As the old saying goes, the best things in life are free. Whether you're looking for free museums in Edinburgh, or need some inspiration for cost-free things to do with the kids during your stay - you're in the right place.

As the second most visited city in the UK, you might expect a trip to the Scottish capital to be pricey. However, this cultural hub is home to an array of amazing galleries, museums, parks and attractions - many of which offer free entry.  Many attractions also hold daily guided tours free of charge, or some may ask for a voluntary donation.

Explore hidden gems and enjoy a free day out in Edinburgh, visit free museums, scenic outdoor spaces and some of its world-class attractions and festivals - all without spending a penny.

Check out these 10 free Edinburgh attractions that we think you'll love.