Priceline has flights from Houston (IAH) to Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI) for $433 round trip via British Airways. Fly right before the Columbus Day holiday to take advantage of the price (I used dates in early October). After you land, you'll literally be an hour away from Duone Castle, a medival stronghold built in the 14th century that served as the original Winterfell Castle in the highly acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones. I'm getting goosebumps already!
For all the Harry Potter fans out there, Edinburgh is worth a spot on your bucket list; its cobbled neighborhoods have the magic of the wizarding world engraved all over. In fact, here's an awesome guide to planning the perfect Harry Potter themed trip to Edinburgh.
Once you're done soaking up the beauty of the city and visiting its top 10 attractions, check out these exciting events happening in the Fall to get a taste of true Scotland:
- Enchanted Forest (9/28-10/29)
- Cowalfest (10/6-10/15)
- Edinburgh Military Tattoo (8/4-8/26)
- Harelaw Centre: test your equestrian mastery by riding horses beachside and off-road (you'll walk away feeling like the star character from a Gaelic romance novel)
Book on Priceline – flights also available from September to February (screenshot below).