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Edinburgh Transport - Edinburgh is a cultural and vibrant center of Scotland, and a stunning capital city that presents visitors with an amazing castle high on a hill. This city is both intriguing and fun – it is very clean and offers visitors a great feeling of community while offering the shopping and dining opportunities of any big city.

Edinburgh Airport is right in Edinburgh and offers several ways to travel to the city from the airport. Public buses provide services to the city center at the main terminal. Buses typically run every 10 minutes and rates are fairly inexpensive. The Edinbugh Shuttle are minibuses that run every 10-15 minutes between the airport and any location within Edinburgh. Rates are about double what the buses will cost. Additional, several taxi stands are available at the airport and fares are based on distance.

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Driving in Edinburgh is not recommended, as finding parking is near impossible. However the city offers a multitude of transportation options so getting where you need to go isn’t a problem.

The ideal way to travel in Edinburgh is to purchase Lothian DayTickets, which offer you unlimited use of the buses for the day. More information, fares and schedules can be viewed at www.lothianbuses.co.uk/tickets.shtml. These tickets are only valid on Lothian buses. There are other, smaller bus lines in the city, and tickets are not interchangeable.

Primarily – there is no tram or subway system in Edinburgh Scotland. It is a quaint and elegant city with cobblestone alleys, beautiful squares and parks. It is a city that lends itself to walking and enjoying the many shopping, dining, and cultural activities on food.

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Edinburgh Interesting Facts

  • One of the most popular cures for baldness in 17th century Edinburgh was applying burnt ashes of dove’s dung.
  • The first animal bought by the Edinburgh Zoo was a gannet.
  • Edinburgh’s highest hill is Arthur’s Seat at 822 feet.
  • English prisoners held at Borthwick Castle were given the opportunity to earn freedom by leaping across a 12 ft gap between the castle’s twin towers with their hands behind their backs.
  • Scotland’s most famous dueling arena was the grassy slope sited below Arthur’s Seat.
  • Famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell was from Edinburgh.
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You can make an online booking for a hotel in Edinburgh Scotland here. Some Edinburgh hotels offer up to 70% discount for online reservations.
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Edinburgh Map Find you way around Edinburgh Scotland with this great interactive street map. Just click on the image for a map of Edinburgh Scotland.

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