Should you hire a car in Edinburgh? Well, if you are just heading for a few days into the centre of Edinburgh, a car will of course be a complete hindrance. Central Edinburgh is well known as being both a nightmare for car drivers, and a throng of buses.
We’re guessing you know that, so this advice is for slightly longer stays in the Scottish capital, using it as a base to explore the surrounding area.
James says - a few trip notes:
Edinburgh is the city where I studied Architecture, so I know it well.
When should you hire a car in Edinburgh? Although you won’t want a car for a short weekend away, it will give you more freedom to get out and explore the numerous interesting destinations beyond Auld Reekie herself, reching places that aren’t so easy to get to by public transport. Therefore the verdict is a soft yes – a car is useful, but not essential.