In Edinburgh, layers of history overlap to create a charming town that remains refreshingly modern. Edinburgh attractions include a medieval castle that sits atop a volcanic cliff, and the so-called New Town neighborhood, which sports old-fashioned Georgian architecture. Still, the present is as close as the new Scottish Parliament Building or the latest styles at High Street shops. "Scotia's darling seat" is a walking town, so Edinburgh tourists can let their own two feet take them across centuries from the longstanding hills of Arthur's Seat to an avant-garde Fringe Festival performance.
Flights to Edinburgh touch down at Edinburgh Airport, about 25 minutes outside of town.