When thinking of Scotland, its hilly and cobbled capital is often what comes to mind. Edinburgh is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a low-cost UK city break, with so much to offer.
The quaint, medieval Old Town, the formation of which has mostly been preserved, is a must-see. A great place to explore, this area houses the Edinburgh Farmer’s Market, the University of Edinburgh, the Royal Mile, St. Giles’ Cathedral and the Edinburgh castle… to name just a few attractions. Even without visiting these attractions, it’s easy to get lost in the Old Town, marvelling at the impressive architecture of the old buildings and wandering around the narrow, winding streets finding traditional Scottish pubs and lively bars.
To the north of the Old Town, is Edinburgh’s buzzing New Town, where you’ll find Carlton Hill, as well as the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and other incredible museums, lots of shops and stunning townhouses. Carlton Hill is a must-see, with 360 panoramas over the city of Edinburgh including impressive views of its iconic landmarks, and its own important historic monuments.
Staying slap-bang in the middle of the two towns is the perfect way to get the best of both worlds, so if you’re looking for cheap city breaks in Edinburgh, look no further! Not only is easyHotel Edinburgh perfectly located so you can explore both sides of the city, but if you’re also looking for hotels near Edinburgh Castle, you’re also in luck. Combine location with value-for-money and you’re looking at the best budget hotel in Edinburgh!