Edinburgh, United Kingdom Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is justifiably the most popular tourist destination in Britain other than London. This is a gorgeous and historic city that is a perfect second stop when visiting the UK. The culture is proudly and uniquely Scottish so it’s a great place to discover another dimension to this part of the world.

Why Visit Edinburgh

Edinburgh Facts

Population 470,000
Area 1,200,000
Timezone UTC+0
Currency British pound
Airports Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

Things To Do In Edinburgh

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Edinburgh

Budget breakfastMost hotels will include breakfast. If not you have fast food options plus proper local restaurants.$3.90 - $6.10
Budget lunchAside from fast food there aren't many good cheap lunch options in the city center. $6.71 - $9.76
Budget dinnerPubs and other similar casual places are good options for cheaper local fare, including haggis.$9.27 - $13.41
Beer (pint)Corner pubs are cheaper in Edinburgh than in London.$4.15 - $6.10
Beer (.33l bottle, retail)Bottled beer in shops can be a good bargain.$1.10 - $1.34
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BEST TOURS in Edinburgh

WHEN TO VISIT Edinburgh

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January44332.5
February44341.8
March48362.1
April52381.7
May58421.9
June63472.1
July66512.3
August66512.1
September61472.5
October55432.7
November48372.4
December45342.6

Edinburgh WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:13am6:28pm
21 Jun4:26am10:03pm
21 Sep6:56am7:15pm
21 Dec8:42am3:40pm

Where to stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Hotel Seasons

Edinburgh Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar26.83 - 73.17
starstarstarstarstar57.32 - 121.95
starstarstarstarstar39.02 - 156.10
starstarstarstarstar69.51 - 230.49
starstarstarstarstar146.34 - 286.59
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Edinburgh Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed13.41 - 39.02

Getting to Edinburgh

GETTING AROUND Edinburgh

Edinburgh TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Edinburgh Tramway to city center6.71
Airlink Express bus to city center6.10
Public bus from airport to city center1.95
3km taxi ride in Edinburgh10.98 - 17.07
Public bus ride in Edinburgh2.13
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER