Weekend breaks in Edinburgh Scotland - some top advice

Edinburgh is the second most visited city in the UK and for good reason. The following is some helpful information on weekend breaks in Edinburgh Scotland.


Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its largest cities. The city has a number of historical attractions including Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. The city is also well known for the festivals it has every year such as the Fringe festival and International festival. Hogmanay, Burns nights and the Beltane Fire Festival are also very popular events. Edinburgh also has a large number of museums and libraries including the Royal Museum and the Museum of Scotland. The city has a lively nightlife with a variety of clubs, pubs and bars.

Getting there

Edinburgh is served by Edinburgh Airport which is the Scotland's busiest airport. EasyJet have regular cheap flights from Stansted, Gatwick, Luton and Bristol. Prices start from just £32 each way. BMI also fly from Heathrow and Leeds/Bradford. British Airways have frequent flights from Heathrow and Gatwick. Edinburgh is also well served by trains and buses from most other major cities across the UK.


The Thrums Hotel is located just south of the city centre. They provide bed and breakfast accommodation. All rooms are comfortable and spacious and are ensuite. Prices start from £35 to £50 per night for a single room and £55 to £110 per night for double rooms. The Apex European Hotel is located in the city's West End. Facilities include 24 hour room service and a bar and restaurant. Rooms start from just £68.

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