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“a must for Edinburgh” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle
Castlehill, Edinburgh EH12NG, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
+44 131 225 9846
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Ranked #21 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Castles
Activities: Walking, Getting married
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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. Book online with us for fast track tickets to beat the queues!
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“a must for Edinburgh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

enjoy the place and the history. This is a must for anyone going to Edinburgh. It also has an excellent view of the city and surrounding area.

Visited March 2013
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“Good looking castle, but a little uninspired”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The castle looks great, and is a must-see in Edinburgh. Having said that; the displays were a little uninspired. Tons and tons of text posters laid out in a sterile kind of way. Some places didnt even have any explanations and you were led to guess. Wasn't all that exiting, and the most fun was looking over the city while standing on the castle walls. A great building, but they should have put more work into the exhibits.

Visited March 2013
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“Excellent Heritage”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Visited the castle on a trip to Edinburgh at New Year. It is a lovely place with stunning views, definitely worth a visit.
Serving personnel note - it's free to get in so remember to take your MOD 90.

Visited January 2013
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“Alot of military stuff.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

There are various military and regimental museums in the castle, after the first few it grew a bit tiring, but if you have an interest in that sort of thing, it's probably more interesting. The prisoners area was more generic, and very interesting.
The views from the castle ramparts are stunning, although it was very cold. As it was Good Friday, the cannon wasn't fired at one pm, which we'd been looking forward to seeing.
Due to numbers it was hard to see the Royal jewels.
On a day with good weather, you can probably send more time within the castle, sat admiring the view, but it was too cold to stay still for long.

Visited March 2013
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“A Castle fit for a Tourist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

When i visited this castle with my partner we didn't have the weather gods on our side. This didn't deter from the amazing day that we had. History junkies would love this place as it is full of facts and information dating back many years ago. Any fan of the Royal Military Tattoo must visit this site as it quite amazing being in the place were all the amazing bands strut there stuff. Summing up this castle is great for all ages if you don't mind the walk and for anyone that loves High Tea there is a cute little cafe in the grounds that serves a mean hot chocolate.

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