This guide of tips for traveling to EdinburghIt will help you prepare a trip to a city with a beautiful historic center and a great atmosphere, thanks to the hospitality of the Scots.
The city is divided between the New Town and the Old Town and is dominated from a hill by Edinburgh Castle. To enjoy the city to the fullest, we recommend walking through the streets and patios of the old town, which will make you go back to the Middle Ages, relax in its well-kept parks and museums, watch the sunset from one of its viewpoints and end the day taking a He paints in one of his famous pubs.
If you have extra time you can make an excursion to some of the wonders of Scotland such as Loch Ness, the city of Saint Andrews, Dunnottar Castle, Sky Island or Rosslyn Chapel, among many others.
Using as a reference the days we spent in the city and in the country during our trip to Scotland for free, we have made this selection with those we believe, are the 10 essential tips for traveling to Edinburgh. We start!
1. What is the best time?
Although we can say that it is always a good time to travel to Edinburgh, the best time is from May to September, when you will enjoy temperatures close to 20 degrees. Keep in mind that rains are present in the city and throughout the country throughout the year, although they are usually small showers that last a short time.
If you want to save money on accommodation and avoid tourist overcrowding, the best months are May and September since in this time you will also have many hours of light and less chance of rain than in summer.
Although winter in Edinburgh is very cold and there are few hours of light, it can also be a good time to see the snowy city and the beautiful Christmas markets.
2. Entry requirements and travel insurance
The citizens of the European Union only need to show their ID or passport to enter the country, without a visa. These requirements will surely change if the United Kingdom leaves the EU with the famous Brexit, so it is important to be aware and check the latest information in this regard.
If you are from another country, we recommend you check with the Foreign Ministry or the British Embassy in your country, where they will tell you what the mandatory documents are.
Another of the requirements to travel to Edinburgh, that although it is not obligatory yes that is very necessary, is to take the European Sanitary Card to cover the majority of medical mishaps.
If you do not have the card or want to go more covered, you can book travel insurance that includes situations such as repatriation, which is not included with the Health Card. You can find more information in this post that we talk about the best travel insurance to Europe.
We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip. Hiring your insurance here with Mondo, just for being a Street Travelers reader, you have a 5% discount.
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