Edinburgh Area Code 0131

Edinburgh Area Code: 0131

Edinburgh is the second most populous city in Scotland after Glasgow and the ninth in the whole of the UK. Historically, it is part of the Midlothian region and is now considered part of Lothian. It is located on the southern shores of the Firth of Forth estuary. The earliest settlements were recorded as far back as 8500 BC. Nowadays, Edinburgh is home to the  Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the supreme courts of Scotland. It is also home to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, which is the official residence of the Monarchy in Scotland.

It is a popular tourist destination as a result of its rich history. The Edinburgh castle is one of the top attractions followed by the Old Town and New Town, which were recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Edinburgh is home to the annual Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe festival, which brings together the best in performing arts from all across the world for a three-week celebration.

What is the Edinburgh area code?

The Edinburgh area code is 0131. All phone numbers in the Edinburgh region follow the same format, with a four-digit area code followed by a seven-digit local phone number.

Locations using the Edinburgh area code

The following areas use the 0131 area code. If you receive a call from an Edinburgh area code, the caller may be located in one of the following regions:

Abbeyhill Edinburgh Maybury
Corstorphine Fairmilehead Morningside
Craiglockhart Fountainbridge Musselburgh
Colinton Granton Newington
Dalkeith Kirkliston Pentland
Davidson’s Mains Leith Portobello
Dean Liberton South Queensferry
Donaldson Loanhead Wester Hailes

While the majority of Edinburgh area code phone numbers are located in the Edinburgh region, it’s possible that some callers may be using a virtual office or call forwarding service to give the appearance of a landline without a physical presence in the area.

How much does it cost to call the 0131 area code?

The 0131 area code is a geographical landline number and will be charged at the same rate as any other 01, 02 or 03 phone number. The rate will vary based on the network provider and if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline. As a general rule, the call will be charged at two different rates. The first is a connection fee and the second is a duration fee. If you have free calls or minutes included in your phone plan, you will be able to use these to call phone numbers using the 0131 Edinburgh area code.

Can I call the 0131 area code from outside the UK?

It is possible to call the 0131 area code from outside the UK and most phone numbers will accept international calls. In order to call the 0131 area code from outside the UK, you will need to amend the number to include the international dialling code for the UK, which is +44, or 0044.

Do I need to dial the Edinburgh area code for local calls?

If you are calling an Edinburgh phone number from outside the area or from a mobile phone, you will need to use the 0131 area code followed by the seven-digit local number. If you are calling from the same area, you can omit the area code and just call the seven-digit local phone number.

Popular numbers using the 0131 area code

Below are some popular attractions in the Edinburgh area using the 0131 area code:

Edinburgh Castle – 0131 225 9846

Edinburgh Fringe Festival – 0131 226 0026

National Gallery of Scotland – 0131 624 6200

Edinburgh Festival Theatre – 0131 529 6000