Include

  • Rates include the daily rental rate, unlimited mileage, taxes and service fees.

Renter Qualifications

  • Renters must be at least 25 years of age at the time of the rental.
  • Major credit card in own name. Debit cards are not accepted.

Accident Protection Plan

  • Optional insurance plans are available to book directly through Enterprise at the rental location.


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