Budget Edinburgh



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Edinburgh has a thriving student atmosphere and therefore caters to those on a tight budget. Castle Rock Hostel is a great place to bunk down, see the city and perhaps make friends. Located in the Grassmarket area, there is a wealth of pubs and clubs available. The sights are accessible too and most are free to the public so enjoy a brisk walk to the top of Calton Hill for scenic views over Edinburgh or meander in Princes Street Gardens. Get caught up with some of the impressive exhibits at the Museum of Scotland and unwind over a strong coffee at the rather bohemian Common Grounds Café Bar. Save your pennies for Camera Obscura and be impressed at their unique presentation of Edinburgh.

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Author: Hollie


Day 1 - Edinburgh


Check-in early and leave your bags at Castle Rock before hitting the Edinburgh streets. Pick up a sandwich at one of the local shops in the area and head to Calton Hill. The peak offers the best views of Edinburgh not to mention a great photo opportunity with the 'folly'. Descend heading east to the Scott Monument for an adventure in the spires, then afterwards enjoy a hearty and affordable meal at La Tasca.


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Calton Hill

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Location:

Regent Road
EH1 3DG Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 625 8625(Tourist Information)
fax: +44 131 625 8601(Tourist Information)


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Scott Monument

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Location:

Princes Street
East Princes St. Gardens, near Waverley Station
EH2 2EJ Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 529 4068


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Tasca (La)

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Location:

9 South Charlotte Street
EH2 4AS Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: 44 131 220 0011
fax: 44 131 220 0088


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Castle Rock Hostel

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Location:

15 Johnstone Terrace
EH1 1TB Edinburgh, Scotland

Contact:

tel: 44 131 225 9666
fax: 44 131 226 5078


Day 2 - Edinburgh


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Royal Mile

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Location:

Royal Mile
EH1 1QS Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 (0)131 229 7615


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Common Grounds Café Bar

Location:

02/03/07 North Bank Street
EH1 2LP Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: 44 131 226 1146


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Princes Street Gardens

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Location:

Princes Street
Princes St
EH2 2EL Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Day 3 - Edinburgh


Rise later and head to the Wok Bar to fill up on delicious noodle dishes to prepare you for the day. Enjoy the walk through the Grassmarket passed the Royal Mile over to the Museum of Scotland. A whole afternoon can be spent in here, which helps if the resident downpour makes an appearance. With the newly constructed contemporary building as the main entrance visitors are encouraged to get involved with some of the interactive exhibits. There is also traditional exhibitions as well as the new science room. The Living Room is a vibrant setting for your evening meal using fresh local produce.


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National Museum of Scotland

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Location:

Chambers Street
EH1 1JF Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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Living Room (The)

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Location:

113-115 George Street
EH2 4JN Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: 44 870 442 2718
fax: 44 870 442 2719


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Wok Bar

Location:

30 Potterrow
EH8 9BL Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: 44 131 667 8594


Day 4 - Edinburgh


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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

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Location:

Castlehill The Royal Mile
EH1 2ND Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 226 3709
fax: +44 131 225 4239


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Arches

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Location:

66-67 South Bridge
EH1 1LS Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: 44 131 556 0200


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