Trains To Edinburgh
Scotland's capital city and one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations, Edinburgh sees over a million visitors a year! Two major terminals serve Edinburgh's city centre, with direct services from all over the England and Scotland, getting the train to Edinburgh couldn't be easier.
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Trains to Edinburgh
The majority of trains to Edinburgh are operated by East Coast. Services along the East Coast line via York are also run by Cross Country Trains and along the West coast line toward Birmingham services are operated by Virgin and First TransPennine.
Getting a train to Edinburgh is hassle free with a choice of services from London linking the countries two capitals, running from either London Kings Cross or London Euston. ScotRail's popular sleeper operates nightly services between London & Scotland; a highly recommended, comfortable alternative to the day service for those not wanting to waste a day travelling, but instead wish to wake up refreshed in a new city ready to start the day!
Party-goers enjoying a Ceilidh at the popular Edinburgh Hogmanay street party
Why Take the Train to Edinburgh?
The city of Edinburgh centres around two main streets: Princes Street in the 18th century, Georgian New Town and the Royal Mile in the medieval old town, combining the best of ancient & modern architecture with their own history and style. The inspiring Edinburgh Castle is perched atop the Royal Mile keeping watch over the city, contained within its walls is a wealth history waiting to be explored.
Fireworks at Edinburgh Castle during Edinburgh Hogmanay, one of the biggest New Years' Eve celebrations in the world
Getting the train to Edinburgh is easy, and once there Edinburgh is very accessible by foot, sights such as Royal Yacht Britannia, Palace of Hollyrood House (The Queens official residence), Scottish Parliament and National Galleries of Scotland, the Camera Obscura should all be high on your agenda.
Before taking a train to Edinburgh be sure to check out what festivals are on as Edinburgh is THE city of festivals, the most popular being the August Edinburgh Festival - a month long reign of madness and fun. If you're feeling energetic raileasy recommends heading out to Arthur's Seat, a hill just outside the city centre for some panoramic views across Edinburgh, the surrounding countryside and the First of Forth.