Car Hire Edinburgh
Car Hire Edinburgh Airport: A guide to Edinburgh
Edinburgh airport is the busiest airport in Scotland and has been referred to as ‘where Scotland meets the world’. It is located in the area of Ingliston in the city of Edinburgh, just 5 miles west of the city centre. It can be found just off the M8 and M9 motorways, making it ideally located as a gateway to exploring Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. Cars can be hired direct from the airport, enabling a hassle free start to your visit. The major airlines of Flybe, Jet2, EasyJet, Ryanair and Thomson Airways all use Edinburgh airport as a base.
Airlines and popular destinations:
Alicante, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Faro, Gran Canaria and Majorca.
Tenerife, Vienna, Chambery, Malaga, Murcia and Salzburg
Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands, Exeter, Liverpool, and London-City
Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Hamburg, Lisbon, Madrid, and Paphos.
The airport is located on the A8 Glasgow-Edinburgh road. It is easily reached by car on the M8 from Glasgow and the M9 from Stirling. It is also possible to reach the airport from the M90 motorway from Perth using the Forth Road Bridge. Hiring a car from the airport is a convenient and affordable way of exploring the city and the surrounding areas at your own leisure.
The City of Edinburgh:
Edinburgh is well known for its famous castle and majestic highland scenery. It is the capital of Scotland and includes both a medieval Old Town and the graceful Georgian New Town. The architecture of the area is both fascinating and truly beautiful. The neoclassical buildings are surrounded by gardens, which delight visitors throughout the year. The city’s highlights include:
- Edinburgh Castle: home to Scotland’s crown jewels and looming over the city it provides spectacular views.
- Approximately 1 mile to the east of Edinburgh castle is Arthur’s Seat. It is the highest group of hills and provides a hilly and surprisingly wild walk for its visitors.
- For shopaholics, heading to Princes Street is a must. It is located in the new town and contains an array of high street and designer shops.
- The Scottish National Gallery is a beautiful neo-classical building located in Central Edinburgh and houses some of the best collections of fine art in the world.