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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK: Overview
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas, and is second largest financial centre in the United Kingdom after London. The city’s historical and cultural attractions have made it the United Kingdom’s second most visited tourist destination attracting 4.9 million visits including 2.4 million from overseas in 2018.
Edinburgh has a temperate, maritime climate which. Despite its northerly latitude, the climate here is milder than places which lie at similar latitudes such as Moscow and Labrador. The city’s proximity to the sea helps the place to resist any extreme change in climate. Winter daytime temperatures rarely fall below freezing while summer temperatures are moderate, rarely exceeding 72 °F (22 °C).
Airport in Edinburgh
It is located 5.8 miles (9.3 km) west of the city centre, just off the M8 and M9 motorways
It was also the sixth-busiest airport in the United Kingdom by total passengers in 2018. The airport handles flights to over 150 destinations worldwide.
Airline Choices from USA
- Aer Lingus
- Virgin Atlantic
- Air France
All airlines operate connecting flights to Edinburgh from cities in USA. Usually flights have their connections at their hub airports. Take a note of the transfer time and number of stops or layover airports enroute.
Best Time to Visit Edinburgh
Summer, between June and August, is the best time to plan your Edinburgh vacation. It’s not just the pleasant weather marked by warm climate that gives tourists a reason to visit but also the range of colorful and vibrant festivals that make vacation memorable make it the best time to visit. Considering all this, you shouldn’t surprise if the airlines and hotels become a bit demanding during the time.
Top Attractions in Edinburgh
The city has got amazing hotspots where you can spend quality time and make your kids acquainted with the territory, and it’s beauty.
- The Royal Botanic Garden
- Edinburgh Castle
- The Royal Mile
- Holyrood Park
- St Giles Cathedral