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Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket
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This massive rock towering over Edinburgh is the setting for Edinburgh Castle and serves as one of the most defining symbols of Scottish history.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are such amazing views from this place that you shouldnt miss it. Enjoy a walk and the spirit of this place...feel the history and rest for a while

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Martin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an amazing Rock indeed! According to the information plaque, a volcano, ice and man, all shaped the landscape around the Rock, as well as the Rock itself. 350 million years ago the Castle Rock was an erupting volcano. When the volcanic activity ceased...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is the Castle Rock, which perches 130 meters above sea level, makes mighty Edinburgh Castle so unique. Strategic position of Edinburgh Castle on top of this gigantic rock provided great defensive advantages making this marvel of military fortifications unbeatable. The views of the Castle...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We enjoyed our visit to Castle Rock on the Royal Mile. The views are amazing. It’s probably best to visit in the morning to beat the crowds. We will definitely be back!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sdakota2016
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We enjoyed this area and it was amazing how they built a castle on top of it. Can't image the work and time back when they didn't have heavy machines like we have today.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 677ScottS
Reviewed 30 October 2018

What a rock - no wonder the Castle was so strategic! An absolute must see in Edinburgh. In fact, the rock dominates the skyline from just about everywhere in Edinburgh. So much to see and do, from the moment you start walking up the Royal...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pasowine
Reviewed 29 October 2018

There is so much more than just a castle on Castle Rock. There is an awe inspiring War Memorial, an ancient chapel, the old prison, War museum, great views … It was well worth the price and to get the most out of your visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 615anitah
Reviewed 17 October 2018

The reason you are rewarded stunning views from the Castle is that it was built on this huge volcanic rock. If your going to build a Castle what better place to choose! As you walk the Green Mile your first view of the Castle really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank The_Gilpins
Reviewed 16 October 2018

When you are in Edinburgh you will gaze at the Castle but you may not realise that it is on Castle Rock. A volcanic base in the heart of Edinburgh which dominates its skyline.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 16 October 2018

`The Edinburgh Castle is very imposing. You get a really good self guided audio tour. There is lots to see and wonderful views from the castle.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
...More
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