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Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill, Edinburgh EH12NG, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
+44 131 225 9846
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Ranked #20 of 207 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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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My friends and I arrived in Edinburgh past noon and it was pretty foggy which added a touch of mystery to Edinburgh Castle. We needed a little walk from the carpark to the Castle entrance. The castle is situated on top of a rock crop and was hidden by the clouds. The place is fabulous and you should put aside... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The whole experience of walking up there is charming and the castle is iconic, as they say. The best exhibits are the Crown Jewels and the Prisoners of War. I wish I would have taken a guided tour because I had more questions than the audio tour would answer. The view is stunning, of course. Memorable and well worth the... More

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Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Of all the castle ruins we visited, this was the most impressive and well displayed. We went in the morning and avoided the bus crowds that were arriving as we were leaving.

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

History always delight in its mirage. Happy are you when you feel like you're part of it. I hope we will make history

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Israel
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to have good weather and to enjoy a wedding that took place during our visit. It was a perfect visit

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We decided to wait for the free guided tour of Edinburgh Castle before going off on our own. Colin, our guide, was very informative, interesting and funny. He patiently answered all of our questions, and made sure we saw the important items, or knew where to go to see them when our tour ended. The tour gave a good orientation... More

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Sydney, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Who could visit Edinburgh without visiting the castle? The answer is no one as evident by the crowds here. It makes it a little uncomfortable at times. We arrived early and the queue to buy tickets was already very long. Even longer when we left. We had the explorer pass which was great value but also let us skip the... More

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Teesside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This castle is worth a visit, although very busy with all the tourists from all round the world. Would definitely recommend pre-booking tickets online and collecting them from the castle, which results in no queuing, in what appears to be never ending queues. Some rooms do get quite cramped with the volume of people so difficult at times to stop... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The castle has multiple historical buildings with museums containing military artifacts and the crown jewels. You'll great a great view of Edinburgh.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Edinburgh Castle has something for everyone - history, royalty and military exhibits all in the one area. Guided tours available but super easy to walk by yourself. The one o'clock gun salute is not to be missed and the honours of Scotland are well worth the short wait. Great value if you purchase a Royal Edinburgh ticket as your Edinburgh... More

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