Edinburgh is the beautiful, welcoming capital city of Scotland with a wealth of attractions for every visitor. The main railway station is Edinburgh Waverley, in the very heart of the city centre. Edinburgh Haymarket is the city's second station. Each offers direct connections on the tram system for destinations throughout the city.
Edinburgh Waverley is the main arrival point for all trains to Edinburgh. Edinburgh Waverley is the largest British mainline station outside of London and it's conveniently located in the heart of Edinburgh, between the city's New Town and its Old Town, with all the facilities of a major station including cafes, shops, cash points, and public toilets. Edinburgh Haymarket is the city's second main station, with fewer facilities and located close to Murrayfield Stadium, a mile and a half from the city centre.
Railways services to Edinburgh are operated by Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway, Borders Railway and ScotRail.
Trains to Edinburgh are the simplest and easiest way to travel to this extraordinary city. There are frequent and fast direct connections from London and from other British cities, including a regular overnight service from London. Edinburgh Waverley, where these trains arrive, is situated directly in the city centre with connections to all other parts of Edinburgh easily available.
Edinburgh's main attractions are there for all to see: Edinburgh Castle, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, the endless shows of the Edinburgh Festival and the Fringe during August. On the Royal Mile, there's an Edinburgh secret. It's called Gladstone's Land, a restored six storey tenement building restored to its 17th-century original condition by the National Trust. This is an intriguing insight into centuries-old Edinburgh life. Edinburgh has its share of great museums, one of the most unlikely of which is The Museum of Edinburgh, tucked away in a maze of streets in a bright yellow building bristling with stories, with a focus on decorative arts. The Museum of Childhood is a must for the young and young at heart. Edinburgh's efficient tram service is still new to the city and will take visitors from the Royal Mile to most of the city's attractions.
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