10 great pre-match Edinburgh bars for Aston Villa fans near Hibernian ground Easter Road - gallery

Aston Villa are back in Europe after a 13-year hiatus and first up for the club is a trip to Scotland to take on Hibs.

After 13 years, Aston Villa fans are back on the road and crossing borders to support their side in European competitions.

The Villains kick off their Europa Conference League campaign under Unai Emery tonight against Hibernian on a rare Wednesday fixture due to a little-known UEFA rule.

The clash is being billed as the John McGinn Show with the Aston Villa star returning to his former club before next week's reverse fixture at Villa Park.

A trip northwards and over the border into Scotland may not be the hot European city break that Villains fans may have first dreamed of when qualifying for Europe but Edinburgh is a fantastic and lively city with so much to offer.

BirminghamWorld has a look at 10 of the best bars near Hibs ground Easter Road, picked with the Edinburgh Evening News, ahead of tonight.