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  3. Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Castle Ticket

Product ID: 34297
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Visit Edinburgh Castle with this ticket. Learn about the battles and sieges fought at the castle, and about the royals who lived and died within its walls. Get panoramic views over Edinburgh, see the Crown Jewels, and more.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of the Scottish monarchs
  • See the Stone of Destiny, Crown Jewels, and much more
  • Listen out for the firing of the One O'Clock Gun
  • Enjoy a free guided tour (in English) of Scotland's most iconic castle
Full description
Enjoy entrance to all attractions within Edinburgh Castle, and discover the city’s most iconic monument. Free guided tours (in English) are available once you're inside the castle, based on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Edinburgh Castle dominates Scotland's capital city from its great volcanic summit, and its story has helped shape the nation's story: battles and sieges were fought over it, royalty lived and died within its walls, and countless generations have been inspired by it.

Learn about the many Scottish monarchs it has sheltered, including Queen Margaret (later St Margaret), who died here in 1093, and Mary Queen of Scots, who gave birth to James VI in the Royal Palace in 1566.

In the 1600s, the castle became a military base. Some buildings were rebuilt, while new ones were raised to house a huge garrison and provide a secure jail for prisoners of war. The military presence remains unbroken, but over the last 200 years the castle has become a national icon and is now Scotland's leading tourist attraction.
Includes
  • Entrance to all attractions within Edinburgh Castle, including the National War Museum
  • Short introductory guided tour (English only and first-come first-served basis)
What’s Not Included
  • Audio guide
  • Skip the security line

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2ND. Once over the drawbridge, please go directly to the scanning point straight up the hill and have your mobile or printed tickets ready to be scanned for entry.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Customers must arrive for the scheduled time slot they have booked
• Free guided tours are available on a first come first served basis
• Tours last approximately 30 minutes and run periodically throughout the day
• To join a guided tour, please ask a member of staff at the castle to direct you to the next available tour
• Tour availability may vary depending on staffing and weather conditions
• For reasons of ease of movement, visitor safety, and general security, suitcases and large rucksacks are not permitted in the castle
• The staff at Edinburgh Castle is unable to store luggage, prams, pushchairs or other personal items for visitors
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 6838 reviews
Review summary
Service
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Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.6/5

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Historic Environment Scotland

Product ID: 34297