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  • Address: Castle Hill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
  • Hours: Open daily. Summer: 9:30am - 6pm, Winter: 9:30am - 5pm. Closed Dec 25 & 26
  • Admission: Adults: £14.00, Children: £7.50

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Edinburgh Castle Tours

Look up anywhere in Edinburgh's old town and you'll see Edinburgh Castle, seeming to grow out of the blackened cold volcano that forms its plinth. There's evidence of human habitation on this spot that dates back to 900 BC, and the Castle has been a royal stronghold since the Middle Ages.

The place is steeped in history. There’s the Honours of Scotland – the oldest crown jewels in the United Kingdom, no less – and the Stone of Destiny, the coronation seat of ancient kings. There’s St Margaret’s Chapel, Edinburgh’s oldest building, and a cluster of military museums. You can take guided tours and see costumed performers bring the history of the Castle to life.

Practical Info

Enter the Edinburgh Castle through the Esplanade, where you might be lucky enough to see the changing of the guard (it happens on the hour). Allow at least a couple of hours to roam around the castle - there are several museums and the palace buildings within its walls.

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Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London including Edinburgh Castle Entry and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, ... 
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Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London including Edinburgh Castle Entry and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

4.5 star rating: Recommended 176 Reviews

See the best of the Scottish capital on this independent day trip from London to Edinburgh. Travel by train through England’s countryside and jump aboard your ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $247.89
3-Hour Private Edinburgh Castle Tour, Edinburgh, Rail Tours
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3-Hour Private Edinburgh Castle Tour

Edinburgh Castle is one of the most evocative castles in the whole of Britain and has dominated the Edinburgh skyline for centuries. In this 3-hour private ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $283.30
Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket, Edinburgh, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 489 Reviews

Discover one of Scotland’s most famous historical attractions at your own pace with this ticket to Edinburgh Castle. Bypass the entrance queue and take your ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $24.08
Royal Edinburgh Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tours, Edinburgh Castle Admission, Edinburgh, Attraction ... 
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Royal Edinburgh Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tours, Edinburgh Castle Admission

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 393 Reviews

Explore Edinburgh with a hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket, and see the city's royal sights at your own pace. An easy and convenient way to experience the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $73.66
Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

Edinburgh Castle dominates this Scottish city of half a million people. Set on a dead volcano, the castle is an imposing sight with its thick defensive walls. ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.30
Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Highlights Tour, Edinburgh, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Highlights Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

When your cruise ship arrives in Edinburgh, get to know Scotland’s capital on this full-day shore excursion. Board a comfortable coach and enjoy a panoramic ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.99
Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Ports of Call Tours
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Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Take a 2-hour guided Harry Potter walking tour for a magical journey through all things wizarding in Edinburgh. See where JK Rowling was inspired to create her ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.25
Edinburgh City Tour by Glass-Roofed Convertible Mini-Coach, Edinburgh, Movie & TV Tours
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Edinburgh City Tour by Glass-Roofed Convertible Mini-Coach

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Explore Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage Center on a 2 hour, small group tour with an audio guide and driver in a glass roofed, convertible mini-coach. Get ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.25
Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus, Edinburgh, City Tours
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Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Edinburgh, which has been the capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills, from the comfort of your own private ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $602.01
Shore Excursion: The Royal Military Tattoo, Edinburgh City Tour, Rosslyn Chapel Tour and Dinner ... 
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Shore Excursion: The Royal Military Tattoo, Edinburgh City Tour, Rosslyn Chapel Tour and Dinner from Edinburgh

Enjoy a packed 12-hour private shore excursion that takes in Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel, and the famed Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Enjoy undivided ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $498.60

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