9 Cheap (and Free) Things to Do in Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland, Edinburgh Guide (B): 9 Cheap (and Free) Things to Do in Edinburgh, Scotland

Converting to the British Pound is never easy. When you realize your two-quid drip coffee is actually five US dollars, tears dwell in realization that your coffee is more expensive than a Starbucks venti frap.

Luckily, there are plenty of cheap, inexpensive and free things to do in Edinburgh. Unlike London, Edinburgh is more affordable and you can find cool things to do without breaking your pocketbook. Here are nine cool and unique Scottish things to do and see while in Edinburgh.

This is the heart of Edinburgh. With so many unique and historical sites, you can't help but experience the true essence of Scottish culture on this street. Start at the castle and slowly make way discovering each alleyway. Trust me, there's something to be explored in each one. So many people zip up and down and spend time at the tourist shops without actually exploring or reading the plaques on the wall about what once happened in that spot.

This tour brings you around all the coolest and creepiest sites around Edinburgh's Old Town. With ghoulish stories (while walking at night) the free ghost tour is certainly worth it. Our guide was an American drama student who's voice inflections made this trip even spookier. You'll learn about witch trials, ghostly sitings and discover what life was like back in the day without any plumbing or toilets. Look for announcements on the Royal Mile. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 9 Cheap (and Free) Things to Do in Edinburgh, Scotland
Guide Location: Scotland » Edinburgh
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Royal Mile   Edinburgh's Old Town   Edinburgh's Writer Museum   Edinburgh Castle   National Gallery   Royal Botanical Garden   St. Giles Cathedral  
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on author's website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/-9-cheap-and-free-things-to-do-in-edinburgh-scotland

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