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Edinburgh overview

Popular attractions in Edinburgh include Our Dynamic Earth and Royal Commonwealth Pool. Popular sights like Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle are sure to leave an impression. Whatever your interests are, Edinburgh has something for you.

Where to stay in Edinburgh

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Edinburgh has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Edinburgh with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Edinburgh hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Edinburgh hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Edinburgh

Fly in to Edinburgh (EDI), 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from downtown Edinburgh.

Train stations include:
  • • Edinburgh Waverley Station
  • • Edinburgh Haymarket Station
  • • Slateford Station

What to see around Edinburgh

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Murrayfield Stadium
  • • Easter Road Stadium
Known for its attractions including:
  • • Our Dynamic Earth
  • • Royal Commonwealth Pool
  • • Edinburgh Zoo
  • • Omni Centre Edinburgh
  • • Gilmerton Cove
The area's cultural scene stands out, and places to visit include:
  • • Edinburgh Castle
  • • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • • National Gallery of Scotland
  • • Scotch Whisky Experience
Memorable for its landmarks including:
  • • St. Giles' Cathedral
  • • Greyfriars Kirk
  • • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • • Scott Monument
  • • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
Here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers
  • • Princes Mall
  • • Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre
  • • Gyle Shopping Centre
Some top places to visit include:
  • • Princes Street Gardens
  • • Edinburgh International Conference Centre
  • • Arthur's Seat
  • • Gladstone's Land
  • • Real Mary King's Close

When to visit Edinburgh

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 48°F day, 34°F night
  • • April-June: 63°F day, 37°F night
  • • July-September: 65°F day, 46°F night
  • • October-December: 56°F day, 35°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.20 inches
  • • April-June: 0.24 inches
  • • July-September: 0.28 inches
  • • October-December: 0.24 inches

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