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About Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh's International Airport lies about 8 miles west of the centre of Scotland's capital. It has just a single terminal covering two floors, and is a very busy place through which around 8 million passengers pass annually. 50 airlines flying to 85 destinations around the world operate out of here and the business continues to grow year on year, thanks to Scotland's increasing importance in the global economy. The airport has a good selection of shops selling everything from gifts, fashion accessories, electrical goods and fragrances as well as a tax free outlet. There are a number of smart clothing outlets, a well stock bookshop and a newsagent selling books, magazines and stationery.

There are good banking facilities with ATMs and a bureau de change. The airport also houses a choice of restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee bars and licensed bars. There are a number of wireless hotspots throughout the terminal to enable internet access. The airport has a number of car hire companies located at the terminal providing a quick and easy way to reach your final destination. An express bus service also connects the airport with the city. The airport has a number of hotels situated close by, including the Hilton that also has conference facilities. There are also extensive car parking areas, both long and short term, at the terminal.


The city of Edinburgh has long been Scotland's Capital. It has a long and turbulent history and is known to be one of most continuously inhabited cities in Europe. It is a vibrant place that successfully manages to combine its great historic heritage with modern architecture and culture. In 2005, it was in fact listed by UNESCO as the first ever City Of Literature and some of its major thoroughfares such as Princes Street that has been called the most beautiful street in the world and The Royal Mile that Daniel Defoe called the 'most beautiful street he had ever seen'.

The city is also prosperous and is the most important financial centre other than London in the United Kingdom and houses the Headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Edinburgh maintains an enviable reputation as a premier place of learning and the arts. It has 4 Universities, 5 internationally famous performing arts companies and is filled with important galleries and museums as well as world famous heritage sites such as the Castle and Holyrood Palace.

In addition to the city's own extensive shopping and entertainment facilities, the old docklands around nearby Leith has been extensive refurbished to become an amazingly attractive complex of hotels, restaurants, bars and other leisure venues. In the unlikely event that you become tired of the city, the most breathtakingly beautiful countryside of the Pentland Hills and the Firth of Forth lie a short drive away.

Must see in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle

The Palace of Holyrood House

The nearby town of South Queensferry

The Isles of the Firth of Forth

Events in Edinburgh

June - Royal Highland Show

July - August - Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival

August - Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle

August - Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh International Fringe Festival

August - Edinburgh International Folk Festival

December 31 - Hogmanay.