Top 10 Edinburgh

If you are planning on traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland check out this list of my top 10 fun things to do on a budget.

Princes St. – This is the main shopping street full of clothing shops, touristy type shops and plenty of good people watching.

Princes St Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle – Just up the road from Princes St is the majestic Edinburgh castle. The castle was first built around 1130 and rebuilt several times after that. A ticket through the official website is only £16 to explore the castle.

Edinburgh Castle

National Gallery of Scotland – Check out the fine art museum which is located on The Mound off Princes St. The admission is free. There is a selection of art from the Renaissance up to the 19th century.

National Gallery of Scotland

Wander the windy streets – There are so many places to wander and so many beautiful buildings to see. Wander down George St then over to Waverly Bridge and up to High St. Or better yet, just wander where ever your feet take you.


Pub – Stop into a pub for a bite to eat and a beer. There are many a cozy atmospheres to be found. Check out the pub at the Beehive Inn located at The Grassmarket. Or check out the Greyfriars Bobby Bar located on Candlemaker Row.

The Grassmarket

National Museum of Scotland – Check out the natural world, history and science museum which has free admission. There are many collections to browse through including a great section on Scottish history.

National Museum of Scotland

Ceilidhs – Check out a traditional ceilidhs and enjoy the music and dancing.


Palace of Holyroodhouse – The Palace located on The Royal Mile is just a £10.75 admission fee. You can check out the art, furniture and jewelry collections of the Palace as well as the gardens and Abbey.


Arthur’s Seat – You can make your way from the Palace to the hills of Holyrood Park. At the top of the main hill is Arthur’s Seat where you are able to enjoy a panoramic view of Edinburgh.

Arthur's Seat

Rugby Game – Last but not least, check out a rugby game. Even if you don’t care for sports this is a fun game to watch. You can catch a game at the Murrayfield Stadium.

Edinburgh Rugby

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