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Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
+44 131 225 9846
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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 attraction. This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.
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  • Average9%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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"o'clock gun"
in 1,139 reviews
"the scottish crown jewels"
in 979 reviews
"war memorial"
in 620 reviews
"mons meg"
in 291 reviews
"military history"
in 340 reviews
"audio guide"
in 1,424 reviews
"lots of history"
in 431 reviews
"great history"
in 321 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 330 reviews
"few hours"
in 660 reviews
"royal mile"
in 1,260 reviews
"free tour"
in 491 reviews
"tickets"
in 2,743 reviews
"cannon"
in 1,711 reviews
"queue"
in 2,035 reviews
"prison"
in 1,214 reviews
"destiny"
in 501 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

The castle itself is ok, but has been turned into a tourist haven; gift shops everywhere! You don't really get much of a feel of the history of the castle like you do at other castles. We went on a Wednesday morning and there were...More

Thank Simon L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a truly wonderful attraction on the hill top overlooking the city. Pity there are thousands of other tourists hordes breaching the walls to get in to see it too. If you can navigate the crowds it really is a must see.

Thank Judy W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We toured the castle as a family. It was interesting for all. The views of the castle and city and simply amazing.

Thank JLyster
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Reviewed yesterday

There is so much to see! Unfortunately, I only had an hour before catching the tour to Rosslyn Chapel, but still got to see the honors of Scotland and learn some of the history. The souvenir book provides an outstanding history of Edinburgh Castle and...More

Thank Valerie L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brilliant for children, plenty to see. Helpful and informative staff. Places to get refreshments along the way. Very busy but all in all a great day out.

Thank MittyOrks66
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A little pricey to get in and unfortunately it gets VERY busy. Offers a great view of the city and it is a very interesting place historically. However the sheer number of people is an issue

Thank Jayne F
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Reviewed yesterday

This castle has a lot of history behind it. Built in a hill that overlooks Edinburgh, its has numerous chambers and bastions. An audo guide is a must if you are a history buff, to leran more about the castle, the fortifications, the batles ,coronations...More

Thank nikofoivos
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A first-time visit to Edinburgh without a visit to Edinburgh Castle is absolutely inconceivable. Everyone knows this! It is absolutely best to buy your tickets in advance on-line (Note: during summer months, the ticket booth line can easily be more than 1 hour long!). We...More

Thank byMT305
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Happy with our Sandemans free walking tour around the Old Town, we paid to tour Edinburgh Castle with the same guide (Fiona) the very next day. Sandemans does a tour of the Castle everyday at 2pm. (See their website or download their app for specific...More

Thank afinetraveler
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Reviewed yesterday

The views are breathtaking of the city below. The Royal Mile street was wonderful with lots of shops to stop in. The castle had great history and when they fire the canon was a treat for the kids.

Thank DePhillippis
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ArnarBergur
19 May 2018|
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Response from somam | Reviewed this property |
You can take a printout of the receipt and tickets will be issued against it at the ticket counter of the castle. You will be allowed to go inside once they check the timeslot in receipt. Ticket counter is inside the castle... More
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beckypfyeung
11 May 2018|
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Response from Joey W |
Yes, plenty of option. I get a 30-day 10GB data and 150minute call phone card for $20 pound. Would have cost me $60 USD to get 1GB data from AT&T from USA.
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san20sg
10 May 2018|
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Response from Pipo2968 | Reviewed this property |
This is a castle not a theme park. If u do go, plan to spend ~4hours that should cover all the grounds. Try to catch the free tour which will give u an idea what to see and where to go. There’s a cafe inside the castle... More
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