Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and one of its most-visited tourist destinations. Home to the current Scottish Parliament, the city has been a hotspot of politics and culture for centuries. Modern Edinburgh combines that rich history with a welcoming atmosphere. The city holds many festivals, including the famous Fringe festival, throughout the year and also has many pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants as you would expect from a large, cosmopolitan city. Hiring a car in Edinburgh offers the easiest way to see as many of the sites as possible as well as making it possible for you to get access to many nearby attractions outside of the city borders.