Edinburgh, Scotland

Rolling hills, traditional pubs, impressive castles, classical buildings and the best whisky; there are few cities as charming as Edinburgh.

Situated on the hills, you find the enchanting capital city of Scotland: Edinburgh. There is one street you cannot avoid: the Royal Mile. The main thoroughfare takes you from the famous Edinburgh castle to the wonderful Holyrood Palace. On route, you walk through medieval courtyards with lovely souvenir shops and charming restaurants. Tip: Make sure you are at Edinburgh Castle at 1 pm. As is the tradition, every day except Sundays, a cannonball is fired!

Which sights will you be visiting in Edinburgh?

Book an affordable ticket to Edinburgh and besides the old part of the city enjoy the new part with neoclassical buildings from the 18th and 19th century. Will you pay a visit to the botanical garden? With no less than 34,000 plants, this garden is considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. You must also visit The Scotch Whisky Experience. What is a trip to Edinburgh without a whisky tasting? 

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Edinburgh Airport is to the west of the city, about 13 kilometres away. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi, bus or tram.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.

Time zone

GMT +0 (summer time +1) 
In Edinburgh, it is one hour earlier than it is in the Netherlands.

Currency

In Edinburgh, you pay with Scottish Pounds (GBS). You can also pay with British Pounds in Scotland.

Flight duration

The flight from Paris to Edinburgh is about 1 hour and 45 minutes. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.