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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 89 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 18 ˚F. The wettest month in Edinburgh is May with 5.56 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.43 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Edinburgh

Choose the perfect vacation rental for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others. AllTheRooms has 12,624 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Edinburgh, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. A trip to Edinburgh can be budget-friendly - our lowest price rental is available at $4.33 a night. A typical accommodation in Edinburgh costs on average $131 a night.

If you have to have internet access during your stay in Edinburgh, then you can choose from over 5,684 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 1,033 places to stay include a breakfast. You can maintain your workout regime by staying at one of 114 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on getting to Edinburgh by car, be sure to choose from 3,784 accommodations that provide parking. 41 hotels and vacation rentals come with a pool or jacuzzi

If you're traveling with your best friend, then make sure to choose one of the 649 pet-friendly accommodations available.

In Edinburgh AllTheRooms currently compares hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 5 providers, including 5,467 places to stay from Airbnb, 204 accommodations from Priceline and 204 places to stay from Agoda.

7,773 of the accommodations in Edinburgh have been reviewed and rated. 69% are rated great. 3,645 accommodations allow instant booking.

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