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A city that marries, almost perfectly, classic and modern, Edinburgh is one of those places that conquers at first glance. And it is no coincidence that, after London, it is the second most visited city in the United Kingdom.

Multicultural city, with an impressive series of monuments and attractions to admire, and the presence of the Old Town and New Town, both declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Edinburgh, is a name that evokes great traditions and history, with a reality that really exceeds imagination. Superb, beautiful and elegant, is one of those places that are worth visiting once in their lives.

Homeland, moreover, of the authentic Scotch whiskey, and truly unique and unmissable events. The Fringe, the Military Tattoo and, above all, the International Theater Festival which, for 3 weeks, offers a truly impressive billboard. In these wonderful places, you can also go shopping among a myriad of shops; or stop at one of the many pubs in the area, listening to emerging artists.

We are sure that a holiday in Edinburgh will remain forever in your hearts. Seeing is believing!

Edinburgh

HOW TO GET TO EDINBURGH

PLANE

The International Airport is well connected by direct flights to main European and world destinations. There are many companies that make flights to the Scottish capital. The airport is located just 9 km from the center, easily accessible by the excellent public transport in the city.

The airport is among the most important in the United Kingdom, sixth in the rankings for passenger traffic, behind the London “sacred monsters”!

You can easily reach every area of ​​the city, with convenient public transport. You can choose between the fast, comfortable, Airlink 100, and Citylink 200, 300 and 400.

TRAIN

Waverley is the central railway station, one of the most important in the country. In terms of size, this is the second station in the whole of the UK, with an area of ​​over 100 thousand square meters!

ScottRail connects the city with numerous destinations, including Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, and Glasgow. The train takes about three hours to reach Aberdeen; the ticket, if booked well in advance, costs between £12.40 and £18.50, with no refund in case of cancellation. Dundee, on the other hand, can be reached in about 105′; one-way, non-refundable tickets from £9.00

Distances are not at all prohibitive throughout the United Kingdom. The journey for Manchester, for example, it lasts just under 4 hours with special-price tickets, less than £30! For London, instead, about 5 hours are used. The British CrossCountry, manages the medium / long-haul routes for England: York, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham and many others.

CAR

Just under 70 km, they separate the capital from Glasgow. The route runs almost entirely on the M8. For Dundee, however, the distance is about 100 km, which can be covered in an hour and a half.

The British Manchester and Liverpool are both approximately 350km via the M6. With the necessary breaks, it takes from 4 hours upwards. For London, the distance is approximately 650 km.

To reach Scotland from France, you have to cross the suggestive Eurotunnel, to do so, it is preferable to be vaccinated against COVID-19, otherwise you are forced to a period of quarantine. 48h before crossing, it is mandatory to download the appropriate form on the official website, entering your data and documents.

Eurotunnel connects Calais, France, with Folkestone, England. From the latter, you can get to London in just under two hours by car, crossing approximately 110km on the M20, then continuing on to Scotland

To cross the Eurotunnel you need to pay for a special ticket, which can be purchased directly online on the official website. There are different cuts and types. The Day and Overnight ticket is the cheapest, with prices from £31; allows you to make a return trip within 2 days. With the Short Stay ticket, you can make a return journey within 5 days for £73. However, both tickets are available in limited quantities. To get the cheapest rate, it is advisable to book well in advance. The standard fare, on the other hand, starts from as little as £91.

Each ticket is valid for one car and a maximum of 9 people in tow.

The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and may be subject to change. Please always refer to the official website. Before leaving, always remember to find out about the laws and rules applied in the United Kingdom, on the subject of COVID-19 and on the mandatory nature of the Green Pass.

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