Edinburgh Cheap Hotels in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a tourist destination that arguably has everything in spades: medieval castles and Georgian heritage, along with an artistic flare and the best festivals in the world. Fortunately for visitors, accommodations here reflect this amazing diversity.

Where do you want to stay?

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is the perfect first stop for visitors on holiday in this country. If you come in August, you will be treated to some of the best-known festivals in the world: the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. All this culture takes place in one of the globe's most beautiful capital cities. Interspersed with the old architecture of the city are contemporary art galleries, modern restaurants, and the finest pubs of anywhere.

Key attractions
It is best to head straight to the Old Town in the heart of the city in order to see some of the most famous landmarks. Dominating the city skyline, the Edinburgh Castle is top of the list of things to see. The Scottish royal residences, Holyrood Palace, and the Scottish Parliament are two buildings you should not miss. Outside of the Old Town, one highly recommended place to relax in the Royal Botanic Garden. To see Scotland's fine collection of art, head to the National Gallery of Scotland in New Town.
Hotels in Edinburgh can organise daytrips for guests which take them around other sights such as St Giles' Cathedral, the National Gallery, the Royal Museum and the Edinburgh Dungeon. Princess Street is a must-visit if you are in need of retail therapy.
There are many Edinburgh hotels located in Princess Street, although these are generally more expensive than those further out of town. Hotels in Edinburgh are busiest during the summer months (June to August) so it is adviseable to book in advance if you will be traveling during this period.

Having fun
When possible, time your visit in August in order to witness perhaps the largest collection of arts festivals taking place simultaneously. The International Festival features high-brow performances, while The Fringe performances are more contemporary and avant-garde. Outside of festival season, you can head to the Edinburgh Playhouse or the Festival Theater to catch regular theater performances. Some of the best places to dine and drink include Leith district, north of the Old and New Towns. For pub-style dining and drinking, there's Rose Street in New Town.

Visitors looking to satisfy their retail urges are recommended to head to New Town, Edinburgh's commercial district and main shopping destination. Princes Street is at the epicenter of it all. You will find here internationally known brands of clothing, music, and gift items. Upscale stores and restaurants, meanwhile, are what you will find along George Street. North of New Town are the districts of Stockbridge and Canonmills. A mix of second-hand shops, specialized food stores, jewelry boutiques, and other independent shops can be found here.

Dunfermline, located just across the Firth of Forth from Edinburgh, is a great place to escape the hurried and lively pace of Edinburgh. It not only has historic structures such as the Dunfermline Abbey, but peaceful areas such as Pittencreiff Park. To really see the great outdoors of this region of Scotland, you can go to Pentlands Hills Regional Park, just 30 minutes from Edinburgh by bus. The park is the playground of residents of Edinburgh, and biking and walking are highly recommended here.

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