When you’re living on a shoestring, making savings where you are able can often mean the difference between being able to achieve a break from the grindstone and having to give it up as a bad job. In today’s society, the chance of escaping for a few days or more relies on annual leave, family commitments and, of course, the financial backing to make sure it can actually happen.
Luckily, city breaks are perfectly achievable and a few days in the Scottish capital can be surprisingly reasonable. With the availability of hotels in Edinburgh city centre from Travelodge, accommodation doesn’t have to cost the Earth and will place you in a perfect location to enjoy the local attractions.
Like in many other large cities, many of the attractions are within walking distance of each other and, with the help of the Edinburgh Pass, you can enjoy them at discount prices. We all love a good bargain and knowing that you can see the sights for the least amount possible is even better.
The Edinburgh Pass is a sightseeing card that gives you the chance to see over 30 of the most popular attractions for a discounted rate. From historic houses and pretty gardens to museums and haunted tours, you can benefit from a whole host of itinerary fillers for less. Once you have purchased the card, you can access all of the sights completely free as well as take advantage of an Airlink return to the airport if you need it!
Some of the attractions included are:
The Edinburgh Dungeons which give you a chance to delve deeper into the city’s murky (and gruesome) past
The Cadies & Witchery Murder & Mystery Tour gives you the chance to take a walk through eerie courtyards and through Old Edinburgh with the help of your trusty tour guide, a deceased highwayman.
Nelson’s Monument can be found on Calton Hill and represents Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar.
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions offers a fun, hands on attraction that allows visitors to experience a whole host of weird and wonderful delights.
The Mary, Queen of Scots exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland is usually £9 but is free with the pass. It’s open from the 28th June until mid-November and helps to provide further insight into the troubled Queen.
The Surgeon’s Hall Museum is a museum with a difference and is the country’s largest medical museum, full of interesting and unusual exhibitions and displays.
Our Dynamic Earth is an incredible interactive museum perfect for children and adults alike. Taking you on a journey through various natural phenomena, the museum is fun and educational for all the family.
A three day pass costs £50 for an adult and £30 for a child, with 1 and 2 day passes also available. Of course, make sure you are aware of the opening hours and other important information before you travel, so that you can plan your days accordingly. Enjoy a few days in Edinburgh for less, with this fantastic Edinburgh Pass.