It’s an ideal way to get your own personalized perspective of the city all for free. It’s also a sustainable option if you want to make your trip more eco-friendly.
On top of the mound sits the Edinburgh Acropolis, a free attraction that’s otherwise known as the unfinished National Monument of Scotland.
Located in Holyrood Park, the volcanic hill dominates the skyline and offers panoramic views of the city below and out towards the sea.
Beautiful as it is, the climb is not without effort and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy are recommended. The steep ascent is a little scrambly nearer the top but you’re certainly rewarded.
Seventy Two acres of stunning landscape with perfectly pruned gardens dating back to the 17th century which you can visit for free.
You can hardly miss the striking St Giles’ Cathedral located on the Royal Mile. Founded in 1124, it predates most of Edinburgh’s Old Town and has a rich history to match.
An excellent choice on a cold, rainy day or if you want to soak up some Scottish and world history. The museum has exhibitions on natural history, design, fashion and more.