• A new Easyjet route will make it easier for Scots to visit Seville

    by  • January 11, 2018 • Andalucia, Architecture, Cordoba, Multi Centre Breaks, Seville

    Easyjet will operate flights to Seville from Edinburgh with effect from the end of March


    It’s good news for many Scots that they will be able to fly direct to Seville from 26th March.  Until then, anyone wishing to visit the Andalusian city will still have to fly from Edinburgh to Malaga and catch a train from Malaga station to Seville.  The flights will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays and the flight times are ideal for those wanting a 3 night break away, with an early flight from Edinburgh on Mondays (0600) and a late return from Seville on Thursdays (2035).


    I’m actually visiting Seville myself in early March, so I’ll write in more detail about the city after that visit. We’ll be flying with Ryanair from East Midlands, but the good news for customers in the south west of England is that Easyjet will also be flying twice weekly to Seville from Bristol, starting early June.  In addition to serving the city of Seville itself, these new flights open up all sorts of possibilities for people wanting to visit other Andalusian cities such as Cordoba and Cadiz.


    I’ve written about Cordoba in other blogs and it really is a city which merits a visit.  I would recommend that any visitor to southern Spain makes a point of visiting Cordoba, if only to see the Mezquita, the famous mosque with its mesmerising architecture.  The red and white columns, arches and stunning ceilings have to be seen to be believed.  The ornately decorated Catholic cathedral which was built quite literally right in the heart of the mosque contrasts greatly with the elegant simplicity of the Moorish architecture. Cordoba features in an exciting multi-centre holiday offered by Cities Direct in 2018 – Madrid, Cordoba and Ronda.


    Seville also makes an ideal starting point for a visit to Cadiz.  There is plenty to interest the visitor to Cadiz.  Standing on a spit of land jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, Cadiz has experienced a turbulent  history.  It was founded by the Phoenicians as a small trading post and subsequently taken over by the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Moors.  The old walled town is densely packed with medieval churches, Arabic forts, watchtowers and palaces.  The tower of the elegant Catedral de Cadiz provides wonderful   views of the city and the Teatro Romano is well worth a visit for anyone interested in history (note that the theatre is currently undergoing some renovation works which are due for completion in 2020).


    Cadiz features in Cities Direct’s Cadiz, Seville and Granada multi-centre holiday but with the additional new flights to Seville there are now so many additional possibilities for twin and multi-centre breaks to Andalucia  –  a very exciting prospect!




    With a degree in Geography under her belt, Ann felt that a career in travel might be a good choice. Fast forward over thirty years, and Ann is still in the industry so her instincts have served her well. Ann spent much of her early career working for big names such as Global Overland and Wallace Arnold where she was involved in the contracting and operation of coach tours on a large scale. Taking time out to raise her family, Ann returned to the industry working for Cities Direct. Her desire to travel is as strong as ever and she loves nothing better than visiting a new destination and being able to relay her experiences first hand to Cities Direct clients.