Capital of Scotland


Hilly Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, has a medieval Old Town and an elegant Georgian New Town, with gardens and neoclassical buildings. It’s home to Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park with sweeping views from its peak. Looming over the city is hilltop Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, traditionally used in the coronation of Scottish rulers.


Area: 264 km²


Weather: 6°C, Wind W at 5 km/h, 98% Humidity


Getting there: 13 h 10 min flight. View flights


Local time: Monday 7:10 AM


Population: 492,680 (2014)


Number of airports: 1


Sports team: Hibernian F.C., Heart of Midlothian F.C., Edinburgh Rugby