Gorgeous Edinburgh boasts a big city attitude with a relatively compact and walkable heart. Breaks to Edinburgh provide a unique insight into the history of Scotland with the Medieval Old Town atop a hill and leading down to the elegant Georgian New Town. Walk the Royal Mile between St Giles’ Cathedral and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, see the Scottish Parliament buildings and discover the history of Scotland’s most famous export at the Scotch Whisky Experience. Stretch your legs with a hike up to Arthur’s Seat, overlooking the city and surrounding countryside, before indulging with some local hospitality at one of the city’s many bars and restaurants. Breaks to Edinburgh offer plenty to entertain the first time visitor and returning guests alike.

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  • Edinburgh city view

  • Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock in Edinburgh - Visit Britain/Andrew Pickett

  • Outside Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh - Visit Britain/Simon Jaratt

  • Walter Scott Monument, Edinburgh - Visit Britain/Simon Jaratt

  • View over Princes Street gardens in Edinburgh - Visit Britain/Simon Winnall

  • Views from National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh - Visit Britain/Andrew Pickett

  • Edinburgh Castle selfie at sunset - Visit Britain/Andrew Pickett

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - Visit Britain/Andrew Pickett

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 7℃
  • 9℃
  • 11℃
  • 14℃
  • 17℃
  • 19℃
  • 18℃
  • 16℃
  • 13℃
  • 9℃
  • 7℃
  • 11
  • 8
  • 9
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 11
  • 10
  • 11

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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