Edinburgh Holidays

United Kingdom
A staunch city built on seven hills, Edinburgh is the political and cultural capital of Scotland . Saying the Scottish capital is proud of its history just doesn’t quite do it justice. As the winter gray skies clear, the city blossoms with one of the world's most impressive array of …

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How to get to Edinburgh

Here's what you need to know about getting to Edinburgh. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Edinburgh takes 1 hour, 20 minutes.

When to go to Edinburgh

Typical Holiday Price

£903 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Edinburgh varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

January

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to Edinburgh.

Things to see and do in Edinburgh

Gil Harel | Trip by SkyscannerEdinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Philip J Stevenson | Trip by SkyscannerRoyal Mile
Royal Mile
Neha Wasnik | Trip by SkyscannerArthur's Seat
Arthur's Seat
Reta M | Trip by SkyscannerNational Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland
Greatbase E | Trip by SkyscannerOld and New Towns of Edinburgh
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
Katie Bishop | Trip by SkyscannerScott Monument
Scott Monument
Heather Prime | Trip by SkyscannerGrassmarket
Grassmarket
photojenni | FlickrPrinces Street Gardens
Princes Street Gardens
Shadowgate | FlickrCalton Hill
Calton Hill
lambda_X | FlickrRoyal Botanic Garden
Royal Botanic Garden

Reviews of Edinburgh

Wesley Thompson
Wesley Thompson
26/06/2020

I spent a week there and between the history, nightlife, and food, I was transformed from someone who thought travel was overrated to trying to figure out when I can go back.

Mary Kerr
Mary Kerr
22/03/2020

Beautiful city, has history galore, on the coast and the country right in the centre

Thibault Duckett
Thibault Duckett
07/03/2020

Beautiful city I would recommend going to the national museum of Scotland land it is the best museum in the world...

Sam Rush
Sam Rush
21/02/2020

As a solo female traveler Edinburgh was great! The “tourist areas” were fun, but after talking to locals I found some great hidden gem’s!

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