Edinburgh Airport handles around 11.1 million passengers a year, making it the busiest in Scotland and the sixth busiest in the UK. The airport is located six miles west of the city centre just off the M8 and M9 motorways.
Edinburgh Airport car hire
The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is synonymous with culture being home to the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe. Taking place every August, the Fringe is the largest annual international arts festival in the world.
The city is a great place to visit at any time of year however – the second most popular tourist destination in the UK in fact. Sights such as Edinburgh Castle are world-renowned, while the city’s Old Town, featuring the Royal Mile, and its Georgian New Town, have together been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
But there is more to the region than that. If you hire a car at the airport, you’re free to explore beyond the confines of the city as well and Scotland has much to offer.
With daily car rental, you can easily get out to the coast and if sunbathing isn’t always an option, North Berwick’s beaches remain beautiful regardless. You will also find the Scottish Seabird Centre here while across the Forth lies the striking Aberdour Castle. Drive a little further, to Fife, and you can even go shark diving at Deep Sea World.
By that point, you may well start to realise why hiring a car is such a good idea. One of the greatest joys of visiting Scotland is simply travelling through its majestic unspoilt scenery. With one way car hire you could even plan a road trip before flying home from another airport.