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Edinburgh Castle

Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh EH12NG, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
Phone Number: +44 131 225 9846
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Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket
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Ranked #18 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Castles, Cultural
Activities: Walking, Getting married
Fee: Yes
Owner description: A mighty fortress, the defender of the nation, and a world-famous...
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Activities: Walking, Getting married
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Not worth the 16 pounds it costs to go in unless you're there on a tour guide or just to get the panorama views of the city from the battlements. Nice to see the crown jewels and the stone/seat of destiny.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The views from Edinburgh Castle cascade across Edinburgh. The castle itself is beautiful and you will learn a lot about the history of Scotland and the many periods it has stood in its place. There is lots to see. I would suggest to wear wear comfy shoes as the grounds are fairly steep and uneven (cobbled) and there are a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

went for xmas lunch which included entrance. Amazing views. Definitely worth being there for the one o'clock gun (cannon) the guided tour was short (30mins) but worth doing as you still have plenty of time to tour after. Was a little disappointed with the pre-prepared xmas lunch. not restaurant standard. Give yourself at least four hours to do everything available

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Going to the Castle is a must when visiting Edinburgh. See the Stone of Destiny, the Crown Jewels and the magnificent view of the city. Wandering the ancient walls at this historic site is exciting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

So easy to get to from Glasglow. Just a one hour trip on the rail from Queen St. I think the entrance fee to the castle was a bit expensive and then extra charge for audio tour . With the 100s of 1000s of people that visit all year long, really? My favourite was the Crown Jewels. Great views of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

There was inclement weather but it was worth it and gives you an experience of how life would have been like living withing the castle. Great view and from below you get to see how majestic the castle looks in any weather. There were many places within the castle to see, mind you there was about 4 gift shops there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have visited this place on Christmas. We really liked this places. It was not only a piece of history to touch but also, a real fun for our 10 year daughter. All museums and exhibitions are very informative and interactive. You feel a touch of history here. There are few places to eat and rest so you won't feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

On a road trip around the North East and West coasts of the UK - the castle at Edinburgh was a highlight - the history of the shaping of Great Britain is all there in excellent English Heritage tradition - the views over Edinburgh from the castle are worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

A must visit if you are in Edinburgh. Great views, an insight to the history of Scotland and it's worth taking the guided tour if you have time. It was cold and wet when we went so wrap up warm and take something for the rain. We walked there, which was Ok but a taxi there would have been easier... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We visited during a weekend trip and pre booked tickets online - well worth the pre planning. There is lots to see and do including the Scottish Crown Jewels and the firing of the one o'clock field gun. A steep walk to the castle bit well worth it for the views across the city and beyond.

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