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Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill, Edinburgh EH12NG, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
+44 131 225 9846
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Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket
86%
Ranked #21 of 215 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Castles, Cultural
Activities: Walking, Getting married
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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 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must if u staying in edinburgh. Fantastic exhibitions, lovely tea room and fantastic views of the city

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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85 reviews 85 reviews
65 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is one major attraction to a visitor to Edinburgh. Situated near Edinburgh the castle forms part of a package of guided tour or you can take separate conveyance to the castle. Be prepared to sail through the rich history of Scotland, the Jacobite Rebellion and the Royal heritage of Scotland. You will realize the genesis of Scottish valor and... More

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weston_super-Mare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Chose to walk round with tour guide, excellent and knowledgeable. Friendly and good sense of humour.

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Bangalore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

As it was walking distance to my hotel, I preferred to visit it first. It was a weekend and super rush as it was a bank holiday. When queueing for the tickets I was pretty much soaked from all the rain as there was no attempt of a shelter for visitors from such weather changes. Its very good for photographers... More

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West Midlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We walked to the castle through the Princes Street Gardens. A good walk up but not suitable for the less mobile. Stunning views over the city. Cannon at 1pm worth hanging about for. Food and drink in the cafe overpriced but was nice. Lots of interesting things to see and read about.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

My visit to Edinburgh wouldn't be complete without a trip to the famous castle. When queueing for the tickets I was pretty much soaked from all the rain as there was no attempt of a shelter for visitors from such weather so my visit didn't start so well. Unfortunately things didn't improve as some of the rooms we could explore... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I visited the Edinburgh Castle with the audio-guide. The Castle was very beautiful and historical, and you had really nice views of the city from the castle walls. For me the best part was the War Memorial and the crown jewels. Definitely a must-see!

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely visit, weather was good and lovely lady from Skye helped us during our visit. Very impressive castle

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Myself and my boyfriend were reluctant to pay £36 to go into the castle grounds, but we were so glad we did, fantastic views of the city, so much information about the past of the castle and plenty of different buildings to enter and view what was inside. Fantastic to see the uniforms, weapons and portraits of people from the... More

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sussex england
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing, steeped in history with amazing views of the city. There was so much more to the castle than I was expecting. My thirteen year old son loved it, lovely area to get food and drinks. The 1 o'clock gun is fired with military precision and ceremony. Fabulous place to visit.

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