Edinburgh is one of the most popular cities in the world and has served as the capital city of Scotland since the Renaissance era. The city is host to many of the world’s largest festivals, such as the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. These festivals, along with the numerous tourist attractions, make Edinburgh the second most visited city in the UK falling only behind London. This surge of tourists to the area has also made Edinburgh Airport the largest airport in Scotland. Nearly nine millions passengers pass through the airport annually, including passengers on flights from Manchester to Edinburgh.
Top attractions in Edinburgh
The most affordable way to tour the city is to purchase an Edinburgh Pass. This pass provides visitors with access to public transport, admission to over 35 different local attractions and discounts at several other attractions. You will also receive discounts at some local shops and restaurants. This pass costs £30 for a one-day pass, £40 for a two-day pass and £50 for a three-day pass.
Some of the attractions included with the pass are the Edinburgh Dungeon, Surgeons’ Hall Museum, the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, the National Museum of Scotland, the Queen’s Gallery and the Dynamic Earth Museum. Several tours of the city are also included with the pass, such as the Auld Reekie underground tours, The Cadies and Witchery Tours and the Thistle Knights Tours.
Travelling to and from Edinburgh Airport
If you are planning a trip to Edinburgh onboard one of the flights from Manchester to Edinburgh, you may want to plan your transport from the airport before you arrive. There are taxis and several car hire service companies at the airport including Alamo, National, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty and Budget. There are also buses available including the Airlink Express Line 100.
Most reliable flights to Edinburgh
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