Fun Facts: Free Things to do in Edinburgh

Have you ever wanted to study in the capital of Scotland? Kaplan has an English language school in Edinburgh. Lots of international students visit Edinburgh every year. There are many exciting things to do in the city.

Take a look at our Study in Edinburgh poster! It features the historic Edinburgh Castle. Our students told us that visiting the Castle was one of their favorite things to do in Edinburgh. We have made a list of fun free things to do in the city. They are below the poster!

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Free things to do in Edinburgh:

Arthur's Seat


Arthur's Seat is the main peak of a group of hills found in the center of Edinburgh. The top of Arthur’s Seat is the highest point in the city. It can take one hour to walk to the top. The views are incredible and worth the climb! Legend says that the hill was named after King Arthur.

Princes Street Gardens

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Princes Street Gardens is a public park in the center of Edinburgh. It is in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. It is an ideal place to enjoy a picnic or coffee with friends. The Gardens are the best known park in Edinburgh. It hosts concerts and other events such as fireworks displays!

National Museum of Scotland

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Our students voted the National Museum of Scotland as the best museum in Edinburgh. You can see a wide range of exhibitions here. Learn all about science, technology and art. Fun exhibitions include the ancient Egyptians and there is even a suit worn by singer Elton John!

Doors Open Days

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If you are staying in Edinburgh during September, visit the Doors Open Days website. This website will tell you how to explore places in Edinburgh that are normally closed to the public for free!

Have you studied in Edinburgh? If so, tell us about your favorite places to visit. What was the best thing that you did for free? Let us know by leaving a comment!

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