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Car rental Edinburgh

The old and new town of Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and the seventh most populous cities in the UK. It is immersed in a magical environment with cool lakes, wild rivers and a picturesque coastline. As one of the historical major centers of the Enlightenment, it is sometimes called the Athens of the North. The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh received the UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1995.

Athens of the North

Discover the highlights of the Old Town, Edinburgh's medieval heart along the Royal Mile, running from the Castle to Holyrood Palace. For those who fancy a good shopping, then the New Town, the commercial heart of the city, is not to be missed. If you plan to travel by car rental in Edinburgh, compare car hire rates at holidaycars.com and find yourself the best deal.

Visit Edinburgh Castle with car hire

This beautiful castle perched on a cliff above the Royal Mile offers a nice view of the magical city. Walk to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the modern Scottish Parliament building. Here you will see the densely packed houses of the Old Town, along with other sightseeing attractions. Go underground at The Real Mary King's Close and discover the forgotten winding alleyways. Being the most popular paid visitor attraction in Scotland, a rental car in Edinburgh can easily bring you to the castle.

Victoria Street

Near the Royal Mile lies Victoria Street, one of the most popular streets for tourists, lined with colorful, attractive shops. Enjoy Scottish cuisine in one of the stylish restaurants such as Howies and The Grain Store or have some snacks in one of the bistros in the area. In order to explore the region at your own pace, it is better to rent a car in Edinburgh, which can easily bring you to the picturesque rural area.

East Lothian

Stroll along the beaches and visit the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick. Spot the gannet nesting on the Bass Rock and watch the chicks get puffin flying lesson. Nearby, you will also find a large colony of gray seals and with a little luck maybe even dolphins, porpoises and whales. The staff at the local car rental counter will show you how to get there and where to park.

Melancholic Scottish music

Car rental in Edinburgh ensures a relaxing holiday in Scotland. You will enjoy the open landscape of the Lothians with stately homes, impressive castles and medieval chapels. Wander into one of the dreamy charming village, step into a pub and enjoy the melancholy Scottish music. The hospitable Scots may invite you for a pint. Traveling by car rental in Edinburgh is not only comfortable, but also ideal to get acquainted with the friendly local people.

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Tips and experiences for Edinburgh

Our customers rated Edinburgh with an average of 9.8 based on 4 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

08-08-2016
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Only hire a car if you want to explore the rest of Scotland, no need for a car in Edinburgh
04-08-2016
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Stay in the city center so you can access everything walking.
31-05-2015
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Lots of History and very nice Pubs and Stores in town center.
03-01-2015
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Visit the festival and fringe in August