Steeped in history while maintaining a vibrant modern edge
Edinburgh is a city steeped in history while maintaining a vibrant modern edge. Ancient castles and Georgian dwellings mix seamlessly with contemporary structures and a bustling night life. The Scottish capital continues to be one of Britain’s leading tourist destinations because of its diverse characteristics, charming cityscape and a long list of things to see and do. Whether it’s a tour of a UNESCO World Heritage site, visiting one of the many great museums, taking in a show or concert or going out for a night on the town, an Edinburgh holiday will introduce you to one of the world’s greatest cities, only to make you want to visit again and again.
A trip to Edinburgh is not complete without a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Situated on a point overlooking the city, the fortress has become a symbol of the city and offers a marvellous glimpse into the city’s history. No matter where you go Edinburgh is filled with great historic sights and landmarks. Two areas where this is most prevalent is the medieval era site of Old Town and the Victorian age area called New Town. Together, both of these form Edinburgh’s incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site which is packed with historic bridges, lanes and buildings.
No matter what time of year you visit, there are always fun and interesting festivals, concerts or events taking place. From food, film and music festivals in the summer to art galleries and stage performances throughout the year, there is never a moment when Edinburgh is not in full swing. Sport of course is also big here with football, rugby and cricket well represented.
As one of Britain’s busiest airports, Edinburgh enjoys direct service to much of Europe as well as several points in the U.S.A. Typical departure points for Edinburgh are London, Brussels, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt as well as Newark in the U.S.A. Seasonal summer flights are also available from Toronto, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Why not take advantage of a fun filled Round-the-World or Multi-Stop airfare and get even more out of your holiday? Your Flight Centre Travel Expert will be able to help you with all of your flight and accommodation needs.