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Edinburgh Castle

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Edinburgh
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Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
Old Town
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Beautiful views of the city beneath and a great way to learn some history, must do if you are visiting Edinburgh

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lisa_robo18
Reviewed yesterday

If You are in the Edinburgh already You should visit the Castle as well. Tons of history: war museum, Crown Jewels a.s.o. Great view to the city. A lot of people. Respect and recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kristjan126
Reviewed yesterday

There was a lot to see and not enough time because I wanted to absorb everything. Visiting the castle made me respect the Scottish people for all they had done to try to overcome the enemy. The history is so colorful and it comes alive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joey C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We found the castle somewhat disappointing. It’s just a museum with one display after another. Beautiful buildings, stunning views but nothing wow.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Graeme J
Reviewed yesterday

the castle is a must visit and very interesting there is plenty of history and things to see a great price to get in aswell

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank posseekent
Reviewed yesterday

This was by far one of my favorite castles to visit on my whole trip. We went early and there weren't a million people there yet.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cellojockey
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very well presented. Historically sound and informative. Well worth the admission fee. Beautiful. JB

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ceramicist_13
Reviewed yesterday

A must do when in Edinburgh. Great to see back some history and look back at how people were living back in time. Rich historic background, friendly and helpfull staff and a nice nip to end the tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marc V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well this is a must see place in Edinburgh, definitely one of the best castles Ive ever seen, the historical spirit of the place is just amazing. You just cant miss it

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Martin K
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was visiting Scotland and asked to be taken to a Castle. My friends in Lockerbie drove us into Edinburgh and we found THE castle. It's a beautiful castle, a great monument to the ways of the past. It was a wonderful place to tour,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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Hariboes
December 10, 2018|
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Response from johnpP8300FE | Reviewed this property |
Hi I was in Edinburgh late Nov and I wore my trainers and they were fine. If you have a good pair of walking boots they would be good as well to keep the weather out.
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October 30, 2018|
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No. The exception is guide dogs or assistance dogs.
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