Why fly to Edinburgh?
Cheap flights to Edinburgh take you to one of Europe’s most popular cities, and one of its most fascinating. The capital of Scotland is known for its beautiful historic old town and bustling culture, and it’s the gateway to a lot of the country’s most stunning nature.
From evenings spent listening to live music on the Royal Mile, to mornings spent hiking up Arthur’s street, book a return flight to Edinburgh today to discover the weekend getaway we all need.
Things to do in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is filled to the brim with memories to be made. Book a ticket to explore Edinburgh Castle, or stroll down The Royal Mile to Holyrood Palace and see what a 16th-century tower-block complex looked like. Through Princes Street Gardens into the newer, Georgian, part of town is the main shopping district. Here you’ll find big-name brands, department stores and coffee shops, as well as art galleries and monuments. Buy yourself a bit of tartan or some scotch as a souvenir of your time in this unique city. Speaking of scotch, a trip to one of the nearby distilleries is always a good shout!
Edinburgh's Urban Nature
Visiting Edinburgh for fresh air and big green spaces? Start off with Holyrood Park. You can hike or bike around here, and make the fairly easy trip up to Arthur’s Seat. Sitting on the top of this extinct volcano will give you a view of the whole city and surrounding country, right over to the sea. For something a bit more flat, check out Leith Walkway, a relaxed 22 mile long path and cycle track that wanders through beautiful gardens and charming villages. You can do the whole thing over a long day, or join the path for a shorter stretch. You can even do it on horseback for a different experience! Make sure to also not miss the Royal Botanic Garden, where you’ll find 13,000 plants growing in acres of peaceful landscape.
Bursting with energy? The hills around Edinburgh provide several exciting outlets, including mountain biking, orienteering, or even skiing on an artificial slope. Along the coast, you can try sailing, canoeing or kayaking You’ll get a great view of the city, the Forth Bridge and maybe even some dolphins or seals. If all this sounds a bit too wild, how about a round of golf?
Edinburgh Fringe Flights
A trip to the fringe should be on the bucket list of any lover of comedy, music, or art (in any form!) For almost the whole month of August, the city is home to an incredibly diverse range of shows and entertainment, and it truly comes alive. It can be expensive to visit Edinburgh during the fringe, but don’t let that put you off– it is absolutely worth it! If you’d like to visit during this exciting time, just be sure to plan your trip well ahead of time, and consider booking your flight on a weekday rather than peak weekend periods. To save money while you’re there, it could be a good idea to book self-catering accommodation, and think about staying a bit further from the city centre. Edinburgh has readily available public transport to neighbouring areas, so you should still have easy access to everything, with a lower price tag.
Dining in Edinburgh
Edinburgh offers you an exciting mix of foodie flavours, with everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to cheap and cheerful takeaway options. Haggis is the national dish, and nowadays you can get a vegetarian version, too. Fish and seafood are plentiful, and delicious shortbread is everywhere and makes a great souvenir. For a truly decadent treat, have a mouthful of deep-fried Mars bar.
Flight and hotel packages to Edinburgh
Your easyJet experience doesn’t need to end once you set off the plane in Edinburgh. easyJet holidays offers great value package holidays, so you can explore the city of Beltane with confidence that you won’t be missing out on any must-see nook or cranny. From exploring the majesty of Edinburgh Castle to a tour around the creaky ancient dungeons, we can help make your Edinburgh city break perfect. As well as getting you there for a great deal, we can offer you the perfect package to explore the so-called Athens of the North. Whether you’re visiting with kids and looking for comfort and culture in a convenient location, or visiting with makes and looking for a fun and quirky spot that puts you right in the centre of Edinburgh’s legendary nightlife, we’ve got the perfect option for you.
Finding low-cost Edinburgh flights
If you’re looking for cheap tickets to Edinburgh, it’s all about timing. Edinburgh is fun to visit year round, so the first thing to consider is booking a trip during its off season, which is typically in January and February. What better time to relax in one of the city’s cosy pubs, or potentially even catch some snowfall? If you’re looking to visit during more busy times of year, be sure to plan your trip well ahead of time, and consider avoiding flying on Friday and Sunday, as these will typically be the priciest days to fly.
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