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Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill, Edinburgh EH12NG, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
+44 131 225 9846
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As featured in 3 days in Edinburgh
Ranked #19 of 205 attractions in Edinburgh
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Type: Castles
Activities: Walking, Getting married
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A mighty fortress, the defender of the nation, and a world-famous visitor attraction - Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries. And... more » Owner description: A mighty fortress, the defender of the nation, and a world-famous visitor attraction - Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries. And the high volcanic rock on which it stands has been occupied for thousands of years. Today it is home to Scotland's crown jewels, three military museums, the Scottish National War Memorial, the Prisons of War exhibition, and much more.The castle offers a fabulous day out - an experience not to be missed. Book online with us for fast track tickets to beat the queues! « less
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Vancouver Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Leave yourself lots of time to visit the Castle. Its antiquity will move you. Be sure to be there for the firing of the cannon at 1 p.m. (except on Sundays, I think).

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Meopham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. Don't miss the 1 o'clock gun salute. Free guided tours available. Miss the queue for tickets by buying a ticket from one of the bus tours.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It was very busy in parts, seeing the Crown Jewels, State Apartments, but the place is so big you can loose yourself. It is hilly and there are some steep steps. We had lunch in the cafe which had a lovely atmosphere, I had warm smoked salmon ciabatta, and my partner had mushroom soup, both delicious. Well worth a visit

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Didn't realise so much could be crammed into one castle. For lovers of history, militaria, Scottish life, and castles, this is a treasure trove. You can quite easily spend the day here and if you get in early you'll miss the queues.

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Freeport, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This castle at the top of the Royal mile is a must see. It is well maintained and has much Scottish history. The prision cells are well displayed

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visitors to the historical castle will not only come face to face with history but also have a panoramic view of Edinburgh. The path to the top can be a challenge for seniors with mobility issues. However, a car is available for under 40 pounds to take them to the top of the castle.

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chennai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

16 pounds for the entrance is a bit expensive, you cannot take a pram or wheelchair as the whole area has cobbled stones, the castle doesn't have pram/stroller parking, you can enjoy only if the weather permits, else its a waste, long queues, crowded indoors, if you can handle this, you can go ahead.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great day today. Great open walking space with lots of historical info - even without an audio guide. Sent two teenagers one way with a map and we went the other! Even had lunch at the Red Coat cafe and it was yummy and not too pricey.

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Cambridge, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It's iconic so you must go but in all honesty it's not the most interesting castle inside. Of course, the view of it from Princes Street gradens is always breathtaking. Well worth seeing the stone of destiny and Scottish crown jewels ( worth the visit in themselves but there are long queues so try to get there quite early) but... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Love the castle as gives the whole city a real sense of history and focal point. Living in the area I had to have a closer look with friends and glad I did. The castle is really well maintained and lots to see and do. Staff semeed friendly and helpfull and love the walk up the mile to the entrance... More

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