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Welcome to Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city is one of the most exciting places to be in August. In 2020, Edinburgh will celebrate hosting both the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the 73d year. Below there are some handy hints for getting around to help you make the most of your time with us. 

Getting Here

By rail, road or air, Edinburgh is very accessible. For more details that are appropriate to your travel needs please see: 

Edinburgh Airport

Virgin Trains or ScotRail

or plan your drive here


For When You Are Here  

Once you’ve arrived in Edinburgh, you will want to get exploring. Lothian Buses will get you all over town, or you may want to take the Tram. Edinburgh is also a terrific city to explore by foot, as long as you don't mind the occasional hill or staircase! Edinburgh City Cabs and Uber also operate to whizz you around as required.