The subdued gold that colors the sandstone walls around town highlight the striking architecture of Edinburgh. The capital of Scotland honors its past by filling its 18th- and 19th-century structures with modern pubs, galleries, restaurants, and museums. The city is relatively compact and walkable, but you may be grateful to have an Edinburgh car rental to get around the city's steep hills.
Driving In and Around Edinburgh
After you come in on one of the flights to Edinburgh, you'll easily find van, truck, or car rentals in Edinburgh at the airport, which is a little over nine miles from town. Just remember that everyone drives on the left as you head for one of the Edinburgh hotels. Drive 43 minutes west to Falkirk, where the Antonine Wall dates from the time of the Roman Empire. Marvel at the Falkirk Wheel, the world's first rotating boat lift that carries boats the 115 feet between the Union and Forth and Clyde canals. The city is guarded by its own fortress, Blackness Castle. Prefer to relax at a spa? Try Dalhousie Castle hotel in Bonnyrigg, 20 minutes southeast of Edinburgh. Here, you can indulge in a Turkish bath, mud cleansing, and other therapeutic treatments. You could also pay tribute to Scotland as the birthplace of golf by playing a round or two at the Broomieknowe Golf Club just north of town.
When you've hired one of the cheap rental cars in Edinburgh, you can negotiate the circular road around the highest point in the city, Arthur's Seat, which offers spectacular vistas of the urban and natural surroundings. Views like that are available to you because of the Travelocity Price Guarantee. Travelocity will match a lower price and refund the difference. If you use the site to book many of your trip details at the same time or buy a complete vacation package, you'll get even more savings.