With its cobblestone streets and ancient architecture, Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the United Kingdom. The city offers something for everyone, from ancient buildings to world-class modern-art museums. With Orbitz.com, you can find deals on cheap flights to Edinburgh on both international and domestic air carriers.
Your flight to Edinburgh will land at Edinburgh Airport, which is located about 8 miles west of the city center on the A8. The easiest way to get into the city during the day is aboard the Airlink 100 Express bus, which drops you off at the Waverly train station. The ride takes 25 minutes and costs £3.50. If you are flying in after midnight, you can take the N22 bus, which costs £3. Metered taxis are also available. The ride to the city center takes about 25 minutes, and the fare is about £25.
Edinburgh is dominated by the stunning Edinburgh Castle, which sits high on a cliff above the city. Tours of the castle are available year round. If you're interested in history, don't miss the buildings and museums along the Royal Mile. Edinburgh is also home to some of Scotland's best museums, most of which offer free admission. Check out the National Galleries and the Museum of Edinburgh. If you're visiting at the end of the year, don't miss the Hogmanay celebrations, which last all night. For Harry Potter fans, the Elephant House Café is a must-see-author J.K. Rowling spend many days at the café, writing her famous books. The best time to visit Edinburgh is during the summer months, when temperatures are the warmest. From June through October, most days average around 60 degrees. Winters are cold and wet, and many days get down to 30 or 40 degrees. No matter what time of year you are visiting, bring an umbrella and rain gear, as rain is common.
Whether you are visiting Edinburgh for a weekend getaway or a long vacation, you will find no shortage of activities to fill your days. With Orbitz.com, you can book cheap flights to Edinburgh and find special deals on local events.
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