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Discover Edinburgh

Discover the best Scotland and Edinburgh have to offer with a flight or city break from British Airways.

Scotland's capital city, with a history dating back over 1000 years, offers an amazing array of reasons to visit. From the fascinating history to the famous Edinburgh Fringe, wonderful shopping opportunities and ancient landscapes just a short drive away. Whether travelling for business or pleasure with a range of daily flights direct from London's Heathrow, Gatwick and London City you can be in Edinburgh in just over a one hour flight time.

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Experience fantastic festivals in Edinburgh

The world-renowned Edinburgh Festival happens throughout August, with a staggering amount of music, comedy and theatre just waiting to be explored. Everywhere you look, you will find something quirky, cool or exciting going on, at venues all over the city. Alternatively, check out the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Just 50km north of the city, the stunning estate of Strathallan Castle sees T in the Park taking place from 10 to 12 July. There are some amazing acts there, with Kasabian, Noel Gallagher and The Libertines heading up the bill. You couldn’t really find a more beautiful space for it.

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Edinburgh guide

Get the best out of Edinburgh with our handy guides

Unmissable Edinburgh

Unmissable Edinburgh

Medieval history meets Georgian elegance in a city that knows how to throw a party – it’s a unique combination

Eating Out

Eating Out

You’ll never have to worry about finding a place to be fed and watered in Edinburgh – the Scots know how to put on a great spread.

Edinburgh Tours

Edinburgh Tours

See the city a little differently with these sightseeing tours.

Explore Scotland

Explore Scotland

Thousands of miles of dramatic coastline to explore, rolling hills and mountains to conquer

Edinburgh weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
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Average monthly rainfall (mm)
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Average daily sunshine (hours)
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