Flight time: 1 hour 40 mins*

Average temperatures: 3 to 15°C

Currency: Pound (£)

Time: GMT +0 hours

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Welcome to majestic Edinburgh, a city of cobbles, elegant Georgian façades and an internationally renowned arts calendar.  A compact city, Edinburgh is easy to find your way around on two feet. From the view high above on Arthur’s Seat to the decks of the Royal Yacht Britannia you can pack a lot into a short break here. Breeze through to Edinburgh from Southampton airport and take in Scotland’s great capital.

Head to the old hangman’s spot of The Grassmarket directly below Edinburgh Castle and for the city’s most fashionable shops, bars and eateries with a distinctly medieval atmosphere. Spend time royally in Holyrood House, go on an open-top bus tour or take a free guided tour of the National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh is a city with a little something for everyone.

Visit in August and you’ll be entertained morning, noon and night with the Festival. But at any time of the year, you can lose yourself in the Old Town wynds, linger over a wee dram in the cosy pubs of Cockburn Street or tuck into the catch of the day at one of Leith’s waterfront restaurants.

Getting there

With daily Flybe flights to Edinburgh from Southampton Airport you’ll be in Scotland's capital in a little under an hour and a half.

Transport from Edinburgh Airport

The gateway to the Lothians, pick up a hire car, book – or hail – a cab or choose from a variety of public transport options to get you to the heart of the city.

Top things to see and do

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*All flight times are average and will vary.

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