Fly with WOW air to Scotland and experience the magic of fair Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy Scottish hospitality, listen to the smooth sounds of bagpipes, taste the national dish – HAGGIS – and wash it all down with some fine Scottish whiskey. There is just something about Auld Reekie…
The setting is like something from a fairy tale. Castles, palaces, cobbled streets, gothic buildings, narrow closes, secret gardens and old cemeteries. It‘s no wonder that over 3 million people visit this history-soaked and intriguing city every year.
Edinburgh is densely populated with an estimated population of 487,500. The Edinburgh Castle is located in the heart of the city and from there it‘s easy to get to all the main attractions in the city, either by foot, bus, tram or taxi. The castle is home to Scotland‘s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny. Be warned. Every day at 1pm the One O‘Clock Gunfires from the battlements of the castle, giving unsuspecting tourists a good fright. Originally the firing of the gun was a means of the giving ships on the Firth of Forth an accurate time.
WOW air will fly to Edinburgh International Airport, which is only about 8 miles (12 km) from the city center.
Edinburgh is host to many festivals throughout the year, most notably the annual Edinburgh International Festival which has taken place in the city since 1947. During the festival the city is like nowhere else in the world with around different 4.000 shows and events.
Edinburgh became a UNESCO City of Literature in 2004, the first city to be awarded the title. The city hosts the Edinburgh International Book Festival each year, a key event during the festival season, with author events and book signings from some of the most renowned writers in the world. Speaking of famous writers, and famous fictional character. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, most noted for his stories about Sherlock Holmes, was born in Edinburgh, and J.K. Rowling wrote her first novel about young wizard Harry Potter at the Elephant House, a café in Edinburgh, which has an inspiring view of the Edinburgh Castle.
When you fly with WOW air to Edinburgh we recommend you experience the best of Scotland with a tour of the Scottish Highlands. Visit beautiful Glencoe, go monster spotting at Loch Ness, say hello to the hairy Highland coo and take in the breathtaking scenery.