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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 #10 of 458 things to do 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Really nice the outside, nothing too special inside (if you have already visited another castle I your life). In my opinion the ticket is too expensive and the queue can take up up to a hour. Why not installing an automatic ticket machine?

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London, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful castle with a view! It was very busy when we visited a couple of years ago in June. Lovely cobblestone streets lead you to the entrance. So much to see in the castle, I guess you need a few hours if you want to see everything, stuff very helpful to tell the history. We were so lucky... More 

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Den Haag
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19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

What fun to be able to stroll around and take a look here and there. Impressive rooms, good information, nice views over Edinburgh. We bought tickets on the hop on hop off bus to skip the lines and go straight to the fast line. Not necessary in February :-)) bur during high season recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you go to Edinburgh once or numerous times, if you are there you need to visit the Castle at least once. I took my son there (6 years old) and there is some great history to see and great views of the City. Try to make sure you are there for the 1pm gun fire over the city that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We went to Edinburgh Castle this month and we enjoyed it very much! The sight over Edinburgh was stunning. There is also a little tea room/restaurant there, perfect to take a brake from your walk!

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Atlanta
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Gorgeously preserved castle. Good exhibitions, amazing views over the city. Slight downside is the large amount of tourists.

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

The Castle was Old it is trip to see it has historically events happened there but once you saw it gets boring but tif have to

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The castle has so,much history! Good place to do some possible genealogy search. Have books and books of men enlisted in service. Tea room is nice but be ready for a good wait.

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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

a visit to the castle when in Edingburgh is a must. this was our second visit having been as a family many years ago. like all castles there is always lots to see, explore & discover on every visit. the views are amazing of the city & wider countryside/coast. the only negative comment we have is - we were busy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

As others have said before a trip to Edinburgh without a visit to the Castle would be unthinkable. We lost ourselves up there for more than 3 hours and frankly the Museums alone could command much more time without all the other stuff to see. Only disappointment for me was the missing "Mons Meg" cannon which was away for repair... More 

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