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Edinburgh Castle

Open Now: 09:30 - 18:00
Open today: 09:30 - 18:00
Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket
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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...more
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Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 668 8956
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Reviewed today

This is the third time I have visited Edinburgh Castle and I still find out new things about it. Was there with my wife, mother-in-law and one of her friends. Definitely worth getting the audio guide or joining one the the organised guides if you...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed today

Decided not to walk and got the bus but you can go up by the Royal Mile which is not as steep. lots to see inside so allow a couple of hours, you can see the Scottish Crown jewels by popping round the back rather...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unbelievable medieval castle overlooking the City of Edinburgh. It’s a WOW visit all the way. It takes a couple of hours, but it is definitely worth it.

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Reviewed yesterday

Visited the Castle whilst in Scotland. Long climb up a very steep hill from the nearest Car Park (13 pounds for 3 hours) Lined up for 1 hour to get in then another climb up steep stairs into the grounds. Castle is a ruin with...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went there as soon as it opened in the morning, so there were no line for the tickets. After a couple of hours, on my way out, the ticket line was quite large. Nice view from the top, interesting history

Thank Renate P
Reviewed yesterday

We were only going to be in Edinburgh for one full day and we knew that we wanted to visit Edinburgh Castle, so I bought tickets online before leaving the USA. Tickets are for entry on a specific day and during certain hours. I chose...More

Thank HelenF2516
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of history, get a good travel guide, it's a must! I will need at least 15 Scrapbooks, one alone for Edinburgh Castle!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cane here with a group of girl friends yo add a bit of culture to our time in Edinburgh. It has lots of history to be learned and was very interesting to walk around. We happened to see the changing of the guards whilst we...More

Thank pixxiee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

we visited here today before heading home. Beautiful castle and views. Lots of interesting information and made me proud to be Scottish. Great to hear the one o'clock gun. although thought it was a bit dear for entry it was great.

Thank Pam K
Reviewed yesterday

If you like history you will like this visit. If you don't take up the audio guide there are plenty of guides around to ask questions. Stunning views

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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18 September 2018|
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Response from S C B | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you pre book to avoid the queue for the tickets. On 7 Oct we queued for about 15-20mins. Not long but you don’t have to.
Isabelle M
16 September 2018|
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Response from MartyM56 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have a wheelchair van that you can request at the main gate. It will drive you up to some some of the upper parts but there are a lot of places you would not be able to get to due to the steps and very uneven... More
Pulakesh D
11 September 2018|
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Response from Peter V | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase tickets at the castle or you can purchase tickets at a reduced cost from the Hop-on Hop-off bus. This allows you to pass the line up for those trying to purchase tickets at the castle.