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The best historical tour experience of any castle I have seen.

My tour guide was exceptional! He was very engaging and made sure our money was well spent. It only cost us £10 more to get the tour guide than a self-guided tour of a castle and it was the best £10 I have ever spent! I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see Edinburgh’s must-see castle and have a better understanding of its historical context. The stories told regarding everything in the castle were very entertaining, interesting, and mind-boggling. You must know the history of the castle to get the full experience and understand its architecture. Definitely worth it!

Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Kevin, 13/07/2019

Great stories, fine whisky's, uncomfortable seeting. Still recommended

Our host John was waiting at the designated area long before announced time. He proved to be a great host, with really good storytelling skills, he is witty and humorous and has a clear knowledge of Scotch too. The venue was nice in itself, although the tiny/low benches with fixed low tables were not comfortable for anyone with long legs. I really loved the stories of ancient Edi and I had a great time listening to John telling them.

Great locations just wish we had more time in some places

All locations we went to were breathtaking and more than we expected how beautiful the country is. Our driver made extra stops that we all enjoyed. I wish we had more time to get lunch. Also the last stop was a little disappointing since we got to town after all the shops were closed except the ice cream shop but it had a long line. Not enough time to get the ice cream. We will definitely recommend this tour to everyone we meet.

The tour was good. The walk to the castle wasn't.

Our guide, Jen, was great. Informative, funny, and seemed to be enjoying her work. I was less than happy with starting the walk to the castle so far away and at a pace that my wife and I had trouble keeping up with. According to the description of the tour, the walk was supposed to offer an opportunity for the guide to present background on the castle and the tour but it just turned out to be a speed walk to the castle.

Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Warren, 16/07/2019

Lots of information on Scotland and history!

Great tour guide who knew lots of fun trivia tidbits about Scotland. I enjoyed the commentary immensely. I did expect a few more stopping points, places to stretch legs and a few more walking areas, but it was a lot of ground to cover and see. Trip goers should know to bring snacks, and expecting to be on a bus or a boat for most of the day.