Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and its second largest city. Situated on the east coast and like much of the rest of Scotland, Edinburgh has a temperate maritime climate, which is relatively mild. The city is well-known for its annual festival in August. The number of visitors attracted to Edinburgh for the festival, is almost equal to the settled population of the city (Edinburgh has a total resident population of 448,624).
There are over 4,500 listed buildings within the city, the highest concentration in the world. With its vast collection of medieval and georgian architecture, it is one of the most dramatic cities in Europe.
Edinburgh has a large number of pubs, clubs and restaurants. A fortnightly publication, The List, is dedicated to life in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and contains listings of all Nightclubs, as well as music, theatrical and other events.
It is in the south-east of Scotland, on the east coast of Scotland's "Central Belt”. The historic centre of Edinburgh is divided in two by the broad green swath of Princes Street Gardens. To the south the view is dominated by Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Airport is only seven miles from the city centre, with fast taxi and bus services operating into the city. We can organise an airport transfer but we recommend that you take a taxi on arrival, which is cheaper and just as fast.
Regular bus services run from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre. The journey takes approximately 25 minutes. Prices for 2007 are approximately £3 for an adult single journey and £5 for an adult open return.
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