Car Hire At Edinburgh Airport

Whether you are a tourist or business traveler interested in car hire Edinburgh Airport offers plenty of options, and there are also car rental locations in and around the city. One big advantage of hiring a car at Edinburgh Airport is that the airport is fairly small and compact, and the car rental counters can all be found in a dedicated area. It all makes it easy to complete the paperwork, grab the keys, get your car and be out of the airport on the open road. Both the M8 and M9 motorways are a few minutes drive from the terminal.

Edinburgh is often described as the Athens of the north, and has no shortage of historic sights, world class museums, cozy and inviting pubs and plenty of Scottish hospitality. The city also hosts the world famous Edinburgh Festival for three weeks every August. Driving in the part of the city known as the Old Town can be difficult, with narrow streets and alleyways, although Edinburgh has an excellent system of buses. However, if you plan to leave the city, a rental car is easily the best way to get around and experience some of the best scenery the UK has to offer.

Once you leave the Edinburgh suburbs, driving in Scotland is a real pleasure. Apart from stunning scenery, roads are generally quiet away from the city, and in the more remote areas, you may drive a while without seeing another car. Your most difficult decision may be where to go; within easy reach of Edinburgh are miles of beautiful beach on the Firth of Forth, the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow, and the spectacular Forth Road Bridge. Other easy day trips from the city include Stirling Castle, which dates from the 12th century, and just over the border in England, the wild open spaces of the Cheviot Hills. However, you may want to go even further afield, perhaps to Loch Lomond, the Trossachs, or the famous links at St. Andrews, birthplace of golf. Wherever your set of rented wheels takes you, remember to drive on the left and don’t get too distracted by the scenery.

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