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Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill, Edinburgh EH12NG, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
+44 131 225 9846
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As featured in 3 days in Edinburgh
Ranked #19 of 207 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. Book online with us for fast track tickets to beat the queues! « less
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Port Orchard, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The castle is very cool. We went in August when it seemed a million other people were there, too, though. So if possible, go during the off season.

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london
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10 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You really do need to do the castle with a guide, that way you will get the best of you time there, I've been twice and would happily go again, well worth the money if you combine it with a local walk with one of the tour companies, it also brings the price down, discounts for seniors so ask.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went on our first day in Edinburgh, which was great, since it gave us a good overview of Scottish history. We started with a free tour, which was very informative and helped us decide how to prioritize our time. We spent nearly 3 hours there and could have spent more. It helps if your group is interested in history,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
71 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Wonderful Castle..... Superb Views from the top... Castle itself was beautiful...I enjoyed walking around, taking photos... Just loved the views....

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic sights, great history to listen from guides. There are two great cafes either for eat food or drink tea. Tickets could be cheaper though.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Edinburgh Castle is a majestic site towering high over the city. This is a place that one should go and visit due to firstly how accessible it is and secondly how famous it is. The walk up to the castle is steep and the surface is cobbled. The admission per adult was £16. The castle is home to the Scottish... More

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Las Palmas de GC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

wonderful views of the city Edimburgh perfect for taking photos but overall too expensive for what it offers

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Fort William
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

While in Edinburgh it's a must see and the height gives one a good view of the city. Not for the less mobile in society.

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Eagle, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Wow! What an experience - one my family will never forget. We were able to attend the Tattoo this August and tour the Castle - - and we're already planning our return trip! The location, history and entertainment lent itself to an event long to be remembered. The Castle - and if the opportunity presents itself, the Tattoo, is an... More

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Masnuy-Saint-Jean, Belgium
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This fantastic castle that overlooks Edinburgh is a must for anyone visiting the city of Edinburgh in Scotland. The military museums that are housed in the castle are excellent and well presented. Even thought the heavens opened up,whilst there, it did not dampen our enthusiasm to visit the castle and partake of afternoon tea,,which was also very good!!!

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