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  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Product ID: 156135
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This engaging castle tour enables you to skip the line into Scotland's most iconic fortification. The 90-minute tour will cover the 3,000-year history of Edinburgh Castle and the significant role it has played in shaping Scotland.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Save time with a speedy skip-the-line entry
  • Visit all of the most important sights in the Castle complex with your expert guide
  • Learn many of the Castle's hidden histories before setting off to explore yourself
Full description
The tour begins 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. As you reach the Castle complex your guide will share skip-the-line passes, giving you direct access to Scotland's most visited paid attraction. 

Once inside your guide will walk you through the Castle complex sharing their in-depth knowledge of all the Castle's main buildings and attractions, including, but not limited to, the Argyle Battery and One O'clock Gun, the Hospital Square and Western Panorama, the Castle dungeons and military prison, the Black Banquet and Thomas Randolph's daring castle raid, St Margret's Chapel, Mons Meg, the Crown Square and The Honors of Scotland.

Please note that whilst the tour guide will walk you around the castle grounds and take you through the 3,000 yeas worth of castle history, they cannot take you into any of the castle museums. When the tour ends, you will be left to explore the various castle buildings and museums at your own leisure - hopefully with more knowledge than if you had simply arrived on your own!
Includes
  • Entrance ticket
  • Skip-the-line entry into the castle
  • Guided tour
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside Caffè Nero on the Royal Mile beside the statue of Adam Smith, 192 High Street, EH1 1RF. Look for the green and white umbrellas. This tour does not depart from the castle.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Bags with a volume larger than 30L are not allowed into Edinburgh Castle and there is no locker space for luggage
• "Scotland has two seasons, June and winter!" - Billy Connolly. This tour takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the glorious Scottish climate
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 176 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.9/5

Organized by

Little Fish Tours

Product ID: 156135