Edinburgh Short Breaks

by Craig Walker

Selecting Edinburgh as a destination for a short break is no different from selecting any other city break destination.

Going away for an enjoyable weekend can depend on what you are looking for and what you expect. It is always a good idea to do some basic research prior to selecting your destination. important factors to consider include the time of year you are planning to travel so you can be prepared for the weather. The weather in Edinburgh can be wet out with the summer months however there is still plenty of things to do and see.

Edinburgh airport has even more direct flights than ever so if you are planning on visiting Scotland's capital city then you should find it easier than ever to get a direct flight to Edinburgh from an airport near to you. There are lots of flights from London to Edinburgh on more than one airline so as a result of the competition on this route it should be easy enough to get a cheap flight to Edinburgh.

Why should you choose Edinburgh? Edinburgh is one of the top city break destinations in the UK and Europe and offers a vast range of attractions, pubs, restaurants and options for the visitor.

Probably most famous of all the attractions in Edinburgh has to be Edinburgh Castle itself. Perched above the main shopping street it is a fantastic back drop to this wonderful historical city. Depending on when you visit you may be lucky enough to attend an event at the castle. Obviously the most famous is the Military Tattoo which takes place every August. Other events include Classical Concerts as well as music events with some of the worlds most famous groups and singers.

Another great choice for a visit would be the Scottish Parliament buildings which offer visitors the chance to join a tour of the building. After a visit to the Parliament you could also visit the nearby attraction called Dynamic Earth and learn about the world in an enjoyable and educational way.

There is of course a lot more things to do and see and by quickly checking the options on the internet you will find lists of them. By planning ahead you will make the most of your Edinburgh city break

Edinburgh offers the traveller various accommodation options from small family run bed and breakfasts and youth hostels to the very best in five star accommodation. As a general rule accommodation in better locations nearer the city centre will cost more than properties that are a short journey away.

If you plan to visit Edinburgh during the Festival months or at New Year make sure you book as early as possible to get the best prices. You may actually fin that everything is full at any price. There is a good selection of small family run bed and breakfast properties all the way up to the best five star accommodation.

Book in advance if possible and you can have a great value short break in Edinburgh and give yourself more money to spend while you are there than on getting there.

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