high season: June to September
low season: December to January
shoulder season: October to November, February to May
Weather InformationEdinburgh experiences a temperate maritime climate during its four seasons, with temperatures rarely falling below freezing. Summers are warm, but not hot, with average highs in the 60s. Average high temperatures fall into the 40s during the winter months. Spring and fall weather is mild, with average high temperatures in the high 40s and 50s. Rain falls evenly throughout the year.
Crowd InformationAugust is a very busy month for festivals in Edinburgh, including the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the Festival of Spirituality and Peace. December and January tend to be the quietest months, but Hogmanay around New Year's Eve attracts a large crowd.
Closure InformationMost hotels, restaurants, and attractions remain open throughout the year. However, shops in smaller communities and banks may close on Sundays and for public holidays.
When to SaveThe most expensive time to visit is during the summer high season, and prices are the least expensive during the winter low season.
Information provided by VisitScotland