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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 Index in Edinburgh

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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 cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Edinburgh tends to be Tuesday, 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 weather in Edinburgh

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Edinburgh. The hottest month in Edinburgh is August, when temperatures peak at 82 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 16 ˚F. The wettest month in Edinburgh is June with 6.34 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 0.12 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Edinburgh

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, Homeaway, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. Edinburgh has 107370 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Edinburgh is available at $9.77 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $129 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Edinburgh can pick from 16308 places to stay that provide WiFi. 3105 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 285 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Edinburgh by car, be sure to choose from 10152 accommodations that provide parking. 111 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 1698 pet-friendly accommodations available.

In Edinburgh AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 7 providers, including 14670 places to stay from Airbnb, 594 accommodations from Homeaway and 594 places to stay from Agoda.

69309 of our places to stay in Edinburgh have been rated by previous guests. They rated 70% as excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 32022 places to stay right now.

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