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Edinburgh Destination Guide

Fly Direct to Edinburgh

Get your city break to Edinburgh off to a perfect start and enjoy close airport parking with short walks to the terminal. You’ll also love the relaxed atmosphere at Shannon - no congestion and no hassle guaranteed!  

Scotland’s capital is the second most popular tourist destination in the UK after London and is a must-see for anyone with an interest in festivals and culture. 

When you land 

With an airport 12km to the city centre, expect to pay €18 for a taxi there while bus company AirLink charges just a third of that price (for a return ticket) to bring you to the heart of the action. Getting around is easy with lots of buses, trains, and taxis but many say the city is best seen on foot. 


As one of the oldest cities in the UK, it’s dotted with medieval landmarks including Edinburgh Castle – which is over 1,000 years old.  And there are also plenty of modern attractions such as the National Gallery of Scotland, which was renovated in 2011, and the Museum of Scotland, which displays a wide range of Roman-era artefacts.  


Festivals take centre stage in Edinburgh and during the summer, they attract visitors from all over the globe. The fringe festival has become the largest of its kind in the world.  

The big attraction in winter is Hogmanay on New Year’s Eve when the city rings in the New Year with a bang. Live music, ice rinks and other attractions entertain the throngs gathered on the streets of the city centre. If sport is your thing, you should try and make it to Murrayfield – the 67,500-capacity home of Scottish rugby.  

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