Discover Car Rental in Edinburgh
Set among rolling emerald hills, Edinburgh resides on the eastern shores of Scotland and is the largest city in the country. If you've ever wanted to visit a city that blends its historical culture with a modern and youthful vibe, Edinburgh is for you! While a vibrant buzzing city, Edinburgh has managed to preserve huge historical
areas, and thousands of heritage listed buildings, adding a unique element of charm to the city.
With such a beautiful city, full of lush green countryside ready to be explored, your rental car is the ultimate way to get around with ease and comfort. DriveAway are your number 1 providers for car hire Edinburgh Airport and downtown. Edinburgh Airport is where Scotland meets the world and is located just 15 kilometres away from the city, approximately 20 minutes drive. Our trusted suppliers are conveniently located inside the terminals.
A great way to become familiar with Edinburgh is by visiting the Royal Mile, one of the most popular attractions in the city. Located in the centre of the city, the Royal Mile dates back to the 16th century and is home to many well preserved historical buildings. Be sure to check out the Palace of Holyroodhouse, at one end of the Mile, which is the Queen's official residence in Scotland, and at the other end follow the mile to the opposite end where you can visit Edinburgh Castle. Just near the castle you can also visit the Edinburgh Camera Obscura, a historical attraction with optical illusions and a tower with 360 degree view of the area.
Step back in time and take a visit to the Vaults of Edinburgh. These vaults are said to give visitors an eerie feeling and where only recently discovered but are over centuries old. They were originally used for local businesses, then were abandoned due to excess water damage and waste problems. Today you can walk through the vaults on a guided tour which will help you understand the rich history of Edinburgh.
After visiting the Vaults make sure to take a journey thought Edinburgh's renowned Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. The centre offers several types of tours to choose from, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The silver tour is a great option for families and offers a great experience through the production of Scottish Whisky and its collection. But if you’re looking for that special experience with that VIP touch, why no try the platinum tour. You’ll receive an extended guided tour of the Diageo Claive Vidiz Scotch Whisky Collection, complimentary single malts and an exclusive taste of a 21-year old Scotch Whisky.
If you’re more into the arts wander round the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The gallery has been operating since 1984 and has hosted many high-profile exhibitions throughout its years. Offering some of the most famous art pieces including Picasso’s amazing Mère et Enfant, this is a must to visit on your driving holiday.
For further driving inspiration, DriveAway have put together a list of top drives in Scotland.
|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx. km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Edinburgh - Glasgow||75||1|
|Edinburgh - Dundee||102||1.5|
|Edinburgh - Inverness||250||3|
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