Edinburgh tourist and travel information

Edinburgh tourist and travel information

Edinburgh Travel Information

Edinburgh Edinburgh is an ideal destination for visitors arriving by train, plane, car, coach or boat. Scotland's capital is easily within your reach.

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bus and coach travel

Edinburgh - Travel by coach Edinburgh - Travel by coach - Edinburgh is well placed on the Scottish motorway network which makes bus or coach travel easy and quick. National Express - 08705 80 80 80. Scottish Citylink - 08705 50 50 50

Travel by train

Edinburgh - Travel by train Edinburgh - Travel by train - Excellent rail links throughout the UK make the train a great way to get here. 4 hours between Edinburgh (Waverley) and London (King's Cross). Edinburgh station has links to York, Newcastle, Inverness and Aberdeen - all about 2 hours away. Glasgow is about 50 minutes away on the shuttle service - Scotrail 08457 48 49 50. Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Park, Haymarket. Haymarket railway station is Edinburgh's second largest station after Waverley, centrally located near the West End. Murrayfield Stadium is next to the station. National Express East Coast runs fast, frequent passenger train services on the East Coast Main Line between London King’s Cross, the East Midlands, Yorkshire, the North East of England and Scotland. Customer Relations Tel: 08457 225 333. nationalexpresseastcoast.com

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M8 Motorway

Roads Edinburgh - Travel by road - Edinburgh is about 2 miles east of Junction 1 of the M8 Motorway. The M8 Motorway links Edinburgh to Greenock, via Glasgow. Edinburgh is about 70 miles from Greenock.

M8 Motorway

M9 Motorway

Roads Edinburgh - Travel by road - Edinburgh is about 3 miles east of Junction 1 of the M9 Motorway. The M9 Motorway links Edinburgh to Stirling. Edinburgh is about 35 miles from Stirling.

M9 Motorway

M 90 Motorway

Roads Edinburgh - Travel by road - Edinburgh is about 12 miles SE of Junction 1 of the M 90 Motorway. The M 90 Motorway links the Forth Road Bridge at North Queensferry to Perth. Edinburgh is about 40 miles from Perth.

M 90 Motorway

A1 Motorway

Roads Edinburgh - Travel by road - The A1 starts / finishes next to Waverley station in Edinburgh. The A1 and the Motorway known as the A1(M) runs from London to Edinburgh. Edinburgh is about 410 miles from London.

A1 Motorway

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Edinburgh - Travel by road Edinburgh - Travel by road - Edinburgh is at the heart of the Scottish motorway network. Only 3 hours from Inverness and about 2 hours from Aberdeen. 2 hours from Newcastle.

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Edinburgh Airport Edinburgh Airport, Scotland, EH12 9DN. Tel: +44 (0)870 040 0007. Numerous direct scheduled flights from major airports, both in the UK and overseas. Edinburgh International Airport is (8 miles) west of the city centre. Airlink Coach and taxi services take about 20 minutes to get from the city centre to the airport. 40 flights from London to Edinburgh every day take about an hour.

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Travel be Car

Hire - Edinburgh Edinburgh - Car Hire - Edinburgh is home to all the major car rental outlets, both in the city and at the airport.

Travel be Car

Cycling

Hire - Edinburgh Edinburgh - Cycle Hire - Cycle Scotland, 29 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NB Tel / Fax: +44 (0)131 556 5560. Our main shop is right in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. Just off the Royal Mile near the Crowne Plaza Hotel. www.cyclescotland.co.uk

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Edinburgh ferry Zeebrugge Ferry Rosyth, Travel to Edinburgh. An overnight ferry service operates between Zeebrugge and Rosyth every day (taking about 17 hours). Rosyth is about half an hour's drive from Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh Edinburgh is about 130 miles from Aberdeen, 45 miles to Glasgow, 220 miles to Manchester and 410 miles to London.

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Shopping

Stores Edinburgh - Shopping - Marks & Spencer, 54 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH2 2DQ. Tel: 0131 225 2301. Edinburgh Morningside Simply Food - 212/216 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DD. Tel: 0131 447 7369. Marks & Spencer Straiton - Lower Straiton Retail Park, Stariton, Edinburgh, EH20 9QY. Tel: 0131 440 3017. British Home Store Cameron Toll - Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, 6 Lady Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5PB. Tel: 0845 8410155. British Home Store Edinburgh - 64 Princes Street, Midlothian, EH2 2DJ. Tel: 0845 8410180. Burton Retail Edinburgh - Tel: 01315567444. 30/31 Princes Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH2 2BY. Burton Retail Ocean Terminal - Tel: 01315546704. Unit 7, Ocean Terminal Centre, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ. Burton Retail Fort Retail Park - Tel: 01316699688. Unit 4a, Fort Retail Park, Newcraighall Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH15 3RH. Woolworths - 25 Milton Link Milton Road, Edinburgh, EH15 3QH Tel: 0131 669 1298. Boots The Chemists 141 Princes St, Edinburgh 0131-225 4615 & 48 Shandwick Pl. Tel: 0131-225 6757. Stockbridge Post Office Edinburgh. Tel: 0131-343 2648. West Maitland Street Post Office Edinburgh. Tel: 0131 229 5906.

