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Although Edinburgh is known as the business and financial hub of
Scotland, the city is also known for its breath-taking countryside.
Whether you are looking for a short weekend break, day trip or a
holiday away Edinburgh definitely has something to offer
Edinburgh has two main railway stations;
Cheap train tickets are available for direct trains to Edinburgh
throughout Britain when booking in advance online.
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If you know that you are travelling to Edinburgh ahead of time
you have a great chance of securing a cheap ticket because you can
plan and book in advance. This type of ticket is called an Advance ticket. You can book cheap train
tickets up to 12 weeks in advance of departure.
We understand however, that you don't always know exactly which
train you want so now you can also buy our great value range of
Advance tickets and reserve your seat up to 15 minutes before you
board a CrossCountry service, via our website or our Train
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Edinburgh is famous for its heritage, culture, entertainment,
events and outstanding landscapes. This is a place that definitely
has something for everyone. Enjoy Edinburgh for the modernism of
city life juxtaposed alongside scenic countryside that will leave
you feeling energised and relaxed. We have compiled a list of the
top attractions definitely worth visiting:
The peak of Edinburgh's heritage, Edinburgh Castle is one of the
greatest architectural sites which best demonstrates the history of
Scotland. Visiting the castle is perfect for those seeking an
enchanting fun filled day packed full of activities, shows, costume
performances, talks and tours taking you back into time. Edinburgh
is easily accessible and takes approximately 10 minutes to walk
from Edinburgh Waverley train station.
Edinburgh's famous retail street is a perfect place to shop till
you drop. Widely stretched, Princes Street has a wide range of
shops, restaurants and cafes to keep you on your feet all day.
Ideally situated off Princes Street, Princes garden is the
life-saving place to relax your feet and is approximately a 15
minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.
Visit the UK's no.1 attraction (TripAdvisor). The
Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the
Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around
the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can follow in the
footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most
special of Royal residences.
Take a barrel ride through the replication of a fine distillery
as you experience the process of making fine whisky. Sip along the
way, as you familiarise yourself with the different flavours
tantalising your taste buds throughout the journey. Tours are
available daily. The experience also run courses and is a perfect
place to host an event. The Scotch Whisky Experience is
approximately a ten minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train
Situated on 82 acres of parkland, Edinburgh Zoo is the largest
animal conservation centre in Scotland. Everything here from
loveable Sun bears, Koala's, Monkeys, Penguin Parade and Hilltop
Safari's, this is sure to keep you captivated and a must-see
exciting attraction for all the family. Edinburgh Zoo is a short
bus journey from Edinburgh Waverley train station.
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