Edinburgh Flights Guide
Scotland is synonymous with lush green highlands, superb whisky, men wearing kilts and playing the bagpipes. Of course, there's also the mysterious Loch Ness Monster, who lives way up north where the sky is always menacing, and equally scary ancient castles with drawbridges. But when you actually visit Edinburgh, Scotland's historic capital, you're in for quite a surprise.
Sure, there is plenty of ancient history just waiting to be discovered, and you will explore this side of the city when you walk along the legendary Royal Mile, the oldest and most noteworthy street in the city when it comes to history. For starters, this part of town, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, has been inhabited for over 7 000 years. It's located on seven lush hills and connects two of Edinburgh's most famous sights, Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood.
The Royal Mile is in reality just over one mile long, and along this historic route you will explore a number of different streets and squares, including Grassmarket, Lawnmarket, High Street, Castlehill, Canongate and Abbey Strand.
Dividing the historic part of Edinburgh with its more contemporary sister is Princes Street, home to one of the city's busiest commercial centres. This is where you'll head for dining, shopping and people-watching, when you're not exploring the city's history. Because Edinburgh is so charmingly historic that you can't not get completely immersed in its past.
Some of the buildings you must explore while you're in town include Queen Mary's Bath House, a tiny turreted little place where Mary, Queen of Scots used to bathe herself in sweet wine. There's also the the 16th Century Palace of Holyrood, open to visitors when the Royal Family is not in town, with the ruins of the original Abbey on the site - it's original nave is still there.
Flights to Edinburgh from the UK
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Edinburgh Travel Facts
- Edinburgh connects to 25 United Kingdom airports.
- Direct flights between United Kingdom and Edinburgh take approximately 50 minutes or 297 kilometres.
- Flybe offer direct flights from Manchester to Edinburgh.
- easyJet offer direct flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh.
- easyJet offer direct flights from Bristol to Edinburgh.
- British Airways offer direct flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh.
- bmi offer direct flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh.
- easyJet offer direct flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh.
- British Airways offer direct flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh.
- 7 airlines fly
directly between the UK and Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, Scotlandâ€™s capital city, is well known for its famous New Yearâ€™s Eve Hogmanay celebrations. The historic city includes the magnificent Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood House, with the road linking the two, the Royal Mile, lined with fascinating shops and attractions. The city is also host to the Edinburgh Tattoo and is home to the Scottish Parliament. Flights are available with many airlines, including Flybe from Birmingham and Cardiff, and easyjet from Stansted and Bristol.
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