Attractively Free Edinburgh Attractions
No budget? No problem. Edinburgh has a number of fabulously free attractions across the city. Every year, the National Museum of Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland, the Writers’ Museum, the Royal Botanic Garden, St Giles’ Cathedral and the Scottish Parliament Visitor Centre welcomes thousands of visitors through their doors free of charge. Many of these attractions even hold regular guided tours absolutely free. Which means you can discover more of Edinburgh’s rich, cultural past for less every time you visit one of these free Edinburgh attractions.
Picture Perfect Edinburgh
Steeped in history and surrounded by a plethora of natural and architectural beauty, Edinburgh is a selfie city in itself. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its famous monuments and treasured landmarks are prime spots to capture the perfect shot of Edinburgh. From the statues of Greyfriars’ Bobby and Sherlock Holmes, to the splendour of Calton Hill and Edinburgh Castle, discovering the wonders of Edinburgh from behind the lens is cheap at the price.
Bewitchingly Free Tours
And finally, one of our favourite free things to do in Edinburgh is tour the city. With its cobbled streets and haunted closes, Edinburgh is simply spellbinding. So join the Sandemans Tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Held daily, from 11am to 2pm at the Starbucks on the Royal Mile, all it costs is a few hours of your time. Or grab a wand and join a robed guide on a tour designed specifically for Potter fans. The Potter Trail will take you to all the magical locations behind our favourite boy wizard, as well as offer a closer look at the witches and wizards of medieval Edinburgh. From muggles to masterpieces, hop on board the Gallery bus and spend a day enjoying the fabulous (not to mention free) collections on display at the National Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Portrait Gallery.
So there you have it. Fabulously free things to do in Edinburgh that are guaranteed to pay off. If you are planning on visiting Edinburgh on a budget, make sure you take a look at our special offers and enjoy quality, affordable accommodation in Edinburgh at affordable prices.