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In Edinburgh we recommend the following car hire offers

from 15 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. Fiat 500
12 Days from 28.08 - 09.09.2024
Example vehicle
from 16 £ per day
Economy

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Peugeot 208
12 Days from 28.08 - 09.09.2024
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from 21 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Mini
e.g. Fiat 500
12 Days from 28.08 - 09.09.2024
Example vehicle

Edinburgh is a compact city with an excellent road network, making it easy to navigate around by car. You can pick up your rental car at Edinburgh Airport, located just a short drive from the city centre, or at several locations throughout the city itself.

Parking in Edinburgh

Parking can be challenging at times, especially in the city centre. Pay and display parking is available on many streets, and there are also several car parks. The main off-street car parks are at Castle Terrace, St John’s Hill, King’s Stables Road, and Semple Street. Prices vary, with discounts often available at evenings and weekends.

Must-Visit Sites

Edinburgh is packed full of things to see and do.

Edinburgh Castle

This imposing fortress offers spectacular views over the city. Explore the castle’s history, discover the Royal Palace, the Great Hall, and see the Honours of Scotland - the oldest Crown Jewels in Britain.

Arthur’s Seat

For stunning views of Edinburgh, drive your hire car to Arthur's Seat. This ancient volcano and hill located in Holyrood Park is a great place for a walk or picnic.

Driving in Scotland: Important Rules

Though you're likely familiar with UK driving rules, it's worth noting that Scotland has some unique requirements. The drink driving limit in Scotland is lower than in the rest of the UK, with the blood alcohol limit set to 50mg in every 100ml of blood, compared to the 80mg limit in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Car Class Recommendations

As Edinburgh’s city streets are quite narrow, a compact car is a good option for convenient navigation. If you plan to explore Scotland’s stunning countryside, an SUV might be the better option for comfort and performance.

Neighbourhoods Worth Visiting

Edinburgh is home to some beautiful, distinctive neighborhoods. Leith, to the north of the city, is now a culinary hotspot, while Stockbridge village in the New Town area is known for its classic architecture and artisanal shops.

Seasonal Events

Edinburgh is known for its fantastic events throughout the year, like the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, and the spectacular Hogmanay celebrations on New Year’s Eve. Renting a car will provide you with the flexibility to enjoy these events to the fullest.

Nearby Attractions

With a rental car, you can easily explore attractions outside the city, like the picturesque town of St Andrews, the home of golf, or explore the beautiful Highlands. Whatever your interests, you'll find something to suit them in Scotland.

There really is so much to see and do in and around Edinburgh, and having a rental car makes it so much easier to see everything at your own pace. Enjoy your trip!

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