Edinburgh Travel Guide
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Edinburgh Travel Guide
Where is Edinburgh?
Your annual leave's been approved, work friends have recommended Edinburgh and you just need a little reminder of where it actually sits on the map? Sit back and let us guide you there.
It's the national capital of Scotland and located about 35 miles to the south of the significant city of Dundee.
Visitors to this area of Edinburgh and Lothian rub shoulders with approximately 440,000 people.
Places to Visit in Edinburgh
So, where to go first? You'd be nuts to skip Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. This place is just teeming with amazing attractions. Next, take off to St. Giles' Cathedral and Palace of Holyroodhouse.Don't stay in Edinburgh without going to prominent attractions like the University of Edinburgh and the Heriot Watt University. A few other fine options are the Edinburgh Zoo and the National Museum of Scotland. We'd suggest that you make an effort to stop by all of them.Take a much-needed break from the more hectic aspects of your itinerary with a relaxing stroll through Princes Street Gardens. Seeking some more options? Walk along the paths, study the inscriptions on the tombstones and try to figure out a bit of the region's history at Greyfriars Kirk. But wait, that's not all! Check out what events are coming up and get a shot of culture at Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. It hosts various theater productions for most tastes and interests.
Car Rentals in Edinburgh
Nothing compares to exploring a new city with your own wheels. If you're searching for car rentals in Edinburgh, Orbitz is here to help.
Go directly from the plane to the highway by picking up a car at Edinburgh Airport. Avis and Europcar a just a quick walk from arrivals. You could also browse Hertz and Alamo Rent A Car.
In the city center, you'll find Europcar at Platform 2 Unit 6 The North Mall. Its central location makes for a simple and straightforward pick up. If there's nothing that ticks all your boxes there, Alamo Rent A Car at Waverley station - Level -2, New Street Car Park should be your next port of call.
Where to stay in Edinburgh – Hotel Accommodation
Don't wait! Pick one of the 409 hotels in Edinburgh
right now. We're here to ensure your vacation to Scotland's capital gets off to a smooth start.Do you want a hotel that's fit for a film star? Our top high-end accommodations include The Balmoral Hotel
and the Prestonfield House
. If you're traveling on a tight budget, we suggest the Lyncliff Hotel
(4 Windsor Street) and the ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile – Hunter Square
(6 Hunter Square).The Old Town Chambers
is just 0.3 miles away if you're hoping to stay near Edinburgh Castle. Located 0.3 miles away, the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
is just a stone's throw away as well!
Nearest Airports to Edinburgh
If you're planning on flying in to Edinburgh, you'll likely be touching down at Edinburgh Airport (EDI). Grab a bite to eat and get your bearings after exiting the plane. This is the closest airport, sitting 7 miles from the center of town.
Popular Places to Visit Near Edinburgh
Situated 35 miles from Edinburgh, Newport-On-Tay
is adored by travelers. Stop by this locality to access the West Park and the Verdant Works, two excellent attractions that you won't quickly forget. Just 40 miles away is another destination that's well worth visiting. Glasgow
is a handy place to access popular attractions such as the Botanic Gardens and Glasgow Cathedral.
No Cancellation Fees
Need to cancel or amend your booking? Anxious about a big fee? Well, you'll be grateful to learn that we don't have one!^ Hopefully, your chosen hotel and airline don't either, but it's a wise idea to check in with them regarding their rules.