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Edinburgh day out for under £50

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.


Edinburgh Pass

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.
Total spend: £26.50

Edinburgh Castle

Sited on top of an extinct volcano, majestic Edinburgh Castle is steeped in history. Take a tour and discover its secrets, enjoying spectacular views across the city. Make sure you see Scotland's Crown Jewels - the crown, sword and sceptre are amongst the oldest regalia in Europe.
Total spend: £14

Ghost Tour

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.

Attractions & events

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!
Total spend: £0

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Edinburgh’s beautiful Old and New Towns have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status twice over. The city is home to 4,500 listed buildings – the highest concentration in the world – so take a walk around and soak up the stunning architecture.
Total spend: £0


Portobello Beach

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.
Total spend: £0


A tight budget doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy great food. In Edinburgh you’ll find food to suit every taste – and you don’t need to break the bank to enjoy it. Visit our Cheap eats page to find the best places to eat for cheap.
Total spend: £8 - 10



Edinburgh is the home of some of the world’s best festivals, and the festival period is a great time to visit. The city buzzes with a party atmosphere and there are usually lots of free performances and festival-related events happening all around the city. Don’t miss the Edinburgh International Film Festival (June); Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe (August); Edinburgh Art’s Festival (August); and of course, the best New Year’s Eve party in the world – Hogmanay.
Total spend: £0

Total day spend: £48.50




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