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Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill, Edinburgh EH12NG, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
+44 (0)131 225 9846
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As featured in 3 days in Edinburgh
Ranked #20 of 199 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. « less
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Good feeling of going back in time and imagining what it was like up there years ago. Well maintained too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I got the bang for my buck when I saw the cannon being fired, But apart from that it is a pretty magnificent structure with very scenic and panoramic views from the top of the castle. There are couple of Museum's inside, though small ...they are very informative.The shop is nice too, although I am pretty sure the malts were... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Our guide was excellent. He gave us an overview that made the rest of the visit on our own easier. Go to the crown jewels first after the tour as that is the most crowded place.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Brilliant views on a clear day! As you would expect it is a very busy attraction so if you want to avoid queuing for hours to get in I recommend you book your tickets online so you can then use the fast track to collect them when at the castle. There are lots to see so make sure to allow... More

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Stone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Very expensive entry for not a great deal. Not all areas opened and unless there are specific activities for children (which there were when we visited) they would be very bored. Glad we saw the view.

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south staffs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We were their on the queens birthday, so had the privellige of watching the 21 gun salute and parade, amazing makes you proud to be British! The staff were friendly, the castle is well kept, the views stunning. The food at the cafe was good and not over priced. Entrance fee was worth every penny and can't wait to visit... More

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Laindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

You could easily spend 3-4 hours in the castle and the views from the top are unbelievable. Travelled over Easter weekend so expected it to be busy and as we thought, we queued for an hour before getting to the front to purchase our tickets but the £16 entry fee was worth every penny! The cannon fires at 1pm every... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Visited this castle a few times but regretfully have not actually been inside yet. The views from the outside of the castle overlooking Edinburgh are incredible. I have got some great photos in the past and always look forward to visiting this wonderful city. I was lucky enough to spend New Years Eve 2013/14 in Edinburgh and is still to... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

My friend and I LOVED visiting this castle. There are so many things going on and they really cover a vast area of interest (a Renaissance music demonstration, the Crown Jewels, war museum, was prisons, royal chambers, etc). I even enjoyed it more than the tour of London. It is kind of expensive, but I'd recommend it. Plus, the views... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Not a traditional castle, but amazing all the same. The views from the courtyard are amazing you can see the whole city.

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