Visiting Edinburgh: Our Money Saving Tips

Edinburgh Travel Tips to Save You Money

A visit to Scotland’s capital can be pricey. But with these great Edinburgh travel tips, you can enjoy a break in the city for less. So, set your budget and stick to it. If you plan carefully, there are lots of ways to save money and still have an amazing time.

Book Great Value Accommodation with Good Transport Links

Tram travelling at spee

Edinburgh is a compact city, and most attractions are within walking distance in the city centre. Find a good value hotel that has great links to the airport or train station, and you’ll save on expensive transport costs into the city. Once you’re here, you can travel by foot or by using our excellent public transport services. Edinburgh’s frequent buses and trams are a cheap and reliable way to get around.

Parliament House Hotel is located just a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station. This is the city’s main railway station, so it’s easy to get here by train. And you can get a bus direct from Edinburgh Airport to Waverley Bridge, which is much cheaper than a taxi. Plus, we have great value, comfortable rooms and a range of special offers and packages to help you save even more.

Find Free Things to do in Edinburgh

Princes Street Gardens

They say the best things in life are free. And in Edinburgh, there are many places to visit that won’t cost you a penny. From stunning viewpoints, impressive landmarks, free museums, galleries and tours, you can work out a whole itinerary. Check out our guide to the best free attractions and things to do for lots of ideas.

Visit Edinburgh in Winter

View of Edinburgh at night from Calton Hill

August is the most expensive month to come to Edinburgh, as the summer festivals and concerts are in full swing. If you want to beat the crowds and save money, it’s better to avoid the summer months. Midweek breaks offer even better value.

The cheapest time to visit Edinburgh is usually in January and February. You can pick up some great winter deals at this time of year. We have a mild climate, with an average winter temperature of 4°C. So as long as you wrap up warm, you can still enjoy the outdoors most of the time. And if you get caught in the rain or snow, there are lots of cosy indoor places to take cover.

We hope you have found these money saving tips useful in planning your trip to Edinburgh. And we hope to see you at Parliament House Hotel soon! Keep following our blog and keep in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more great Edinburgh travel tips.