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Trains to Edinburgh

Welcome to Edinburgh, the world's festival capital. Here you'll admire stunning scenery, striking architecture, fine food, first-class attractions, outdoor pursuits and beautiful coasts and countryside.What more could you ask for?

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Every 2 hours from London

Travel time:

5 hours 43 mins

Price:

London - Edinburgh £21

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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Perched on an extinct volcano, this most famous of Scottish castles has become a truly iconic attraction in the capital, dominating the city's skyline and drawing over 1 million visitors each year. Yo...

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Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon

Now bolder and funnier than ever, the Edinburgh Dungeon is a must-see attraction for families visiting the city. Meet a full cast of infamous villains, rogues and rascals. Local cannibal Sawney Bean i...

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Hot Dub Time Machine

Hot Dub Time Machine

A unique time-travelling dance party, the playlist takes you back to 1954 and then all the way to the present day. Get ready to party hard. The dance party is taking place at St Andrew Square betwe...

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Edinburgh Playhouse

Edinburgh Playhouse

With all the walking you'll be doing in Edinburgh, you're sure to want a rest of an evening. But don't confine yourself to propping up the bars of the Old Town; why not get your culture fix at the la...

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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

In just one day, you can meet over 1,000 wonderful and rare animals including chimpanzees, sun bears, Indian rhinos, the UK's only koalas and the first giant pandas in the UK for 17 years. Edinburgh ...

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Fruitmarket Gallery

Fruitmarket Gallery

For a contemporary art fix as soon as you step off the train, try the Fruitmarket Gallery at the back of the station. This used to be a Victorian fruit and vegetable market and is now one of the leadi...

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National War Museum

National War Museum

At the western end of the castle, find the National War Museum of Scotland, which brings Scotland's military history vividly to life. Trace developments in warfare as swords were replaced in the 18th ...

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Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth is a family adventure like no other. Beginning with the Big Bang, children and adults alike can witness the creation of the Earth, follow the planet through its evolution and even ca...

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Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden

Take some time out from the bustle of city life and explore the riches of the green kingdom at one of the world's finest botanic gardens, Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden. Just one mile from the city ...

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Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia played host to some of the world’s most famous people, but above all was home for the British Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world....

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Santa Land

Santa Land

Santa Land, in East Princes Street Gardens, features Santa’s Grotto, a Christmas Tree Maze, the Santa Train, a children’s market, and family-friendly rides the North Pole Slide, Race-a-Rama, Swan ...

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Edinburgh Castle

Perched on an extinct volcano, this most famous of Scottish castles has become a truly iconic attraction in the capital, dominating the city's skyline and drawing over 1 million visitors each year. You're sure to be captivated with so much to see in its ancient buildings and panoramic views of the city - a must for every visitor. In addition to guided tours provided by the castle stewards, there is an audio guide tour available in eight languages which will take you around the castle, explain its architecture, and tell its dramatic history.
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Closest Virgin Train station: Edinburgh Waverley

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Edinburgh Waverley

  2. The castle is a straightforward walk up the High Street

    15 mins

Edinburgh Dungeon

Now bolder and funnier than ever, the Edinburgh Dungeon is a must-see attraction for families visiting the city. Meet a full cast of infamous villains, rogues and rascals. Local cannibal Sawney Bean is feeling hungry, serial killers Burke and Hare have body issues and warrior hero William Wallace is in pieces. Experience the back-breaking work of the torturer, come clean in the courtroom, sense a ghostly presence in Mary King's Close and feel the pus-ridden effects of the plague. Literally. Download your 2FOR1 voucher in advance to experience this thrill-filled day out for less.

Closest Virgin Train station: Edinburgh Waverley

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Edinburgh Waverley

  2. The dungeon is an easy walk, on Market Street

    7 mins

Hot Dub Time Machine

A unique time-travelling dance party, the playlist takes you back to 1954 and then all the way to the present day. Get ready to party hard. The dance party is taking place at St Andrew Square between 10 - 17 December 2014.

