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Edinburgh Travel Guide

Walking through the historic city center of Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh is like entering a time machine back to the medieval era. The city has a Medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town, which are both made up of winding streets lined with historic buildings.

Things to Do in Edinburgh

Top things to do in Edinburgh include exploring Edinburgh Castle, which dates back to the 12th century and is home to Scotland’s crown jewels, visiting Arthur’s Seat, which is a peak in Holyrood Park that offers panoramic views of the Scottish countryside, and finding out more about Scottish history at the Museum of Scotland.

Meanwhile, if you like shopping, head to the 'Royal Mile' which is packed with boutiques and shops selling traditional Scottish souvenirs, such as whiskey, shortbread and tartan kilts.

Best Places to Stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a compact city and the best place to stay is in the historic center, so you are within walking distance from the main sites.

Best Time to Visit Edinburgh

It can get really cold in Edinburgh, so the best time to visit is in the summer months of July and August, when the weather is warm and in general, sunny. Bring an umbrella however, as it can rain even during the summer months.

Price and Availability in Edinburgh

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Edinburgh tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Edinburgh tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Edinburgh is in August, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Edinburgh is in the high season in August. Edinburgh has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Edinburgh

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Edinburgh. The hottest month in Edinburgh is June, when temperatures peak at 79 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 9 ˚F. The wettest month in Edinburgh is March with 5.04 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.25 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Edinburgh

At AllTheRooms.com we have vacation rentals from all of your favorite providers - Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more. Edinburgh has 12,624 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Edinburgh is available at $4.33 per night. In general, an accommodation in Edinburgh will cost you $131 per night.

If you need to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 5,684 accommodations in Edinburgh that have WiFi. We have 1,033 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 114 accommodations that have gym facilities. Driving to Edinburgh? Then choose one of the 3,784 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 41 places to stay have a a pool or jacuzzi

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We combine a wide variety of Edinburgh accommodations including vacation rentals, home stays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 5 providers, including 5,467 places to stay from Airbnb, 246 accommodations from Priceline and 204 places to stay from Agoda.

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