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Car hire at Edinburgh Waverley Station is a great option for any travel plans in this glorious region of Scotland. Collect your modern, well-maintained rental car from Edinburgh's main railway station and you will discover an exciting combination of historic landmarks, vibrant festivals, and wildly beautiful scenery.

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Operating since 1997, Nova Car Hire is an online car hire broker with a reputation for delivering exceptional value and choice to its 1.5 million customers. We can arrange car hire for you in more than 26,000 locations, offering you a superb choice of vehicles at enormously discounted rates. Take a look at these great prices today. All you have to do is enter a few simple travel details and we will return a highly competitive rate for your choice of international location.

With no complicated paperwork to complete, you can book instantly online and look forward to collecting your quality car hire at your destination. The process is refreshingly straightforward, but if you have any queries, don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

About Car Hire at Edinburgh Waverly Station



Edinburgh Waverley railway station  (also known as Edinburgh and Waverley) is the principal railway station in the Scottish capital Edinburgh. It is the second-largest mainline railway station in the United Kingdom (after London Waterloo), acting both as a terminal station and a through station. Edinburgh Waverly is the northern terminus of the East Coast Main Line, and it also operates through services from London to Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, and Fort William.

A four-year redevelopment programme currently underway is pumping £130 million into the station and its facilities, with the introduction of a new, reinforced glass roof, a new entrance at New Market Street, improved passenger facilities, improvements to Platform 8 and 9, and repairs to the station's historic features.

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You really need a car to see the pretty fishing villages of Fife. Some of the most attractive are the East Neuk, Falkland Palace and Culross.

Loch Lomond

The biggest inland body of water in Great Britain, Loch Lomond is a stunning freshwater loch on the Highland Boundary Fault.

The Trossachs

Escape to the tranquility of the Trossachs, an area of wooded glens and braes with quiet lochs to the east of Ben Lomond. The Trossachs straddle the boundary between the Highlands and the Lowlands to the north of Glasgow, east of Loch Lomond and west of Callander.

The Highlands

The Highlands are a magical region of ancient landscapes and exceptional history. Witness the amazing wildlife and take part in some thrilling outdoor pursuits among the mountains, glens, islands, and beaches, with the famous Ben Nevis and Loch Ness among the unforgettable landmarks.

St. Andrews

Nestled on the coast, St Andrews is a beautiful university town and a renowned golf centre.

Edinburgh for Art Lovers

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Great experience with Nova when we booked at Edinburgh Waverley. The car we requested was waiting for us, the staff were great and the price was the best we could find.

Jack T Preston, Feb-2012

Can't wait to use you guys again. We booked a car from Edinburgh railway station and i must say our experience was great. Thank you Nova.

James Wallis, Feb-2012

Hired a car from Edinburgh train station and were we pleasantly surprised. The whole process was quick and easy not to mention your excellent rates.

Holly McSweeney, Feb-2012

Comfortable car, spacious and good value for money. We were a group of six and I will recommend you to anyone.

Georges Morillon, Jan-2012

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Edinburgh for Art Lovers

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It would be fair to say that the visitor to Edinburgh, famous for its elegant architecture and stunning setting, can satisfy any craving for beautiful things simply by strolling the streets. But the city has even more to offer the aesthetic connoisseur, so why not plan a weekend break that’s all about art?

The city of Edinburgh, its galleries, museums and even restaurants offer such a feast for the eyes that it’s hard to know where to begin. With a vast collection of art dating back to ancient Egyptian times, the National Museum of Scotland  seems like the logical place to start an art-themed pilgrimage to the city, however. Then take a leap forward to the 20th century with a visit to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art , which has an outstanding collection of works by Scottish and international artists, including Picasso, Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, and Lucian Freud, as well as a spectacular outdoor sculpture display. At The Queen’s Gallery , you can enjoy a collection that’s literally fit for royalty, with work collected by the Royal Family through the ages and around the world. Its setting, the striking Palace of Holyroodhouse, is a feast for the eyes too.


After all that serious art appreciation, lighten up with a visit to Camera Obscura. This quirky attraction takes a look at the city and its history through the medium of optical illusion – you’ll pick pedestrians up in your hands, make the traffic climb over paper bridges, and see the world’s most amazing magic tricks and hallucinatory holograms. Then head for the City Art Centre  and immerse yourself in six floors of work by Scotland’s most celebrated artists, alongside remarkable international pieces of design, photography and architecture. If this has left you inspired to embrace your own creative side, a visit to Tantallon Studios  is a must – you’ll get to try your hand at drawing, painting, and sculpture under the guidance of professional artists. Or browse and buy affordable works of art to take home with you at The Red Door Gallery , a friendly melting pot of work by more than 100 young and emerging local artists.


Admiring art is cerebral work, and sure to leave you hungry! Fortunately Edinburgh is full of great places to eat and drink in surroundings that are as attractive as the food is delicious. The Scottish National Gallery’s Scottish National Café  serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, and takes pride in sourcing its organic vegetables, free range chickens and top quality smoked salmon from local suppliers. For dinner, get a dose of full-on gothic glamour at The Witchery , one of Edinburgh’s favourite luxury restaurants. The menu features Isle of Mull crab, Loch Creran oysters, Borders beef and Cairngorm venison, but the real star of the evening is shamelessly decadent décor that’s sure to take your breath away. And if you’re after a suitably design-led bed on which to lay your head for the night, look no further than the fabulous Hotel Missoni , a temple to 21st-century luxury where every detail is daring, bold, beautiful, unique – or all of them. Missoni sheets, bath products and dressing gowns are all part and parcel of the experience, and there’s a sublime spa where you can ease tired eyes and feet after all that art appreciation.