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Free Attractions in Edinburgh it Pays to Visit

When it comes to free things to do in Edinburgh, no budget is no problem. With a plethora of free attractions in Edinburgh, it is easy to fill your days in Scotland’s beautiful capital city before ever having to spend a penny. Which just goes to show that the best things in life really are free.

Free Attractions In Full View Of Legendary Edinburgh

View from Arthur's SeatTo help you make short work of free attractions in Edinburgh, take advantage of Edinburgh’s spectacular views. From the top of Catlon Hill (a short 5-minute walk from the Parliament House Hotel), you can enjoy panoramic views of Edinburgh’s breath-taking skyline. There are also a number of famous monuments you can explore while taking in the sights of this World Heritage Site.

From atop Calton Hill, you will see the most magnificent view of Arthur’s Seat – a beacon of Edinburgh’s legendary past. Believed to be one of the possible locations for Camelot, thousands of Edinburgh explorers ascend the hill every year in search of King Arthur’s official seat of power. And while there is much debate about the facts of the matter, one thing is for sure … the views from Arthur’s Seat are legendary.

A sign to the museum of EdinburghExhibiting Free Edinburgh

If legendary Edinburgh sounds fascinating, take a turn around the Museum of Edinburgh. Tucked away on the Royal Mile, get lost in the fascinating history of Edinburgh from its iconic past to its bustling present day. Once you have successfully whet your appetite for Scottish history, head on down to the National Museum of Scotland for exhilarating exhibitions in a journey of endless discovery. From there, it is only natural to take advantage of the National Galleries of Scotland – three free art galleries housing some of the best collections of fine art in the world.

Floral Clock in Princes Street GardensBlooming Beautiful Free Attractions in Edinburgh

From age-old masters to nature’s masterpieces, Edinburgh’s many beautiful gardens are some of our favourite free attractions in Edinburgh. Whether you walk among the budding plants of the Royal Botanical Gardens or Archivists’ Garden, or head on over to Dunbar’s Close Gardens for a hidden retreat, the natural wonder of Edinburgh never seizes to amaze.

If it is time to check out, but you still have a full day of exploring ahead, just speak to our friendly staff who will happily store your luggage for you. They also know a few hidden gems of their own, so make sure you tap into their local store of free attractions in Edinburgh.

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