Opting for car rental in Edinburgh means you can quickly move between the city's stunning landmarks and exciting thoroughfares. Just 8.5 miles away from Edinburgh Airport, the city centre is only a 30-minute drive away and is full of intriguing historic sights.
Take in the breathtaking views of the city and beyond from outside Edinburgh Castle, then delve into its history inside the fortress. Perched on top of an extinct volcano in the heart of Edinburgh, the castle has something for all the family: it contains the oldest crown jewels in the British Isles and the regal Great Hall built by James IV in 1511, as well as the famous One O'Clock Gun, which can be heard across Edinburgh six days a week.
Walk down the Royal Mile and step even further back into Edinburgh's past. Stretching from Edinburgh Castle to the equally impressive Holyrood Palace, this stretch is steeped in history and culture. Take a ghost tour and descend below its cobbled streets to its underground warrens or watch performers from all over the globe during the world famous Edinburgh Festival every August.
Having got a great deal on economy car hire, you'll be able to indulge yourself in Edinburgh's shops. Centred around Princes Street in the shadow of the castle, you'll find everything from high-street favourites to luxury brands, such as Harvey Nichols and the upmarket Multrees Walk.
Enjoy the tranquillity of Arthur's Seat, just a short drive from the town centre. Formed from the same volcanic remnants as Castle Hill, it offers stunning views of the city and picturesque green space for picnics.
This is just a sample of the delights Edinburgh has to offer, though. Hiring a car from Alamo Edinburgh Airport ensures you can easily access everything the city has to offer.