Edinburgh Castle Guided Tour

Created with Sketch. 351 High Street, Edinburgh, UK
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Duration

1hr 30mins

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Location

Edinburgh

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Experience

Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, First Timers

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Languages

English, Espanol, German

Overview

Join the Edinburgh Castle Guided Tour and visit one of the oldest fortresses in Europe! Edinburgh Castle is built in 1103 AD and has remained in use as a historical fortress and palace since. Edinburgh Castle is an iconic landmark, overlooking the capital of Scotland from the top of an extinct volcano. Today, it is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country, and a source of national pride.

Your tour begins on the Royal Mile, in the heart of Old Town, and takes you up to the Castle Esplanade. Here, before entering the main gates, the guide will provide an introduction to the Castle Tour. Once inside, the guide will show you various parts of the fortress and tell you more about its fascinating history, including Scotland’s Kings and Queens. Inside the fortress, you will find three museums, two prisons, a canine cemetery, the Great Hall, a Royal Palace and the Chapel of Saint Margaret; the oldest building in the city.

On your Edinburgh Castle Guided Tour, explore the buildings, each containing its own history and secrets. Here, you will find The Honours of Scotland: the Royal Crown, the scepter and the sword; the oldest crown jewels in the British Isles. Then, inside the Royal Palace, admire the the Stone of Destiny. This is the coronation stone of the Scottish Kings and a symbol of the State.

This unique tour is not to be missed when visiting the city of Edinburgh!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the most iconic landmark in Edinburgh
  • Enjoy vast views overlooking the capital of Scotland
  • Learn more about the fascinating history of Edinburgh Castle
  • Admire The Honours of Scotland; the oldest crown jewels in the British Isles
  • See the Stone of Destiny; the coronation stone of the Scottish Kings

Included

  • 1,5-hr Guided walking tour
  • Visit to Edinburgh Castle

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. 351 High Street, Edinburgh, UK

FAQs

Where is the meeting point?
The meeting point is 351 High Street (Royal Mile), opposite St. Giles' Cathedral.
You will recognize your guide holding a black umbrella.
Will tours go ahead if it rains or snows?
Yes! Unless it is a tropical storm or a snowfall so great that it is dangerous to go outside, the walks will always take place. The route is adapted to minimize contact with rain or snow, but the tour is done the same.
At what time are the tours?
English and Spanish speaking tours take place at 10am and 1.30pm. And from 1 April - 30 September also at 12.15pm.

German speaking tours take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1.30pm.
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FREE CANCELLATION

Plan ahead risk free. Cancel at least 24hrs before your booking for a full refund

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