Edinburgh has great value transport links from the periphery into the city centre

Edinburgh has great value transport links from the periphery into the city centre

Offering a selection of National free entry museums, a host of year round free festival entertainment and a great choice of budget accommodation and eateries, it’s easy to spoil yourself in Edinburgh without putting a hole in your bank balance. City centre free museums include some of Edinburgh’s best – the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the National Gallery of Scotland and the National War Museum of Scotland within Edinburgh Castle are all free entry museums!

Cheap accommodation in Edinburgh is extensive – from welcoming quality hostels and friendly budget B&Bs to camping and caravan parks on the periphery of the city. Hostels and backpacker-style accommodation in Edinburgh feature funky decors, games rooms and stylish dorm style accommodation – this favourite city with international visitors offers a stylish selection of city centre hostels close to clubs, bars and attractions - perfect for younger traveller groups.

Take a walk up Arthur's Seat for fantastic views of the city

Take a walk up Arthur's Seat for fantastic views of the city

Stay in seasonal budget campus accommodation in Edinburgh or opt for a cheap B&B guest house in the Edinburgh suburbs and surrounding commuter towns, all offering great value rates and excellent transport links into the city centre. There’s so many fun free things to do in Edinburgh. Spend the day at Edinburgh’s seaside – Portobello beach and village, just a 20 minute bus ride from the city centre, boasts spectacular views across the Forth and a family fun seaside atmosphere with ice cream, seaside prom, gift shops and sailing regattas.

Edinburgh’s spectacular architecture and skyline is every visitors free gift! The pedestrianized squares of the New Town and narrow side alleys of the Old Town are great wandering territory. Take a free tour of the famous Victorian monuments atop of the central Carlton Hill and catch tons of free shows and street performances along the Royal Mile and on the Mound during the Edinburgh Festival.

Eat for under a tenner in one of Edinburgh’s quirky cafes and kitchens featuring everything from wholefood organic budget eateries to Swedish bakeries with takeaway and funky vegetarian kitchens. Save money and pick up an Edinburgh Pass, the best way to experience Edinburgh on a budget inclusive of 30 free attractions, numerous special offers and free Airlink bus use – a guaranteed money saver available in advance online, or on arrival at the airport and the Princes Street tourist information point. Browse iknow special offers. Book & save on Edinburgh accommodation now.

Accommodation in Edinburgh

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    Classic Scottish Castle B&B around 8 miles east of Edinburgh with panoramic views and extensive gardens. Original features, stunning Great Hall and barrel vaulted double room.
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    £300
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    A large & luxurious self catering holiday apartment sleeping up to 14 in the heart of New Town Edinburgh, ideal for Hens & family gatherings
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  • Edinburgh City Centre
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    £200
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    No. 32 offers luxury Edinburgh self catering accommodation. Excellent location. Private parking and walled garden. No. 32 sleeps up to 14 guests in 5 bedrooms.
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