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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

  • Edinburgh Castle : The Castle is Scotland’s most visited landmark. It was a stronghold for military actions for nearly 1,000 years. Home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny. Today it is known for showcasing the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo every August, which is an impressive parade of pipes and drums.

  • Holyrood Palace : The official residence of British monarchy when in the city. Centuries of Scottish history is now a tourist attraction to educate visitors of the complex leadership of the country. There are works of art and 10 acres of parkland surrounding the structure.

  • Royal Mile : The Main thoroughfare through the Old Town between Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle. It is a series of streets making up the expanse. Known for shopping, dining, pubs and buskers.

  • Arthur’s Seat : Located within Holyrood Park, the hill provides excellent views of the city and is relatively easy to climb.

  • Royal Yacht Britannia : Once the private yacht of Queen Elizabeth II, this ship sailed over a million nautical miles. It is retired now and permanently moored near the city. It is now part of the National Historic Fleet.

  • National Museum of Scotland : Treasures from around the world and Scottish history, along with rotating exhibits are highlighted in this facility.

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Transfers

Region: Edinburgh
Transfer Company: Muirfield Travel

Address:
Jubilee Road, Edinburgh
GB, EH12 9FS

Trains

From To Edinburgh
London 04h 35m

*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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