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Cheap holidays in Scotland

Just think. A few days away without the constant fear of over-spending. Yes, it's true - you really can have a cheap holiday in Scotland. You'll probably be surprised at how much you can squeeze into your break without completely emptying your pockets. Explore inside brilliant museums and galleries, visit unique distilleries and discover beautiful gardens. And of course, Scotland's breathtaking scenery comes without a price tag. We've got plenty of reasonably priced accommodation too, from friendly hostels to budget hotels and campsites.

Whether you want to go on a cheap city break or spend some time in the countryside, Scotland has a host of less expensive options for travellers. From free attractions in Edinburgh and Glasgow such as the National Museum of Scotland, Royal Botanic Garden and Kelvingrove Art Gallery to unique campervan getaways, whatever your idea of the perfect holiday is we have you covered. As well as free attractions, you can also make your money go further by checking out special offers and passes. Browse below for great deals and cheap holiday ideas and start planning your next trip to Scotland.

Budget Accommodation & Inspiration

Budget Accommodation

Are you looking for budget accommodation that won't break the bank? You're in the right place. Budget stays don't have to be boring or out of the way - there are many charming options that will put you within easy reach of major attractions. Lively hostels with friendly communal areas, bright boutique hotels and scenic campsites all make great holiday options for travellers looking for value. Think of all those exciting Scottish products and attractions you could be spending your money on instead!

Cheap City Breaks

Choosing a cheap city break destination in Scotland will depend on what you want to see. Do you long for the majestic spires and history of Edinburgh, culture and cuisine in Aberdeen or live music in Glasgow? Of course, each city has a wide variety of things to see and do - as well as plenty of budget accommodation options. Hostels are a particularly good way of staying in the city centre on a shoestring budget.

More Budget Holiday Inspiration

Budget Family Holidays

Cheap holidays in Scotland for families can be found across the country. From thrilling outdoor adventures to unmissable family attractions, kids will love a trip to Scotland at any time of year. Camping, holiday parks and hostels are all great options for families looking to get out into the countryside or explore coastal areas. Many of these places are made with families in mind, so they are safe for kids and roomy enough for adults to relax. For a more in-depth overview, take a look at our 12 accommodation ideas for a family adventure holiday.

Cheap Pet Friendly Holidays

It's never easy leaving your pet behind when you go on holiday - so why not take them with you! Scotland is the ideal destination for a cheap trip with your beloved furry friend. If this sounds like a brilliant idea then take a look at our pet friendly holidays in Scotland page, which goes into lots of detail about pet friendly accommodation, attractions and places to eat.

Budget Romantic & Spa Breaks

Who said love and happiness has to be expensive? Whether you're camping, glamping or hostelling, you can enjoy a romantic break in Scotland whilst keeping the cost down. Let Scotland's cities sweep you off your feet with exciting attractions and culture, or venture out into the countryside and fall in love with Scotland's unique landscapes. For starters, take a look at our romantic breaks page to whet your appetite.