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Sport

Sport Edinburgh - Sport - SCOTTISH RUGBY, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ. General enquiries - Tel: 0131 346 5000. ICE SKATING. MURRAYFIELD, Riversdale Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 5XN. Tel: 0131 3376933. Ten Pin Bowling. Edinburgh (Fountain Park) Megabowl, Fountain Park, Fountain Bridge, Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1AW. Edinburgh (Kinnaird Park) Tenpin, Unit 15 Kinnaird Park, Newcraighall Road, Edinburgh, EH15 3RD. Both Tel: 0871 550 1010. Ainslie Park Leisure Centre Edinburgh. Tel: 0131 551 2400.

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Sport Edinburgh - Sport - Braid Hills Golf Club, 22 Braidhills Approach, Edinburgh EH10 6JY. On the A702 south of Edinburgh. Tel: 01314476666. Broomieknowe Golf Club, 36 Golf Course Road, Bonnyrigg EH19 2HZ. About 5 miles south of Edinburgh. Tel: 01316639317. Bruntsfield Links Golf Club, The Clubhouse, 32 Barnton Avenue, Edinburgh EH4 6JH. About 3 miles NW of Edinburgh, off the A90. Tel: 0131 336 1479. Carrick Knowe Golf Course, Glendevon Park, Edinburgh EH12 5BZ. Set in the heart of Edinburgh. Tel: 01313371096. Craigmillar Park Golf Club, 1 Observatory Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH9 3HG. Tel: 0131 667 0047. Kingsknowe Golf Club, 326 Lanark Road, Edinburgh EH14 2JD. Situated on the SW outskirts of Edinburgh on the A70. Tel: 01314414030. Newbattle Golf Club, Abbey Road, Eskbank, Dalkeith EH22 3AD. About 7 miles SE of Edinburgh, north of Dalkieth. Tel: 0131 663 2123.

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Entertainment

Entertainment Edinburgh - Entertainment - Assembly Theatre, 2/2 50 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2LE. Box Office: 0131 623 3030. Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 Newmarket Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ. Tel: +44 (0) 131 477 3500. Festival City Theatres Trust, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT. Tel: (0131) 662 1112. Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED. Tel: 0131 228 1404. Cineworld Cinema, Fountain Park, 130/3 Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 1AF. Tel: 0871 200 2000. Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA. Tel: 0870 6063424.

Entertainment

Other information Edinburgh - Other information - One of Edinburgh's most notable features is Edinburgh Castle which overlooks the city's Princes Street, and is at the top of the Royal Mile. Edinburgh Castle. Tel: 0131 2259846. National Galleries of Scotland. Tel: 0131 624 6200. City of Edinburgh Council. Tel: 0131 200 2323.

Art Gallery

"Edinburgh Castle: March of the Highlanders" by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) from Fisher's Illustrations to the Waverley Novels 1836-1837 - Watercolour on paper. This highly compressed but intricately detailed and densely populated view of Edinburgh from Calton Hill was made as an illustration for Fisher's 'Illustrations to the Waverley Novels', 1836-7. Turner based it on material gathered during earlier visits to Scotland, particularly those in 1801 and 1822. Walter Scott, the author of the 'Waverley Novels', complained of Turner's tendency to include 'highlanders in every Scottish scene'.

Edinburgh Castle: March of the Highlanders" by Joseph Mallord William Turner
 

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For hotels in other areas nearby see Haddington hotels & Livingston hotels.

For bed and breakfast accommodation in other areas near to Edinburgh Scotland see bed and breakfast in Burntisland & bed and breakfast in Dunfermline.

For self catering accommodation in other Lothians near to Edinburgh Lothian see self catering accommodation in Glasgow & self catering accommodation in Falkirk.

Edinburgh - Local Information. Edinburgh Tourist Office 0131 5571700 - Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse 0131 556 5100 - Edinburgh Castle 0131 2259846 - National Galleries of Scotland 0131 624 6200 Boots The Chemists 141 Princes St, Edinburgh 0131-225 4615 & 48 Shandwick Pl 0131-225 6757 - Royal Bank Of Scotland Edinburgh 0131-225 7023 - Alliance & Leicester Edinburgh 0131-225 4253 - Stockbridge Post Office Edinburgh 0131-343 2648 - West Maitland Street Post Office Edinburgh 0131-229 5906 - Braid Hills Golf Course Tel: 0131 447 6666 - Ainslie Park Leisure Centre Edinburgh Tel: 0131 551 2400 - City of Edinburgh Council 0131 200 2323

Telephoning Edinburgh from abroad - To dial a number in Edinburgh from outside the UK: dial the International Access Code of the country you are calling from - follow that by the Country Code for the country you are calling to (44 for the UK) - dial the local area code omitting the initial ‘0’ e.g. for London 020 becomes 20 - dial the phone number of the person you want to call in Edinburgh

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