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“Brill” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh EH12NG, Scotland (Old Town)
+44 131 225 9846
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$24*
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Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket
Ranked #5 of 316 things to do in Edinburgh
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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.
Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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“Brill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Wow what a castle it is you need lots of time for this and unfortunatly didnt have time to go inside , but worth the walk just to see the castle and the views .

Visited February 2013
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings about this one”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

I did not really understand the value of the price of the entrance fee at this castle as with other castles in England. Yes, it is all pretty and the city views are spectacular, but there are other places you can view the city from where the cost is much less. I felt it was a bit same old, same old, after seeing other sights with much better value.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A nice castle experience in the middle of the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The castle commands breathtaking views of the city, down to the Firth. If only for that, and the cheerful one o'clock cannon blow, it's a nice and interesting site. Then inside, it's not all that impressive. The entrace fee is way too expensive for a museum in a historical building. Probably a castle in the Scottish countryside is a much better choice if you are a castle buff.

Visited January 2013
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“It's a 'must see'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Be prepared to spend a few hours around the castle, there's various exibitions and loads to see throughout.

There's some great views over Edinburgh from the castle.

There are a couple of cafes if you're that way inclined.

The castle is in a great spot to visit first thing, then head down the Royal Mile to the Whisky Experience and the Camera Obscura and onto Holyrood.

I'd recommend getting there early as the castle gets busier as the day goes on.

Visited February 2013
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“Impressive castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Amzing castle with stunning views of the city. Good value for money and very interesting. Would recommend staying for the 1 o'clock gun

Visited February 2013
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