What to do in Edinburgh for FREE: 13 Awesome things in Edinburgh that cost nothing

If the ‘best things in life are free’ then we could say that many of the best things are in Edinburgh as you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy yourself here.

Edinburgh Castle, Camera Obscura, Military Tattoo… These popular tourist attractions are well-loved 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 city in Scotland 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 stunning views have seen the historic capital feature in many famous films. With many attractions, parks, galleries and museums 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 will delight you.