Flights and holidays to Edinburgh
Scotland's beautiful capital city, Edinburgh is located on the east coast of the central belt, and is one of the most visited countries in the world. Fly direct to Glasgow from Toronto, Vancouver or Calgary and enjoy a leisurely 50-minutes drive or train journey onto Edinburgh city centre.
Edinburgh has one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world, making it the ideal city break destination. Sitting proud on the mound is the enchanting Edinburgh Castle, Scotland's most famous castle. Wander up the cobbled Royal Mile and pop into the quaint gift shops and hidden pubs before making your way to the Castle to see the Crown Jewels and learn about the history of this great city
There is so much to see and do throughout the year, and the city boasts an impressive events calendar, so be sure to include some of Scotland's major celebrations in your holiday plans, whether it's the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Royal Military Tattoo or Hogmany.
Things to do in Edinburgh
Discover world-class museums and galleries take a tour on an open-top bus or even visit the city's own zoo. For a unique experience, join one of the late night ghost tours, taking you to the spooky nooks and crannies of the city, and listening to tales of the past sure to give you a shiver!
From sporting events to top-class restaurants and bars, not to mention fabulous shopping, you'll be spoilt for choice. Edinburgh is fantastic any time of the year, but the best time to visit is during the Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world (August 1st-25th). During this time the city centre transforms into a wonderful vibrant festival with street performers, quirky comedy shows, plays and musicals, all spread across a multitude of exclusive venues and stages.
For the ultimate Edinburgh experience top off your day with tickets to the Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo (August 1st-23rd). The Tattoo is an unforgettable experience celebrating Scotland's heritage with an evening of music, theatre and dance.
If you are visiting in the winter, you will love the Christmas Market that takes place throughout December just off Princes Street, the main shopping street in the city. With the Castle lit up behind it is the perfect winter evening past time as you cosy up with a glass of mulled wine before ice skating on the outdoor rink!
If you find yourself in Edinburgh over New Year you are in for a treat! The Edinburgh Street Party is one of the world's largest New Year celebrations, and the Scots certainly love to 'Bring in the Bells' as they celebrate the traditional 'Hogmany' event.
Top attractions in Edinburgh
- 1. Museum of Scotland
- 2. Royal Lyceum Theatre
- 3. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
- 4. St. Mary's Cathedral
- 5. Murrayfield Stadium – Home of Scottish Rugby
- 6. Edinburgh Zoo
- 7. Scottish National Portrait Gallery
- 8. National War Museum of Scotland
- 9. Edinburgh Castle
- 10. Princes Street Gardens