Edinburgh

With free entry to many galleries, museums and attractions, you could easily fill your days in Edinburgh without spending a penny. And that's even before you've taken in the city's scenic outdoor spaces and some of its world-class festivals for free too.

You could fill a whole week with free things to do in Edinburgh. Start with the world-class attractions of the National Museum of Scotland, Scottish National Galleries and St Giles Cathedral. Go behind the scenes with Edinburgh's film locations, explore a few hidden gems or sit back and watch the world go by from one of the parks and gardens, including the magical Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Tour for free

That's right - even some tours and modes of transport are free in Edinburgh!

  • Old Town Tour
    Meet on the Royal Mile for Sandeman's popular free tour of Edinburgh's Old Town.
  • Potter Trail
    A magical free tour for the Harry Potter fan in your life - muggles welcome.
  • Gallery Bus
    Hop on this free bus to get between Scotland's National Galleries.

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