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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 197 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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Malmo, Sweden
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Edinburgh Castle sits on a cliff overlooking Edinburgh and can be seen from pretty much everywhere in the city. It's a long, steep way to walk up to the castle but so worth the trip. It's a beautiful medieval castle with magnificent views of Edinburgh in all directions.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Always worth a visit, especially to see the one o'clock gun go off from the Mons Meg cannon. Splendid views. St Margaret's Chapel is so tiny, but beautiful. There is also a large hall dedicated to the world wars. Don't forget the Crown Jewels. A Must See for all visitors.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

my kids like the tour and all the historical aspect. We did not join any tour. Just simply walk around and enjoyed the day. If this is not a rainy day, it will be perfect

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Bowling Green, Ohio USA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is well worth the money and time. However, we ended up standing in line for well over an hour. We talked to another family who had purchased tickets in advance online and they were in the Castle in less than 5 minutes. Wish we had thought of that!

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The castle did not disappoint. We enjoyed walking and visiting the castle by ourselves and didn't take a tour. Lots of walking on inclines so not for those who have difficulty getting around. We love it.

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Disliked high entry fee - £51 for a family of four. No family ticket available and extra charge for the audio tour. Not enough freely available information and a "gift shop" every few yards.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Edinburgh is one of my favourite places to visit and been wanting to take a tour of the castle for a very long time. Unfortunately many parts of the castle were closed off due to refurbishment and what not (can't complain too much as they kindly took off a percentage of the admittance fee) but would have been nice to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed our time at the castle. The entrance fee is a bit pricey, but consider the keep up on a castle on such a steep rock! A few of the exhibits/rooms were closed and that was disappointing, but didn't ruin our experience. The views are incredible and not to be missed. Definitely leave yourself quite a bit of... More

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torphichen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A great day out, plenty of interesting historical things to see. My children love the castle and museum. Extremely busy during July and August.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This along with Holyrood Palace is a must see for any visitor to Edinburgh. It has been associated with much of Scottish History and the history of Scotland's regiments. Within the Castle must sees are the Scottish Crown Jewels, St Margaret's Chapel, and the Scottish War Memorial, probably the most moving you will ever see. Take a guided tour. There... More

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