Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
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The city of Edinburgh is located on the south-eastern coast of Scotland. Edinburgh has been Scotland's capital city since the early 15th century, although it is not quite as large as nearby Glasgow.
An exciting city full of historic attractions, the capital is always busy. Those flying in to the area will find the Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to the west, in the Ingliston area and off Glasgow Road, which leads into the heart of the city.
Edinburgh Airport (EDI) Maps: Important City Districts
A number of major roads run through the centre of Edinburgh, including Princes Street, Lothian Road, Canongate and London Road, in the New Town area. On the western side of the city's New Town district, Haymarket and the West End are home to a number of cultural attractions, including the Dean Gallery along Belford Road, and the nearby Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
On the southern side of central Edinburgh, close to Potterow and Bristo Square, is the campus of the University of Edinburgh. To the east you will find the Royal Museum of Scotland, while Queen's Hall Theatre lies to the south-east, on Buccleuch Street. Other prominent neighbourhoods around Edinburgh include St. Leonards and Newington on the south-eastern side of the city, and Canonmills and Stockbridge to the north.
Full of history, the Old Town area of Edinburgh stretches for around 1.5 km / 1 mile and is home to many of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Dominating the Old Town area, Edinburgh stands high above much of the city and offers impressive views.
Leith is sited on the north-eastern side of Edinburgh and features a dockland and port area, together with some truly topnotch seafood restaurants. Nearby and to the west, the village of Newhaven features a pleasant harbour and seasonal boat hire, and is where you will find the insightful Newhaven Heritage Museum.
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