Edinburgh will be a welcome relief to anyone coming from London, as it’s noticeably cheaper. As long as you aren’t visiting during the August festival season you should be able to get a reasonably deal on either a well located hotel or hostel, at least compared to London. If you are coming in August, here’s how to do the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on the cheap.
The attractions in Edinburgh range from quite expensive to completely free, as state-run museums throughout the UK have no admission charge. It’s also worth mentioning how far north Edinburgh is and that the days are extremely long in summer and quite short in winter.
The cost of food and drinks is also lower here than in London, though of course your options are far more limited as well. There are plenty of snack bar and sandwich places around the city if you are looking for a cheap meal, and plenty of great restaurant choices if you want to try some local favorites like haggis.