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Edinburgh Castle

Address: 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 #17 of 194 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

An absolute must do for any person staying in Edinburgh of any age in any sized group. Suitable for all and fantastically well done. You can see that they have put 100% effort into making sure that everyone loves the attractions and they have also gone to every effort to make sure all the history regarding all the different parts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing! Too much to see in less time. It is one of the beautiful places I have been to in Scotland to know and understand history and culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Throughly enjoyed our visit here and learnt some fascinating history. Definitely a good day out here, loved the whisky shop too. I would certainly buy a guide when you buy tickets ( cheaper there than inside) many interesting stories and well laid out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Had an excellent day at the castle. Breathtaking views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Good facilities for the public with rest rooms ,coffee shops and tours but easy to get round on your own. Wonderful history of the Scottish regiments and the whole place is kept in very good order. Pity you can't take photos of the Crown Jewels... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

But try not to visit it when it is freezing and a strong wind is blowing. Most interesting was the information on the Kings of Scotland, and the relation with England.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Obviously a must do if you are in Edinburgh. So many amazing views from this place, you get to learn some Scottish history and see the crown jewels.

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Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

An absolute MUST when visiting Edinburgh. We were there following Military Tattoo -- I for one am very glad for that, can't imagine the distraction the masse of humanity would bring to this historic city. The commanding views from Castle Rock make it easy to understand why this has been a stronghold since the Ice Age. Be sure to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

On a lovely sunny, but cold January day, we enjoyed a most interesting visit to Edinburgh Castle. The views are amazing, the 1o'clock gun made us all jump and scream, the cafe served excellent scones and coffee. We felt the atmosphere in the cells and prisons and the Great Hall is magnificent. The highlight was seeing the history around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely to visit and easy to do on your own, without a tour guide/group. I was, however, a little shocked to see how few royal jewels are housed here as compared to London. Still...great fun and a wonderful piece of Scottish history. Definitely go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

What can really be said of this grand guardian of the city? It is, in my opinion, the first best attraction in the city. I wish it was less expensive to visit but it is worth it if you have never been in or around anything like it before. When my twins are old enough I will return with them... More 

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