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1. Posted by koalabear (Full Member 121 posts) 10y

Hi there,

I need to know what there is to do in scotland, mostly with-in the edinburgh area, that's fairly cheap to do and fun, all suggestions welcome.

2. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 10y

Europe forum than off topic?

3. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Cheap and fun in Edinburgh?

Run down Princes Street naked.

Walk stealthily into the Scottish Parliament Building, lift up a handful of tourist pamphlets, then run out yelling "I have the secret documents!"

Phone up the Caledonian Hilton and book the Superior Suite for the next three months under the name of "Seymour Butts".

Actually, if you've got about ten quid to spare, I would recommend jumping on one of sightseeing buses - I did it not long ago - very interesting, and the tour guides will point out loads of places to visit and things to do.

4. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 10y

5. Posted by mico82 (Full Member 54 posts) 10y

hey, how long you in Scotland for ?

typical stuff to do is the castle, holyrood park (climb up to arthurs seat and get a good view at the top), calton hill & all that... but yeah, sightseeing bus would be cheap & interesting.

if ur in scotland for a while... north west is the way to go !! scenery is stunning... but then, you'd need the cash to travel up there. I'm sure you can go on day tours but not sure of price.


meeshy :)

6. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Of course, you'll want to see the miracle of 18th Century engineering that is the Camera Obscura.

If you like ski-ing or boarding you could do worse than spend a few hours at the Midlothian Snowsports Centre, not too far out of town.

If you fancy going to the pictures, you could go to the Cameo, Edinburgh's oldest cinema, built in 1914

7. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y

Yeah, Edinburgh Castle is an interesting place to visit, and as others have mentioned, Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill and all that. A walk down the Royal Mile is nice too, and I found the trip to the National Gallery very fruitful.

If you like whisky, just next to Edinburgh Castle is the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre.

Maybe just grab a map and take a bus ride around Edinburgh, you get to see some pretty sights along the way!

8. Posted by Laura_t (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y


I'm going to agree with everyone here
and say Edinburgh castle is worth checking out.
When I was there it was covered in scaffolding,
but hopefully that's gone by now. (It was this past April, I believe).
Also, there's always the Edinburgh Woolen Mill to check out.
Their quilts make great gifts or souvenirs:)

Here's a great link to the top attractions in Edinburgh
and you can read reviews by people
who've visited them to get a better idea of what
you should make as a must-see priority for yourself...

Hope it helps;)

9. Posted by faunafan (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

must have seen laura t then b/c the castle was covered in scaffolding when i visited there also. a good time is to visit during the edinburgh festival, so scottish culture comes to you.
shopping...portobello in edinburgh tour bus, castle, museum of scotland (edin)
scenic.....oban, loch ness andrews
hope this helps

10. Posted by koalabear (Full Member 121 posts) 10y

Cheers for all the suggestions.