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Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill, Edinburgh EH12NG, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
+44 131 225 9846
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Ranked #20 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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Topeka, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a walking tour that takes you back centuries! Mary Queen of Scot's came here in secret to deliver her son. The story is intriguing. She and the baby were threatened by the father, Lord -----, but the Queen was very strong and resourceful. The baby lived to become King of Scotland.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is an impressive structure, with a central role in amazing historical events. The tour is self guided, but well marked to allow you to go to and spend time in the areas that interest you most. The tour includes different types of rooms, containing artifacts which lend context and reality to the experience. There is a very well done... More

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san diego
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The history. The castle is well maintained and shows its long and client history.views from the castle are stunning.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Most of this attraction is outside. The are is no library, portrait gallery, or armor hall; instead it's a beautiful collection of buildings on an extinct volcano. Beautiful. The tour guide was adorable and knowledgable and spoke for just the right amount of time.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went here over weekend what a great place to visit and see some history of Scotland, full of helpful guides to give you an insight of the castle, this can be a very busy place only down side was the entry fee for adults was £16.00 so not a cheap day out, but good noe the less.

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buenos aires
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It is a fantastic defensive castle, but does not have much to see inside, its certainly not worth the 16 pounds!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited castle on a Saturday and as would be expected extremely busy , but with such a large attraction we could see all .I would advise if visiting book tickets online as queues can be long at peak times(40 mins lucky we did not have children with us )and either print at home or hotel but there is also... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Excellent but can get very busy. Opening time is 9.30am so suggest get their at opening. Go straight to crown jewels to avoid lengthy wait and line up. It is worth a cup of tea in their upmarket restaurant (not the cafe)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Historical wonderful castle. Astonishing views of Edinburgh to make great photos or just sightseeing of the city. Really enjoyed it!

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is more a museum than a castle. I did see the Scottish royal crown and jewels and there's a spectacular view from the top of the castle. I was on a tour and the guide gave us some facts about the castle before we wandered around on our own. But it was very crowded and rather difficult walking.

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