Welcome to Edinburgh airport and tourism
Many people fly to and from Edinburgh airport. This is partly for business but also because the city is such a hotspot for tourists. Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and the world heritage city and home of one of the planet’s largest annual arts festivals. There are several local traditions that can be seen all year round and theatres offer entertainment throughout the calendar. This city is one of the places that doesn't close at the end of the warm months. There's always loads to see and do whatever the time of the year.
Edinburgh has plenty to offer. You'll find a diverse selection, from the cultural and artistic to the botanical and business. You'll also find that many of the attractions are open whatever the season.
The city has held the position of Scotland’s capital since 1437. It is the seventh largest British city and the second largest city in Scotland, after Glasgow.
Edinburgh council is one of Scotland's many local government areas. Based in Scotland’s south end, Edinburgh is situated on the east coast of the Central Belt, beside the Firth of Forth which flows out into the North Sea. On account of its rugged setting and huge collection of medieval, Jacobean and Georgian architecture, including several stone tenements, it is generally considered one of the most stunning cities in Europe. The city is part of the Edinburgh council area. The city council area includes the city land Edinburgh and a thirty-square-mile countryside area.
The city is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. It was one of the biggest centres of the Enlightenment, one of the forerunners of which was the University of Edinburgh, lending it the moniker Athens of the North. Both new and old town districts of Edinburgh were named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995. There are over four thousand listed buildings in the city. Edinburgh had a total inhabitant population of 471,650 In the mid year population estimates of 2008.