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Have your own Edinburgh fest... It is now even easier than ever to discover the exquisite delights of Edinburgh, with Flybe launching a direct service from Liverpool John Lennon airport to the Scottish Capital.

LAST MONTH, Flybe announced that from the end of October they will be operating flights to Edinburgh from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA).

This will be LJLA's first service to Scotland in almost 10 years and with a flight time of just 1 hour 15 minutes, will be the easiest way to travel to the Scottish capital from North Wales.

Edinburgh is the inspiring capital of Scotland and a great place to visit, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting.

It's a place to discover stunning scenery, striking architecture and fine food, and beautiful coast and countryside in the nearby Lothians.

A world's festival capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site to world-class visitor attractions, offering exhilarating outdoor pursuits, Edinburgh and The Lothians is a mustvisit on anyone's list. A year round city, Edinburgh offers a multitude of seasonal delights, including the famous Fringe Festival throughout August and a spectacular festive market and fair in December, as well as an International Film Festival, International Jazz and Blues festival and International Book Festival, to name just a few.

Without even leaving the city centre visitors can experience a wealth of fascinating attractions including Edinburgh's iconic castle and The Palace of Holyrood House, separated by the historic Royal Mile.

The Scottish Parliament and the National Museum of Scotland display the modern Scotland alongside the historical.

The setting is wonderfully striking; the city is perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags which rise from the generally flat landscape of the Lothians, with the sheltered shoreline of the Firth of Forth to the north.

Edinburgh Castle dominates the citycentre skyline and from its ramparts you can look down on medieval lanes and elegant, sweeping terraces that hold over a thousand years of history, mystery and tradition. Yet you will also see a modern, dynamic capital where international festivals attract the world's leading performers, galleries display cutting-edge art, and bars, restaurants and clubs create a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a distinctly Scottish twist.

Edinburgh's magnificent architecture shifts from the lofty tenements and narrow closes of its medieval Old Town as they tumble down the spine of the Royal Mile, to the grace of the Georgian New Town. Above it all, in its towering splendour, stands the Castle.

For those who love to explore, every step is a revelation; an alleyway which reveals an ancient courtyard, or a wynd which opens up a new panorama.

And yet within this sweeping elegance is a compact city, a bustling city, and above all a city which rewards every visitor. Beyond the city, the Lothian countryside provides a beautiful setting for the rich gems of the capital.

This is an area steeped in history, filled with castles, great houses and battle sites.

'Edinburgh,' said writer Robert Louis Stevenson, 'is what Paris ought to be'.

Flybe will operate a daily mid-morning service to Edinburgh from Liverpool commencing in late October.

Full details are available at with one way fares available for booking from PS27.99 including taxes and charges.


Whether you're looking for entertainment, adventure or otherwise, there's something for everyone in Edinburgh

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Oct 3, 2015
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