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Edinburgh City Breaks for 2016/2017

Cheap Edinburgh city breaks are always in demand, and we at Co-operative Travel can offer them at a truly frugal price. Bargain city breaks to Edinburgh take you to a city that is unique, historic and beautiful.

Edinburgh package city breaks in the Old Town place you in an area rich in Reformation architecture (much of the medieval city is underground, as it was simply built on). However, the medieval street plan has been preserved, with narrow streets and alleys (called closes) where you will find numerous specialist shops, cosy pubs and restaurants serving traditional Scottish fare – as well as spooky tunnel entrances.

Book Edinburgh city breaks here and you’re within easy reach of Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Abbey - located at either end of the Royal Mile. Other attractions include the Law Courts, St Giles’ Cathedral, the creepy Edinburgh Vaults and expansive Holyrood Park.

Many Edinburgh city breaks are booked in the 18th century New Town. Defined by broad thoroughfares like George Street and Princes Street – the city’s main shopping area – the New Town has fine examples of Georgian and Regency architecture.

Charlotte Square was designed by Robert Adam, whose influence can be seen across Edinburgh. A short walk will take you to the charming Princes Gardens, while in the evening, there’s a chic lively vibe in the upmarket pubs and nightclubs on George Street.

Unlike some European city breaks, weekend breaks in Edinburgh are rarely too hot – or cold. While it can be quite damp and misty at times, this just makes the city’s tea rooms, pubs and cafes more appealing. However, you can warm up with a brisk walk; Edinburgh city breaks are ideal for those who enjoy hearty meals and healthy exercise with many lovely hill climbs in the area. The views from Arthur’s Seat (also volcanic) are outstanding.

We at Co-operative Travel can arrange cheap last minute Edinburgh city breaks throughout the year. Whether it’s a short stay over Christmas, or one of our special Edinburgh Festival breaks, we’ll always get you the best deal.

Booking Ahead - Edinburgh City Breaks 2017/2018

If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Edinburgh city breaks in 2017/2018.

Booking ahead for your 2017/2018 city break to Edinburgh has many advantages - especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.

Book a city break to Edinburgh for next year and save money now.

Edinburgh - Holiday Destination Information

Key Information: Edinburgh has been a firm favourite amongst holidaymakers as it attracts over 4 million visitors per year. Being the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan city which offers a wonderful blend of ancient heritage and modern entertainment. Whether you’re planning a family holiday or a group holiday, city breaks to Edinburgh have something to offer every type of traveller.

Ideal Time to Go: The best time to book a city break to Edinburgh is around July to August, as these are the warmest months. Although there may be more visitors at this time of the year, there will also be more festivals and events on.

For those who are looking to book cheaper city breaks to Edinburgh, we recommend visiting between March and May as these months are just outside of the high season. This also means that you can find cheaper hotel rates, less tourists and still holiday in generally warm weather.

Weather: Edinburgh is known to have a temperate climate which means you can expect mild summers and cool winters. The hottest months are July to August with average temperatures reaching 15°C, whereas the coldest months are January and February with average temperatures dropping to 3°C.

Flight Time: Direct flights to Edinburgh from the UK can take around 1.5 hours, whereas connecting flights take longer.

Time Difference: Same time as the UK.

Currency: GBP (£)

Fun Fact: Edinburgh was the very first city in the entire world to have its own fire service.

Top Tip: The weather in Edinburgh can be quite unpredictable, so it’s best to bring the appropriate clothing and an umbrella if the weather is looking poor.

Places to Visit on Your Edinburgh City Break

Edinburgh is a very cultural city and provides endless opportunities to experience the fun festivals, museums and attractions. Here are a few of the recommended places to visit during your Edinburgh city break:

  • New Town – New Town is a central part of Edinburgh and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The buildings in New Town feature a neo-classical and Georgian architecture which gives spectacular views and scenery. New Town has a lot to offer for those who love culture and history.
  • Calton Hill – take a trip to Calton’s Hill and experience the beautiful views that this location has to offer. At the top of this hill, you’ll be able to find spectacular monuments, such as the Nelson Monument and the National Monument.
  • Edinburgh Castle – the Edinburgh castle is a very iconic attraction which has won the UK Heritage Attraction Award. Sitting on the skyline of Edinburgh, this attraction boasts some of the best views and scenery. Book a tour and experience the famous castle yourself.

How to Get There

Direct holiday flights to Edinburgh are available at airports all over the UK. As it is a part of Europe, the flights tend to be quite cheap and affordable all year round. You should find it easy to book a flight to Edinburgh at any time of year, so timing should never be an issue with this holiday destination.

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