Day 3 was about exploring Edinburgh – on foot and bus being the best way to soak in the city vibes! We explored the Edinburgh castle with the Scottish crown jewels and fabulous views of the city (it has an entry fee of about 20 GBP).
The second half of the day we had booked a free walking tour with Strawberry holidays. Yes, it's free but not quite, when the tour finishes you pay the guide what you feel the tour was worth. It’s a very good tour lasting 3-4 hours where you get to know a lot about the city’s history and explore on foot, the guide being cheerful and humorous adds to the experience. It is way pocket-friendly if you are the kind of sorts, who doesn’t enjoy entering a building roaming around half a day and entering another building (sightseeing places) and missing out the city vibes. We love to explore the city on foot, rather than go inside every touristy building. Some iconic places like The Edinburgh Castle is an exception.
Also, if you love exploring the dark and creepy horror stories, there are Free Ghost tours to sign up for.
Harry Potter Fans – Edinburgh is a real treat for you’ll since a lot of the references in the book are inspired by some alleys of this city. There are separate Harry Potter walking tours as well that one can explore. The famous Diagon Alley is not to be missed!
Edinburgh is a beautiful, quaint and a small city which you can practically explore in a day on foot alone!
1.Pre-install the Lothians bus app, and with a daily minimum payment of about GBP 4 you can explore unlimited bus rides during the day.
2.A day trip to Glencoe, Highlands and Lochness costed us 40 GBP per person on GetYourGuide app. This is highly recommended since we really enjoyed some breath-taking views on our way.
3.We booked London- Edinburgh- London train ride through Trainpal Uk app. It gives you some good discount if you book the tickets way in advance. We got the return fare for 52 GBP per person.
4.The Walking tour is the best way to explore the city anywhere in the UK and are comparatively pocket-friendly since you decide the price at the end of the trip. Trust me the guides are super cool and are entertaining as well.
5.You can get some delicious crepes near Scottish Monument next to Princess Street.
6.There are good Airbnb options available in Edinburgh at an affordable price. We got a room with an attached bathroom for about 180 GBP for 3 nights.
7.Sainsbury's supermarkets are at almost every corner, you can pick some delicious eateries or fresh food to cook from there, which is way cheaper then eating out.
8.Pret a manger – A café with many outlets is your go-to place for coffees, savouries or a quick breakfast on the go. It will cost you less then 4 GBP per person.
9. Hectors Pub is one of the oldest and busiest pubs and serves a fab Guinness pint!
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