What to do in Edinburgh for free: 13 Exciting things in Edinburgh that cost nothing

If the ‘best things in life are free’ then it could be said that many of the best things are in Edinburgh as you don’t have to break the bank to have a good time here.

Edinburgh Castle, Camera Obscura, the Military Tattoo… These well-known tourist attractions are popular for good reason but they’ll cost you a pretty penny to visit, so what else is out there for the frugally inclined? Is it possible for the most visited Scottish city to have ‘cheap thrills’ for us to enjoy?

The answer is yes, you just need to know where to get started. Edinburgh has a fascinating history and its gorgeous views have seen the historic capital star in many famous films. With a wealth of attractions, parks, museums and galleries to choose from, all you need is someone to point you in the right direction.

Here’s what you can do in Edinburgh without paying in this list of thirteen free attractions that are sure to delight you.

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