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Edinburgh Castle Skip-the-Line Walking Tour

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  • Save up to two hours waiting in line with skip-the-line entry to Edinburgh Castle 
  • Avoid the lines and head straight inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site 
  • Learn more about the castle's history on a guided tour 
Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour
From US$39,50
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With an inordinate amount of historic attractions to go see, you won’t want to waste any time during your vacation in Edinburgh. Save up to two hours of waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to Edinburgh Castle, one of the Scottish capital’s most recognizable monuments. On a guided tour, discover secret histories and hidden details that you’d otherwise miss as you watch your guide bring the fortress’ history to life.

What to Expect

Your tour of Edinburgh Castle begins at a central Edinburgh location, where you’ll greet your guide and sail past long lines with a skip-the-line admission ticket. Having saved up to two hours of waiting time, explore the grounds of the castle and visit curiosities such as the world’s smallest shrine and a cemetery reserved exclusively for dogs.

Stroll through Crown Square, see the crown jewels of Scotland, and enrich your knowledge of Scottish military history in the National War Museum. Once your tour concludes, feel free to continue exploring the castle independently at your own pace.

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Reviewed yesterday
Castle Tour

Well worth the money as the walking tour was well organised and our guide Jen was great fun and very informative and could answer any questions re the history of the castle and I would definetly recommend it if visiting Edinburgh

1  Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 3 days ago
Free walking tour and Edinburgh Castle: best parts of our trip

My friends and I followed Ryan (our incredibly funny and still easy to understand scot guide) around Edinburgh's free walking tour and we enjoyed the tour so much we ended up signing up for the guided tour of Edinburgh Castle. We learned a lot about...More

Thank Prikos
Reviewed 3 days ago
Australian David

David made the walking tour fun and informative. Great knowledge And afterward he offered to send an email with other Edinburgh info which had great info as well.

Thank RenaS96
Reviewed 4 days ago
Historic Scotland Castle

The meeting place was very easily found. We were warmly met and our guide talked as we walked and maneuvered among the crowds up to the Castle. She gave a lot of history and information. Once at the Castle, she gave us bathroom time as...More

Thank JARS44
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great way to really see the castle

Had a great guide who really loved his job and knew the ins-and-outs of the castle. We saw so much more because we took the tour it was worth the cost!

Thank Susan B
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John K
26 August 2018|
Response from Howard P | Reviewed this property |
My wag is no. The kids are back in school and thus the summer holiday crowds have been seriously depleted. Hope this helps.
19 August 2018|
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Response from Road-Maven | Reviewed this property |
Yes... However, we felt the guided tour to the castle was a waste. Go on your own, keep the money and buy yourselves a pint when you're done.
7 August 2018|
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Response from Aegisint | Reviewed this property |
Set aside about 2 to 3 hours from start to finish, Get to the meeting point a good 15 minutes early so you dont get lost, it is a bit chaotic to start with, but settles down. The guided tour time will depend on how busy the... More