The perfect mix of history, culture and music. And don't forget the whisky of course...
Take one of Virgin Atlantic's cheap flights to Edinburgh and explore the culture and history of Scotland's capital city. Take in the beautiful scenery, enjoy a thriving live music scene and sample some of Scotland's best whiskies on one of the many tours on offer. If you're looking for a short break, Edinburgh is the perfect destination.
More to explore in Edinburgh
Home to a thriving music scene, Edinburgh has a wide variety of options for the all music lovers. The Voodoo Rooms is a club, restaurant, cocktail bar and gig venue all under one roof, offering a variety of music in the main hall including jazz, soul, folk, hip hop and indie rock.
If you're keen to check out the nightlife, head to The Caves, one of the top club venues in Edinburgh and home to Departure, Aztec and Kapital clubs.
Sample some of your favourite whiskies on one of the many whisky tours on offer from Edinburgh, ranging from one to seven nights.
Take in the sights of some of Scotland's most scenic locations including Loch Lomond, Skye, the Highlands and Loch Ness and St Andrews and the County of Fife, whilst exploring some of Scotland's best known distilleries.
Open all year round, a visit to Edinburgh is a must do activity any time of year! You can take a guided tour, where you'll hear stories and secrets from the castle, and view exhibitions including the prisons of war exhibition.
Make sure you're at the castle for 1pm, so you can hear the One o'clock Gun - fired nearly every day since 1861.
Royal Botanic Gardens
If you're looking for something interesting and free to do in Edinburgh, visit the Royal Botanic Garden. Home to over 15,000 species of plants, this is a great place for kids and adults alike to learn about the world's plant life.
Looking for a cultural experience? Head to Edinburgh during August and September and soak up the culture of the Edinburgh Festival - a collective of art and cultural festivals including dance, music, visual arts, theatre and international opera.
Our new short haul routes to Edinburgh
Edinburgh has become one of our short haul destinations, allowing our passengers to enjoy seamless connections to our long haul destinations with flights to Edinburgh from London with the launch of our Little Red domestic flights.
We'll be operating six daily round-trip flights from London to Edinburgh, with flights departing from London Heathrow Terminal 1. Book your London to Edinburgh flights now.
We’ve worked hard to secure a schedule that maximises your connections and gives you early morning departures and arrivals. And we’re doing it all with the same service, flair and experience you expect from us. No question about it.
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