Castle Rock, Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour in English

1. Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour in English

Begin your tour by the statue of Adam Smith on the Royal Mile. Walk towards Edinburgh Castle as your guide sets the scene, explaining the significance of the Castle and mentioning some of the key characters who have helped shape it. Once inside, let your guide walk you through the Castle complex. Hear their in-depth knowledge of the Castle's main buildings and attractions, including the Argyle Battery and One O'clock Gun, the Hospital Square and Western Panorama. See the Castle dungeons and military prison, the Black Banquet and Thomas Randolph's daring castle raid. Encounter St Margret's Chapel, Mons Meg, the Crown Square, and The Honors of Scotland. After the tour, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore the castle museums (not accessible during the tour).

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What people are saying about Castle Rock, Edinburgh

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8,720 reviews

We had a fantastic guide for our castle tour. She was fun and interactive with all the tourists in the group. I've been to the castle before and opted to have a live tour for my first-time castle visitor companion rather than using the headsets provided via regular admission to the castle. The headsets provide a lot more information, but they are very time-consuming.

Luka is a great guide and a good actor:). His wide knowledge, eloquence, sense of humour help to better understand the old reality from our perspective. The whole makes the event interesting.

Super nice tour with the nice guide Stefh who passionately told about the castle and its history, highly recommended to book this excursion. We enjoyed it very much.

We were looking for a shirt and sweet tour and that’s exactly what we got. Very happy.

Despite not being a regular guide Ben was informative and witty.