Edinburgh

44°
45° - January
46° - February
49° - March
53° - April
58° - May
63° - June
67° - July
67° - August
62° - September
56° - October
49° - November
44° - December
Dec avg
$150
Avg Hotel
$1,941
Est. Airfare

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Description

Before we send you off to Edinburgh, one of Scotland's most stunning cities, let's get this little bit of business out of the way. Cockburn Street is pronounced "coe-burn" and Buccleuch is pronounced "buh-clue," and, lastly, Princes Street is not to be confused as Princess Street. While the Scottish are extremely welcoming hosts, a mispronunciation of Cockburn Street is likely to get a snicker. Now that we've avoided that embarrassment, let us tell you all the reasons to visit one of the world's most magnificent combination of ancient and modern. World famous festivals, a dazzling nightlife, and enough shopping to satisfy the pickiest of shoppers is nothing compared to the backdrop for all of the things on your Edinburgh to-do list. With thousand-year-old medieval palaces and towers watching over the city and museums located inside of ancient Gothic churches and even the outdoor markets rich in history, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more memorable vacation. The city itself is relatively small and easy to navigate. And with moderate year-round climate, there's no bad time to visit Edinburgh.
Photo Credit: VisitScotland
Photo Credit: VisitScotland
Photo Credit: VisitScotland
Photo Credit: VisitScotland
Photo Credit: VisitScotland
Photo Credit: VisitScotland
Photo Credit: VisitScotland
Photo Credit: VisitScotland
Photo Credit: VisitScotland

My Favorite Place!

09/07/13
I cannot say enough good things about Edinburgh. It is the best city to just go and get lost in. I have been several times and there always seems to be something new to see and explore. I highly recommend taking a daytime walking tour upon arrival as it is a great way to get oriented with the city and learn some random facts along the way. There are several free ones around the city. I also recommend the night walking tours (also known as the ghost tours) as they are a completely different way to look at the city. Enjoy the wonders that are Scotland!
Nichole

Edinburgh in August

08/30/13
Edinburgh is a city not be missed. During the month of August, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival fills the city with a life that is unlike anything I've ever experienced. Choose from hundreds of shows happening simultaneously, all of which are sure to provide unforgettable memories. Check it out!
Addi

Great City!

08/21/13
Edinburgh is a great city to travel to. Cobblestone streets, great pubs and restaurants, friendly people, and so many things to see! Walk the Royal Mile, visit the castle, go to Frankenstein's pub, explore Scottish history in huge museums and amazing walking and bus tours, get lost and make new friends! There's always something fun to do here!
Kaitlyn

Edinburgh Bus Tours

From the heart of the historic Old Town to the waterfront at Leith, you can see more of Scotland's capital on an Edinburgh tour bus.
Cost: Varies
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Castles

All the castles in Edinburgh and the Lothians have a different story to tell, whether it's about the Stone of Destiny, the difficult life of Mary Queen of Scots or one of Scotland's most powerful families, the Crichtons.
Cost: Varies
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Museums

Edinburgh and the Lothians are blessed with all the fascinating museums you would expect. See T-Rex at the National Museum of Scotland, Concorde at the National Museum of Flight and Steiff Bears at the world's only dedicated Museum of Childhood.
Cost: Varies
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Language

English

Currency

[GBP] British Pounds

Airports

Turnhouse Airport [EDI]