Explore Edinburgh on a Budget
The first stop in Scotland for most visitors is Edinburgh -- and deservedly so. A dramatic 15th-century castle looms over the city from its rocky perch, while rows of crooked homes line the Royal Mile leading to its imposing gate, and narrow alleys wind into darkness as the cobblestone streets ascend. At the other end of the Royal Mile, you’ll find the new Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace and craggy Arthur’s Seat. It can be an expensive city if you stay on the main tourist tracks, but this ancient city can be a deal if you know where to look and what to do.