With ample green spaces, a spectacular castellated skyline, global cultural imprint and good schools, Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most desirable places to live.
And it’s also home to Scotland’s busiest airport, with regular flights to business capitals London and New York as well as Europe and the rest of the world.
The air hub’s undergone an extensive refurbishment program over the past few years — so if you’re an Edinburgh resident who’s not flown for a while or are new to the Athens of the North and looking for advice, here are five hassle-free travel tips for Edinburgh flyers.
If you’ve got teenagers desperate to burn off nervous energy before boarding your holiday flight, book tickets for Edinburgh International Climbing Arena at nearby Ratho.
Europe’s largest indoor climbing arena has a huge range of routes for everyone from absolute beginners or steely-clawed climbing veterans.
It’s open until 10pm Monday-Friday and until 6pm at weekends — so there’s plenty of scope to sharpen your spider-like skills prior to departure.
If you are not interested in climbing, you can always opt for sports such as Golf. Scotland has the most number of golf courses. You can book you tour on luxury golf holidays scotland and leave it to their professionals to design the tour, book accommodation and supply private drivers for your golf tour.
When clambering over rocky overhangs sounds altogether too energetic, a pre-flight massage might be a better option.
AeroSpa beauty lounge is conveniently located in Edinburgh Airport’s departure lounge and offers terrifically calming treatments like Swedish massages, manicures, pedicures, haircuts and facials.
Pampering yourself prior to taking off on a busy business trip provides the perfect start to your trip — treat yourself to a glass of champers to unwind all the way.
Whether you’re flying solo and need privacy to catch up on emails and polish a presentation or have family in tow to keep entertained, paying for access to an airport lounge can be cash well spent.
You can grab a pass for the Aspire Lounge online for just over £20 and fab facilities include unlimited Wi-Fi, private work booths with charging ports, family booths with personal TVs and fine food and drink featuring fresh local ingredients.
Finding a child-friendly restaurant that also serves adults alcoholic drinks isn’t as easy as it should be in some airports, but Edinburgh’s The Sir Walter Scott fits the bill with bells on.
It has more than a dozen refreshing beers on tap, a superb selection of spirits and a kids’ menu that includes an activity pack and free fruit bag to keep whippersnappers wonderfully distracted.
For good pub grub and an ambience that suits the whole family, this boozer is hard to beat.
Edinburgh’s tram network extends to the airport and buses from the city centre are fairly frequent, but the calmest way to make your way there with family might be in the comfort of your own vehicle. Now admitted that the city is in profusion of the number of vehicles, and there are high chances that you might encounter some scratches on your vehicle, but a car repair professional there can match the skills of an auto dent repair in Kansas City.
Find airport parking with Looking4.com online and book yourself an Edinburgh park and fly or valet service before you leave home — once you reach the airport you can be confident your car is stored securely and you’ll holiday with perfect peace of mind.
That’s our list! Share your own hassle-free tips for Edinburgh flyers in the comments section.