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Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. Being located in the central belt region of the country, the city is a popular tourist destination. Also known as Auld Reekie, Edinburgh is a perfect place to see the amalgamation of the ancient and modern of the Scottish inheritance. The population of the capital is around 450,000.

The presence of ancient and medieval architectural buildings right next to the modern high-tech buildings is an awe-inspiring view. The magnificent castles, Georgian grandeur and other medieval architectural buildings look astonishingly beautiful and splendid. The articles of past have been securely preserved in the museums and art galleries of the city which is a treat to the eyes and the brain.

The Old and New Towns of the capital city are designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Being the first member of the UNESCO Creative Cities since 2004, Edinburgh is known as the City of Culture. The place has won many titles among which Most Desirable City to Live in the UK was won in a 2009 poll by YouGov.

Edinburgh is situated on the Southern shore of the Firth of Forth. The location is such that it lies on the west coast of Scotland’s east lowlands. The Princes Street Gardens bisect the city. Both of the parts of Edinburgh have astonishing attractions scattered all over the region.

The climate of Edinburgh is temperate. In the course of a year, the highest temperature ranges to just 22 degrees centigrade, and the lowest temperature goes to 1 degree centigrade. The weather in Edinburgh changes rapidly and without a notice. The best time to go to Edinburgh in summer (August to September) during the main festival season and around the New Year’s Day. The travelers should note that Edinburgh becomes crowded during these times and pre booking should be done to stay away from any inconvenience.

The Edinburgh International Airport is the busiest airport in Scotland. If your country has direct flights to this airport, you can visit Edinburgh via plane. People from neighboring regions can access Edinburgh via train, bus or boat. Inside the city, you can move from one place to another via car, train, bus, tram, taxi or on foot.

The magnificent castles and other buildings of the medieval times are a must visit in the city. Being a modern city, Edinburgh also has all sorts of entertainment and activities for the travelers. The nightlife of the place is also quite vibrant.

Local Culture: The culture of the city can be witnessed in the architecture of the ancient buildings, museums, art galleries and theatres. The cultural aspect of Edinburgh is very lively.

Dining: The city has more restaurants than any other English city. The food menu is quite diverse with the option of Seafood, Chinese, Indian, and Mediterranean dishes along with traditional Scottish dishes.

Stay Safe: The city is extremely safe. The research by YouGov in 2014 had proved that Edinburgh was the safest city among the ten most populous cities of UK. Although violent crimes are almost negligible in Edinburgh, there are some areas known for drug use and have significant crime rate. To stay on the safer side, enquire about a place before you go there.

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How much a typical Hotel in Edinburgh costs per night, considering the average prices ?

The typical Budget Hotel cost is in the range of 80 USD to 93 USD.

The typical 1 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 76 USD to 107 USD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 82 USD to 120 USD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 134 USD to 205 USD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 100 USD to 140 USD.

However a 5 Star Hotel in Edinburgh, the per night room cost is in the range of 182 USD to 392 USD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 82 USD to 120 USD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 162 USD to 223 USD.

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Edinburgh's Monthly Temperature
4.2
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4.5
Feb
6.2
Mar
8.1
Apr
10.8
May
13.5
Jun
15.3
Jul
15.2
Aug
13.0
Sep
9.8
Oct
6.7
Nov
4.2
Dec
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Edinburgh's Monthly Rainfall

Which are the better months to visit Edinburgh considering the Weather?

Its recommended to visit Edinburgh in the month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec as the weather is pleasant

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1 Princes Street, Edinburgh

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With a stay at The Balmoral Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Edinburgh, steps from Princes Street and within a .....

Starts at USD 868/night

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Priestfield Road, Edinburgh

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With a stay at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh (Prestonfield), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Royal Mile and .....

Starts at USD 284/night

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12 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh

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With a stay at The Knight Residence by Mansley, you'll be centrally located in Edinburgh, within a 5-minute drive of.....

Starts at USD 250/night

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2 Greenside Place, Edinburgh

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With a stay at The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection, you'll be centrally located in Edinburgh, steps from Princes St.....

Starts at USD 279/night

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4 West Coates, Edinburgh

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With a stay at The Dunstane Houses - Dunstane House, you'll be centrally located in Edinburgh, within a 5-minute dri.....

Starts at USD 231/night

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3 Thorntreeside, Edinburgh

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With a stay at Oakhill Apartments Edinburgh (Ltd) in Edinburgh, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Princes Street.....

Starts at USD 125/night

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9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh

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With a stay at The Chester Residence, you'll be centrally located in Edinburgh, within a 5-minute drive of Princes S.....

Starts at USD 188/night

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50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh

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With a stay at Safestay Edinburgh, you'll be centrally located in Edinburgh, within a 5-minute drive of Princes Stre.....

Starts at USD 31/night

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6 Brunton Place, Edinburgh

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With a stay at Six Brunton Place in Edinburgh (New Town), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Edinburgh Playhouse T.....

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