Splash a little more cash in the city
Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city, and one of Britain's most exciting tourist destinations. There are 2 sides to Edinburgh - the historic Old Town with the medieval Edinburgh Castle and cobblestone alleys, and the elegant but classic Georgian New Town.
You don't have to break the bank to see the best of the city - here’s our guide for a £50 day out in Edinburgh. If you’re budget can’t quite stretch to £50, visit our Edinburgh day out for under £15 page.
Want to have the Pass to Edinburgh? With free entry to over 30 top attractions including the Edinburgh Dungeon and Edinburgh Zoo, free return airport transfer, free guidebook as well as loads of exclusive offers, the Edinburgh Pass is the best way to discover all that Edinburgh has to offer. Buy your Edinburgh Pass from our shop, VisitBritain Direct.
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One of the attractions included in your Edinburgh Pass is a Merkat Walking Tour. Explore the narrow closes and wynds of the Old Town in the Secrets of the Royal Mile tour, visit authentic (and haunted) 18th century vaults beneath the South Bridge on the Vaults tour, or follow in the footsteps of Edinburgh’s famous authors and poets in the Writers by the Mile tour.
Museums & Galleries
Edinburgh has a huge range of museums and galleries, and lots of them are free to enter! Visit the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Writers’ Museum, Museum of Edinburgh and many more without spending anything!
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UNESCO World Heritage Site
That's right, a beach! Right in the city! Just like Barcelona or Rio Di Janeiro. While Edinburgh might not have the climate of Barcelona and Rio, the activities on offer like blow-karting and kite-surfing are second to none. But if you’re not in the mood for strenuous activity, it’s a fantastic place to relax at any time of year.
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Total day spend: £48.50