Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is fun and festive, an open-air museum that blends tradition and modernity.

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5 good reasons to go

Two cities in one
Two cities in one
Head to Edinburgh for a blend of tradition and modernity. Experience a whole range of different ambiences as you explore the city. The Old Town has a medieval feel, and you can walk the Royal Mile all the way to Holyrood Palace. And the New Town has loads of shops and local attractions!
Unbelievable heritage
Unbelievable heritage
There’s a very good reason why Edinburgh is a UNESCO world heritage site. Jump on a plane and discover a whole treasure trove of stunning architecture: the castle overlooking the city, the neo-Classical style St Giles’ Cathedral, Holyrood Palace or St. Margaret’s Chapel.
A ship like no other
A ship like no other
The Royal Yacht Britannia, one of the most iconic ships in British seafaring history, is docked in the Port of Leith. Now open to the public, the ship was Queen Elizabeth’s nautical palace and used for many of her international trips Now you can step inside and feel like a true Royal!
A city of culture
A city of culture
Edinburgh has been the birthplace or home to many a writer such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle and J. K. Rowling. The city is also the Scottish capital of museums and boasts the Scottish National Gallery, the City Art Centre which features many typically-Scottish works of art, and The Biscuit Factory that hosts modern art exhibitions.
Walking around the city
Walking around the city
Edinburgh is a city like no other. You need to like walking, and if possible, you should throw on a pair of hiking boots. You’ll need them to trudge up Calton Hill or Arthur’s Seat, and to reach the 650-acre Holyrood Park. And nature is everywhere, especially in the lush botanic gardens.

To see / do

Culture and history

Festivals all year long

Festivals all year long

Of course, Edinburgh is famous for organising the world’s largest arts festival: the Fringe, featuring thousands of shows every day in August. However, there are also lots of other festivals throughout the rest of the year, including the International Book Festival in June and Hogmanay celebrations at New Year.

Pretend to be scared

Scotland is the land of mystical beasts, like the Loch Ness Monster, and of ghosts, which lurk in its many haunted castles.  And Edinburgh is no exception to this rule. One spooky attraction is the terrifying Edinburgh Dungeon, which blends 18th century myths with real stories of murder, plagues and torture…

The Writers’ Museum

The Writers’ Museum

While the Scottish National Gallery is one of the largest museums in Edinburgh, The Writers’ Museum is one of the smallest, but no less significant. It’s dedicated to three giants of Scottish literature: Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns. The museum provides a unique way of absorbing the culture of outstanding, local literary works.

Outings

Sport and literature

Edinburgh is known for its great pubs, and each one has a unique atmosphere. Deacon Brodie’s Tavern, for example, combines two of the city’s greatest passions: literature (its name pays homage to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Stevenson), and rugby, as many fans of the oval ball go there to watch matches.

A village in the city

Just a few minutes from Princes Street and its abundance of shops, you’ll find Dean Village. This attractive little settlement is nestled into a small valley and rests on the banks of the Water of Leith. It makes you feel as though you’re in the country when the capital is right in front of you. It has a small market where you can pick up a few bargains.

The outstanding Edinburgh Castle

The outstanding Edinburgh Castle

It would be a travesty to go to Edinburgh without visiting its incredible castle. Tickets are quite pricey, but the castle is worth its weight in pounds sterling. You’ll see the crown jewels of Scotland, St. Margaret’s Chapel, the castle’s stunning grounds and the cavernous stone vaults of the Prisons of War.

Gastronomy

Extra-tender beef

Extra-tender beef

In Edinburgh as throughout Scotland, people eat a lot of Aberdeen Angus Beef, a breed of cow that’s known for its tenderness and unique flavour. This meat alone gives Scotland a good name, and especially Aberdeen.   

The king of the herrings

In Scotland, fish is prepared and cooked in a different way to in France.  Herrings are smoked to make kippers  and seafood is used to make a soup called partan bree. Partan bree is different to cullen skink, which is a soup made from smoked fish, potatoes and onions. And of course, there are lots of different dishes made from haddock.

Practical information

Flight duration

2h15

Time difference

0h

Currency

Livre sterling

Distance

1234 km

Average temperature

Spring

12°C (max 17°)

Summer

15° (max 19°)

Autumn

10° (max 17°)

Winter

4° (max 7°)

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