Although Scotland is best known for quilts, lakes, and Loch Ness monster, it’s actually Edinburgh that shows how great this country can be.
This city has been considered as Scotland’s “capital” for over 500 years, mostly because it is home to the Scottish Parliament, but also because of the many things it has to offer.
A Variety Of Prices
We can’t easily decide whether to call Edinburgh pricey or cheap, because there is a lot of variety when it comes to paying for accommodation and food.
On one hand, you’ll be able to find $18 dorm rooms and $15 meals at the pub – that or buying your own groceries for $40 per week.
On the other hand, hotel rooms at the city center can cost you $100 and more, while dinning at restaurants won’t go below $30.
Best Activities Are Free Activities
One of the best things about Edinburgh is the sheer amount of things you can do and see for free.
For example, many parks, gardens, and museums don’t have an entry fee at all. Places like the Princes Street Gardens, Museum of Edinburgh, and the National Gallery of Scotland will let you bask in all of their wonder without charging you anything.
Of the places that aren’t free, we recommend checking out Edinburgh Castle, where you can see the Crown Jewels, and the Scott Monument, a Gothic spire which rises 200 feet in the air and offers one of the best views of Edinburgh.
Ultimately, you just have to take a sip of Scotland’s traditional drink. There are many pubs and whiskey joints around the city, many of which offer whiskey tasting with a complementary “barrel ride.”