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Come and discover a country with a spectacular heritage. An exciting and cosmopolitan capital, Edinburgh is listed in the inventory of the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO. 2013 is Natural Scotland year, so don’t hesitate to visit and take advantage of the great outdoors.


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From November 1st Ryanair will be implementing the new cabin bags policy. Only customers who have purchased Priority Boarding, Plus, Flexi Plus, or Family Plus will be permitted to bring two cabin bags on board. All other customers will only be permitted to bring one smaller carry-on bag on board the aircraft, while their second larger wheelie bag must be placed in the hold at the boarding gate (free of charge). More information

Please note that for flights to Edinburgh, you must present yourself at check-in 2 hours before departure.

Country information: 


Capital - Edinburgh

Area - Nearly 80.000 km² almost 7 times smaller than France

Population - Just over 5 million which represents about 10% of the population of the United Kingdom.

Currency - the pound

Language - English and Scottish

Time zone - GMT 0 (if you travel to Scotland, put your watches back 1 hour)

Climate - The Scottish climate is very variable, the weather is often wet but it rarely rains for a whole day. In summer temperatures are usually around 20 degrees and the days are longer. However, the showers are more common during this time of year.

Driving - Enjoy the freedom of planning your own amazing holiday around Scotland on a road trip. But maybe you’ve never driven in the UK before ? Or maybe you want a refresher on the rules before you set off on an epic two weeks drive past mountains, around lochs and through glens ? Well, Visit Scotland gives you all the info you need on driving in Scotland with helpful tips on country driving, speed limits, and much more.

Things to see and do: 

World Heritage UNESCO

City full of architectural heritage, Edinburgh is at the heart of the country’s history. Favourite residence of the kings and queens of Scotland in the Middle Ages, Edinburgh Castle has witnessed many great moments in Scottish history. Feel free to walk the Royal Mile, a historic street in the city that takes you directly to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the Queen of England when staying in Scotland.

Natural Scotland

Go and discover the natural heritage of Scotland. There are so many things to see in the Scottish capital and its surroundings, like Port Leith with its historic waterfront or Holyrood Park. Stroll along   the Water of Leith, a little piece of nature right in the heart of the city. You will also find in the Scottish countryside, less than an hour from Edinburgh, the rolling Pentland Hills which overlook the city and the wild beauty of the East Lothian coast.

Cultural and friendly city

A constant festive atmosphere and a continuous program of organized events makes Edinburgh a very popular city to visit. In July and August, cultural events are on top of the list. Between the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the city has no shortage of animation.



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