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Hot Dub Time Machine
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Closest Virgin Train station: Edinburgh Waverley

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Edinburgh Waverley

  2. St Andrew Square is a short walk away

    5 min

Edinburgh Playhouse

With all the walking you'll be doing in Edinburgh, you're sure to want a rest of an evening. But don't confine yourself to propping up the bars of the Old Town; why not get your culture fix at the largest theatre in Scotland? Built in 1929, the Playhouse has been used as a theatre and a cinema, and is now a popular venue for musicals, concerts, opera and ballet. The ever-changing lineup means there's sure to be a performance to suit your taste!
Edinburgh Playhouse
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Closest Virgin Train station: Edinburgh Waverley

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Edinburgh Waverley

  2. Walk 10 minutes up Leith St

    10 mins

Edinburgh Zoo

In just one day, you can meet over 1,000 wonderful and rare animals including chimpanzees, sun bears, Indian rhinos, the UK's only koalas and the first giant pandas in the UK for 17 years. Edinburgh Zoo's beautiful sloping parkland setting on the outskirts of Edinburgh is home to a busy programme of educational events and activities for all the family - ranging from keeper talks through to hands-on animal encounters.
Edinburgh Zoo
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Closest Virgin Train station: Edinburgh Waverley

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Edinburgh Waverley

  2. Take the 100 bus from outside the station to the zoo

    20 mins

Fruitmarket Gallery

For a contemporary art fix as soon as you step off the train, try the Fruitmarket Gallery at the back of the station. This used to be a Victorian fruit and vegetable market and is now one of the leading exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Edinburgh. Enjoy emerging and established Scottish artists placed in an international context. There are also talks and workshops, screenings of short films, and a busy café where you can hang out with an eclectic arty crowd.
Fruitmarket Gallery
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Closest Virgin Train station: Edinburgh Waverley

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Edinburgh Waverley

  2. The gallery is close to Waverley Station on Market Street

    7 mins

National War Museum

At the western end of the castle, find the National War Museum of Scotland, which brings Scotland's military history vividly to life. Trace developments in warfare as swords were replaced in the 18th century by guns and see how weapons evolved. The exhibits have been personalised by telling the stories of the original owners of the objects on display, making it easier to empathise with the experiences of war than any dry display of dusty weaponry ever could.
National War Museum
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Closest Virgin Train station: Edinburgh Waverley

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Edinburgh Waverley

  2. Walk up the High Street to the museum

    13 mins

Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth is a family adventure like no other. Beginning with the Big Bang, children and adults alike can witness the creation of the Earth, follow the planet through its evolution and even catch glimpses of its future. Journey back through space and time 15,000 million years; fly over glaciers as they carve out the planet’s surface before outsmarting dinosaurs facing extinction. Feel the Earth move as a volcano explodes beneath your feet and experience the chill of Polar Ice. It might sound too good to be true, but it has to be seen to be believed.
Our Dynamic Earth
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Closest Virgin Train station: Edinburgh Waverley

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Edinburgh Waverley

  2. Walk 15 minutes along High St / Canongate

    15 mins

Royal Botanic Garden

Take some time out from the bustle of city life and explore the riches of the green kingdom at one of the world's finest botanic gardens, Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden. Just one mile from the city centre, you'll find peace and tranquillity amongst 72 acres of stunning scenery. The garden is alive with opportunities for discovery, from an eco-tour of the world in the magnificent Glasshouses, to the award-winning art gallery at Inverleith House. Enjoy the serenity of Chinese Hillside, explore the world-famous Rock Garden or stroll amongst the magnificent giant Redwood trees in the Woodland Garden. Open all year, the garden hosts a popular programme of events, exhibitions and guided tours and is an ideal way to wind down after a morning's shopping and sightseeing.
Royal Botanic Garden
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Closest Virgin Train station: Edinburgh Waverley

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Edinburgh Waverley

  2. Take the no. 8 bus from outside the station

    20 mins

Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia played host to some of the world’s most famous people, but above all was home for the British Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Leith, Edinburgh, you can discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences. Highlights of the tour include the elegant State Apartments, the Crew’s Quarters, the Engine Room and the stunning Royal Deck Tea Room. To make the best of your visit, be sure to pick up the complimentary audio guide.
Royal Yacht Britannia
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Closest Virgin Train station: Edinburgh Waverley

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Edinburgh Waverley

  2. Take bus 22 to Ocean Drive

    30 mins

Santa Land

Santa Land, in East Princes Street Gardens, features Santa’s Grotto, a Christmas Tree Maze, the Santa Train, a children’s market, and family-friendly rides the North Pole Slide, Race-a-Rama, Swan Lake, Reindeer Ride and a Rollercoaster. Santa Land is open between 21 November - 4 January 2015.

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Santa Land
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Closest Virgin Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Bridge

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Edinburgh Waverley Bridge

  2. East Princes Street Gardens is a short walk away

    5-10 min

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