Wander around the mysterious capital of Scotland also known as "Athens of the North"
"Edinburgh in relation to London is like poetry in relation to prose," author Charlotte Brodeur once said.
One of the proudest capitals in the world, the capital of Scotland is built like Rome, on seven hills. The view of the city from Calton Hill is breathtaking and justifies Robert Lewis Stevenson, author of "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", who wrote: "And yet it is not a theater stage, it is a real city"!
Imposing and versatile, it will captivate you from the start with its imposing castle. The center is divided into two of the crowded Princess Street shops, to the north of which is the neoclassical New Town style and to the south the medieval Old Town. Surrounding parks and gardens alternate with hills and rocks. The most interesting thing about this city is that although it visually goes back centuries, at the same time it integrates wonderfully into the 21st century.
Enjoy a variety of flavors in Edinburgh
The Edinburgh gastronomic scene includes everything. Sophisticated Michelin-starred international restaurants and traditional taverns and pubs where you can try Scottish cuisine with special tastes.
The best time to visit Edinburgh
Edinburgh can be visited all months of the year (except January and February due to weather).
Christmas is a beautiful time with many events and in combination with the impressive decoration of the city, they make Edinburgh a unique Christmas destination. Ideal season in summer, especially in August where the big Edinburgh festival and the Fringe Festival take place every year.
How to use transportation in Edinburgh
Airport transfer options
Edinburgh Airport is located 12 km east of the city center. Access to / from the airport can be by bus, tram, taxi or rental car.
The Express Airlink 100 bus line connects Edinburgh Airport with the Waverley Bridge, which is close to the main railway station and the city bus station. Buses leave every 10 minutes and the journey time is approximately 30 minutes. The tram line connects Edinburgh Airport with the city center and the rail network at Edinburgh Park and Haymarket Stations. The trains depart every 10 minutes and the journey time is about 35 minutes. The starting point for taxis is on the ground floor of the car park opposite the main building of the terminal.
There is no metro in Edinburgh. In addition to the Airlink 100 there are three other bus lines and trams, which take you to other parts of the city with very regular services.
As far as taxis are concerned, there are two companies, the classic black taxis that you usually stop on the street or find in a square and are more expensive and the gray ones, which you can only call by phone and are a bit cheaper.
The city is not huge and most distances - weather permitting - are pleasantly covered on foot. Exceptions are the harbor, the zoo and the Arthur’s Seat for which you need a means of transport.