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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I don't believe a person can travel to Edinburgh without going to the castle , we stood in the queue for over an hour but well worth it , we also queued to see the Crown Jewels , bit hard on the legs but the photos I took were brilliant the children aged 15, 12 & 9 all enjoyed it... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

My Husband and I have just returned from a great few days in Edinburgh, we saved visiting the castle to the last day, we thought this was going to be the highlight of the trip. I am not sure if it because we visited in April and it was out of season or this really is a waste of money... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The Castle encapsulates Scottish History in one sitting and the views over the city and beyond are simply superb . Best go early in the day ; there is so much to see and the queues tend to build up .

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Stratford
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

In a sea of 'old buildings', this one stood out as one of the finest. After being totally awed simply by its imposing presence at the top of the hill, visiting did not disappoint. A fascinating glimpse into the past.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Is Edinburgh City's immediately recognisable image which also is epicentre of Edinburgh and the City's international profile it sits in the forefront of a world heritage site and hold the unique Edinburgh Military tattoo in August each year ..all types of Military band visit for the tattoo from around the world come to March and entertain ..led of course by... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

There was so much to see about edinburghs royals and uses for the castle throughout history. The gun being fired at 1am was worth watching. You could spend hours exploring the many corners of the castle, especially due to the crowds moving slowly. The cafe was stupidly overpriced though.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The castle here is nice, but being of a younger generation, I don't find it very interesting, but my parents did. A good trip!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I visited Edinburgh Castle on a short City break on 17 April 2014. I didn't use an audio guide but took one of the regular tours by one of the staff. It was helpful and informative and shows the points of interest. The only part that was really crowded was the Crown Jewels so try to pick a quieter time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Really impressive place, we visited on a beautiful sunny day & got some amazing views across Edinburgh. We were slightly shocked at the ticket price (£16) and there is no student discount offered, so we were extremely thankful that we'd brought our English Heritage cards (free entry & means you don't have to queue for ages). Once inside we were... More

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whitby
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We looked around the Castle amongst the many other people. Some parts are very interesting but afraid I got a bit bored

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