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Edinburgh

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  • 1.5 hr

The Scottish capital of Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break. From the captivating Gothic Old Town with it’s fascinating history, to the stunning views from Arthur’s Seat, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.

The Royal Mile is the first port of call. Wander along the main street of the Old Town, peering down alleys and exploring them at your will. At the top you’ll reach Edinburgh Castle which is worth dedicating half a day to. Not only is it an engaging and exciting way to learn about Scottish history, but the views it affords across the city to the ocean are breathtaking.

Back down the Royal Mile you’ll find the Scotch Whisky Experience – no trip to the Scottish capital is complete without sampling at least one of its favourite drink. Another experience not to be missed is Real Mary King’s Close – an immersive experience in an underground Old Town alley, where actors tell gruesome tales of life in 17th century Edinburgh.

Climb Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh’s signature hill, for sweeping panoramas and a breath of fresh air. Neighbourhoods of Grassmarket and Crammond are fabulous to walk around to get a feel for what non-medieval Old Town Edinburgh is about.

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  • 1.5 hr

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Nearest Airports

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
  • Glasgow Prestwick,Prestwick Airport (PIK) - 40 miles
  • Glasgow Airport (GLA) - 40 miles
  • Perth Airport (PSL) - 69 miles
  • Dundee Airport (DND) - 69 miles
  • Walney Island Airport (BWF) - 69 miles
  • Leuchars Airport (ADX) - 79 miles
  • Newcastle Airport (NCL) - 79 miles
  • Machrihanish Airport (CAL) - 79 miles
  • Carlisle Airport (CAX) - 80 miles
  • Ronaldsway Airport (IOM) - 80 miles
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Where To Stay

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The Knight Residence by Mansley Serviced Apartments

Edinburgh
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Old Town Chambers

Old Town, Edinburgh
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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Old Town, Edinburgh
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Princes Street Suites

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The Lairg Hotel

Edinburgh
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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile

Old Town, Edinburgh
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Apartments The Knight Residence by Mansley Serviced Apartments

Edinburgh
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G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh

Old Town, Edinburgh
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Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

Edinburgh
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The George Hotel

New Town, Edinburgh
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Apartments Old Town Chambers

Old Town, Edinburgh
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Apartments Destiny Scotland – Rutland Residence

Edinburgh
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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Edinburgh
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Old Town, Edinburgh
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Apartments Princes Street Suites

Edinburgh
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