The capital of Scotland makes an unforgettable impression with its historic, hilly landscape atop a series of extinct volcanos.

Calton Hill over Edinburgh, Scotland


  • A sense of history is all around you here - Edinburgh won’t disappoint if you’re looking for a flavour of old Scotland.
  • Get lost in the cobbled alleyways of the Old Town topped by the sturdy Edinburgh Castle, admire the Georgian splendour of the New Town and climb Calton Hill for outstanding views across the city and the sea beyond.
  • If you’re in the mood for an award-winning dinner, you’re in luck. Try Castle Terrace or The Kitchin for first-class modern food using the finest Scottish ingredients.
  • ​And don’t forget to sample a warming dram or two of the national drink on a Scotch Whisky tour.
  • Edinburgh is well linked to the rest of the country by road and rail. The quickest option from London is to fly, which takes 1 hour 10 minutes.


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