Absent since 1956, trams returned to the streets of Edinburgh in 2014. The 8½-mile stretch of track currently runs between Edinburgh Airport in the west to York Place in the east, although work is under way to extend it up Leith Walk and to The Shore. Useful stops for travelers include Haymarket, Princes Street, and St. Andrew Square (for Edinburgh Waverley station). Tickets are £1.70 for a single journey in the "City Zone" (which is every stop excluding the airport), or £6 for a single to/from the airport (£8.50 return). Day tickets, allowing unlimited travel, cost £4 in the City Zone and £9 including the airport.
Edinburgh Trams. 0131/338--5780; www.edinburghtrams.co.uk.