Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, offers a winning blend of friendly locals, unique cultural attractions and picture-perfect landmarks. For an action-packed city break, book your Edinburgh flights with Ryanair.
Fly to Edinburgh and experience all that this wonderful city has to offer. Enjoy breath-taking views from Calton Hill. Check out the spectacular Edinburgh Castle. Go for a mosey through the alleys and cobblestone streets of The Royal Mile and soak up the warm, welcoming atmosphere.
When to book cheap flights to Edinburgh
The best time to plan and book cheap flights to Edinburgh is the month of August. The weather is likely to be warmer and sunnier than usual and the Edinburgh Festival, the world’s largest arts festival, will be in full swing.
During the winter season, Christmas in Edinburgh is a big deal - expect a packed calendar of events, a feast of winter treats, fairy-lit attractions and fabulous Christmas markets. The celebrations continue into New Year as Edinburgh's Hogmanay shows the world how to party over three days with spectacular entertainment, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe. Need a place to stay while visiting Edinburgh? Search Ryanair Rooms for great value deals on hotels, apartments and places to stay in Edinburgh.
What to see in Edinburgh?
Edinburgh offers a little something for everyone. With the savings you’ve made on your cheap flights to Edinburgh Scotland, you can afford to explore the city’s best sights and attractions. Some must-sees to add to your list include the famous 12th century Edinburgh Castle which still dominates the skyline. For a panoramic view of the city, take a hike up to Arthur’s Seat. Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh and rewards photographers with panoramic views of the city and beyond. Other interesting spots around the city include Greyfriars Kirkyard and the Royal Mile, one of the most famous streets in Europe.
Once you decide to fly to Edinburgh, it’s worth planning ahead and booking your tickets for popular attractions online to avoid long queues when you arrive, especially if you only have a short amount of time in the city.
When you arrive on your cheap Edinburgh flights, you’ll find public transport is the best way to get around Edinburgh. There is a good selection of bus and tram services, as well as a bike rental service, all of which make getting around the city easy. The tram is an excellent way to some of the major attractions such as the Old Town, Edinburgh University and Edinburgh Gin Distillery. Planning to explore more of Scotland? Book your rental car with Ryanair Car Hire and your car will be ready and waiting for you when you land in Edinburgh.
What to eat in Edinburgh?
When you have your cheap Edinburgh flights booked, be sure to pack some loose clothing, Edinburgh offers some of the best cuisine in the UK. Food and drink is the very lifeblood of Scotland's culture and economy. From mouth-watering Aberdeen Angus steaks, to world-renowned seafood such as wild trout, salmon, oysters and langoustines, not to mention the water of life - whisky - the 'Made in Scotland' stamp has become synonymous with quality. It would be rude not to sample the local goods.
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Hogmanay in December
Edinburgh International Film Festival in June
Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August
Scottish International Storytelling Festival in October
Edinburgh Jazz & Blue Festival in July
Edinburgh Art Festival in July & August