Edinburgh, Athens of the North


Country : United Kingdom, Scotland

Province : Lothian

Population : 495 360 inhabitants



Scotland’s capital and Scottish Parliament’s seat, Edinburgh is a double facets city : on the one hand, the Old Town offers a medieval setting. On the other hand, the New Town, built during the XIXth century, proposes Gregorian infrastructures, animated by pubs, restaurants and elegant shops. Constructed on volcanic hills, the city offers to its tourists a setting full of history and architecture.

Authentic, Edinburgh combines cut stones to raw rocks in an urban landscape which has, for a long time, inspired authors and movie makers. The Scottish capital is also renowned for being a city of culture, art, philosophy, literature, sciences and festivals.



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Coming to Edinburgh

By plane :

- Edinburgh airport located at 8km from the center of Edinburgh.

It’s possible to reach Edinburgh from the airport thanks to bus and taxi services. A regular airport bus is operated by Airlink 100 between Waverley Bridge station and Edinburgh airport.

For more information : www.edinburghairport.com


Paris - Edinburgh : 1h45


Public Transportation

Download the bus network map

Download the tramway network map

Download the train network map


Entry formalities

All the citizens of a European Union country member, of the EEA or of Switzerland, do not need a visa to stay in Edinburgh. They only need a valid identity card or a passport, still usable 3 months after the return.

All the foreign nationals of a European Union country member, of the EEA or of Switzerland and those who possess a residence permit of a European Union country member, need a visa to stay in Edinburgh. Get some information about administrative formalities and necessary documents to obtain a visa for the United Kingdom to the British embassy or consulate in your country of origin or of residence.


WARNING : Information collected on November 2nd 2016.

To see the last information updated : www.gov.uk 


Time difference

1 hour less in comparison with Paris


City websites



Our references

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