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Edinburgh is the amazing, historic and beautiful capital of Scotland, situated between the Forth Bridges and the Pentland Hills. It is a fantastic place to visit at any time of year with historic buildings, galleries and museums by the score! [more...]


By Air:

Edinburgh Airport is just 8 miles outside the city with good connections from all over the UK and Europe with budget airlines. Glasgow International Airport serves international flights and is 55 miles from Edinburgh.

By Road:

Edinburgh is easy to reach by car along the M8. However, the city is a maze of one-way streets and much of the city centre is only open to buses and taxis, so Park and Ride can be an option.

National Express coaches and Scottish Citylink Buses all serve the city.

By Rail:

There are trains to Edinburgh daily from all parts of Britain, Aberdeen, Inverness, York and Newcastle are all approximately two hours by train. Glasgow is only 45 minutes away, with services every 15 minutes.

Waverley Station is in the New Town area. There is a convenient shuttle service run by Scotrail every 15 minutes from Glasgow. Alternatively, Haymarket Station is on the main line to Glasgow.


Short-term parking is available all around the city, but attendants are keen to issue tickets, so make sure you put enough money in the meter! Main city centre car parks are at Greenside Row, Morrison Street and Castle Terrace.

Edinburgh's Park and Ride offers free parking (except Newcraighall) and all 7 locations are served by Lothian Buses and/or Stagecoach with services to the city centre every 10 minutes during the day.

There are Park and Ride locations at:
•    Ingliston (1085 spaces) on Eastfield Road
•    Hermiston (450 spaces) on Riccarton Main Road, Currie
•    Newcraighall (565 spaces) has bus and rail links to Edinburgh City Centre
•    Straiton Road (600 spaces)
•    Sheriffhall (561 spaces) on Old Dalkeith Road with 10 buses per hour at peak times
•    Wallyford (300 spaces) on A199 Haddington Road
•    Ferrytoll (1040 spaces) on the A90 at Inverkeithing

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