The Water of Leith, Edinburgh Scotland

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Edinburgh Airport is the busiest airport in Scotland and located just a few miles from the city itself.  While many visitors choose to book their hotel in the city, there are also a number of types of hotel accommodation at Edinburgh Airport itself.  Booking in here can help travellers save time getting to and from the airport and can even make it possible to make the most of the cheaper flights during the early hours of the morning or late at night.  Reserving a hotel room at one of these fine establishments need not be a chore either.  It's as simple as running an online search for where to stay at Edinburgh Airport, placing your booking and getting ready for an adventure in one of Scotland's most famous, and capital, city. 

Edinburgh has also been declared the very first UNESCO City of Literature thanks to the many historic works that have been produced by its residents.  Such works include The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Treasure Island, Rob Roy and Sherlock Holmes.  J.K. Rowling even began writing the famous Harry Potter books in an Edinburgh coffee shop so clearly this city is an inspiring one.

Some of the top local Edinburgh sights

When visiting Edinburgh, there is no greater view than that which can be enjoyed from Arthur's Seat.  This fort is one of four that dates back a far as 2,000 years ago.  It is located in Holyrood Park which is a great place to spend the day exploring as well.  There are a number of walking areas and unrivalled views in these parts.  It's also ideal for the kids who will most likely have plenty of energy to run out.

If you fancy yourself a Royal fan or simply enjoy grand ships, make your way to the Royal Yacht Britannia.  She is a spectacular vessel and served the Royal Family for over 40 years.  Take a walk through and enjoy the audio tour of this magnificent conqueror of oceans.

As with any great city, for a truly authentic experience, a walk through the old town is the way to go.  Give all your senses a treat as you explore the oldest parts of the city while enjoying the many monuments and taking a break to savour a meal while watching the locals and other tourists pass you by.

In terms of old structures and architecture, you will find plenty of different influences throughout the city.  The oldest standing building in Edinburgh is St. Margaret's Chapel which was originally built in the 12th century.  It was neglected over the years until it was restored in the 19th century and, today, is one of Edinburgh's most treasured attractions.

Day activities and late night fun

As with any popular tourist destination, you will find a number of fine tour operators waiting to show you around.  Tours vary in theme from visits to the Scottish Highlands, walks around the city and even walk and eat tours where you can get your fill and walk it off!  What better way to enjoy the sights and flavours of Edinburgh?

Of course, you can't visit Scotland without enjoying the indigenous sounds of the bagpipes and, if you want to do so in style, make your way to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.  Between the pipes, drums, fireworks and other lights displays, you will be unable to take your eyes off of the show.

As with any other city in these parts, you can also be sure that there are a number of inviting bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs to choose from.  Depending on your preferences, you are sure to find more than one place to help you completely lose track of time.