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Edinburgh Weekend Breaks

Apr 20, 2008
Choosing Edinburgh as a city break destination will involve selecting the same criteria as you would use for any other city break in the world.

Going away for an enjoyable weekend or short break can sometimes depend on what you are looking for and what you expect in a destination. It is usually a good idea to do some basic checks prior to selecting your city break destination. important factors to consider include the time of year you are visiting so you can be prepared for the local weather. The weather in Edinburgh can be wet out with the summer months and sometimes during the summer months as well, however there are still plenty of things to do and see.

Edinburgh airport has even more choice of direct flight options than ever before so if you are planning on visiting the capital city of Scotland then you should find it even easier than ever to get a direct flight to Edinburgh from an airport near to you or a short drive away. There are lots of flights options 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 cheaper flight to Edinburgh than ever before.

Why visit Edinburgh for your Short break? Edinburgh is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for short breaks and offers the visitor a great choice of attractions.

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.

The magnificent Scottish Parliament building is a popular attraction and they run tours throughout the day for visitors. Nearby is Dynamic Earth an attraction that offers an educational view of the planet but in a fun way.

There are of course a lot more things to do and see and by simply doing a quick search on the internet you will find lists of them. Plan ahead and you will make the most of your short break in Edinburgh.

There is a big choice of accommodation and hotel options available in Edinburgh which include small family run bed and breakfasts and low cost youth hostels to the very best in five star accommodation. The better accommodation tends to be in the more central locations however you get what you pay for.

If you are planning on a short break in Edinburgh during the really busy times such as in August or at New Year make sure you book in advance so you get the best prices and actually might get accommodation. It is not unusual on certain dates to find people booking accommodation in a different city and travelling to Edinburgh each day.

Get the best deals and book up as early as possible and you could easily get a great value short break in Edinburgh even during the busy dates such as in August and New Year.
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For a great value city break destination Edinburgh offers lots of attractions and Edinburgh flights from lots of European airports make it easy to get there. There are lots of different hotels in Edinburgh to pick from.
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