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Flights to Edinburgh
History, culture, music, and don't forget the whisky...
History, culture, music, and don't forget the whisky. Enjoy all this and so much more in this historic Scottish capital, when you fly to Edinburgh with Virgin Atlantic. Step off your flight and into a world of ancient castles, natural scenery and diverse arts.
Fly with our partner Delta for flights to Edinburgh and explore the culture and history of Scotland's capital city. Take in the beautiful scenery, enjoy a thriving live music scene and sample some of Scotland's best whiskies on one of the many tours on offer. If you're looking for a short break, Edinburgh is the perfect destination.
Home to a thriving music scene, Edinburgh has a wide variety of options for music lovers. The Voodoo Rooms is a club, restaurant, cocktail bar and gig venue all under one roof, offering a variety of music in the main hall including jazz, soul, folk, hip hop and indie rock. If you're keen to check out the nightlife, head to The Caves, one of the top club venues in Edinburgh and home to Departure, Aztec and Kapital clubs.
Sample some of your favourite whiskies on one of the many whisky tours on offer from Edinburgh, ranging from one to seven nights. Take in the sights of some of Scotland's most scenic locations including Loch Lomond, Skye, the Highlands and Loch Ness and St Andrews and the County of Fife, whilst exploring some of Scotland's best known distilleries. Find out more about whisky tasting in Edinburgh on our blog.
Open all year round, Edinburgh Castle is a must do activity any time of year! You can take a guided tour, where you'll hear stories and secrets from the castle, and view exhibitions including the prisons of war exhibition. Make sure you're at the castle for 1pm, so you can hear the One o'clock Gun - fired nearly every day since 1861.
Royal Botanic Gardens
If you're looking for something interesting and free to do in Edinburgh, visit the Royal Botanic Garden. Home to over 15,000 species of plants, this is a great place for kids and adults alike to learn about the world's plant life. Our blog has more on exploring the Edinburgh outdoors.
Looking for a cultural experience? Head to Edinburgh during August and September and soak up the culture of the Edinburgh Festival - a collective of art and cultural festivals including dance, music, visual arts, theatre and international opera. Get more Edinburgh tips on our blog.
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Before your flight to Edinburgh, please see our Edinburgh Airport guide for more information.
The flight time from New York City to Edinburgh is approximately 6 hours and 45 minutes. This flight is operated by Delta Air Lines
The local currency in Edinburgh is the Pound (GBP).
Buses are the main form of transportation in Edinburgh. Day tickets on Edinburgh's main bus operator, Lothian buses, are £4.00 and can be purchased on the bus.
The voltage in Edinburgh is around 230 volts and the 3 pronged British plugs are used here.
Visit our dedicated UK visa page for more information on the travel documents you will need.