It was the first week of May 2016 when I finally hopped on a plane and went to Edinburgh, Scotlands capital city. Since we did the Highlands tour back in 2013 I wanted to get back to Scotland and see some more of it’s beautiful landscape and buildings and what better place to start than Edinburgh?
How to get to Edinburgh:
Edinburgh is easy to reach thanks to Ryanair, Eurowings and EasyJet flights – I flew from Düsseldorf Weeze to Edinburgh, but you can for example also get there from Cologne for a fairly cheap price. Waverly Train Station connects to London and Glasgow is reachable in just under an hour.
From the airport to the city it’s a 40 minute tram ride – you can get a return ticket from the airport to the city center for £8 or a day ticket for the city center (which doesn’t include the airport stop tough…) for £4.
Edinburgh offers quite a few spots to visit. The most popular attraction in the city – in whole Scotland for a fact – is the Edinburgh castle, which dominates the skyline as it’s located on top of a hill at the end of Old Town. Another famous spot is Carlton Hill, from you have a beautiful few across the city on the one side and the sea on the other side.
If you have enough time – which I didn’t have – I always advice to do one of the free walking tours. You don’t have to spend all day on a bus, you get some background information without paying the usually very high admission prices and you meet fellow tourists. They even offer tours in German from Thursdays to Sundays at 11 am. 😉