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Edinburgh Castle
Top 1 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.6/5
1,195 Reviews
Castle
Liked by 6
Closed Open from 4/1-9/30,9:00am-6:00pm;Open from 10/1-3/31,9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1.5-2.5 hours
Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG
Phone: +44-131-2259846

What people are saying:

Beautiful view of the city and it provides insightful information on history of Edinburgh. It is best to get an earphone that provides audio tour if you do not have a tour guide.

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Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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  • Rafathor
    Rafathor
    Walsall
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    Edinburgh castle

    The views from the castle were breathtaking I must say. We were quite lucky that the castle was not crowded. We explored comfortably and at a leisurely pace. I loved the great hall the most. It’s a ni...

    Reviewed on /Date(1605267897000+0800)/
  • KayW972
    KayW972
    Edinburgh
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    Quiet and enjoyable

    These are not normal times, but staff at the castle have created an enjoyable visitor experience with one-way routes, spacing measures and plenty of hand sanitiser available. The ticket prices have b...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604914312000+0800)/
  • skid1987
    skid1987
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    Stunning views

    If you are looking for views there isn't a better place in Edinburgh. Literally spectacular. The layout is good and alot of things to see and do. Will definately be back as some of the castle was clos...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604218209000+0800)/
  • karen361
    karen361
    Preston, United Kingdom
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    amazing bulding didn't go inside this time but i would recommend going inside also just standing on the esplanade taking in the views

    Reviewed on /Date(1604180404000+0800)/
  • sharon-wycombe
    sharon-wycombe
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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    No audio /tour guides - fails to bring the castle and its history to life

    Great view and a must in Edinburgh. Many areas not open due to covid. The castle team could have done more to support tourists with QR code audio points and/or sanitised electronic audio guides as HM...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604096221000+0800)/

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Introduction

Edinburgh Castle stands tall at the center of the city atop an extinct volcano. The castle on top of the cliffs is imposingly magnificent. A witness to Scotland's long history, it has served as a royal residence, a military fortress and even a prison. In later eras, the king began to renovate the castle into a residential palace. Currently, the oldest extant part of the building is a small chapel which was built in the 11th century. It can be said that Edinburgh Castle is at the core of Scottish national history. On display in the castle you can see the Scottish crown jewels and the famous Stone of Destiny. Historically, Scottish royalty sat on it during their coronation ceremony.
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