How to Call Edinburgh from the U.S.
- Start with 011 — the exit code for the U.S. and Canada.
- Next, enter 44 — the country code for the UK.
- Then, dial 131 — the Edinburgh area code (landlines only*).
- Finish dialing with the local 7-digit Edinburgh phone number.
*Cell phone dialing is slightly differently than for a landline. Dial the US/Canada exit code, then the UK country code, and finally a “7” followed by the 9-digit mobile number.
Of course, if you know people in Scotland, it‘s entirely possible you have many other contacts scattered throughout the rest of the UK too. If that‘s the case, check out this how to call the UK from the U.S. guide we made for you.
The real spellbinding stuff hits you when you start digging into Scotland‘s past and present. Besides being the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh played a large role in the Enlightenment, and today is the site of possibly the world‘s most famous performing arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The city is also one of Europe‘s main economic engines, with deep ties to the banking and insurance industries. The old and the new live side by side in Edinburgh ... literally. Grab a quick pint and then maybe walk from Old Town to New Town. It won‘t take too long, and there are numerous sites and events to experience along the way. Good “loch” with your next trip to Edinburgh!