Free and budget friendly things to do in Edinburgh

Reserve your seat then jump on a train and head up north of the border to Edinburgh.

You'll find history and culture, shopping and great food. If you're on a budget, there's plenty of free things to do in Edinburgh. Let us show you.

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Free things to do in Edinburgh

Travelling to Edinburgh on a budget? We've got you covered with these fun free things to do in Edinburgh.

Whether you're travelling with the family or for a couples getaway, there's plenty to do without breaking the bank. Check out the best free things to do below and start planning your trip to the Scottish capital.

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Outdoor things to do in Edinburgh

From city centre hikes to botanic gardens, you can find it all right here in Edinburgh.

Walking tours in Edinburgh

Discover the secrets of Edinburgh's most impressive buildings, explore locations with a magical connection or stay out later to learn about Edinburgh's darker side.

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